Admission Requirements

Step 1: Submit Application and Fees

Complete the application for admission  online and pay the non-refundable $30 application fee in U.S. Dollars.

Deadlines: Currently the international student deadlines are

  1. Spring Entry (January): October 1st
  2. Summer Entry (May): February 15th
  3. Fall Entry (August): April 1st


Step 2: Submit Required Academic Credentials

The academic credentials required will vary based upon your entry level.

  • Freshmen: Submit official transcripts from all high schools attended with a certified translation of each transcript. The school must send official transcripts. Required academic records must be original or certified true copies sent by the school in a sealed envelope. All records should be submitted in the native language and accompanied with an official English translation. Students may also submit a NACES accredited evaluation.
  • Transfer and Second Bachelor: Students are required to have their foreign coursework evaluated by a NACES-accredited (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) evaluation service to certify equivalency. The equivalency evaluation must be course-by-course with a grade point average. A list of evaluation service members may be found online.


Step 3: SAT or ACT Scores

SAT and ACT test scores are required for all freshman applicants as well as for all students with less than 60 credits from an accredited post-secondary institution.

SAT test information can be found at .(FAU school code: 5229)

ACT Test Information can be found at . (FAU school code: 0729). The ACT Residual test is offered at FAU’s Testing Center. For more information, go to


Step 4: Submit English Proficiency Tests

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 Further Information
TOEFL IBT(80) PBT (550)
IELTS 6.5 
Cambridge English Language Assessment 180
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) 55 

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


Step 5: Immigration/Visa Requirements

International applicants must submit immigration related documentation to the International Students and Scholar Services Office. For a list of the documents and additional details, please visit  

International Undergraduate Admissions Options

  • Navitas at FAU
  • Program for Academic Readiness (PAR Program)
    The PAR program provides conditional admission for academically qualified international students who need access to English language and other academic and social preparation for success in a U.S. university setting. PAR students will be fully integrated into the Florida Atlantic University community and learn English, hone study habits and absorb cultural nuances that will lead to success in their studies at FAU.


SCHOLARSHIPS for international students

Scholarships are available for Spring and Fall terms only. There are a limited number of scholarships available including the Depan International Student Scholarship for freshmen and transfer students, the International Scholarship for Non-Resident students, and the Latin America & Caribbean Scholarship Program. Go to for more information.


 Last Modified 3/7/17