10 STEPS for Admitted Freshman
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Step 1


Activate Your MyFAU Account:
We want to stay in touch! Visit https://myfau.fau.edu and activate your FAUNet ID and FAU email address. Once logged in, you may apply for housing, accept financial aid awards, review course offerings, register for classes, check your email, complete your statement of responsibilities and receive FAU alerts. Your FAU Net ID can be found at the bottom of your acceptance letter. The password will be the three lowercase letters "fau" followed by your birthday in MMDDYY format (fauMMDDYY).

Go To Access MyFAU



Step 2


Submit Your Required Tuition Deposit
All admitted freshmen must confirm their intention to enroll and secure their space in the class with a $200.00 non-refundable deposit. Online payment via credit card may be submitted and is the preferred method of payment. Visit www.fau.edu/admissions and click “Pay Tuition Deposit.” If you do not wish to pay online, please fill out the bottom portion of the Admissions Tuition Deposit form and send with your check or money order payable to Florida Atlantic University.

Go To Pay your Tuition Deposit  



Step 3 Verify Personal Information:
View your acceptance letter and verify that your address, telephone number and email address are current. Also, check your residency status to ensure you will be charged the correct tuition rate. Make updates if necessary. www.fau.edu/admissions/Forms.php

Go To Send Updates  


Step 4



Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships
Explore scholarship opportunities at FAU. The application for need-based scholarships is due January 15. Students are considered for merit-based scholarships after being admitted to FAU – no application is needed. For information on scholarships visit www.fau.edu/admissions/scholarships-fr.php

To apply for financial aid, complete an online Free Application for Federal Student Aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov beginning January 1. The FAU priority deadline is March 1. Financial aid correspondence will be sent to your MyFAU email account. For more information, visit the financial aid website at www.fau.edu/finaid or call 561-297-3530.

Go To Scholarships  




Step 5 Apply for Housing and Meal Plans
Freshmen must live in university housing and purchase a meal plan (exceptions may apply-contact housing for details). It is highly recommended that you apply for on-campus housing early as residence halls quickly fill to capacity. To apply, submit a housing contract and deposit to the Department of Housing and Residential Life. Apply online at www.fau.edu/housing

 Go To Apply for Housing



Step 6



Submit Required Health Information
To comply with Florida Board of Governors Regulations, prior to registration, all students must submit a signed FAU Immunization Form and documented proof of immunizations to measles and rubella. In addition, all students must provide documentation of vaccinations against meningococcal meningitis and hepatitis B or provide a signed waiver for each declined vaccination. Students will not be allowed to register for classes until all documentation has been approved by the Student Health Services Immunization Office. For more information or to download the immunization form visit www.fau.edu/shs

Go To Visit SHS





Step 7


Submit Final Transcripts to FAU
Your acceptance to FAU is tentative based on the quality of your academic record at the time your file was reviewed. It is required that students submit all official final transcripts before the first day of classes in order to avoid any registration holds. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will make all final admission determinations based on your final high school and/or college transcripts. Submit final transcripts to:
Florida Atlantic University, Office of Admissions, 777 Glades Road,
P.O. Box 3091, Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991.


Go To Application Status  

Go To View holds in MyFAU   

Step 8


Register for Orientation
Orientation is designed to make the transition to Florida Atlantic University as smooth as possible for you and your family members. The mandatory, two-day program promotes student development and accountability, and will provide you with information needed for a successful start to your academic career. Orientation is offered over the summer months for students enrolling in the summer and fall semesters, it is offered in November for students enrolling in the spring semester. Visit www.fau.edu/orientation

 Go To Visit the Orientation Office



Step 9 Take the Math Placement Test (ALEKS)
FAU has adopted a mandatory placement exam to determine math proficiency known as ALEKS. All entering freshmen are required to take the ALEKS test. Visit www.fau.edu/mathplacement

 Go To Visit Math Placement at FAU  


Step 10


Seek Advising and Register
Incoming freshmen will be advised online using OARS, Online Advising Resource System. The OARS website will also provide instructions on how to register for classes using MyFAU. OARS offers students early access to academic advisors and allows students to register for classes prior to coming to Orientation. Students are encouraged to check their FAU email frequently for updates on accessing and completing OARS. www.fau.edu/uas

 Go To Visit Freshman Academic Advising Services



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