Metropolitan Grad Student

Metropolitan Campus New Graduate Students Checklist

  1. Submit Your Deposit
    • Matriculated students must submit the Admitted Graduate Student Intent to Enroll Form. (Please allow up to 1 business day for processing by the Graduate Admissions Office before you move on to activating your FDU NetID.) 
    • Carefully review your acceptance letter. It contains important information you must verify. If you have any questions, please reach out to Graduate Admissions at 201-692-2554 or email at
  2. Apply for Financial Aid
    • If you have not done so already, be sure to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Go to and use the Metropolitan Campus code: 002607. 
    • At the direction of Financial Aid, accept or decline your federal loans, complete your Master Promissory Notice, and complete your financial aid entrance counseling.
    • If you have any questions, or would like to set up an appointment, call the Office of Financial Aid at 201-692-2363, email, or visit the Financial Aid Office in the Kron Building on the Teaneck Side of the Metropolitan Campus 
  3. Student Health Insurance Waiver
  4. Activate Your FDU NetID
    • Activate your FDU NetID to access New Student Orientation registration, FDU Email, submit your health forms, and register for housing if you are planning to live on campus. 
    • Make sure to have your FDU student ID number from your acceptance letter handy. 
    • Visit to claim your FDU NetID, which is your FDU student email address. Select “Activate My Account” and follow the prompts. Be sure to write down your new email address. 
    • Then, visit for instructions on how to access your FDU student emails. 
    • Install the Duo certification app to your phone to access FDU information at
    • Contact the University Technical Assistance Center at or 973-443-8822 for assistance. 
  5. Academic Advisor
    • Contact your academic advisor listed on your admission decision letter as soon as possible to discuss your schedule and confirm whether you can register online via the Self-Service Portal, or directly with your academic advisor. If you have not submitted final official transcripts, your registration process may be delayed. Please submit final official transcripts to the Office of Graduate Admissions at
  6. Enrollment Services
    • Registration: As a first-time graduate student, registration for graduate study must be completed after you have connected with your academic advisor. If you are blocked by a restriction when registering, please contact your academic advisor. We encourage you to explore our graduate classes available on the Self-Service Portal. A video introduction to Self-Service is available online. Click the link provided to view FDU’s Academic Calendar for important registration dates. 
    • Billing: TheOffice of Enrollment Services can assist with information about tuition and billing. 
    • 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. The rules for refund of tuition and fees upon withdrawal are explained fully in FDU’s online Graduate Bulletin
    • If you have questions, contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 201-692-2214, email,or visit them in the Kron building on the Teaneck side of the campus.
  7. Complete Your Housing and Meal Plan Application 
    • There’s no better place to be than on campus! Here’s How to Apply for Housing if you plan to reside here. Use your FDU email (NetID) to access the housing application. 
    • When you apply for housing, you will automatically be assigned Meal Plan A. If you desire a change, please reach out to the Office of Housing and Residence Life at the contact information below. 
    • If you will not be living on campus,there are still meal options available to you. Please see the commuter meal plan options here.
    • If you have questions, contact the Office of Housing and Residence Life at 201-692-2250, email, or visit the Residence Life Office on the Teaneck Side of the campus. 
  8. Submit Your 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 and instructions on how to submit them. If you have questions, contact the Student Health Services Office at 201-692-2437. 
    • In addition to the above, if admitted to a Graduate Nursing Program, please complete and submit the clinical clearance forms to your main campus. 
    • NOTE: You will not be permitted to register for classes until you have received medical clearance. 
  9. Disability Support Services
    • Committed students can request accommodations by submitting a New Student Request Form using their FDU NetID. Appropriate documentation can be faxed to 201-692-2425 or mailed to: 

      Office of Disability Support Services 
      Fairleigh Dickinson University 
      1000 River Road, T-RH5-02 
      Teaneck, NJ 07666 

    • If you require a Housing or Meal Plan Modification, please click Housing or Meal Plan Modification
    • If you have questions, contact the Office of Disability Support Services at 201-692-2078. 
  10. Apply for your FDU ID Card
    • An email from TRANSACT will be sent to your FDU email after you have deposited and activated your NETID. 
    • A week before you arrive to campus, upload a photo of yourself to TRANSACT to be used as your ID photo.
    • FDU ID cards can either be mailed to your home address, picked-up at the campus Public Safety Office (commuter students), or given to you at the time of resident check-in (resident students).
    • Contact the Office of Public Safety at 201-692-2222 or metro-publicsafety@fdu.eduif you have any questions. 
  11. Register Your Vehicle and Get Your Campus Parking Decal
  12. Sign up for the FDU Alert System and MYEOP App
    • To sign up for FDUAlert:
      1. FDUAlert is the university-wide emergency notification system to keep you informed about campus emergencies and closures.
      2. Go to FDU Self Service and log in, using your FDU NetID and password. 
      3. Select your status from the menu (Faculty, Employee, Advisor or Student)
      4. Click on the FDUAlert link, review your information for accuracy, make any necessary changes, and submit. 
    • To Sign up for MYEOP
      1. The MYEOP app gives you the most up-to-date information about what to do in case of a campus emergency.
      2. Download the MYEOP app for iOS or Android from your app store.
      3. Choose Fairleigh Dickinson University.
      4. Login using password: fdueop
  13. Designate a FERPA Release 
    • Go to FDU Self Service and log in, using your FDU NetID and password to complete a FERPA consent form. 
  14. Create a Handshake Account
    • Handshake is your portal to employment opportunities while you are a student and beyond. On and off campus positions, including Federal Work Study positions, can be found on this platform. 
    • Create an account at Handshake.