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one   Complete the application 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.

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. more


  two Submit official test scores.





An SAT or ACT is required of all applicants (including the writing section). To have SAT scores sent to Florida Atlantic University contact College Board at or at (866) 630-9305. 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.

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 through our testing center located on the Boca Raton campus. You can find more information about it on our web site at


three 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 has 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. 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.

Students who are pursuing admission as either a first time in college student or a transfer, but for whom they have completed a GED must submit the transcripts from the institution where the GED was completed. This submission should include all the required exam scores as well. Persons with a GED must achieve a minimum total score of 3000, with no sub score lower than 550, and present a test score of at least 1450 on the SAT or 21 on the ACT.

  four Submit senior year course schedule.
  five Submit official college/university transcript(s) if applicable.
Please submit all post-secondary school transcripts for each institution attended. This includes any dual enrollment credits you earned while still in high school.

six Submit application fee




The required $30 non-refundable application fee can be paid online by credit card when you submit your application. If you did not pay your application fee online when you submitted the application, you can still pay it online at . You may also mail in a check, money order, postal money order, international money order or 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


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