Transfer Applicants

For International Students and American Citizens Residing Abroad

Fairleigh Dickinson University is committed to promoting student mobility and accessibility to education, and welcomes transfer students from nationally recognized and accredited two-year and four-year institutions. FDU has skilled transfer advisors who can assist you in making the move to our University. Students who are admitted to the University may be eligible for transfer credit for courses they have taken at other institutions

Applications are reviewed on the strength of the college-level courses completed and the cumulative grade point average. High school transcripts may also be used in order to develop a composite of a student’s qualifications.Mansion 1 HALF

Deadlines for Application

Students applying from a foreign university:

  • Fall (August) semester: July 1
  • Spring (January) semester: December 1
  • Summer semester (subject to course availability):  May 1

Students applying from a university in the U.S.

  • Fall (August) semester: August 1
  • Spring (January) semester: January 1
  • Summer semester (subject to course availability): May 1

Admission Requirements

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  1. A completed FDU Application Form (paper) or Online Application
  2. Completed FDU Scholarship Application Form (if applicable)
  3. Copy of information page in your valid passport
    *Applicants who only have one name appearing on their passport may need to update their passport. Please visit our passport information page for more information.
  4. Attested of official transcripts, academic records, diplomas, national examination results, certificates or degrees received from all secondary, post-secondary, university and/or professional schools. For important information on transfer credits, please click here.
  5. TOEFL, IELTS, or Pearsons PTE-A results sent directly from the testing agency to Fairleigh Dickinson University. Include a photocopy of the results (if available) with your application. Students applying for conditional admission through ELS Language Centers should submit a complete ELS application, along with the FDU application, directly to ELS. Please review our policy on English Proficiency.
  6. SAT exam results are NOT required for admission. Students with less than one year of college coursework who wish to apply for the Colonel Fairleigh Dickinson scholarship should submit SAT results. Students with more than one year of university-level work need NOT take the SAT exam.

    ****For a list of FDU's testing codes, click here.
  7. Two (2) letters of recommendation
  8. Completed affidavit of financial support (student visa applicants only)
  9. Official bank statement in the name of the sponsor indicated on the affidavit of financial support. Statement must be dated within the last six (6) months and must indicate the exact account balance (student visa applicants only.)  Solvency certificates are not acceptable.


              A scholarship or government sponsorship award letter in your name. Enclose a signed letter or affidavit of support giving details regarding the promise of support and state the specific amount of money in U.S. dollars.

IMPORTANT:  All documents submitted to the University become part of the permanent record and cannot be returned.

FDU now also accepts bank statements through the new service, If your bank (or sponsor's bank) is one of more than 2,800 financial institutions within FundsV’s secure network, you may point the online account information to us to satisfy our funds verification requirement. Your FundsV profile is accessible only to FDU, and does not satisfy the funds verification requirements of any other entity.

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For Admitted Transfer Students:  Transfer Credits and SEVIS Transfer

  • Transfer Credit Evaluation: All admitted transfer students must follow our policy for transfer credit evaluation.
  • SEVIS Transfer Form: Students who are currently enrolled as an F-1 student in another U.S. university must submit a completed transfer form. The form should be filled out by you and completed by your university's international student advisor AFTER you are admitted by FDU. Once the form is completed and mailed or faxed to our office, we can then issue the I-20 form.

Undergraduate Majors

Fairleigh Dickinson University offers a variety of majors to its undergraduate students, ranging from business to electrical engineering. Please check our undergraduate majors chart for a list of all majors that are available to undergraduate international students.

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