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Finding the Right Fit

Students meet on the Lincoln Center campus

We know how much time you’ve spent trying to find a good fit for college. We’re looking for students who are the right fit, too: Each year, we have room for only about 2,200 students in our incoming class. That can make our task difficult.

We know a lot of you are pretty remarkable candidates that would make a real contribution to any institution you attend. Learn more about what we're looking for and then we'll walk you through how to apply.

Important Deadlines

Early Action (non-binding): November 1

Early Decision (binding): November 1

Priority Performance (Required Deadline For All Theatre Or Dance Major Applicants): November 1

Regular Decision: January 1

Residents of Southeastern US States, California, & Alaska-Update

If you and your families have been impacted by the recent hurricanes in the Southeastern US, the wildfires in California, or the earthquake in Alaska, please know you are in our thoughts.  Should you need assistance with the college application process, or require flexibility regarding submission of  applications and/or documents, please do not hesitate to contact your admission counselor. 

Information About Application Fee Waivers

Our institution proudly participates in the College Board’s SAT-to-College Application Fee-Waiver Program. If you took the SAT using a fee waiver, you automatically qualify for a college application fee waiver to apply for admission here at Fordham University. You can learn more about this program at College Board.

Students can also select the "NACAC Fee Waiver" option on the Common Application.

We are pleased to offer waived application fees for members and dependents of members of the US Armed Forces.  If you indicate you are a veteran on the Common Application, your fee will automatically be waived upon receipt of the application by the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

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