What are the steps to apply as a transfer student?

If you are applying to FAU with more than 12 post-secondary credits, earned after high school graduation, you are considered a transfer student.

Students with an Associate’s degree or at least 60 credits should complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the online application in its entirety.
  2. Pay the non-refundable $30 application fee.
  3. Submit transcripts from each college or university you have attended.

Students with less than 60 credits should complete steps 1-3 above as well as submit:

  1. High school transcripts
  2. SAT/ACT scores

Note – Limited access programs may require supplemental items. Contact the relevant FAU college or department for other admission requirements.

What are the application deadlines for transfer students?

Term Transfer Students International Students


July 1

April 1


November 1

October 1


April 15

February 15


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Do I have to provide all my transcripts even though my last school has a combination of all my institutional credits?

Yes. Your application will not be processed unless we receive the official transcripts from each college/university you have attended. Please keep in mind that they need to be received by the application deadline

Can I apply now even though I’m still in my last semester at my current institution and have not received my A.A. or 60 credits yet?

You will need to fill out the application, pay the application fee, and submit the most current official transcripts by the application deadline for the term you intend to start at FAU. If you wait to apply until you finish your last semester at your current institutions, you will miss the application deadline and will have to sit out one semester. Once you complete your classes, please submit your final transcripts to Admissions.

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I am an FAU alumnus and want to get my second Bachelor’s degree. Can I just register for classes or do I have to go through the entire application process?

  1. An application is required for each new degree program. You must complete the online application at fau.edu/admissions/apply.php and choose the option “Second Bachelors”.
  2. If you have taken college-level courses at any other institution since graduating from FAU, you will need to submit the official transcript from those institutions.
  3. You will have to resubmit a residency form and required documents for proof of residency.

How do I check my application status?

You can check your application status online at appstatus.fau.edu .

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What do I do after I’ve been accepted?

Newly admitted students must remove all holds on their accounts as well as submit documents for Florida residency. For a complete list of steps, students may refer to the Accepted Students checklist on our website or log in to Owldone.fau.edu.

Can I meet with someone who will tell me which of my credits will transfer before I apply?

  1. Unfortunately, only students who apply to FAU will have their transcripts evaluated. However, you can check how your credits transfer using our online Transfer Equivalency Tool.
  2. If you wish to inquire if the transcripts from your previous institution will be accepted by FAU based on your previous school’s accreditation, please feel free to contact the Admissions office.
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Can I transfer as a Junior with my Associate in Science degree?

Students transferring with an Associate in Science degree will need to take additional classes to meet the University general education requirements (Intellectual foundation of Education) at their current institution, or obtain an Associate in Arts degree.

If your AS is articulated with one of FAU’s programs (and you meet all the admission requirements), you will be admitted to the university, where you can complete the remainder of your Intellectual foundation of education courses.

I won’t be able to attend the term for which I was accepted. Can I attend the next term?

  1. Admissions to FAU is term specific. If you wish to defer your application or admissions decision you MUST complete a change of entry form. Your application is valid for three consecutive semesters, which means you are allowed to change your entry date twice.
  2. You can complete a change of entry form online.
  3. Please keep in mind that these changes must be made before the transfer deadlines.
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Who do I speak to if I don’t know what to major in yet?

  1. If you have not been admitted to FAU, you can visit the career services at your current institution or you may contact one of our Transfer Admissions Counselors.
  2. If you have been admitted to FAU, please visit our Career Development office available to you. You can reach them at
    1. Broward Campuses: (954) 236-1214
    2. Boca Raton Campus: (561) 297-3533
    3. You can also visit the Career Development Center website at www.fau.edu/cdc

Can I speak with an academic advisor before I apply?

Unfortunately, due to the large number of student to advisor ratio, not all academic advisors meet with prospective students. Please feel free to contact the office of Undergraduate admissions to see if your advisor can see prospective students.

Do I qualify for the Transfer Scholarships?

Please visit our transfer admissions webpage for specific requirements.  Meeting scholarship requirements do not guarantee you will be awarded as scholarships are limited and competitive. In order to be considered for the Transfer Scholarships, students must have their application, application fee, official transcript(s), scholarship application, and letters of recommendation (2) or essay in by the scholarship application deadline.

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I missed the deadline for the Transfer Scholarships. Are there any other scholarships I can apply for?

If you have missed the deadline for the transfer scholarships,  you can go to the Financial Aid department and your academic advisor to inquire about other scholarship opportunities.

What programs are offered at each of the campuses?

Most degree programs are offered at the Boca Raton, but students may contact the Office pf Undergraduate Admissions to inquire about their campus’ course offerings. Only upper division courses are available for transfer students at FAU’s partner campuses.

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What is the difference between degree-seeking and non-degree seeking?

  1. Non-degree courses can be taken for enrichment, certification, or to meet pre-acceptance requirements for entry into a graduate degree program. The Office of the Registrar processes all non-degree applications; please visit their website for additional information.
  2. A Degree Seeking is a student who is applying with the intention of graduating from FAU with an undergraduate or graduate degree.

Can I take my pre-requisites or general education classes at the Davie or Fort Lauderdale Campuses?

All general education classes and pre-requisites (1000 and 2000 level classes) are only offered at the Boca Raton Campus, but some may be available online. The Broward campuses only offers upper-division campuses (3000/4000 level)

What online programs do you have?

Please click on the following link for information about our online programs.

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Can I enroll at two institutions at the same time? (e.g. Start my BA classes at FAU while completing my AA at BC)

A student cannot be enrolled concurrently at two institutions at the same time as a degree seeking student. But a student can be admitted to FAU for a future term while the student completes their degree at their current institution, or be enrolled at FAU (home school) and be a transient student in another.

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