International Undergraduate Freshmen

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An undergraduate freshman student is a student who has completed high school and is studying his/her first degree - typically a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS).

Read about FDU's Undergraduate Majors.

Admission Procedures

  1. Submit an application
    NOTE: American citizens, regardless of where they live, must submit their application through

  2. Upload or mail your academic records from all secondary schools attended. If your transcripts, diploma, or any other academic documents are not in English, you MUST include an official English translation.

    Include any AP, IB, and/or GCE scores. You may be eligible for transfer credit for the following exams and qualifying scores:
    -- AP: 4 or higher per exam
    -- IB Diploma/ Certificates: 5 or higher per Higher Level exam
    -- GCE A-levels: C or above per A-level exam (up to 6 credits)

  3. Submit a TOEFL, IELTS, PTE-A, or SAT score.
    - Read about our English Proficiency Requirements.
    - An SAT or ACT score is optional for admission but required for higher scholarship consideration.

  4. Submit two (2) letters of recommendation from academic references.

  5. Submit a copy of your passport.

  6. Submit a bank statement and Affidavit of Financial Support if you are seeking an F-1 visa.
    - Bank statements must indicate a balance that will cover your first year of tuition and living expenses.
    - The Affidavit of Support must be in the name of the sponsor on your bank statement. Multiple bank statements require an affidavit from each sponsor. Self-sponsored applicants do not need an affidavit.
    - Fall applicants must have financial documents dated after February 1; Spring applicants, documents dated after August 1
    - Solvency certificates are not acceptable.

Document Submission

Documents and test scores must be uploaded through our online application and/or mailed to our office.

FDU reserves the right to request submission of official documents via post as necessary.

Admitted students who plan to attend FDU must submit official test scores directly to FDU from the testing agency and send official academic records in sealed envelopes before arrival on campus. Students will not be allowed to register for classes until official documents have been received.

If you only have 1 copy of your transcript, do NOT mail it to us; bring the documents in person before the semester starts (we will make photocopies and return the originals to you).

Contact Information

  • Office Address:
    The Office of International Admissions
    1000 River Rd., T-KB1-01
    Teaneck, NJ 07666
  • E-mail: 


  • Summer semester (limited programs):  May 1

    Admissions are rolling. Please allow 3-4 weeks to process your application.