Apply for Admission: Freshman

Whether considering candidates for admission or financial aid, applicants for employment or the management of its policies and school-administered programs, Alfred University does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, or disability.

Before applying we recommend that students review information about the application process


  • Online Common Application (Alfred University is a member of the Common Application System for selective colleges and universities). Please note that only the following operating systems and web browsers are supported by the Common Application. PC users (Windows XP/Vista/7): Internet Explorer 9 or higher, Chrome, and Firefox. MAC Users (OS X Tiger/Leopard/Snow Leopard): Chrome, Firefox, Safari 5.1 or higher.

Early Decision - Alfred University offers an Early Decision option for freshman applicants.

Application Fee - A $50 (US) fee is charged for each application. This fee may be paid electronically when the application is submitted through Common Application. If the fee is not paid at that time, a check or money order, made payable to Alfred University, can be mailed to the Admissions Office (One Saxon Dr, Alfred, NY 14802). The fee may also be paid with a credit card over the phone by calling the Admissions Office at 800.541.9229. Visit campus and interview with an admissions counselor to obtain a fee waiver.

Application and Fee Deadlines

Fall Applications

    • Regular decision priority deadline - February 1
    • Early decision deadline - December 1
    • International student deadline - March 15

Spring Applications

    • Regular decision deadline - December 1
    • International student deadline - October 15

Financial Aid Application Deadlines

Regular decision - March 15

Early decision (special application forms are required)

    • Preliminary evaluation - December 15
    • Awards are finalized by completion and submission of the actual FAFSA after January 1.

Art Portfolio Deadlines (School of Art and Design only)

  • Regular decision deadline - February 1
  • Early decision deadline - December 1

Acceptance Deadlines - A $300 deposit is due from all accepted students. The deposit deadline is indicated in the admissions letter.

International Students - In addition to the deposit, international students must also submit the following documents with deadlines of May 1 for fall semester and November 1 for spring semester:

Office of Admissions
Alumni Hall
Alfred University
1 Saxon Dr
Alfred, NY 14802

Ph: 800.541.9229 or 607.871.2115
Fx: 607.871.2198