Admissions Info for High School Counselors

Welcome High School Counselors

At Fairleigh Dickinson University, we know how hard you work to educate, encourage and support your students as they prepare to graduate and continue their college studies.  

To make it easier for you and your colleagues, we’ve organized all the important information about FDU here – from fast facts and application requirements to how to reach your regional admissions counselor.

We look forward to partnering with you in the coming weeks and months ahead to serve you and your collegebound students!

FDU Profile – For Counselors

About FDU – for students

High School Counselor Luncheons

Our Luncheon series for the 2023 – 2024 school year has concluded.  Please check back in September for our 2024 – 2025 schedule!

Group Visits

Schools and organizations are welcome to schedule a visit either our Florham Campus or Metropolitan Campus!  

Group Visit Request

Applying to FDU

FDU follows rolling admissions and accepts applications for admission throughout the year as space permits.

  • Students interested in enrolling in Fall 2024 should apply by July 26, 2024.
  • Apply online at using the Common Application.
  • $50 application fee will be waived.
  • Merit awards up to $25,000 considered automatically upon applying.
  • High school transcripts are required and can be mailed to the Office of Admissions or emailed to
  • Standardized tests, letters of recommendation and essays are welcomed, but optional, for most programs.   

Recommended Admission Requirements

Undergraduate applicants must have graduated from an accredited secondary school or have received a General Educational Development (GED) Certificate.

  • 4 units of English
  • 3 units of science (2 units of laboratory science minimum)
  • 3 units of college prep mathematics (such as Algebra I & II and geometry)
  • 2 units of history
  • 1 unit of foreign language (2 recommended)
  • 4 units of electives (at least 3 should be academic in nature)

Some majors have additional academic requirements.  See the online academic bulletin or call the Office of Admissions.