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 Failure to accurately report scores may result in your offer of admission being withdrawn.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 December 1 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

If you attend an International or American high school outside the United States, you must request that your high school counselor or school administrator email an official PDF copy of your current high school transcript.

It must be emailed to and the subject line must include International High School Transcript and your full name as written on your FAU application.

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 December 1 to be considered for merit-based scholarships.

For information on scholarships, please visit our scholarships page.