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Admitted International Students

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International Students

Join us for our virtual events
While all on-campus visit options remain suspended, admitted students are invited to join us for one or more of our many virtual events.  

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update

We understand that the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 outbreak will impact your college decision. Our conversations with you, your families, and school communities continue to be very important to informing the ways in which we can be most responsive to these unexpected and evolving changes. We have provided answers (at the bottom of this page) to many questions we have received, and we will continue to communicate any updates as new information arises. As our own daily operations have been altered in New York City, we are ready to be as flexible as possible in providing a safe and successful transition to university life. 

Please know that there are many dedicated, caring professionals across the university who are here to help. On behalf of all of them, we look forward to welcoming you to Fordham.

For continuing updates on Fordham campus operations during the pandemic, please review the comprehensive Fordham Forward plan.
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How to Enroll at Fordham University
To make a deposit, please return to your applicant portal at admission.fordham.edu/status and fill out the Enrollment Form, found under the section "Reply Forms." Once you submit the Enrollment Form, your applicant portal will display a new link for making the deposit (and if applicable, housing) payment.

Visa Information for Admitted International Students

Application for Certificate of Eligibility (AFCOE) Form

International Transfer Form
Only required for students already in the United States currently in F-1 visa status.

English Language Placement Evaluation
All new international students are required to take the Fordham English Language Test (FELT) prior to orientation and the start of classes.

Transfer Students
Students with previous international coursework must have their international university transcripts evaluated by World Education Services (WES) to receive a Fordham University transfer credit evaluation.

Global Transition
All new incoming international students and other new students coming to Fordham from outside the USA should plan to attend Global Transition. Students should register through my.fordham.edu.

Global Transition for Fall 2020 will begin on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 and run through Saturday, August 22, 2020. This will be followed by New Student Orientation beginning Sunday, August 23, 2020. Fall 2020 classes will begin Wednesday, August 26, 2020.

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Virtual Campus Tour

US Citizens and Permanent Residents

How to Enroll at Fordham University
To make a deposit, please return to your applicant portal at admission.fordham.edu/status and fill out the Enrollment Form, found under the section "Reply Forms." Once you submit the Enrollment Form, your applicant portal will display a new link for making the deposit (and if applicable, housing) payment.

Financial Aid
If you have submitted all required financial aid information on the FAFSA and PROFILE, a financial package will be prepared for you. You can access your financial aid package through the admitted student portal by creating your account at my.Fordham.edu.

Registration

Spring 2020 Course Registration
Fall 2020 Course Registration

Fordham ID number (FIDN)
You will find your Fordham ID (FIDN) in your admission letter on your Online Applicant Portal.

Additional Note
International students who have submitted their deposit can receive a paper copy of their admission letter if required for a student visa application. Please make this request via email to intadmission@fordham.edu.

Final Transcripts

What are the requirements for submitting final secondary education transcripts/results?

All incoming first-year students are required to present a final official high school transcript with the date of graduation or equivalent national leaving/matriculation examination results granting eligibility for university level study. 

We recommend submitting your final results by January 1. If your examination results are postponed or transcripts are delayed, these documents can be received up to the start of classes.

Final transcripts must be submitted directly by your school counselor or other official. The most effective means of submission is electronic upload via the Common Application.

My final semester(s) courses will be graded Pass/Fail. Will this impact my admission decision when reviewing my final transcript?

These changes will not impact our offer of admission, as long as you still meet the requirements for secondary education completion.

Testing Changes

My IB / A Level / other external exams have been cancelled and I will now receive calculated marks as final grades. How will this impact my admission and enrollment?

Results for students scheduled to complete externally evaluated exams which have been cancelled (IB, A Level, etc.) but who will still receive a calculated mark based on other assessments will satisfy all enrollment requirements. 

The admission committee recognizes that final results may be significantly different from previously submitted predicted results due to changes to the evaluation criteria.

These changes will not impact our offer of admission, as long as you still meet the requirements for secondary education completion.

My national leaving/matriculation examinations are cancelled and no marks will be issued. How will this impact my admission and enrollment?

If no final examination marks are available, final secondary school transcripts will be accepted as proof of secondary education completion and eligibility for university level study. 

Submission of a final transcript in place of examination results will not impact our offer of admission, as long as you still meet the requirements for secondary education completion.

Final transcripts must be submitted directly by your school counselor or other official. The most effective means of submission is electronic upload via the Common Application.

Transfer Credit

If my university-level exams are cancelled or offered online but I will still receive a final grade (IB, AP, etc.), will I be eligible to receive transfer credit?

IB, AP or other examinations which award a final grade will still be considered for transfer credit toward a Fordham degree. 

Official exam results must be submitted for transfer credit evaluation.

Submitting Your Deposit

What is the deadline to submit my deposit and confirm a spot for the Spring 2021 semester?
The candidate reply date is now December 15.
 
I hoped to visit campus before making my final decision. Is that possible?

All on-campus visitation remains suspended. We encourage you to join us for a virtual event or to take a virtual tour of our Fordham campuses.

Arrival On Campus/Deferring Admission

Has the Spring 2021 semester schedule changed?
Yes, the Spring 2021 semester will now begin on Monday, February 1. Please review more information about the modified academic calendar and available modes of instruction here.
 
Can I complete my courses online if I am unable to arrive on campus?

Yes, you may choose to enroll full-time in virtual instruction for the Spring 2021 semester. This selection would be made during the course registration process.

Can I defer my admission if I am unable to arrive on campus?
If your plans to attend Fordham in the Spring 2021 semester are disrupted by delayed visa issuance or are otherwise impacted by COVID-19, you can defer your admission to Fordham for one or two semesters (to Fall 2021, beginning in August or Spring 2022, beginning next January). Please first review the guidelines for deferring admission to Fordham. 

Care & Safety Of Our Community

How is Fordham currently managing the care of its campuses and community?
We encourage everyone to read through the details of our Forward Forward plan to learn more about the health and safety protocols in place and the modifications made to our campuses which allowed our community to return to on-campus instruction whenever possible this Fall 2020 semester. 

Connecting With Fordham

Are there other ways to connect with Fordham to help me make a decision?

Yes! We would love to recommend a few:

  • Join us for a virtual event.
  • Chat with your future classmates - current Fordham international students.

Follow us on Social Media:

  • Twitter: @Fordham_Admis
  • Instagram: @FordhamAmbassadors
  • Email our International Admission counselors with questions at intadmission@fordham.edu.