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Undergraduate Admissions

2016 Admission Key Dates & Deadlines (Spring and Fall)

Spring 2016 Admission (January Start)

The below timeline applies to applicants interested in enrolling for the Spring 2015 semester.


  • December 1 - Application deadline


  • January 1 - Deadline for tuition and housing deposits from admitted students
  • Attend Orientation sessions

Fall 2016 Admission (September Start)




  • Sunday, November 15 - Attend our New York City Campus Open House
  • If applying for Early Action, be sure to either notify your guidance counselor or give your completed application to your guidance counselor
  • Register and take the SAT or ACT exam if you have not done so already


  • December 1 - Early Action application deadline*


  • January 1 - First day to file FAFSA at
  • Early Action applications will be notified of their admission decision and scholarships in early January†‡
  • January 15 - Application deadline for Performing Arts applicants


  • February 15 - Priority deadline for first-year student applicants
  • February 15 - Priority deadline for undergraduate scholarship programs
  • February 15 - Priority deadline for filing the FAFSA form
  • February 15 - Last day to schedule a Performing Arts audition


  • March - April - Attend admitted student events/regional receptions


  • May 1 - Pace enrollment and housing deposit due

June - August

  • Attend Summer Orientation programs


  • Begin your classes at Pace University

* Under this plan, you need to submit all materials prior to December 1, and must indicated "EARLY ACTION" on your application
†  If you are not accepted under Early Action, your application will be reviewed, without bias, under the normal admissions process
‡  There is no separate application for Pace Merit Awards