International Student Admissions


We are pleased that you are interested in Florida Atlantic University. FAU is committed to maintaining a diverse student body and currently enrolls students from over 200 countries. Whether you have already applied, or are just beginning the application process, we encourage you to follow the steps below to assure that we provide you with the best service possible. This page will include information about a cademic and v isa requirements, our step-by-step freshman international process, as well as information about financial assistance for international students.


  1. Apply online at

    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 are not able to pay your application fee when you
    submit your application, you can still pay it online after you have received
    your application confirmation number (please allow at least 24 hours after
    application submission) by going to 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...


  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 is 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.

  3. Post-Secondary Official Transcipt for each institution attended (if

  4. 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

  5. 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 (609) 771-7600. 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.

  6. English Proficiency Rquirements
    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 FAU now offers TOEFL in
    the Boca Raton campus. You can find more information about it on our web site at

    Students are exempt from taking the TOEFL exam if they meet the
    following criteria:

    1. Students who have attended at least three years of an accredited high school
      where the primary language of instrution is English.
    2. Students who have at least 60 credit hours from an accredited post secondary
      institution where the primary language of instruction is English.   
  7. 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

Other Information

Admission Requirements
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

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