Required High School Units
The following units of study in high school are required to be considered for admission to FAU:
- English (3 with substantial composition): 4 units
- Mathematics (Algebra 1 level and above): 4 units
- Natural Science (2 with lab): 3 units
- Social Science: 3 units
- Foreign Language (of the same language): 2 units
- Academic Electives: 2 units
Total: 18 units
If you are currently taking or have taken courses that are clearly marked as Honors, Advanced, Gifted, Advanced Placement, Advanced International Certificate of Education or International Baccalaureate, additional weight will be given for these courses. If you would like to read more about the courses that will count towards your degree visit: http://www.fau.edu/admissions/examcredit.php.
Freshman Profile 2016
The Middle 50% of Admits
- GPA: 3.74-4.37
- SAT (all 3 sections): 1510-1740
- rSAT (both 2 sections): 1100 - 1250
- ACT: 22-27
- GPA: 3.42 – 3.90
- SAT (all 3 sections): 1420 -1600
- rSAT (both 2 sections): 1040-1160
- ACT: 20-24
Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission. Applicants who are not selected for their chosen term of entry may appeal the admissions decision through the Faculty Committee on Student Admission.
- The Redesigned SAT (rSAT) was launched by College Board in March 2016.
- FAU will accept both the old SAT (test administered prior to February 2016) and the Redesigned SAT (test administered March 2016 and beyond) for the 2016-17 admission cycle.
- While FAU will continue to superscore the SAT, we will not superscore the two versions together. We will superscore the old SAT with other administrations of the old SAT and we will superscore the Redesigned SAT with other administrations of the Redesigned SAT only.
- For more information on the Redesigned SAT and to use the SAT Score Converter, visit www.collegeboard.org.
Additional Admission Requirements
Freshman applicants should be aware that additional requirements are necessary for the following majors:
Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing
If you would like to be considered for admission into one of the three Nursing tracks: the Freshman Direct Admit track, Accelerated track, and the RN to BSN track, you will need to complete a second application for the College of Nursing to review. Admissions decision for these programs are determined by the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. To get your nursing application started visit: http://nursing.fau.edu/admissions/bachelor-of-science-nursing-program/freshman-direct-admit/application-process.php
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
If you would like to be considered for admission to the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, you will need to submit an additional application as well as meet their admission criteria.To get your application started visit: http://www.fau.edu/honors/future-students/admissions.php
School of Architecture
If you would like to be considered for admission into the School of Architecture, you will need to submit an additional application to the School of Architecture. The application is divided into two categories for Freshmen and Upper Division Students [or Transfers]. Please submit the application for the category you fall under. To get your application started visit:
College of Engineering and Computer Science
If you would like to be considered for admission into the College of Engineering and Computer Science, you will need to submit an additional application. Until you are accepted into the College of Engineering and Computer Science, your major is known as preliminary engineering or pre-engineering. Please note that depending upon which type of engineering you plan to major in has different admissions requirements that you must meet in order to be considered for admission. To get your application started visit: http://www.eng.fau.edu/undergraduate/index.php and select which degree you would like to apply for.
School of Communication and Multimedia Studies
If you would like to be considered for admission into the B.A. major in Communication Studies or B.A. major in Multimedia Studies, you will need to meet specific requirements to enter into the major. To review the requirements for the B.A. major in Communication Studies visit: http://fau.edu/scms/comm_std.php To review the requirements for the B.A. major in Multimedia Studies visit: http://www.fau.edu/scms/multi_jour.php
If you would like to be considered for admission as a Music major, you will need to audition on your principal instrument. To view specific audition requirments for instrument or voice visit: http://www.fau.edu/music/aa_auditions.php. To schedule your audition send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us your instrument and the degree you are interested in.
All other Colleges and majors, except for those described above, fall under the Undergraduate Admissions standard requirements for admission and do not require a supplemental application.