JUMP START your academic experience at FAU this summer!

Program Highlights:

  • Preferred seating in summer courses
  • Opportunities to build a community with other first-year students and to create a unique support system  by establishing relationships with:
    • Academic Advisors
    • Professors
    • Classmates
  • 6 summer credits which will help you progress toward your graduation requirements.
  • College success in and outside of the classroom prior to your first fall semester. 


As part of the Summer Jump Start Program, you will be taking three (3) courses. Two of them are 3 credits and apply to the Intellectual Foundations Program (IFP) or help prepare you for a course in the IFP, and the third course is the The Learning Community Experience (SLS1412), Jump Start Edition! This course is a FREE 0-credit class designed to help you learn success strategies, connect with other students, and have a great start to your FAU experience.

How to select your Jump Start Courses 

You will select which courses you would like to take in the when you complete your Online Advising. You can see which courses are available by viewing the Jump Start Communities below (specific courses will be available after March 14th, 2016). If you have questions about Jump Start courses, please feel free to contact University Advising Services at or 561-297-3064. 

All incoming first-year students starting FAU in the summer term will be part of the Jump Start program. Simply select your preferred summer courses when you complete your online advising and we will do the rest! As long as you have cleared your holds (and taken the ALEKS math placement test if you plan to take a math course), we will register you for your summer Jump Start community.

*Please note, all summer registration requirements, including completion of online advising and the removal of holds must be completed by June 10th to secure your seat in the FAU Class of 2020.

Students who participate in the JUMP START Program receive preferred seating in summer courses. Once you complete your online advising you will be assigned an advisor. They will work with you to get you registered for your Summer Jump Start courses.

Filling out a FAFSA & FA Summer Application

Filling out a FAFSA (FAFSA = Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

  1. Go to
  2. Scroll down and select from section labeled “New to the FAFSA” or “Returning User”.
  3. In order to electronically sign the FAFSA both student and parent must create a password/pin on the site. You will receive a prompt to create one if you have not already.
  4. Follow the prompts to complete a FAFSA
  • For Summer 2015, you will select 2015-2016 FAFSA. 
  • For Fall 2016-Spring 2017 you will select 2016-2017 FAFSA.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  You will be completing both FAFSA applications. Keep in mind by completing the steps above you are already applying for Federal/State/Institutional grants and Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized/Unsubsidized). Additional Information about Financial Aid is available at  or call 1-800-4-FED-AID.

Financial Aid Summer Application 

  1. You must complete the FAU Summer Application online : 
    • Log in to MyFAU:
    • Click on the "Money Matters!" tab
    • Click on “View My Financial Aid Information”.  
    • Click on the "Financial Aid Status" tile box  
    • If prompted for Aid Year, select "Award Year 2015-2016” 

You must review the Summer Information Bulletin:

Other important information and helpful tools you need to review: 


 Last Modified 11/24/15