Freshman Early Admission

Students who have demonstrated academic excellence, are seeking a rigorous 12th grade experience at the university level and wish to earn an undergraduate degree from FAU should consider applying for the Early Admissions Program. If accepted through Early Admission, students will begin classes at Florida Atlantic as a freshman instead of attending their senior year of high school.

Early Admission students must be Florida residents and must have completed six (6) semesters of high school. Please contact your school counselor for detailed information. Your application must be complete by April 15, of your junior year of high school.

To be considered for Freshman Early Admission, you must meet the minimum requirements. Please note that meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Early Admission requirements

GPA 3.8
SAT 1290
ACT 27
CLT 91


  • Apply to FAU by completing our admissions application. On the application, when asked your student type, select “Current high school juniors who have demonstrated academic excellence, will begin classes at FAU as a freshman instead of attending senior year of high school.”

  • Pay the non-refundable $30 application fee.

  • Please send all official score reports to Florida Atlantic.
  • Submit official high school transcript. If you attend a Florida public high school, please send an electronic transcript.
    • Students applying for admission who have participated in a non-traditional high school program must present credentials determined to be equivalent to a standard high school diploma and high school transcript.
  • Complete the supplemental application.

  • Complete the Residency Affidavit and supply supporting materials as requested.

  • Provide letters of recommendations from both your high school principal and school counselor attesting to your maturity and readiness to meet the academic and personal challenges posed by early entry into a university.

After completing your application, paying your non-refundable application fee, and sending us your official test scores, please email with the subject line: "Early Admissions Application." Include attachments consisting of your completed supplemental application, your completed residency application, and your letters of recommendation. The email must be sent directly from the applicant. Early admissions applications are reviewed in May.

  • If you are accepted to, and attend FAU as an Early Admissions student, we require your final high school transcript be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions before the end of your first year as an Owl.
    • If you are a home-schooled student, once you complete your home-school program, you will be required to submit a final, official transcript that includes a list of all coursework, showing final grades and units earned for each course completed and a date of graduation. 
  • A First-Time-In-College student must have earned a standard high school diploma (or its equivalent) to be considered for admission to a state university. Students completing a home education program, according to section 1002.41 of the Florida Statutes, must also meet this minimum admission requirement.

Your application and all materials must be received by April 15.