Admitted S.J.D. students

We hope that you will accept our offer of admission to join Fordham Law School's S.J.D. program. To do so, follow the steps outlined below. If you have any questions, please contact Marty Slavens at [email protected].

1. Pay the Deposit to Reserve Your Place in the S.J.D. program

You may pay the $500 deposit by credit card, check or money order, as described below. (Note: Bank transfers are not accepted for deposit payment.)

Credit Card

To pay your deposit by credit card,

Deposit - $500.00 (US)

Pay your deposit online.

Check Or Money Order

If you choose to pay the deposit by check or money order, please make payment to "Fordham Law School"

Please mail the check or money order to:

Fordham University School of Law
S.J.D. Program - Suite 8-131
150 West 62nd Street
New York , NY 10023

2. Upload your photo

In order to prepare your student ID, we require a passport-size photo. We strongly prefer you to submit your photos electronically at using the photo uploader. The photo uploader is located in the "PhotoID Services" section of the Student tab. Simply follow the instructions to upload your photo. If you must mail your photo, please send two copies to:

Fordham University School of Law
SJD Program - Suite 8-131
150 West 62nd Street
New York , NY 10023

3. Submit Your Final Transcripts

If we do not have your final law school and other university-level transcripts, please send them to us as soon as possible and no later than the first day of the semester in which you will begin your studies.

You may mail your transcript to:

Fordham University School of Law
S.J.D. Program - Suite 8-131
150 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023

4. Submit Your Immunization Form

All students are required by law to submit an immunization form: Immunization Form. This form should be completed by a physician and returned to the following address:

University Student Health Services
Attn: Immunizations
441 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458

Telephone: +1-718-817-4160
Fax: +1-718-817-3218

Failure to submit this form will result in a hold being placed on your University records, including registration for future semesters.

Students are strongly advised to bring a copy of this form with them for their records.

Students for whom it is not possible or practical to have this form completed by a physician in their home country may use the services of the Fordham University Health Center to get required immunizations for a fee. The Health Center is located in McMahon Hall, Room 203. You should call 212-636-7160 for an appointment.

5. Submit Student Visa Documentation

If you are not a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States and need a visa to study at Fordham Law, Contact Office for International Services (OIS). You will need to submit the Application For Certificate of Eligibility (AFCOE) to OIS.  OIS will begin working with fall semester incoming students in May.  Fall semester incoming students should submit their documentation to OIS no later than June 1.  OIS response times may be slower as the semester approaches due to a backlog of late student requests.  Submitting your AFCOE form late may delay your student visa and could cause you to miss the start of orientation.    The AFCOE form is available here for download: AFCOE.   

Email the following to OIS, [email protected]:

  • completed AFCOE
  • passport bio page
  • financial support documents

Immigration and Visa Information