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STEPS for Admitted Freshman




step one




Tuition Deposit

  • Confirm your acceptance and enrollment to FAU by paying your nonrefundable $200 tuition deposit. 
  • Your tuition deposit will be credited to your tuition and fees when you enroll. 
  • If you do not enroll, you forfeit your tuition deposit.
  • If your deposit is submitted past the deadline, we cannot guarantee you a seat in the term you were admitted for.

           Submit My Tuition Deposit

Step 2







Get Owldone

  • Get Owldone by completoing the next steps on our online onboading portal.

            Go To My Owldone Portal

           Through the portal you will be able to: 

  • Verify personal information
  • Register for your orientation
  • Take ALEKS (The Math Placement Test)
  • Access immunization forms 
  • Apply for Housing and your meal plan
  • Get academic advising through OARS
  • Register for your classes
  • Set up your FAU Alert and emergency contacts



Step One


  • Activate your FAUNet ID and FAU email address: https://accounts.fau.edu 
  • Your FAU Net ID is at the end of your official acceptance letter or you are able to look it up on https://accounts.fau.edu
  • Need Help? Call our Help Desk: 561-297-3999 
Step 2

Tuition Deposit

  • To make your acceptance owlfficial, you must secure your space by submitting your tuition deposit. 
  • Your deposit must be paid by the deadline for the term you have been admitted. View your deadline here.
  • Your $100 non-refundable deposit is credited towards your tuition and fees when you enroll.

       Submit My Tuition Deposit

Step 3 Apply for Housing and Meal Plans

All freshman and transfer students with less than 30 credits are required to live in the University Housing and purchase a meal plan (exceptions may apply-contact housing for details). Apply for on-campus housing at www.fau.edu/housing
Step 4

Register for Orientation

Orientation is designed to make the transition to Florida Atlantic University as smooth as possible for you and your family members. The mandatory program promotes student development and accountability, and will provide you with information needed for a successful start to your academic career. Orientation is offered over the summer months for students enrolling in the summer and fall semesters, it is offered in November and January for students enrolling in the spring semester. Register at www.fau.edu/orientation

Step 5

Seek Advising and Register

Freshmen students will be advised online using OARS, the Online Advising Resource System at www.fau.edu/uas/oars.php. OARS offers students early access to academic advisors and allows students to register for classes prior to Orientation. Students will be assigned an advisor through the OARS process and will be given their advisors picture and contact information.

Transfer Students with 30 or more credit hours can seek advising during the orientation program by each college. Visit the appropriate college's website for details regarding individual advising appointments.

All undeclared/exploratory students regardless of credit hours are advised through the Office of University Advising Services. Exploratory/undecided students are encouraged to check out the Owl Nation Exploration www.fau.edu/uas/one.php

Step 6 Verify Personal Information:

View your acceptance letter and verify that your address, telephone number and email address are current. Also, check your residency status to ensure you will be charged the correct tuition rate. Make updates if necessary. www.fau.edu/admissions/Forms.php
Step 7 Apply for Scholarships and Financial Aid

FAU offers numerous scholarships for incoming freshman and transfer students. We suggest applying early as our scholarships are competitive and most are awarded early in the admission cycle. The deadline to apply for a Freshman Scholarship is January 15 and the deadline for a Transfer Scholarship is March 1. For more information visit www.fau.edu/admissions/scholarships-all.php

To apply for financial aid, complete an online Free Application for Federal Student Aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov beginning January 1. The FAU priority deadline is March 1. Financial aid correspondence will be sent to your MyFAU email account. For more information, visit www.fau.edu/finaid or call 561-297-3530.
Step 8 Submit Required Health Information

To comply with Florida Board of Governors Regulations, prior to registration, all students must submit a signed FAU Immunization Form and documented proof of immunizations to measles and rubella. In addition, all students must provide documentation of vaccinations against meningococcal meningitis and hepatitis B or provide a signed waiver for each declined vaccination. Students will not be allowed to register for classes until all documentation has been approved by the Student Health Services Immunization Office. For more information or to download the immunization form visit www.fau.edu/shs
Step 9 Submit Final Transcripts to FAU

Your acceptance to FAU is tentative based on the quality of your academic record at the time your file was reviewed. It is required that students submit all official final transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions before the first day of classes in order to avoid any registration holds. Final admission determinations are based on your final high school and/or college transcripts.
Step 10 Take the Math Placement Test (ALEKS)

FAU has adopted a mandatory placement exam to determine math proficiency known as ALEKS. All students with no prior college-level coursework in mathematics are required to take the ALEKS test. Visit www.fau.edu/mathplacement
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