Freshman Next Steps

Congratulations!

Welcome to FDU’s Metropolitan Campus

We’re proud to welcome you to Fairleigh Dickinson University!

The bustling Metropolitan Campus is home to the Division I Knights and a variety of campus life activities which will enhance your FDU experience. We’re less than six miles from New York City, where students can explore the city and pursue their career goals.

FDU New Student Guide at Metro

Check out our New Student Guide designed with you in mind! Learn about student life, excelling at FDU, and what it’s like to be an FDU Knight all in one place.

Your new student guide

Use this checklist to join FDU and go for what you love!

  1. Apply for Financial Aid

    If you have not done so already, be sure to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Go to fafsa.gov and use the Metropolitan Campus code: 002607.

    If you have any questions, or would like to set up an appointment, call the Office of Financial Aid at 201.692.2363. 

  2. University Honors Program  

    High-achieving students interested in additional academic opportunities and special programming, can apply for the University Honors Program by filling out the form here.  

  3. Activate Your FDU NetID

    Look out for an email from FDU IT (fdu-it@fdu.edu) inviting you to activate your FDU NetID, which is your FDU student email address.

    Activating your FDU NetID will ensure you have a seamless integration into the FDU community. Use your FDU NetID to log into your self-service portal to review your Financial Aid Offer Letter. (The Financial Aid Office will email you instructions to review your package).

    Also, once your deposit is processed by the Office of Admissions (next step!), you will be able to use your FDU NetID to send and check emails, register for New Student Orientation, register for classes, and more. Make sure to keep your login information on hand!

  4. Submit Your Deposit

    Once you are ready, submit your $200 tuition deposit, and an additional $350 housing deposit if you plan to live on campus.

    Submit your deposit and follow the instructions to officially join FDU!

  5. Register for New Student Orientation

    After submitting your deposit, use your FDU NetID to register for New Student Orientation! This experience will give you the opportunity to meet your classmates, learn about the FDU and Metro Campus culture, and discover everything you need to know about being a college student! If you have any questions, contact the Dean of Students Office at metroorientation@fdu.edu or at 201-692-2190 or metroorientation@fdu.edu.   

  6. Complete Your Housing and Meal Plan Application

    Once it is available, complete your online Housing and Meal Plan Application if you plan to reside on campus! Use your FDU email (NetID) to access the housing application. If you have questions, contact the Office of Housing and Residence life at 201.692.2250 and metrohousing@fdu.edu.

  7. Submit Your Health Forms

    New Jersey state law requires all students to provide proof of immunizations to the University’s Student Health Services Office before they can register for classes or check into the residence halls. Please visit the Student Health Services page for the required health forms and instructions on how to submit them. If you have questions, contact the Student Health Services Office at 201.692.2437.

  8. Disability Services and Academic Support Center

    Admitted students can request accommodations by submitting a new student request form using their FDU NetID. The form is available here. Appropriate documentation can be faxed to 201.692.2469 or mailed to:

    Fairleigh Dickinson University
    1000 River Road, T-RH2-09
    Teaneck, NJ 07666

    If you have questions, contact the Academic Resource Center at 201.692.2078.

  9. Send Your Final Transcripts or GED

    A final high school transcript showing proof of graduation or GED is required from your school counselor. 

    Your school counselor can submit your official transcript or GED to the Office of Admissions at myapp@fdu.edu or mail it to:

    Fairleigh Dickinson University
    Office of Admissions
    1000 River Road, H-DH3-10
    Teaneck, NJ 07666

  10. AP, IB and College Credits

    Final testing results for Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and final, official transcript(s) should be sent to the Office of Admissions. All results will be evaluated by academic advisors to determine transferable credits. Contact the Office of Admissions if you have any questions.

  11. Middle College Credits

    Students who participated in Fairleigh Dickinson’s Middle College Program during high school can request their Middle College Transcripts here. Please submit your Middle College Transcript to the Office of Admissions.