How to Apply As A Transfer

For students who have been affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the USVI, please find your application steps here. 

Summer Transient Student Information:
If you are attending Florida Atlantic University as a transient student and are not seeking your degree from FAU, please go to the Florida Virtual Campus for the transient student application. Being a transient student means you are currently attending a university as a degree seeking student and you would like to take classes at another institution for the summer to then transfer those credits back to your degree seeking institution.There is no need to submit a fee or application through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Be sure to check with your home institution for proper transient procedures and approval as well.

HOW TO APPLY 

Application Quick Tips

Application Preview

Application Helpful Hints

  1. Apply online at https://apply.fau.edu

    The required $30 non-refundable application fee  can be paid online when you submit your application. Online payment can be made only by credit card.If you did not pay your application fee online when you submitted the application, you can still pay it online at /admissions/appfee.php. Students can also mail in a check, money order, postal money order, international money order or 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.

  2. 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.

    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 Post-Secondary transcript(s) for each institution attended (if applicable). Please submit all post-secondary school transcripts for each institution attended. This includes any dual enrollment credits you earned while still in high school.

    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.

    Students may receive credits through four exam programs: Advanced Placement (AP), Advanced International Certificate in Education (AICE), International Baccalaureate (IB) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Official test scores sent directly from the testing center to FAU are required in order to award credits.

    Students who are pursuing admission as either a first time in college student or a transfer, but for whom they have completed a GED must submit the transcripts from the institution where the GED was completed. This submission should include all the required exam scores as well. Persons with a GED must achieve a minimum total score of 3000, with no sub score lower than 550, and present a test score of at least 1450 on the SAT or 21 on the ACT.  

  4. Submit official Test Scores (Lower-division Transfers only)

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

    Results of the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) may be required of students whose first language is not English. Current FAU admission requirements are a score of 550 on the paper-based test (Toefl PBT), or 80 on the internet-based version (Toefl iBT). Also, we accept IELTS instead of Toefl with the minimum score of 6.5. Information about IELTS can be obtained from http://www.ielts.org. FAU now offers TOEFL in the Boca Raton campus. You can find more information about it on our web site at www.fau.edu/testing/TOEFL.php.

Admission Requirements
Application Deadlines  
Residency Requirements

Questions? We Give A Hoot!
Office of Admissions
Email: admissions@fau.edu
Phone: 561.297.3040

©