Admissions Info for Guidance Counselors

Welcome High School Guidance 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, we’ve organized all of the important information about Fairleigh Dickinson University’s application process in this section. Come back to this page any time at But don’t forget to visit the rest of our Web site for more detailed information, including FDU fast facts, academics, financial aid, scholarships and grants and campuses.

If you don’t find what you are looking for, please contact us at 1-800-338-8803 or via e-mail at

Recommended Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Freshman:

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 at 800-338-8803.

Important Deadlines for Freshman Applicants

Fairleigh Dickinson University is on rolling admissions and accepts applications for admission throughout the year as space permits. Students are encouraged to note the following:

November 1 Early Decision (Binding)
December 1 Early Action (Non-binding)
January 31* Regular Decision

*After January 31: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis provided space remains available.

Transfer Applicants

See complete information on transferring to FDU.


Two Ways to File an FDU Application

1. Apply online at

2. Use The Common Application.