How to Apply

Students may apply via the Common Application at, or the Common Black College Application at

A completed application encompasses the following items:

  • An application
  • Application Fee of $25.00
  • Official Transcript
  • Official Standardized Test Scores
  • Essay
  • Academic Letter of Recommendation
  • College/Guidance Counselor Letter of Recommendation

Please note that applications will not be processed until the $25.00 application fee has been received.

Fees can be submitted by:

Mailing check or money order to:

Office of Admission

Fisk University

1000 Seventeenth Avenue North

Nashville, TN 37208


Paying by phone to the University cashier at 615-329-8546


Paying online at

(Under the heading that says, "Make A Payment" choose the option that says "Make A One-Time Payment" and click the box that says "Admission Applications & Deposit").


Our application deadlines are as follows:

  • Early Action and Priority Scholarship deadline - November 1st
  • Regular Decision - February 1st
  • Students will be notified of their admission to the University on or before December 30th for Early Action.
  • Students who apply Regular Decision will receive notification on or before March 31st.

Fisk University does have a Rolling Admission process which students will be admitted if there is space available.

Fall 2016 Admitted Student Profile

Middle 50% GPA of Admitted Students 2.95 - 3.27

Middle 50 % ACT of Admitted Students 20 - 23

Middle 50% SAT of Admitted Students 940 – 1050 CR and Math


Fisk Facts

Princeton Review places Fisk in the "Top 15% of America's Universities."