Admissions and Financial Aid

Here you'll find directions, deadlines, and scholarship information to help keep prospective Fisher first-years on track.

Questions or concerns? Feel free to contact your admissions representative at any time!

First-Year Student Application Process

General First-Year Student Application Requirements

An application is complete once the following have been received:

  • Completed Common Application (free to apply online)
  • Official high school transcript (including a list of senior year courses and grades available)
  • Official SAT or ACT scores
    (Note: Fisher is test-optional. Test scores are considered official if sent from the testing agency or directly from the high school.)
  • Counselor/Teacher Recommendation
  • Common Application essay or graded paper
  • Additional letters of recommendation (optional)
  • Additional information such as an activities résumé (optional)

International Student Application Requirements

If you are an applicant from outside the United States, please refer to our information on first-year student admissions for international students.

First-Year Application Deadlines

  • Continuous: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis
  • December 1: Early decision application deadline
  • January 15:
    • Merit-based scholarship consideration
    • Priority application submission to the nursing program
    • Submission of your FAFSA (School Code: 002821)
  • March: Financial aid awards mailed
  • May 15: Admissions deposit deadline (*The Universal Candidate Reply Date is May 1, but given the impacts of the FAFSA delay, we will welcome deposits through May 15 to allow students and their families the time needed to make the most informed decision.)

Scholarship Information

All first-year applicants are automatically considered for a merit scholarship, which ranges from $7,500 to $19,000 per year.

The First Generation Scholarship and Service Scholars Program – designed with a particular student in mind – are unique to Fisher. And then we have the Honors Program.

Not from around here? Take advantage of the Flower City Award, a $5,000 per year scholarship given to all out-of-state students, as well as students from Suffolk and Nassau counties!

Learn more about first-year student scholarships!