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Accepting Our Offer

We hope that you will accept our offer of admission to join Fordham Law School's S.J.D. program.  To do so, simply follow the steps outlined below.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kandice Thorn at kthorn1@law.fordham.edu.


1.  Pay the Deposit to Reserve Your Place in the S.J.D. Program

You may pay the $500 deposit by credit card, check or money order, as described below.  (Note: Bank transfers are not accepted for payment of the deposit.)

Credit Card

To pay your deposit by credit card, please click here.

Check Or Money Order

If you choose to pay the deposit by check or money order, please make payment to "Fordham Law School"

Please mail the check or money order to:

Fordham University School of Law
S.J.D. Program - Suite 405
140 West 62nd Street
New York , NY 10023
U.S.A.

2.  Send Us Your Photo

In order to prepare your student ID, we require a passport size photo.  We strongly prefer you to submit your photos electroncially to Kandice Thorn at kthorn1@law.fordham.edu.  Submitted photos should be in a high quality .JPEG format of at least 300 DPI, and should be no smaller than 2 x 3 inches (5 x 7.6 centimeters).

If you must mail your photo, please send two copies to:

Fordham University School of Law
S.J.D. Program - Suite 405
140 West 62nd Street
New York , NY 10023
U.S.A.

3. Submit Your Final Transcripts

If we do not have your final law school and other university-level transcripts, please send them to us as soon as possible and no later than the first day of the semester in which you will begin your studies.

You may mail your transcript to:

Fordham University School of Law
S.J.D. Program - Suite 405
140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
U.S.A.

4. Submit Your Immunization Form

All students are required by law to submit an immunization form. Please click here to retrieve the form.  This form should be completed by a physician and returned to the following address:

University Student Health Services
Attn: Immunizations
441 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458
U.S.A.

Telephone:  +1.718.817.4160 
Fax:  +1.718.817.3218

Failure to submit this form will result in a hold being placed on your University records, including registration for future semesters.

Students are strongly advised to bring a copy of this form with them for their records.

Students for whom it is not possible or practical to have this form completed by a physician in their home country may use the services of the Fordham University Health Center to get required immunizations for a fee. The Health Center is located in McMahon Hall, Room 203. You should call 212.636.7160 for an appointment.

5.  Submit Your Student Visa Documentation

If you are not a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States and need a visa to study at Fordham Law, please click here for important information from the Office for International Services.