* This requirement may be satisfied by presenting proof that two units of a sequential foreign language were completed in high school or by passing a CLEP or other designated examination of proficiency. If the foreign language admission requirement is not met at the time of transfer, then it becomes a graduation requirement.
We encourage those students not offered admissions to consider the LINK to FAU program. Please visit LINK Program webpage for more information.
Transferring with an Associate in Arts Degree from a Florida College System or State University System institution:
Students applying for a second baccalaureate degree must have received their first bachelor degree from a regionally accredited institution and achieved a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
If you are a former degree-seeking FAU student, but not currently enrolled, your eligibility to return will depend on several factors. If you have not attended for at least three consecutive semesters, you must re-apply for admission and pay a $30 non-refundable application fee. Click here for more information.
International students whose first language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency, as determined by the university. Visit the Undergraduate International Admissions for more information on the different methods to prove English proficiency at FAU.
Consistent with Florida Board of Governors Regulation 6.013, Military Veterans and Active Duty, students who are or were members of the United States Armed Forces may earn appropriate academic college credit for college-level training and education acquired in the military. College credit will be granted to students with military training and coursework that is recognized by the American Council on Education (ACE), subject to institution transfer practices and limitations on amount, level, etc., of transfer credit. Military training coursework will be subject to the same treatment as any other transfer credit evaluated, with the utilization of the ACE Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services for determining equivalency and alignment of military coursework with applicable University courses. If the coursework fulfills a general education, major course, and/or degree requirement, consistent with the college/department policy, the credit will be granted for meeting that requirement toward graduation. Applicable course credit may include elective course credit toward the degree.
To apply for such credit, military veterans or active duty service members should submit one of the following forms of documentation and evidence of appropriate test scores on the DSST Examination Program (formerly DANTES Subject Standardized Tests) in college and technical subjects. See DSST exams and scores below the required documentation details.
For the United States Army, United States Coast Guard, United States Marine Corps, United States Navy:
For the United States Air Force:
For the Department of Defense:
The table below provides information related to the DSST exams. For more details, visit www.getcollegecredit.com.
Transfer applicants should be aware that additional requirements are necessary for the following majors:
Admission to Florida Atlantic University does not guarantee entrance to selective admissions majors in the College of Business. Your status is considered as a preliminary business major (pre-business). Please refer to the college's website at http://www.business.fau.edu/undergraduate/index.aspx for their undergraduate admissions policy and a list of business major programs.
If you have satisfied this criteria, you must submit an Application to Upper-Division to the College of Business to declare one of the selective admissions majors. Click here to view the online application.
Please note: The Economics (ECON) major, a social science program, is excluded from the above requirements.
Admission to the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing’s Freshman Direct Admit track, Accelerated track, and the RN to BSN track is determined by the College. A supplemental application is required. For information, please go to http://nursing.fau.edu/. To investigate all majors offered by Florida Atlantic University, visit /explore/degrees.php/.
Admission to Florida Atlantic University does not guarantee admission to the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College. You must submit a supplemental application with additional requirements. Please visit http://honorscollege.fau.edu for more information about the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College.
Applications to the School of Architecture: Any prospective architecture student who is interested in applying for the lower division sequence (Architectural Design 1) or upper division sequence (Architectural Design 5-9) will need to fill out an additional application for the School of Architecture. Students must apply first to FAU using the Undergraduate admission application. Please note that the School of Architecture has separate deadlines from Admissions to submit their application. Refer to their webpage for details.
:PENG (pre-engineering) Effective Spring 2011
Admission to Florida Atlantic University does not guarantee admission to the College of Engineering and Computer Science, therefore your status is as a preliminary engineering major (pre-engineering). Please refer to the college's website at http://www.eng.fau.edu for detailed information on the admissions criteria.
All students interested in the Bachelor of Arts with Major in Communication Studies or the Bachelor of Arts with Major in Multimedia Studies must first apply to the corresponding pre- major. Specific requirements must be met before admission to the major. Please go to /academic/registrar/catalogRevs/artsandletters.php#communication for additional information.
Please note that an audition on your principal instrument is required prior to admission into the Department of Music. For details regarding specific audition requirements for each instrument or for voice, please visit www.fau.edu/music/aa_auditions.php. To schedule an audition, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org be sure to specify your instrument and the degree program in which you are interested.
**All other Colleges and majors, except for those described above, fall under the Undergraduate Admissions standard requirements for admission**
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 www.fau.edu/admissions 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 email@example.com 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.
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/admissions/FCSA.php 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.