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Visiting Student Admission

Students seeking short-term, full-time study at Fordham for a fall or spring semester while matriculated at another college or university should apply for visiting student admission. To be considered, please complete the online Visiting Student Application.

Application Requirements

  • Visiting Student Application with essay* 
  • Application fee of $70
  • Transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
  • 3.0 GPA recommended
  • Letter from home college or university confirming:
    • Current good standing with eligibility to return for full-time study 
    • Approval of leave of absence for established period of time (typically one to two semesters)
    • Accepted transfer of Fordham credits to current degree program
  • International visiting students must review unique admission requirements here.

*NOTE: Link to 2019 Visiting Student Application will be available beginning on 09/27/2018.

Important Additional Information

  • Visiting Students are required to complete a full-time academic course load (minimum 12 undergraduate credits per semester). Students interested in part-time study can apply through Fordham's School of Professional and Continuing Studies.
  • Students only interested in enrollment in summer courses at Fordham are not required to submit the Visiting Student Application. Please review more detailed information about registration for Fordham Summer Session.
  • Visiting students are not eligible to receive need-based financial aid nor merit scholarships.
  • On-campus housing is not available. We encourage you to explore our resources for off-campus housing options at Rose Hill and Lincoln Center.