International Transfers

A transfer student is a student who has already completed coursework at the undergraduate level and plans to change universities.

A minimum of 24 transfer credits must be awarded by FDU for courses taken at other fully accredited institutions of higher education, whether foreign or domestic, for a student to be designated as a “transfer” student. Students who earn fewer than 24 transfer credits are freshmen.

FDU welcomes transfer students from accredited two-year and four-year institutions and award transfer credit on a case-by-case basis.

Read about FDU’s Undergraduate Majors.

Admission Procedures

  • Submit an application. International students may apply through

    Any valid visa holder in the US and any student outside the US who will apply for a visa must apply with an international undergraduate application.

    NOTE: American citizens, regardless of where they live, must submit their application through

  • If your transcripts, diploma, or any other academic documents are not in English, you MUST include an official English translation.

    APPLICANTS FROM INDIAN UNIVERSITIES: We require individual semester-wise marksheets and all supplementary marksheets indicating all backlogs, retakes, attempts, and failures. If you cannot provide all marksheets, you must submit an Attempts Certificate from your university that indicates your total number of failures.

  • Please see for a full list of NACES members.

  • Read about our English Proficiency Requirements. Note that English proficiency examination results may be waived for students who are transferring from an institution in the U.S.

    • Bank statements must indicate a balance that will cover your first year of tuition and living expenses.
    • The Affidavit of Support must be in the name of the sponsor on your bank statement. Multiple bank statements require an affidavit from each sponsor. Self-sponsored applicants do not need an affidavit.
    • Fall applicants must have financial documents dated after February 1; Spring applicants, August 1.
    • Solvency certificates are not acceptable.

Document Submission:

Documents and test scores must be uploaded through our online application and/or mailed to our office.

FDU reserves the right to request submission of official documents via post as necessary.

Admitted students who plan to attend FDU must submit official test scores directly to FDU from the testing agency and send official academic records in sealed envelopes before arrival on campus. Students will not be allowed to register for classes until official documents have been received.

If you only have one copy of your transcript, do NOT mail it to us; bring the documents in person before the semester starts (we will make photocopies and return the originals to you).


Applicants from a foreign university:

  • Fall (August) semester: July 1
  • Spring (January) semester: December 1

Applicants from a U.S. university:

  • Fall (August) semester: August 1
  • Spring (January) semester: January 1

Admissions are rolling. Please allow 3 to 4 weeks to process your application.

Deadlines may vary according to the program. Please check your desired major’s department website for more details.

Contact Information

The Office of International Admissions

1000 River Rd., T-KB1-01
Teaneck, NJ 07666 USA