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Your Undergraduate Application

Three Ways to File Your FDU Application

  1. Apply Online. Your application fee is waived if you apply online!

  2. Use The Common Application.

  3. You can also Download a Paper Application if you are applying as a Freshman or Transfer applicant, 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.

Are You International?

International Students

Please use International Admissions Application Forms.

Vancouver Campus Applicants

Please use Vancouver Campus Admissions Application Forms.

Important Deadlines

(Transfer Students: Please refer to Transfer Student section)

Dec. 1
Priority Applicant deadline (see for more information).

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).