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Dates & Deadlines

Traditional Full-time Undergraduate Students

  • Admission Application Deadline - January 15
  • Notification Date - April 1
  • Financial Aid Deadlines - CSS Profile and FAFSA - February 15

In recognition of first-year applicants who have excelled academically while in high school, Fairfield University offers a limited Magis scholarship program. Please note that freshmen seeking to matriculate in the spring semester are not eligible for Magis scholarships.

All awards are renewable annually as long as the student maintains a 3.0 GPA.

  • Notification Date - April 1
  • Financial Aid Application Deadline - February 15

Students who consider Fairfield University to be among their top choices for their undergraduate education and who would like to have their application reviewed early may submit their application under our Early Action program. Applicants for Early Action must submit a completed application by November 1.

To apply under the Early Action Program, check the appropriate box on the signature page of the supplement.

  • Early Action Application Deadline - November 1
  • Notification Date - Late December
  • Financial Aid Deadlines
    • CSS Profile - December 1
    • FAFSA - December 1

Students who are certain that Fairfield University is their first choice for a college education, and are willing to commit to attending if admitted, are welcome to apply as an Early Decision Candidate. Once admitted, an Early Decision candidate agrees to withdraw all other college applications and confirm his or her attendance at Fairfield.

  • Early Decision I Application Deadline - November 15
  • Early Decision I Notification Date - December 15
  • Early Decision II Application Deadline - January 15
  • Early Decision II Notification Date - February 15
  • Financial Aid Deadlines
    • CSS Profile - January 15
    • FAFSA - January 15

Second Degree Students

Application deadline for summer enrollment is December 15.

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