Admission to the freshman class is competitive. Please be aware that meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission as each applicant's academic profile will be weighed against the applicant pool in its entirety. The level of competition is determined by the number of applicants and the quality of their academic credentials. The fall 2012 freshman profile for the mid- 50% was as follows:
High School GPA
3.35 - 3.95
23 - 27
1560 - 1770
We encourage all students to apply early.
Freshman applicants should be aware that additional requirements are necessary for some colleges and majors. The minimum University requirements are listed below.
Required High School Units Additional weight is given to all courses clearly marked Honors, Advanced, Gifted, Advanced Placement, Advanced International Certificate of Education or International Baccalaureate.
The following units of study in high school are required:
English (3 with substantial composition)
Mathematics (Algebra 1 level and above)*
Natural Science (2 with lab)
Foreign Language (of the same language)
To have SAT scores sent to Florida Atlantic University contact College Board at www.collegeboard.com or (609) 771-7600. To have ACT scores sent contact American College Testing Program at www.act.org or (319) 337-1313.
Residual ACT taken at FAU
FAU exam codes are as follows: SAT: 5229 ACT: 0729
We use the highest sub scores from multiple test dates to create the ACT composite and the SAT total.
The writing section of the SAT and ACT are required in the selection process.
Meeting minimum test score eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.
FAU's minimum required test scores are:
General Equivalency Diploma Persons with a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) from any state must achieve a minimum total score of 3000, with no sub score lower than 550. An SAT score of 1450 or an ACT score of 21 is also required of applicants with a GED. Applicants with a GED should also submit high school transcripts from any school attended.
Non-traditional/Homeschooled Students Persons applying for admission who are participating in a non-traditional high school program must present credentials equivalent to those listed above. If the program is not measured in Carnegie Units, a minimum test score of 1450 is required on the SAT (all three sections) or a 21 composite score on the ACT.
Credential Evaluation Services Applicants who completed part or all of their postsecondary (college or university) work at an institution not in the U.S. are required to have their foreign credentials evaluated by an accredited independent evaluation service.
TOEFL Official TOEFL results are required of all applicants whose native language is not English. Please visit http://www.ets.org/toefl for more information regarding the TOEFL exam.
Transfer applicants should be aware that additional requirementsare necessary for some colleges and majors. The minimum University requirements are listed below. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.
Transfer credit is awarded to admitted students who submit official transcripts from regionally accredited institutions.
Applicants should present a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on all attempted college work.
Applicants must be in good academic standing at their last attended institution.
Beginning Fall 1991, all transfer applicants must have completed eight to ten credit hours of sequential foreign language or its equivalent in quarter hours prior to enrollment at Florida Atlantic University.*
* This requirement may be satisfied by presenting proof that two units of a sequential foreign language were completed in high school or by passing a CLEP or other designated examination of proficiency. If the foreign language admission requirement is not met at the time of transfer, then it becomes a graduation requirement.
Transferring with an Associate of Arts Degree from a Florida Public State or Community College:
Students awarded an Associate of Arts degree from any Florida public community college are admissible to Florida Atlantic University.
As stated above, admission to the School of Architecture, Honors College and Nursing is limited access. All applicants must meet the specific course and grade point average requirements for direct admission to those colleges.
College of Business, Engineering & Computer Science, and Music majors are selective and have additional requirements.
Students applying for a second baccalaureate degree must have received their first bachelor degree from a regionally accredited institution and achieved a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
If you are a former degree-seeking FAU student, but not currently enrolled, your eligibility to return will depend on several factors. If you have not attended for at least three consecutive semesters, you must re-apply for admission and pay a $30 non-refundable application fee. Click here for more information.
Applicants who completed part or all of their postsecondary (college or university) work at an institution not in the U.S. are required to have their foreign credential evaluated by an accredited independent evaluation service. Click here www.fau.edu/admissions/EvalAgencies.php for the list of evaluation agencies.
Official TOEFL results are required of all applicants whose native language is not English. Please visit the Undergraduate International Admissions link for more information regarding the TOEFL exam. Currently under www.fau.edu/admissions/IntReq.php