Undergraduate Admissions Undergraduate admissions is a two step process: 1. Apply to William Paterson University Admission office, click here Early application is recommended, but final deadlines are November 1 for the spring semester and May 1 for the fall semester. Freshman must submit an official high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores to the Admissions Office. For information on Financial Aid, click here 2. Apply to the Art Department Call the Art Department at 973-720-3732 to schedule a portfolio review. Prospective students and their families are invited to attend the Art Department's Open Houses held every Spring and Fall. Representatives from the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid are present to facilitate the admissions process.