apply to fau


Follow These Steps

  1. APPLY
    Submit your combined application for undergraduate admissions and merit-based scholarships, along with the $30 application fee, at

    OR  you may submit your application via the Common App

    Students should submit only one application from the options above.

    1. Complete and submit your Self-reported Student Academic Record (SSAR) to FAU.

      Go to and click on the SSAR option. After entering SSAR credentials submit it to link it to your FAU application.

    2. As a part of the SSAR you should self-report all SAT/ACT scores.

      Requiring an ACT or SAT test score for admissions consideration is not an institutional choice. FAU, along with Florida's 11 other public universities, is subject to Florida Board of Governors admissions regulation 6.002 which requires first year students seeking admission to submit an ACT or SAT test score.

      If you take SAT/ACT tests after your application is submitted please self-report every subsequent SAT/ACT test score through your application status portal at
      Make sure to self-report all your scores because we do super-score test scores and they may be used for course placement upon enrollment.

      If students have taken the ACT/SAT then they should self-report their ACTUAL test scores. We strongly recommend you have your score report in front of you for accurate reporting. DO NOT super-score (mix and match) exams – the Office of Admissions will do this. Report all sections of each exam accurately. Do not report practice exams or what you think you will earn. After depositing and before enrolling, students are required to submit official test scores from the testing agency to validate their self-reported scores. Failure to accurately report scores may result in your offer of admission being withdrawn.

      For the 2022 entering class January 14 is the priority date to apply, and be considered for Merit Scholarships.

Having trouble setting up your SSAR? Check our out SSAR FAQ's.


Common App

Students may now apply to Florida Atlantic University using the Common Application. The Common App allows students to apply to multiple colleges at once, helping to simplify the application process.

Students should submit only one application to FAU, either through or

Click here for answers to frequently asked questions about the Common App. 


Admissions Decisions

Admissions decisions for first-year students begin October 1. Please allow 4-6 weeks from the date you completed your application to receive your admissions decision.

Please Note: An application to the university is considered complete upon the receipt and processing of the online application and fee, SAT/ACT scores, and a completed and linked SSAR, in order to receive an admissions decision.

For Admitted Students Only: Please submit all of your official SAT scores through [School Code: 5229] or (866) 630-9305. Please submit all of your official ACT scores through [School Code: 0729] or (319) 337-1313.

Students may check their application status at


International Student Transcripts

First time incoming international students should have their high school records including courses/subjects and grades completed during the course of entire high school career and exam results like CXC/GCSES, etc. evaluated by an evaluation agency. Evaluation process is required from all students who are not educated in U.S. based curriculum or IB curriculum. The evaluation must be course-by-course show overall U.S. grade point average (GPA) and separately calculated Mathematics only GPA. A list of evaluation service members may be found at NACES accredited evaluation website.

  • If you attend an International High Schools patterned after U.S. educational system outside the United States, you should proceed with completing the SSAR report.

Once you graduate from high school, please request that your counselor upload your final official transcript to your Common App application file.

Please note, we do not accept documents e-mailed from students. Those are considered unofficial and will not be reviewed. 

Alternatively, mail your transcripts via post to:

Florida Atlantic University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
777 Glades Road - SU 80
P.O. Box 3091
Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991



Students should apply by January 14, 2022 to be considered for merit-based scholarships. For information on scholarships, please visit our scholarships page.