Frequently Asked Questions

What documents do I need to submit with my application
What are the basic requirements for Florida Residency
What is FAU's Admissions Policy
Which application should I use

What are the application deadlines
What are your Open House dates
What are the foreign language requirements
Does FAU require interviews, references or essays
What is an official transcript
What if I previously attended FAU
How do I appeal my admission decision
How can I change my major
Can I change my term of entry
How do I apply for financial aid
How much does it cost to attend FAU
How do I apply for scholarships
Does FAU accept credit cards
What high school courses are required
Do you accept students with a GED
How many Military Credits will FAU approve for transfer credit
Where can I obtain a paper application
Who do I speak to if I don’t know what to major in yet
I attended school outside of the United States, what do I need to provide for my official transcripts
Do you have Early Decision or Early Action
Do you accept fee waivers
I submitted my application and fee and accidentally pressed the submit button twice. I got two email receipts saying my payment was accepted. Can I be refunded the duplicate fee
How do I find out if FAU has received my application materials and/or that my application is complete
Can I speak with an academic advisor before I apply
How do I appeal my admission decision
How do I check my application status
What is the difference between degree-seeking and non-degree seeking
Can I take my pre-requisites or general education classes at the Davie or Fort Lauderdale Campuses
What online programs do you have

Freshman Applicants

What documents do I need to submit with my application
I am currently a senior in high school and am taking a college class. Will I receive credit at Florida Atlantic University for these classes
Do you consider the writing scores from the SAT Reasoning Test
What high school courses are required
How is my high school GPA calculated
Do you accept students with a General Equivalency Diploma (GED)

Transfer Applicants

What documents do I need to submit with my application
Do I have to provide all of my transcripts even though my last school has a combination of all my institutional credits
Can I transfer as a junior with my Associate in Science degree
Can I apply now even though I’m still in my last semester at my current institution and have not received my A.A. or 60 credits yet
Can I enroll in two institutions at the same time? (E.g. start my BA classes at FAU while completing my AA at BC)
Can I meet with an advisor who will tell me which of my credits will transfer before I apply
I currently receive grants & scholarships at the school I am now attending. Will I be eligible for money at Florida Atlantic University as a transfer student
Do you offer academic scholarships to transfer students
How many Military Credits will FAU approve for transfer credit

International Applicants

Should I apply as an International Student
What financial documents must I send to get my I-20 and where do I send it
When will I receive my I-20 once I have been admitted to the university
How much will it cost to attend Florida Atlantic University
How do I know if I am a "freshman" or a "transfer" student
What are the international student requirements for admission to Florida Atlantic University
Should I take the SAT or ACT? Am I required to take an English Language Proficiency Exam
I attended school outside of the United States, what do I need to provide for my official transcripts
What are the minimum required TOEFL and IELTS scores
How can I pay the application fee
How can I check my application status
Does Florida Atlantic University offer financial assistance to international undergraduate students
What are the undergraduate majors offered at FAU
I have been accepted to FAU as a beginning freshman. How do I secure my admission
How can I contact the Office of Admissions if I have questions?

Re-ADMISSION APPLICANTS

Who should apply as a Re-Admission Applicant
I am an FAU Alumnus and want to get my second bachelor’s degree. Can I just register for classes or do I have to go through the entire application process
I left the University and want to come back. What do I do

ADMITTED STUDENTS

What do I do after I’ve been accepted
Do I have to take the Math Placement Exam and how soon do I have to have it completed
I'd like to change my major now that I've been admitted. How do I go about doing that
Can I add a second major or minor now
When will I get a Florida Atlantic University email address

YOUR ZNUMBER and PIN NUMBER

What is my Z number and where can I get it
I don't know my PIN, or the PIN I tried did not work. Now what do I do

FLORIDA RESIDENCY

What are the basic requirements for FL residency
My acceptance letter states that I am a Non- Florida Resident. How can I address this

COST & FINANCIAL AID

How much does it cost to attend FAU
How do I apply for financial Aid
How do I apply for scholarships
Does FAU accept credit cards
Does FAU offer a payment plan?
What if I don't want to pay the application fee online

OTHER

What programs are offered at each of the campuses

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