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)
  • Late February: Financial aid awards mailed
  • May 1: Admissions deposit deadline

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!