Dates and Deadlines

First-Year, Performance, and International First-Year for Undergraduate Admissions

There are several application plans that you can use to apply to Fordham University. These plans include Early Action, Early Decision, Priority Performance, and Regular Decision. Descriptions of each of these plans and a chart containing their deadlines can be found below:

Note on application deadlines: For Fordham University, we would like your application to be as complete as possible by the deadline. We do understand that it is not always possible for all supporting documents to arrive with the application. On or before the deadline, only the application itself must be received. Scores and additional documents should be received within two weeks of the application deadline.

Early Action
In Early Action, students apply early and receive a decision well in advance of the University's regular response date. Early action is a non-binding (students are not required to enroll if admitted) application plan. The Early Action deadline is November 1.

Early Decision
In Early Decision, students make a commitment to a first-choice institution where, if admitted, they will definitely enroll. Early decision is binding (students must enroll if admitted and withdraw any other pending applications) application plan. The Early Decision Agreement is an additional requirement (it is signed by the student, parent/guardian, and counselor).
The Early Decision deadline is November 1.

Priority Performance (Required Deadline For All Theatre Or Dance Major Applicants)
Students who are applying to the Ailey/Fordham BFA in Dance and BA in Theatre must apply under this application plan. Priority Performance has the same deadline as our Early Action and Early Decision plans (November 1) but does not have the same notification timeline. Please refer to individual program pages for additional application and audition requirements. Decisions are released on a rolling basis after February 1, and all decisions are received by April.

Regular Decision
In Regular Decision, students submit an application by a specified date and receive a decision in a clearly stated period of time, typically no later than April 1. Regular decision is a non-binding application plan. The deadline is January 1.*

Plans and Deadlines

 Early ActionEarly DecisionPriority PerformanceRegular Decision
Application Deadline 11/1 11/1 11/1 1/1*
Admission Decision Notification Date 12/20 12/20 Between 2/1 and 4/1 4/1
Deposit Deadline 5/1 1/15 5/1 5/1

Spring First-Year Admission
We also accept applications for spring first-year admission. The deadline is November 1.

Learn more about how to apply as a first-year.

Learn more about how to apply as an international student.

Transfer, Performance, and International Transfer Students

Students can apply to transfer for either the Fall or Spring Semesters. The following are the application deadline dates for those programs. Please note, performance programs have additional requirements.

Fall Semester Admission
Application deadline is June 1. Decisions are released on a rolling basis after March 15.

Spring Semester Admission
Application deadline is November 1. Decisions are released on a rolling basis after October 15.

Learn more about how to apply as a transfer student.

Learn more about how to apply as an international transfer student.