How can I satisfy the TOEFL or International Test Requirement?

Test scores are considered official only when they are sent directly to the Office of Admissions from the testing agency and are valid after two years. We currently accept the following English proficiency exams . Please follow links to request scores directly from your respective testing center

What do I need to evaluate my high school transcripts?

Use a NACES accredited evaluation agency to request a detailed evaluation of:

  • Course-by-course list of subjects and grades completed throughout high school career
  • Exam results (e.g. CXC, GCSES, etc.)
  • Overall US grade point average (GPA)
  • Separately calculated Mathematics-only GPA
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I am an international student do I need to submit SAT or ACT test scores?

Yes, international first-time in college students and students seeking to transfer with less than 60 transferable credit hours are required to submit official SAT/ACT test scores.

What do I need to receive my I-20 form?

Once a student is admitted to Florida Atlantic University, they will work with the International Student Services (ISS) office on I-20 requirements.

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How do I apply for scholarships?

The deadline for merit-based scholarship consideration from FAU was Jan. 30. However, it is important to make sure your FAFSA has been submitted to FAU as there is an opportunity for federal aid that you could receive. It is not too late to file the FAFSA. If you are entering FAU in the Summer 3 term be sure to complete BOTH the 2020-21 and 2021-22 FAFSA. Students entering FAU in the Fall should complete the 2021-22 FAFSA. Go to FAFSA.gov. In addition, you can apply for additional scholarship opportunities here.

I have AP credits, what do I do? How do I get college credit for them? What about my AICE?

  • You will request to have your AP credits sent to FAU through the College Board website.
  • AICE, IB and other exam credits should also be sent to FAU. Here are the instructions.
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How do dual enrollment credits work? Does that effect my FAU GPA?

You will need to submit your official college transcripts to FAU. Your dual enrollment courses will be calculated into your overall FAU GPA. These transcripts should be sent ASAP after coursework is complete to the FAU Office of Admissions.

How do I change my entry term? I’ve been accepted to Summer but want to come for Fall.

Admission is term specific based on your academic credentials presented at the time of submission. We are not accepting change of entry terms from summer to fall. However, if you were accepted for the fall term and want to start in the summer, you can complete a change of entry form here.

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What is EZ Advising and how/where do I complete it?

  • For admitted students you will request to change your major through EZ Advision. Some majors are restricted, selective, or require an audition, such as Nursing, Pre-Architecture and Music. Students cannot request a major change into these programs.
  • Majors in the College of Engineering & Computer Science and the College of Science have some additional requirements to meet for entry as well.

How do I select roomates? What is the assignment process?

New incoming first year students may request a roommate that they know by emailing housing@fau.edu from their FAU student email account, please include your name and the full name of your requested roommate. Both students must send a separate email request. The original deadline was April 1 and has extended to May 1st to align with the Housing application deadline. Roommate requests take priority over room type preferences that are submitted with your housing application. Housing and Residential Education highly discourages students from searching for roommates through social media outlets. Roommate and room type preferences are not guaranteed, however we make every effort to match these when possible.

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When will housing assignments be released and how will I know when they are released?

Housing assignments are released on a rolling basis, starting in early June from the order in which they were received. The housing application opened on December 1, so students who applied early will likely get their assignment information before students who applied in early April. Emails are sent to your FAU student email address with the housing assignment. You will be able to view your roommate and suite-mate information through the housing portal.

It is possible that we will not be able to house students who apply for housing after May 1. Students who are from within 30 miles of campus and are part of the Academic Pathways Program or Engineering Bridge Program will be placed in housing as space permits

Can I make changes to my housing application?

Email housing at housing@fau.edu

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