Contact Freshman Admissions

Office: Welcome Center
Phone: (585) 385-8064
Fax: (585) 385-8386
admissions@sjfc.edu

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Applying to Fisher

Types of Freshman Admissions

Early Decision

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 occurs 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)
  • Official SAT, ACT, or TOEFL scores
    Note: Standardized test results must be sent from your high school via an official transcript or directly from the testing agency to be considered official.
  • Counselor Recommendation/Teacher Recommendation [pdf]
  • Personal statement, essay, or graded paper (min. 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.

Admission Application Deadlines

  • 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

Apply Online for Freshman Admissions

Online Application
Follow the instructions on our online application to apply to Fisher electronically.


Common Application
Submit a Common Application online.


Counselor Recommendation Form [pdf]

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