Applying to Fisher
Types of Freshman Admissions
Application Deadline: December 1
Is St. John Fisher College your first choice for college? If so, apply under our Early Decision Plan!
If accepted under Early Decision, you'll have until March 15 to submit a non-refundable enrollment deposit. We also expect that you will withdraw your applications from other colleges once accepted to Fisher under this option.
Regular Decision-Rolling Admission Plan
Regular admissions to Fisher occur on a "rolling" basis. The Admissions Committee begins reviewing applications in late fall.
While there is no application deadline, the majority of applications are received before February 15.
The Merit Scholarship consideration deadline is January 15.
In addition, St. John Fisher College subscribes to the Candidates Reply Date Agreement, which means you'll have until May 1 to submit a non-refundable enrollment deposit.
Freshman Application Directions
An application is complete once the following have been received:
- Application and $30 application fee
- Official high school transcript (including a list of senior year courses and grades available)
- SAT, ACT, or TOEFL scores
- Counselor Recommendation/Teacher Recommendation [pdf]
- Personal statement, essay, or graded paper (minimum 250 words)
- Additional letters of recommendation (optional)
- Additional information such as an activities résumé (optional)
The application fee is waived for students who are children of alumni, siblings of currents students, or students who are reapplying.
- Continuous: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis
- December 1: Early decision application deadline
- January 15 : Admissions application deadline for merit-based scholarship consideration
- February 15: Priority deadline to submit FAFSA (School Code: 002821)
- Late March: Entering freshman financial aid awards mailed
- May 1: Admissions deposit deadline
Follow the instructions on our online application to apply to Fisher electronically.
Printable Application [pdf]
Print out our PDF application and mail it to:
St. John Fisher College
Office of Freshman Admissions
3690 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618-3596