Freshman applicants should be aware that additional requirements are necessary for engineering and computer science, science, and nursing majors.

College of Engineering and Computer Science Admissions Requirements

The College of Engineering and Computer Science is competitive and selective. Foundational coursework in mathematics is key to success in engineering and computer science. The following high school courses are strongly recommended to prepare for the rigors of our programs:

  • Algebra 1
  • Geometry
  • Algebra 2
  • Precalculus / Trigonometry
  • Calculus 1 / AP Calculus

The following courses are not recommended for a degree in engineering or computer science:

  • Statistics
  • Math for College Readiness
  • Financial Algebra

Pre-engineering students who are not yet prepared for college calculus and who demonstrate a capacity to be successful in college level coursework will be considered for the STEM Bridge Program.

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science Admissions Requirements

A student's overall academic GPA and performance in math courses are factors that weigh heavily in the admissions decision. To be best prepared for any major in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, foundational course work in the following areas are strongly encouraged:

Math Courses

  • Algebra 1
  • Geometry
  • Algebra 2
  • Precalculus / Trigonometry
  • Calculus 1 / AP Calculus
  • AP, AICE and/or IB math

Science Courses

  • Biology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • AP, AICE and/or IB science

Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing Admissions Requirements

To be considered for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Direct Admit track, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing has a January 15 application deadline. All decisions are typically rendered by late March.

Application Review Minimum Criteria:

  • High School GPA: 3.60 recalculated high school cumulative grade point average
  • SAT 1200, ACT 25, or CLT 83

The College of Nursing does not accept self-reported test scores. Applicants should send official score reports from the testing agency to Florida Atlantic. SAT [code: 5229] or ACT [code: 0729].

When students apply for admission they will be asked for a second choice major. If an applicant does not meet the requirements for the College of Nursing they will be considered for their 2nd choice if they meet FAU admissions requirements. The only way to earn a BSN is to enter FAU in the Freshman Direct-Admit Track. Students are unable to change their major to Nursing if they are offered admission in another academic program. Students cannot transfer into the College of Nursing later in their FAU career, there is no upper-division option. If a student is not admitted into the Freshman Direct-Admit Track there is no other way to study Nursing at FAU.

For additional information regarding application steps for Freshman Direct Admit, please click here. Admission to the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing's BSN Program is determined by the College.