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How to Apply

We're glad you're serious.

If you’re a typical freshman, here’s what goes into a complete application:

Make sure to check out what we're looking for in our applicants.

Requirements for international, transfer, theatre, arts and art students differ.


Note on application deadlines: For Fordham University, we would like your application to be as complete as possible by the time of the submission deadline. We do understand that it is not always possible for official scores and supporting documents to arrive with the application. On or before the deadline, only the application itself must be received. Scores and additional documents should be received within two weeks of the deadline.

  • Early Action: November 1
  • Early Decision: November 1
  • Priority Performance (Required Deadline For All Theatre Or Dance Major Applicants): November 1
  • Regular Decision: January 11 (Regular Decision Application Deadline Extended to Friday, January 11)

Information About Application Fee Waivers

Our institution proudly participates in the College Board’s SAT-to-College Application Fee-Waiver Program. If you took the SAT using a fee waiver, you automatically qualify for a college application fee waiver to apply for admission here at Fordham University. You can learn more about this program at College Board.

Students can also select the "NACAC Fee Waiver" option on the Common Application.

We are pleased to offer waived application fees for members and dependents of members of the US Armed Forces.  If you indicate you are a veteran on the Common Application, your fee will automatically be waived upon receipt of the application by the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Fordham's Office of Undergraduate Admission does not offer interviews as a part of its admission process.

Note: Applicants from Puerto Rico
Due to continuing recovery efforts on the island, we will waive the application fee for students from Puerto Rico for the Fall 2019 admission cycle. 

Residents of Southeastern US States, California, & Alaska

If you and your families have been impacted by the recent hurricanes in the Southeastern US, the wildfires in California, or the earthquake in Alaska, please know you are in our thoughts. Should you need assistance with the college application process, or require flexibility regarding submission of applications and/or documents, please do not hesitate to contact your admission counselor.