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The required $30 non-refundable application fee  can be paid online when you submit your application. Online payments can be made only by credit card. If you are not able to pay your application fee when you submit your application, you can still pay it online by logging back in the application using the login information that was emailed after application submission. Students can also mail in a check, money order, postal money order, international money order and U.S traveler's check (all must be drawn in a U.S. bank). Please mail your payment to:

Florida Atlantic University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
777 Glades Road SU-80
Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991

Please note that you must have a valid United States social security number (SSN) in order to submit the FAU Online Undergraduate Application. International Students who do not have a United States social security number will need to enter all zeros (000000000) for the social security number. The admissions office will provide you with a valid student number for the processing of your application.more...


  1 Submit official high school transcripts. Prospective students must submit the most recent,  official transcripts from any/all high schools (secondary school) in which the student enrolled prior to graduation. Once graduation has taken place, a new copy of the official transcript will need to be submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to confirm the receipt of the high school diploma.


Post-Secondary Official Transcript for each institution attended (if applicable)
If you completed all or part of your education abroad, a translation and evaluation of work completed at each institution will be necessary. Transcripts should be sent to one of the NACES accredited evaluation services for course-by-course evaluation and overall GPA. Please see a list of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) Members.


3 Submit official test scores. An SAT or ACT is required of all applicants. To have SAT scores sent to Florida Atlantic University contact College Board at or at (866) 630-9305. FAU's SAT school code number is 5229. To have ACT scores sent contact American College Testing Program at or (319) 337-1313. FAU's ACT school code number is 0729.


4 English Proficiency Requirements

If you are an international student, whose first language is not English, you must demonstrate your proficiency in the English language.

To be exempt from the English proficiency test requirement you would need to be included in one of the following categories:

  • You are from another country where English is the only official language
  • You have earned a degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university
  • You have earned a degree from a country where English is an official language
  • You attended a university, at which English is the only official language of instruction

If you do not meet the requirements of any of the categories mentioned above, you are required to submit an English proficiency exam.

Currently, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will accept only the following exams to demonstrate English proficiency:


English Proficiency Provider

Minimum Scores

For Registration & Testing Dates


IBT(80) PBT (550)



Cambridge English Language Assessment


Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE)



For students who need assistance in meeting our English proficiency requirements, please explore our Program for Academic Readiness (PAR) program.

Please go to the following website for immigration and visa requirements to be submitted to the ISSS office in order to receive your I-20. Immigration/Visa Requirements


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Application Deadlines  

Admission decisions are made on rolling basis. A decision is generally rendered within 6 to 8 weeks after the applicant's file is considered complete. The Office of Admissions will notify you by mail of your admission decision. Correspondence will be sent to your permanent address on file. Applicants may also check their status online.

Your email address will be used as the primary method of communication during the admission process. Please notify us at with updates to your email or mailing address

 Last Modified 3/8/17