Freshman Early Admission

Students who have demonstrated academic excellence, are looking for 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 offered admission through Early Admission, students would begin classes at FAU as a freshman instead of attending their senior year of high school. Please contact your school counselor for detailed information. The deadline to apply is April 15, of your junior year of high school.

In order to be considered for Freshman Early Admissions you must meet the minimum requirements.

Freshman Early Admissions Profile

GPA 3.8
rSAT (both two sections) 1290
ACT 27



  • You must apply to FAU by completing our online admissions application, where you should select “Current high school juniors who have demonstrated academic excellence, would begin classes at FAU as a freshman instead of attending senior year of high school.”

  • Pay the $30 application fee.

  • You must have completed six (6) semesters of high school.

  • You must be a Florida Resident.

  • Instead of submitting your Student Self-reported Academic Record (SSAR), please ensure your high school counselor sends us your transcript.

  • You must complete a supplemental application.

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

  • You must provide written recommendations from your high school principal and guidance counselor attesting to your maturity and readiness to meet the academic and personal challenges posed by early entry into a university.

  • Self-report every SAT/ACT/CLT test score through your application status portal. Make sure to self-report all your scores because FAU allows super score test scores.

  • Send us your final high school transcripts after you complete your first year as an Owl to our Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

  • A First-Time-In-College student must have earned a standard high school diploma from a Florida public or regionally accredited high school, 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, also must meet this minimum admission requirement.

Your application and all materials must be received by April 15