Step-by-Step Admissions Process

Nomination Process

  • Principals will receive a memo about the ELITE program from the leadership development department in early fall, and interested principals will attend a mandatory principal information session to be eligible to nominate.
  • Principals who attended the information session will receive a link to the nomination system to submit nominations online.
  • Upon principal nomination, nominees will be invited to an information session; attendance is required in order to apply.
  • Nominees who attended the information session will receive an email with a link to apply.

Application Process for Admission to the Program

Nominees will:

  • Complete the online application.
  • Prepare the following documents to upload to the system:
    1. Unofficial undergraduate transcripts
    2. Unofficial graduate transcripts (if applicable)
    3. Application essay (The prompt is provided in the application.)
    4. Professional resume
    5. Proof of Florida Professional Certificate
    6. Principal recommendation letter
    7. Teacher evaluations for the 3 years prior to applying
    8. Signed Sponsor Commitment Letter (Your principal must agree to serve as your mentor the entirety of the program.)
  • Participate in an admissions interview.
  • Complete a timed admissions essay based on a given prompt.

Program Admissions Process

  • Accepted students will attend a mandatory student orientation session.
  • At the orientation sessions, students will read, acknowledge, and sign the following documents:
    1. Student Conduct Policy
    2. Attendance Policy
    3. Academic Integrity Policy
    4. Photo Release Forms
    5. Research Consent Form
    6. Mentor Commitment Form
    7. Submission of Assignment Policy

Application Process for admission to FAU

  • Students accepted into the program will also complete the university application process.
  • Students will prepare the following documents:
    1. Official undergraduate transcripts
    2. Official graduate transcripts (if applicable)
  • Students will complete the online FAU Application Page
  • To qualify for Florida resident tuition, students will need:
    1. Copy of Florida Driver License
    2. Copy of Florida Registration or Florida Voter Registration Card
    3. Completed Florida Residency Declaration Application
  • Students will provide proof of immunizations using the FAU Immunization Form

Course Registration Process