Admissions and Financial Aid

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

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

Freshman Application Directions

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, 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/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)

Admission Application Deadlines

  • Continuous: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis
  • December 1: Early decision application deadline
  • January 15: Priority deadline to submit FAFSA (School Code: 002821)
    Admissions application deadline for merit-based scholarship consideration
  • Late February: Entering freshmen financial aid awards mailed
  • May 1: Admissions deposit deadline

Scholarship Information

All freshman applicants are automatically considered for a merit scholarship, which ranges from $7,500 to $14,500 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 and Science Scholars 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!

Learn more about freshman scholarships!