1. Submit Your Online Admissions Application 

International students applying for their first year in college are encouraged to apply using the  Common App.

Please note that students should only submit one application.  


 2. Academic Credentials


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.The equivalency evaluation must be course-by-course with a grade point average. A list of evaluation service members may be found at

  • 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. 
    • If you are applying using the Common App, please request that your counselor upload your official transcript to your application file.
    • For counselors sending via email, please send to The subject line must include International High School Transcript, the student's full name and Z number.
    • Alternatively, transcripts may be mailed directly from the high school 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: with your Z number once you have applied.


A NACES accredited evaluation. The equivalency evaluation must be course-by-course with a grade point average. A list of evaluation service members may be found at


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 To have SAT scores sent to FAU, contact:
College Board 
(609) 771-7600
FAU school code: 5229

ACT Test Information can be found at To have ACT test scores sent to FAU, contact:
(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 attended a high school in the U.S. from start to finish
·      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)
Cambridge English Language Assessment 180
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) 55
Duolingo English Test (DET) 105

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 Requirements page.   


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