Admissions Requirements

Transfer applicants should be aware that additional requirements are necessary for some colleges and majors. The minimum University requirements are listed below. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Many of our communications, including notification of the admission decision, are sent electronically. If you update
your email or mailing address, please notify us at To ensure receipt of our emails, include in your address book.

Transfer credit is awarded to admitted students who submit official transcripts from regionally accredited institutions.

Less than 60 credit hours

Greater than 60 credit hours

AA degree transfer student

Second Bachelors Degree

Returning Student

Credential Evaluation Services


Military Credits

Additional Admission Requirements
Transfer applicants should be aware that additional requirements are necessary for the following majors:

College of Business

Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing

Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College

School of Architecture

College of Engineering and Computer Science

School of Communication and Multimedia Studies

Music Majors

**All other Colleges and majors, except for those described above, fall under the Undergraduate Admissions standard requirements for admission**

Admission Decisions
An official, written notification will be mailed to admitted students only.  Students deferred for updated test scores or students not offered admission will be notified through our regular online status check only and not through the mail. To check your application status online please go to and click on Check your Status".

Responses to questions on the application related to disciplinary and criminal history are required for all applicants. Students with past misconduct must submit a full statement of relevant facts plus additional information if deemed necessary.   Each application will be reviewed on its individual merits. The University reserves the right to deny admission to an applicant when it determines that admission of the student represents a safety risk to the University community. Appeals may be made to the Admissions Review Board within two weeks from the receipt of the denial. Withholding information or giving false information may make you ineligible for admission.

Your admission to FAU is specified for a certain semester , and you must enroll during that term. If you wish to change your entry term, make your request by email to or by submitting the Change of Entry Date form.

While your admission is for a specific term, your application and fee are valid for one academic year (three consecutive semesters). Your request for a change of entry term must be received by the stated application deadlines. If a student attends another collegiate institution in the interim, an official transcript of all work attempted/completed is required. A new application and the application fee are required when admission is changed to a term that begins more than three semesters after the initial admission entry term (example: fall term to a future fall term = new application and fee are required).

Please note that admission to the initial term of entry does not guarantee admission to a future term. The Change of Entry option is not available for incoming freshman students.

Admissions Appeal
The Faculty Committee on Student Admissions responds to admissions appeals. For an appeal to have merit, it must bring to light new compelling academic and/or personal information that was not addressed in the initial application.
While all appeals are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, the rate of a decision being reversed based on an appeal has historically been very low. 
Please go to for information on how to appeal a decision.

New test scores and/or an updated transcript do not require an appeal. Please contact the Office of Admissions when submitting the new, updated information.

LINK Program
We encourage those students not offered admissions to condisder the LINK to FAU program. Please visit for more information.

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