HOW TO APPLY

  1. APPLY

    Submit your online admissions application and submit your non-refundable $30 application fee in U.S. Dollars. 

    View our application deadlines to apply on time. 

  2. CREDENTIAL EVALUATION

Freshman
Submit official transcripts from all high schools attended with a certified translation of each transcript. Your 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.

Transfers & Second Bachelors
Students who have foreign post-secondary coursework have the option of requesting one of the following options.

  • An internal evaluation completed by an FAU foreign credential evaluator. If an internal evaluation is requested, we require a certified English translation plus the original transcript from the post-secondary institution. These documents must arrive in a sealed enveloped provided by the institution and translation agency. If you would like information on how to request an internal evaluation from FAU email us at intladmissions@fau.edu  with your Z number once you have submitted your online application. 

  • A NACES-accredited (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) evaluation by a certified evaluation service member. The equivalency evaluation must be course-by-course with a grade point average. 

     3.  TEST SCORES

Submit your SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) or ACT (American Achievement Test) 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 www.collegeboard.org. To have SAT scores sent to FAU, contact:
College Board
www.collegeboard.org 
(609) 771-7600
FAU school code: 5229

ACT Test Information can be found at www.actstudent.org. To have ACT test scores sent to FAU, contact:
ACT
www.actstudent.org
(319) 337-1313
FAU school code: 0729

   4. 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 we will accept only the following exams to demonstrate English proficiency.

English Proficiency Provider Minimum Scores Websites
TOEFL iBT(80) PBT (550) www.ets.org/toefl
IELTS 6.5 www.ielts.org
Cambridge English Language Assessment 180 www.cambridgeenglish.org
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) 55 www.pearsonpte.com

 

For students not meeting the English proficiency, please see our Conditional Admissions Track (CAT) Intensive English Institute. 

   5. COSTS & VISA REQUIREMENTS

Florida Atlantic University requires proof of financial support for your first year of study to assist you in obtaining the Form I-20 (for the F-1 visa) or the Form DS-2019 (for the J-1 visa). To complete this step and find out more about the cost of attendance, please visit our International Student Costs & Visa Requirments page.   

 

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