Applying to FDU Undergraduate Admissions

Two Ways to File Your FDU Application

  1. Most students prefer to Apply OnlineYour application fee is waived if you apply online!

  2. You can also Download a Paper Application, or request that a hard copy be mailed to you by calling 800 338-8803 or e-mailing

FDU’s Application Process

At Fairleigh Dickinson University, all applications are individually reviewed. We take into consideration your total personal and academic background before making a final admission decision. Here are the three top areas we consider:

  • The type of college preparatory classes you take in high school
  • Evidence of solid academic performance
  • Your performance on standardized test scores

We also consider teacher recommendations and such extracurricular activities as athletics, student government, community service and work experience.

If you’re considering FDU, we encourage you to apply early in your senior year of high school. This is especially important to ensure space in some of our more popular programs which fill quickly.

Freshman Students

We recommend that your academic background include the following:

  • 4 units of English
  • 2 units of history
  • 3 units of science (2 units of laboratory science minimum)
  • 3 units of college prep mathematics (such as Algebra I & II and geometry)
  • 2 units of foreign language
  • 4 units of electives (at least 3 of which should be academic in nature)

Your Complete Application Package Includes:

  • An Application for Undergraduate Admission and a $40 non-refundable fee (payable to Fairleigh Dickinson University). NOTE: If you file an online application, this fee is waived.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation.
  • Official SAT or ACT scores.
  • Official transcripts from all high schools attended.

Transfer Students

If you are thinking of transferring to one of our campuses, we encourage you to apply as early as possible before your anticipated term of enrollment, but no later than April 1 (Summer term), August 1 (Fall term) or December 15 (Spring term).*

Your application will be considered based on the strength of the college-level courses you have completed and your cumulative grade point average. Your high school transcripts may also be used to develop a composite of your qualifications.

To apply for admission, please send the Office of Undergraduate Admissions the following:

  • A completed Application for Undergraduate Admission and a $40 non-refundable application fee. NOTE: If you file an online application, this fee is waived.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and high schools attended (with your application or separately). If you have earned 24 or more college credits, you do not need to submit high school transcripts unless requested by the Office of Admissions.

* Note: Due to the fact that clinical rotations begin only in the fall, Fairleigh Dickinson University cannot accept nursing applications for the Spring Semester.

Rolling Admissions

All applications for undergraduate admission are processed on a rolling basis and students may apply at any time prior to the start of classes. However, you are encouraged to apply as early in the process as possible to allow ample time to complete the application process and be considered for a merit scholarship award.  Applicants will be notified of their admission decision shortly after all required documents have been received. 

Financial Aid and Scholarships

By submitting your Application for Admission by January 15, you will be given priority consideration for our annually renewable merit scholarships and grants. Merit scholarships range up to $25,000 per year.

Students interested in being considered for need-based financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The preferred deadline for filing the FAFSA is February 15. No separate University application for financial aid is needed.

Be sure to use the appropriate University financial aid campus code when filing the FAFSA:

004738 for College at Florham • Madison, NJ 
002607 for Metropolitan Campus • Teaneck, NJ


Are You International?

International Students and Americans Residing Abroad

Please use International Admissions Application Forms.

FDU-Vancouver Applicants

Please use FDU-Vancouver Admissions Application Forms.

Important Deadlines

(Transfer Students: Please refer to Transfer Student section below left)

Jan. 15
Application deadline to receive priority consideration for scholarships and grants.

Feb. 15
Preferred deadline to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

March 1
Recommended application deadline for fall admission.

May 1
Enrollment and housing deadline (students who observe this deadline are guaranteed campus housing).