Admission Requirements

Step 1: Submit Application and Fees

Complete the application for admission online and pay the non-refundable $30 application fee in U.S. Dollars.

Deadlines: Currently the international student deadlines are

  1. Spring Entry (January): October 1st
  2. Summer Entry (May): February 15th
  3. Fall Entry (August): April 1st

Step 2: Submit Required Academic Credentials

The academic credentials required will vary based upon your entry level.

  • Freshmen: Submit official transcripts from all high schools attended with a certified translation of each transcript. The 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.
  • Transfer and Second Bachelor: Students are required to have their foreign coursework evaluated by a NACES-accredited (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) evaluation service to certify equivalency. The equivalency evaluation must be course-by-course with a grade point average. A list of evaluation service members may be found online.

Step 3: SAT or ACT 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 .(FAU school code: 5229)

ACT Test Information can be found at . (FAU school code: 0729). The ACT Residual test is offered at FAU’s Testing Center. For more information, go to

Step 4: Submit English Proficiency Tests

Students whose first language is not English must submit TOEFL scores. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based test (TOEFL PBT), or 80 on the internet-based version (TOEFL iBT) is required for admission. FAU also accepts IELTS test results with a minimum score of 6.5.

For students not meeting the English proficiency, please see our pathway to academic readiness program.

English Proficiency Provider Minimum Scores Further Information
TOEFL IBT(80) PBT (550)
Cambridge English Language Assessment 180
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) 55 


Step 5: Immigration/Visa Requirements

International applicants must submit immigration related documentation to the International Students and Scholar Services Office. For a list of the documents and additional details, please visit  

International Undergraduate Admissions Options

  • Program for Academic Readiness (PAR Program)
    The PAR program provides conditional admission for academically qualified international students who need access to English language and other academic and social preparation for success in a U.S. university setting. PAR students will be fully integrated into the Florida Atlantic University community and learn English, hone study habits and absorb cultural nuances that will lead to success in their studies at FAU.


Scholarships are available for Spring and Fall terms only. There are a limited number of scholarships available including the Depan International Student Scholarship for freshmen and transfer students, the International Scholarship for Non-Resident students, and the Latin America & Caribbean Scholarship Program. Go to for more information.