Academic Credentials


First time incoming international students who are not educated in a U.S. based or IB curriculum MUST have their high school records evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation agency. This evaluation must include:

  • 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

A list of evaluation service members may be found at the NACES accredited evaluation website.

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

Transfers & Second Bachelors

Students with foreign post-secondary coursework have the option of requesting an internal evaluation completed by a FAU foreign credential evaluator or submitting a NACES accredited evaluation (the equivalency evaluation must be course-by-course and include a grade point average).

If an internal evaluation is requested, we require a certified English translation plus the original transcript from the post-secondary institution. These documents must arrive in a sealed enveloped provided by the institution and translation agency. Please note internal evaluations are for FAU-use only.

Please have documents mailed to:

Florida Atlantic University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
777 Glades Road SU-80
Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991