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Discover Where FAU Pipeline Programs Can Take You

Once you are designated as a National Merit Semifinalist, we make it easy to apply and enjoy the benefits of joining FAU. The best part? Unless you are applying to one of our pipeline programs, you do not need to submit any documents other than those listed below. Just follow the steps to receive the National Merit Scholar benefits available to you:

  1. Submit your completed admissions application to FAU.
  2. Complete the admission process by submitting your Self-Reported Student Academic Record instead of your high school transcript.
  3. Submit your SAT or ACT test scores through your application status portal or have your official scores sent from the testing agency.

Meet some of our National Merit students at FAU



Florida Atlantic University is an exciting and dynamic national public research university with state-of-the-art campuses and sites strategically located along more than 110 miles of the beautiful southeast Florida coastline.

FAU is a first-choice university for excellence in undergraduate education and student experience, visionary and globally relevant research, and transformative engagement with its global communities. FAU’s commitment to excellence is evidenced by our outstanding academic programs, innovative research and mentorship opportunities, and one of the nation’s most diverse student bodies of more than 30,000 students.

Ashley Kash
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

Ashley is studying psychology with a minor in sociology. Her advice to students is to enjoy your time at FAU as much as you can and try to get involved. more

Jeron Bornstein
College of Engineering and Computer Science

Jeron is majoring in Mechanical Engineering and is a member of Elite Owls and the Owls Racing Formula SAE Team. His advice to students is "Be willing to recognize your strengths and weaknesses, and then focus on your weaknesses." more

Bailey Hamm
Instructional Designer, Southwest Airlines University

As an Instructional Designer, Hamm designs and develops training solutions for Southwest Airlines University. Her advice to students is to take advantage of all experiences FAU has to offer and make FAU home! more

Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D.
College for Design and Social Inquiry

Dr. Hinduja is recognized internationally for his groundbreaking work on the subjects of cyberbullying and safe social media use. more