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Using the information provided in your application acknowledgment, you will be able to view whether necessary supporting documents have been received and the status of your admissions decision:

  • If you need assistance logging in, please use the “Forgot Password” feature on the portal’s landing page or email
  • We receive a very high volume of documents. Please allow two weeks for received items to be posted to your application and viewable through this status check.

See important information below including: deadlines, log-in and application completion instructions, and decision notifications and timeframes.

Upcoming Deadlines

  • Freshman Applicants - Our priority, scholarship consideration deadline is January 1. The regular application deadline is June 1.
  • Transfers, Second Degree and Readmit - The application deadline is August 1. However, in order to be considered for our on-campus nursing program we must receive all documentation by February 1. Fall merit scholarships remain available through July 1.

Completing your Application

  • Transcripts and School Reports (recommendations) may be submitted electronically using Naviance/Parchment/Docufide or SENDedu; electronic submission is preferred.  Paper transcripts should be sent to the Undergraduate Admissions Office.
    • Naviance users: Note that you must indicate which application - the WP application or Common App - you applied with in order for your transcript to be routed properly.
  • Admission to all programs is test-optional.
    • If submitting SAT/ACT scores it is strongly recommended to have them sent electronically from the testing service. Our SAT code is 2518 and ACT code is 2584. Faxes, screenshots and paper copies may be accepted as long as all scores, subscores and the applicant's full name are visible.
  • Application Fees:
    • May be paid via credit card or bank transfer (ACH) after logging in.
    • Will be waived for students who attend an official visit to the University. Students may apply before visiting, but note that application fees are non-refundable once paid. Please allow up to two weeks for waivers to be posted.
    • Students eligible for need-based fee waivers must submit their waiver to the Undergraduate Admissions Office.
  • BFA Art majors click here for portfolio review information.
  • Music majors click here for audition information.
  • University Honors College click here for additional information and application.

Application Acknowledgements

  • Within two to three business days of submitting your online application, you will be sent an Official Application Acknowledgment email which contains important information. Please read and save this email.

Please note

  • To make any updates or changes (e.g. address, major, etc.) to your submitted application, please email and be sure to include your Student ID and full name.
  • Online decisions are unofficial.  All official decisions - including holds - will be mailed to you with details. Upon review of your letter, please contact us with any questions.

Decision time frames

  • William Paterson University is on rolling admission. Students typically receive admissions decisions approximately two weeks after applications are complete.
  • Spring decision letters began sending in late September.
  • Fall decision letters began sending in late October.
  • If you do not have a decision after the appropriate time, please email and be sure to include your Student ID and full name.

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