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At Fredonia, we take pride in making the process simple. We will get to know you during the application process to help you find the program you want, and the financial support you need. Admissions and financial aid staff are ready to answer your questions, and start you on the path to success!

Applications are open for the Fall and Spring 2024 semesters. We will begin review of applications in October. 

Fredonia is looking for students who are not only strong academically, but have the drive and determination to make their dream of a college degree a reality.  Applicants are evaluated on an rolling basis. 

Materials Needed:

Middle 50% of entering class

  • High school average: 85-95%

Students who show unique talents and interests, including those who possess leadership qualities through extracurricular activities, volunteer work, and other non-academic pursuits will receive special consideration.

Educational Opportunity Program

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), is an academic support services program for underprepared and financially disadvantaged students. EOP strives to serve the needs of those students who are capable of collegiate study but need assistance in developing their unexplored abilities. Students benefit from advising and financial support services as participants in this program.

Educational Opportunity Program Website

3-1-3 Early College Admit Program

The 3-1-3 Program allows local high school seniors take college courses here at Fredonia. Students apply for the program through the SUNY Application. Once a student enrolls, they are considered to be Fredonia college students and do not need to reapply to continue at Fredonia upon graduation from high school, provided they are in good academic standing.  

3-1-3 Early College Admit Program

Honors at SUNY Fredonia

Students in Fredonia's Honors Program are smart, talented, hard-working, and looking for students like them to share in the unique opportunities available. The Honors Program is open to students who enjoy intellectual challenges and are excited by ideas!

SUNY Fredonia's Honors Program

Additional Requirements for Auditions, Portfolios and Interviews

Some programs require additional processes for entry. Find the program you are interested in to read over the additional steps.

Requirements for School of Music
Audition requirements for Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Music Composition, Music Therapy, and Sound Recording Technology

Requirements for Theatre and Dance
Audition requirements for Musical Theatre, Dance, Acting, and theatre Production and Design

Requirements for Visual Arts and New Media
Portfolio requirements for Animation & Illustration, Ceramics, Drawing & Painting, Film & Video Arts, Graphic Design, Photography, and Sculpture

Pre-Professional Programs*
(interview upon selection)

  • 3+4 Optometry
  • 3+4 and 4+4 Medical: LECOM
  • 3+ and 4+ Pharmacy: LECOM

*Students interested in any pre-professional programs should be in touch with David Steiner as soon as possible to discuss application requirements.


Fredonia's admissions team has arranged a multitude of ways for students to visit campus in whatever manner students are most comfortable; whether it's individually, with family, or with small or large groups.

Schedule a visit to Fredonia

Our admissions offices are located on the 6th floor of Maytum Hall, near the Central Ave entrance to campus. Daily Admissions Information Sessions and Tours take place in the Williams Center. Follow the Campus Tour signs along Ring Road for parking.

Campus Map

GPS address:  College Parkway, Fredonia, NY  14063

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Important Admissions Dates & Deadlines

  • August 1, 2023 - Applications open for Spring/Fall 2024
  • December 2023 - FAFSA application opens for all Spring/Fall 2024 applicants
  • December 1, 2023 - Spring 2024 Preferred Tuition Deposit Deadline
  • June 1, 2024 - Fall 2024 Tuition and Scholarship Guarantee Deposit Deadline

Fredonia believes in a rolling admissions process. In other words, we respond to your application when we receive it, so you’ll know your status soon after you apply, instead of waiting until after an imposed deadline. Notifications begin in October for the following fall.

  • Online application for the following fall: recommend by Thanksgiving
  • December: FAFSA becomes available
  • Honors program: apply by mid February for the upcoming fall semester
  • December 1: pay deposit for upcoming spring semester.
  • June 1: pay deposit for upcoming fall semester

*Acting and musical theatre have pre-screening deadlines

Steps to apply for financial aid

  • Get a FSA ID and Password. A FSA ID and Password lets you apply, “sign” your online FAFSA, make corrections to your application information and more.
  • Collect the documents, including income tax returns, W-2 forms, and other records of income to apply. 
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible, once available, in order to meet school and state aid deadlines. Fredonia’s school code is 002844.
  • If you are a New York State resident, please complete and submit the TAP application

First-Year Scholarships

Apply to Fredonia

The easiest, fastest and most secure way to apply is online; paper applications are also available. Fredonia accepts The Common Application and the SUNY Application

Choose one or the other, but please do NOT submit both applications. If you need assistance applying online, you may download a paper worksheet for the SUNY Application.

There is a $50 application fee. For information on fee waivers please contact your high school guidance counselor or the application processing center. Please follow these steps to complete your application to Fredonia.

* The SAT/ACT requirement has been waived.

First-year applicantsTransfer applicants
  • Completed application (SUNY Application or Common Application)
  • Official Transcripts from ALL colleges you have attended
  • Students with fewer than 30 credit hours are required to submit a high school transcript. 
  • For 2nd Baccalaureate students, please notify admissions, at, to let us know you have applied and already have a bachelors degree.
  • All transfer students are required to submit proof of high school graduation. An official high school transcript, copy of diploma, or GED certificate are appropriate.


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