Director's Welcome

Congratulations on your designation of National Merit semifinalist – you join a prestigious group of individuals being recognized for their dedication to their academic development and future careers. Florida Atlantic University considers it a privilege to offer National Merit scholars a wealth of tailored experiences and opportunities that include top-notch programming and support services, as well as exceptional research opportunities.

Highlights of what we offer our scholars include:

  • Personalized campus visits year-round to prospective students and their families
  • Priority admission decision
  • Priority advising and early registration
  • Opportunities to meet faculty and current National Merit Scholars
  • Med-Direct (B.S./M.D.) program that allows conditional acceptance into the FAU College of Medicine at the same time as undergraduate admission.
  • A variety of graduate pathway programs that offer B.A., B.S., M.A., M.S. to Ph.D. options
  • Offer of admission into the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College on the Jupiter Campus
  • Honors in the Major program
  • Max Planck Honors program and research opportunities
  • Tailored programming in many of our academic departments, as well as leadership opportunities through our Lead and Serve program.

Join us for a visit and see all of the unique and exciting opportunities that Florida Atlantic University has to offer you! I look forward to being able to welcome you soon.

Debbi Johnson-Rais
Debbi Johnson-Rais, Ed.D.
Director, Scholars Program
Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
561-297-6037 or 561-931-9048