AA degree transfer student

transfer-admission-req

Transferring with an Associate in Arts Degree from a Florida College System or State University System Institution.

  1. Applicants should present a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher on all attempted coursework.
  2. Admission to the School of Architecture, Wilkes Honors College, and Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing is limited. All applicants must meet the specific course and grade point average requirements for direct admission to those programs.
  3. Programs in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, such as Music majors, the College of Business, College of Education, College of Engineering and Computer Science, and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science are selective and have additional requirements.
  4. Students in the Teacher Education program in the College of Education must pass all four parts of the State’s General Knowledge Exam that are required for any teacher preparation program.

**All other Colleges and majors, except for those described above, fall under the Undergraduate Admissions standard requirements for admission**

Transfers with less than 30 earned credit hours

  1. Applicants should present a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on all attempted college work.
  2. Applicants must be in good academic standing at their last attended institution.
  3. Applicants must also meet all freshman admissions requirements as stated in freshman admissions section.
  4. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission. Applicants who are not selected for their chosen term of entry may appeal the admissions decision through the Faculty Committee on Student Admission process.

Transfers with 30 - 59 earned credit hours

  1. Applicants should present a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on all attempted college work.
  2. Applicants must be in good academic standing at their last attended institution.
  3. Applicants must also meet all freshman admissions requirements as stated in freshman admissions section, or successfully completed (C or higher) at least one English composition course, and one college level math course.
  4. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission. Applicants who are not selected for their chosen term of entry may appeal the admissions decision through the Faculty Committee on Student Admission process.

Transferring with more than 60 earned credit hours

  1. Applicants should present a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on all attempted college work.
  2. Applicants must be in good academic standing at their last attended institution.
  3. All transfer applicants should have completed eight to ten credit hours of sequential foreign language or its equivalent in quarter hours prior to enrollment at Florida Atlantic University.*
  4. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission. Applicants who are not selected for their chosen term of entry may appeal the admissions decision through the Faculty Committee on Student Admission process.

* This requirement may be satisfied by presenting proof that two units of a sequential foreign language were completed in high school or by passing a CLEP or other designated examination of proficiency. If the foreign language admission requirement is not met at the time of transfer, then it becomes a graduation requirement.

Transferring with 90+ attempted/earned credit hours

Applicants who have attempted more than 90 college credits will be individually reviewed on a course by course basis. Additionally –

  1. Applicants should present a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on all attempted college work AND should have completed 67% or more of their attempted coursework.
  2. Applicants must be in good academic standing at their last attended institution.
  3. Applicants with 90 or more attempted credits who have not completed pre-requisite coursework for their intended degree program will likely not be admitted
  4. Applicants with over 90 credits must meet FAU admissions requirements as well as their intended academic program requirements.
  5. Students who have attempted and failed core courses within academic programs and pre-requisites more than 3 times will not be admitted to FAU. Example: Enrolled and attempted Calculus I three times and failed, or below required minimum grade or withdrew, and interested in Engineering or Business.
  6. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.
  7. Applicants with an AA degree and over 90 credits attempted/earned are held to the 90+ standards.
  8. Students who have attempted 90 or more college credits may have exhausted their financial aid eligibility.*
* In 2009, the Florida Legislature implemented Section 1009.286, Florida Statutes to encourage students to complete their baccalaureate degree as quickly and efficiently as possible. It established what is commonly referred to as an "Excess Credit Hour Surcharge." The bill requires universities to add a surcharge to each credit hour taken in excess of the total number of credit hours required to complete the degree being pursued.

Second Bachelors Degree

Students applying for a second baccalaureate degree must have received their first bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution and achieved a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher. A "major" is required for all students seeking a Second Bachelor's Degree when submitting the application online. Second bachelor’s applicants cannot be admitted to the same major they received their first degree from.

Please note specific degree requirements regarding Second Baccalaureate Degrees, to earn a second baccalaureate degree, students must:

  1. Earn a minimum of 30 credits in residence at FAU beyond those required for the first degree. Students earning two degrees simultaneously ("dual degree") must earn at least 150 credits.
  2. Earn at least 75 percent of all upper-division credits in the major department from FAU (effective for students who entered FAU in fall 2010 and going forward). Some majors may require more than 75 percent. Consult the degree requirements section of the major for details. The previous requirement, earn at least 50 percent of all upper-division credits in the major department from FAU, is still in effect for students who entered FAU prior to fall 2010.
  3. Satisfy the admission and graduation requirements of the department and college granting the second degree as described under the heading Lower-Division College and Department Requirements. Students who have received a bachelor's degree from a four-year accredited institution of higher education will be deemed as having met the FAU general education requirements. Students must meet the foreign language admissions requirement, however, if required for one of the two degrees.
 

Returning Student

If you are a former, degree-seeking FAU student, but not currently enrolled, your eligibility to return will depend on several factors. Degree-seeking students returning after an absence of more than a year may be subject to the following:

  1. If last enrollment was more than three consecutive semesters, the student must file a new admissions application with the appropriate documents and submit a new application fee of $30.
  2. If the student has attended another institution since the last period of enrollment at FAU, official transcripts must be forwarded directly to the FAU Office of Admissions by the registrar of the other institution(s).
  3. The student must be in good standing (eligible to return) at FAU and at any institution attended since last period of enrollment at FAU. If the student was academically dismissed from FAU, that student would need to petition to be reinstated to FAU before the admissions application can be processed (this is handled by the college in which the student was academically dismissed.)
  4. Previous attendance at FAU does not guarantee admission. Quality of any interim work and successful progress toward a degree are considered.
  5. A returning student that is denied by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions has the right to appeal through the FCSA/

If you have not attended for at least three consecutive semesters, you must re-apply for admission.

 

International Transfers

In addition to meeting the University admissions requirements, International students whose first language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency, as determined by the university. Visit the Undergraduate International Admissions for more information on the different methods to prove English proficiency at FAU. If eligible for readmissions, returning former students will be readmitted to the same major they were pursuing when they last enrolled at FAU (except Engineering and Nursing majors).

 

Math Boot Camp

Students who have one or two unsuccessful attempts at college math courses will be required to attend the FAU Math Boot Camp prior to being able to register for another math course.

Additional Admission Requirements

Transfer applicants should be aware that additional requirements are necessary for the following majors:

Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

  • School of Architecture
  • School of Communication and Multimedia Studies
  • School of Music
  • School of Theatre

College of Business

College of Education, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

  • Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
  • Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing
  • College of Engineering and Computer Science

Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College