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Finding the Right Fit

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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

*Application deadline extended to November 4

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.

Note: Applicants From Puerto Rico

Due to continuing recovery efforts on the island, we will waive the application fee for students from Puerto Rico for the Fall 2020 admission cycle.

Note: Chicago Public School Students

Please know that we will be flexible with deadlines for our Early Action and Early Decision programs during the Chicago Public School Teachers Strike.  Students and families with questions or concerns should contact our Chicago area representative Sydney Gabourel Ezzedine at sgabourel@fordham.edu.

Note: Students and Counselors Impacted by the Wildfires in California

Please know that we will be flexible with deadlines for our Early Action and Early Decision programs for students and counselors impacted by the wildfires in California. Students and families with questions or concerns should contact our California representatives.

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