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Undergraduate Admissions

2017 Admission Key Dates & Deadlines (Spring and Fall)

Spring 2017 Admission (January Start)

  • Application Deadline: December 1, 2016
  • Accepted Student Tuition and Housing Deposit Deadline: December 15, 2016

Fall 2017 Admission (September Start)

Application Deadlines and Admission Decision Notification Dates

Early Decision (Binding)

  • Application Deadline: November 1, 2016
  • Admission Decision Notification: December 1, 2016

Under this plan, you must indicate "EARLY DECISION" on your application and submit a signed Early Decision Agreement form. Read more about Early Decision.

With the exception of the BFA in Commercial Dance, School of Performing Arts students cannot apply using Early Decision due to timing of auditions.

Early Action 1 (Non-Binding)

  • Application Deadline: November 1, 2016
  • Admission Decision Notification: December 1, 2016

Early Action 2 (Non-Binding)

  • Application Deadline: December 1, 2016
  • Admission Decision Notification: January 1, 2017

* Under Early Action 1 or 2, you must indicate "EARLY ACTION" on your application. Read more about Early Action.


†  Applicants who are not accepted under Early Decision or Early Action will be reviewed, without bias, under the Regular Decision process.  Early Decision applicants in this pool will be released from the binding Early Decision Agreement.

School of Performing Arts

  • Application Deadline: January 15, 2017
  • Final Date to Schedule an Audition: February 15, 2017.  Find out how to audition here.
  • Admission Decision Notification: Successful School of Performing Arts applicants are first admitted to Pace University prior to audition, and then admitted directly into the program based on audition results.  Both dates are on a rolling basis.

Regular Decision and Nursing Program

  • Application Deadline: February 15, 2017
  • Admission Decision Notification: Rolling based on application submission date

Please note: your application for admission also serves as your application for a Pace Merit Scholarship Award

Tuition and Housing Deposit Deadlines

  • Early Decision Accepted Students: February 15, 2017
  • All other Accepted Students: May 1, 2017