Freshman Next Steps

Congratulations!

Welcome to FDU’s Metropolitan Campus

We’re proud to welcome you to the Class of 2024!

The bustling Metropolitan Campus is home to the Division I Knights and host to many diverse 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.

Use this checklist to ease your transition to FDU!

  1. 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.

  2. Activate Your FDU NetID

    Once your deposit has been processed by the Admissions Office, you will receive a confirmation email to the email address you provided on your admission application. It will have your personal link to activate your FDU NetID, which is essentially your FDU student email address. Activating your ID will ensure you have a seamless integration into the FDU community.

  3. Campus Housing and Meal Plan

    Complete your online Housing and Meal Plan Application. 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.

  4. 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. If you have questions, contact the Student Health Services Office at 201.692.2437.

  5. Register for a Virtual New Student Orientation Module

    After submitting your deposit, register for a New Student Orientation Module. 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 201.692.2421.

  6. Disability Services and Academic Support Center

    Admitted students requesting accommodations must submit a new student request form using their FDU NetID. 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.

  7. Send Final Transcripts or GED

    A final high school transcript(s) showing proof of graduation is required.

    Email your official transcript 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

  8. Middle College Credits

    Students who participated in Fairleigh Dickinson’s Middle College Program during high school can request their Middle College Transcripts. Click on “Online Transfer Services” to request a Middle College Transcript and send it to the Office of Admissions. 

  9. 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.

  10. Apply for Financial Aid

    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.