Admissions Policy

Regular Decision

Students applying Regular Decision may submit an application by January 1. These students should complete the SAT or ACT by the end of December of their senior year. The Regular Decision process is non-binding, and students do not have to commit to the institution they plan to attend until May 1. Decision letters will be sent by April 1.

Early Decision

Students who would like to would like to receive an admission decision early may submit an application by November 1. Students applying under the Early Decision process should complete the SAT or ACT by October of their senior year. The Early Decision process is binding, and admitted students are required to commit to Fordham. Decision letters will be sent by December 20.

Early Action

Students who would like to receive an admission decision early may submit an application by November 1. Students applying under the Early Action process should complete the SAT or ACT by October of their senior year. The Early Action process is non-binding, and students do not have to commit to the institution they plan to attend until May 1. Decision letters will be sent by December 20.

Priority Performance

Students applying to the theatre major or the Ailey/Fordham BFA in Dance program must apply by the Priority Performance deadline of November 1. Please note that theatre and dance applicants should select Early Action on the Common Application. Candidates for these programs will be automatically considered as Priority Performance, and decisions will be rendered on a rolling basis after March 1. These programs have additional audition/interview requirements.

Part-Time/Adult Admission

Fordham University offers highly regarded part-time/adult degree programs in the New York City metropolitan area, at three convenient locations—Lincoln Center in Manhattan, Rose Hill in the Bronx, and in West Harrison in Westchester county. Our part-time/adult degree programs are flexible, personal, intellectually stimulating, and built on the same standards of excellence that have made the Fordham degree prestigious for more than 160 years.

For more information, please refer to the Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies section of this bulletin and call the Office of Admission at the campus of your choice: Rose Hill, 718-817-4600; Lincoln Center, 212-636-6372; or West Harrison, 914-367-3303.