Newly Admitted Graduate Student Checklist
FDU’s New Jersey campuses will begin the fall semester on August 17 with online instruction. Transition to in-person classes will follow in early September. See details about the semester schedule.
Welcome to Fairleigh Dickinson University. We’re proud to welcome you as an incoming graduate student.
Please refer to the below checklist to complete the process for beginning graduate study at FDU.
1. Admitted Graduate Student Intent to Enroll Form
Matriculated students must submit the Enrollment Confirmation Form.
To verify important information and confirm your understanding of University policies, the Graduate Admissions Office asks that you review, complete and submit the Intent to Enroll Form provided below. Please carefully review your acceptance letter. It contains important information you must verify. If you have any questions, please reach out to Graduate Admissions. Contact information is listed at the bottom of this page.
Matriculated students must complete and return the Admitted Graduate Student Intent to Enroll Form
Academic Regulations: The student is responsible for knowing the official regulations of Fairleigh Dickinson University. Enrollment is considered an acceptance of all the conditions specified in the Student Handbook. Fairleigh Dickinson University reserves the right to exclude, at any time, students whose conduct or academic standing does not meet the standards set forth in the University Graduate Bulletin or Student Handbook. Both publications can be found online at fdu.edu. In such cases, any fees paid in advance to Fairleigh Dickinson will not be refunded or remitted in whole or in part.
2. Academic Advisor
Contact your academic advisor listed on your admittance letter as soon as possible to discuss your schedule.
3. FDU NetID
Your FDU identity login information (FDU NetID) will be used for FDU email, WebCampus (online course access), and WebAdvisor (student portal for financial and academic information).
Create your FDU Net ID account online.
Choose the appropriate campus you’ll be attending, and complete the other questions it prompts. Your Student ID is included on your admittance letter.
If you are having trouble creating a new FDU NetID, contact University Technical Assistance Center (UTAC) at 973-443-8822 or FDUTAC@fdu.edu
4. Enrollment Services
As a first-time graduate student, registration for on-campus graduate study must be completed in-person with the Office of Enrollment Services. After you have spoken to or met with your academic advisor and they have signed off on your registration form, please contact the Office of Enrollment Services to register for classes. Their office can also assist with information about tuition and billing.
Final official transcripts of course work currently in progress, and/or course work to be completed before your semester of enrollment, must be submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office.
Financial Obligations: The Board of Trustees of Fairleigh Dickinson University has adopted regulations governing the payment of tuition and fees. Students pay their bills with this understanding. Students who have not paid their bills on the due date may be withdrawn. The rules for refund of tuition and fees upon withdrawal are explained fully in FDU’s online Graduate Bulletin.
Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM
Registration hours are extended until 7 PM Mondays through Thursdays at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.
5. Financial Aid
For information about financial aid, please refer to the Office of Financial Aid. The Graduate Financial Aid webpage provides information about the FAFSA. If you are interested in filing a FAFSA, please be sure to first contact the Office of Graduate Admissions to confirm that your social security number is updated on your student account. Your FAFSA cannot be processed without your social security number recorded on your student file.
6. Medical Forms
Matriculated students are required to complete and return the necessary medical forms to the health offices on their respective campuses:
In addition to the above, if admitted to a Graduate Nursing Program, please complete and submit the below clinical clearance forms to your main campus:
- Metropolitan Graduate Nursing Clinical Clearance Documents
- Florham Graduate Nursing Clinical Clearance Documents
NOTE: You will not be permitted to register for classes until you have received medical clearance.
7. Student ID Card and Parking
Students attending on-campus classes must have a student ID card and parking sticker. Contact the Office of Public Safety to coordinate obtaining your student ID card and parking permit:
8. Disability Support Services
If you are requesting accommodations, you must submit a completed Self-Identification Form along with appropriate documentation. For more information, contact the Office of Disability Support Services:
- Metropolitan Campus Office of Disability Support Services
- Florham Campus Office of Disability Support Services
9. Office of Veteran Services
Fairleigh Dickinson University is committed to serving U.S. veterans, their spouses, and dependents. The knowledgeable, dedicated, and experienced staff in the Office of Veteran Services is available to educate and advise you regarding educational benefits you may have earned as a result of your uniformed service, and how to use those benefits to further your educational goals.
10. Library Services
Virtual library services are accessible by visiting: library.fdu.edu
You can access the online FDU library collections, including e-books and databases, by using your FDU NetID and password.
For information about on-campus housing, contact the appropriate Campus Housing Office. Please note that space is limited.