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.

    • If you attend an International or American high school outside the United States, you must request that your high school counselor or school administrator email an official PDF copy of your current high school transcript. It must be emailed to admissions@fau.edu and the subject line must include International High School Transcript and your full name as written on your FAU application. Alternatively, mail your transcripts via post to:

      Florida Atlantic University
      Office of Undergraduate Admissions
      777 Glades Road - SU 80
      P.O. Box 3091
      Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991

    Transfers & Second Bachelors
    Students who have foreign post-secondary coursework have the option of requesting:
    An internal evaluation completed by a 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: intladmissions@fau.edu with your Z number once you have applied.
    OR
    A NACES-accredited (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) evaluation. The equivalency evaluation must be course-by-course with a grade point average. A list of evaluation service members may be found at http://www.fau.edu/admissions/EvalAgencies.php


  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.   

     

    Questions? We give a hoot! Contact us here. 

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