FAQ - Transfer
What are the steps to apply as a transfer student?
What are the application deadlines for transfer students?
How do I submit my college transcript(s)?
Do I have to provide all my transcripts even though my last school has a combination of all my institutional credits?
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?
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?
How do I check my application status?
What do I do after I’ve been accepted?
Can I meet with someone who will tell me which of my credits will transfer before I apply?
Can I transfer as a Junior with my Associate of Science degree?
I won’t be able to attend the term for which I was accepted. Can I attend the next term?
Who do I speak to if I don’t know what to major in yet?
Can I speak with an academic advisor before I apply?
Do I qualify for the Transfer Scholarships?
I missed the deadline for the Transfer Scholarships. Are there any other scholarships I can apply for?
What programs are offered at each of the campuses?
What is the difference between degree-seeking and non-degree seeking?
Can I take my pre-requisites or general education classes at the Davie or Fort Lauderdale Campuses?
What online programs do you have?
Can I enroll at two institutions at the same time? (e.g. Start my BA classes at FAU while completing my AA at BC)
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:
- Complete the online application in its entirety.
- Pay the non-refundable $30 application fee.
- 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:
- High school transcripts
- SAT/ACT scores
Note – Limited access programs may require supplemental items. Contact the relevant FAU college or department for other admission requirements.
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All institutions are different, so we encourage you to contact your college or university’s registrar’s or student services office to determine how they send official transcripts. Most institutions will have the official transcript request process available to students online.
There are two ways to submit your official transcripts:
Faster (all Florida public institutions)
Naviance (Typically used by private high schools)
SMART/Joint Service Transcript (military records)
National Student Clearinghouse
Hardcopy – U.S. Postal Service
Transcripts sent directly from your high school and/or college in a sealed envelope (if the seal is broken, we cannot accept the transcript as official). If a hard copy is submitted, additional time for evaluation will be required. Official transcripts can be mailed to the following address:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road – SU80
P.O. Box 3091
Boca Raton, FL. 33431-0991
Please note, if the transcript delivery service asks you to provide an email address to send transcripts to, please use email@example.com.
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.
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 institution, 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.
- 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”.
- 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.
- You will have to resubmit a residency form and required documents for proof of residency.
You can check your application status online at appstatus.fau.edu.
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.
- 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.
- 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 Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Students transferring with an Associate of 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 of 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.
- 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.
- You can complete a change of entry form online.
- Please keep in mind that these changes must be made before the transfer deadlines.
- 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.
- If you have been admitted to FAU, please visit our Career Development office available to you. You can reach them at
- Broward Campuses: (954) 236-1214
- Boca Raton Campus: (561) 297-3533
- You can also visit the Career Development Center website
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.
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 Transfer Scholarships, students must have their application, application fee, official transcript(s), scholarship application, and letters of recommendation (2) or essay received by the scholarship application deadline.
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.
Most degree programs are offered at the Boca Raton campus, but students may contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to inquire about their campus’ course offerings. Only upper-division courses are available for transfer students at FAU’s partner campuses.
- 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.
- A Degree Seeking is a student who is applying with the intention of graduating from FAU with an undergraduate or graduate degree.
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 classes (3000/4000 level).
Please click on the following link for information about our online programs.
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.