International Admissions Overview


We are pleased that you are interested in Florida Atlantic University. FAU is ranked among the most culturally and ethnically diverse universities in the United States. Students from approximately 100 countries around the world make a home away from home in our university community. Carefully review the information below to learn about the international admission process, immigration documents including the estimated educational costs for international applicants, and your international student visa process.


International Admissions for Degree-Seeking Students:

Admission to a degree program is a two-part process:

1) Academic admissions where the student must meet all academic requirements for the program of interest;

2) Immigration process where students must provide appropriate documentation to obtain the Certificate of Eligibility (I-20) to be able to study in the US and at Florida Atlantic University. Prospective F-1 students may submit documentation for both steps concurrently, but they are not fully eligible to attend FAU until they meet all academic requirements and obtain the I-20. 

Note:  FAU offers fully on-line programs. If you are interested in a fully on-line program, please be aware that you will not be qualified to apply for F1 international student visa. For more information about on-line programs, please visit FAU eLearning web page at:  http://fauelearning.com/fauonline/


International Undergraduate Admissions

Step-by-Step International Undergraduate Admission

Part I   : Complete the online application and submit the required academic (transcripts and test scores) documentation to the  Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Undergraduate Admissions Contact:
Telephone: 561-297-3040
Email:  Admissions@fau.edu
WEB: https://www.fau.edu/about/admissions/

 

Part II   : Provide the following required documentation to obtain the F-1 visa eligibility document (I-20) to International Student Services. The I-20 will only be issued after you are formally admitted to the university and after you provide the below listed documents.

  1. Financial Certification Form (FCF) - and supporting financial documentation. To learn more about the Alternate Estimated Cost of Living Expenses for International Students please click  here.
  2. Proof of financial support from the student, the student's sponsor (parent, relative, etc.) government agencies, or other sponsoring entities. 
  3. SEVIS Transfer In Form  – required  only for applicants  who are currently in the U.S. in either F-1 or J-1 status and transfer from another institution within the U.S.
  4. Copy of the passport's biographical page and visa page (if applicable) 

International Graduate Admissions

Step-by-Step International Graduate Admission


Part I : Complete the Graduate on line Application and submit academic documentation including transcripts and test required test scores to the Graduate College Admissions.

Graduate Admissions Contact:
Graduate Admissions
Telephone: 561.297.3624
Email: graduatecollege@fau.edu 
WEB:  https://www.fau.edu/graduate/applyonline/index.php  

Deferrals: If you would like to defer your admission to the next semester, send an email to graduatecollege@fau.edu with your Z#, name, and request to defer your admissions.

To ensure appropriate time for review of your FCF/STF documents and for issuance of the undergraduate I-20 document, please adhere to the following deadlines:


Deadlines to Submit Documents for I-20:

Spring 2023

Program/Level University Application Deadline I-20 Request and Documents Deadline Semester Begins
Undergraduate (Freshman) Nov 11 Nov 28 Jan 7
Undergraduate (Transfer) Nov 11 Nov 28 Jan 7
Graduate Nov 11 Nov 28 Jan 7

 

Summer 2023

Program/Level University Application Deadline I-20 Request and Documents Deadline Semester Begins
Undergraduate (Freshman) n/a n/a May 13
Undergraduate (Transfer) March 17 March 31 May 13
Graduate March 17 March 31 May 13

 

Fall 2023

Program/Level University Application Deadline I-20 Request and Documents Deadline Semester Begins
Undergraduate (Freshman) May 1 July 7 Aug 19
Undergraduate (Transfer) June 23 July 7 Aug 19
Graduate June 23 July 7 Aug 19

 

Submitting your I-20 documentation later than the recommended date may result in processing delays, especially for students who are overseas and need to apply for an F-1 visa, and will only be considered on a case by case basis after consulting with the ISSS office (undergraduate students) or the Graduate College (graduate students).

Deferrals: If you would like to defer your admission to the next semester, send an email to  admissions@fau.edu  with your Z#, name, and request to defer your admissions.  Change of entry UG Admissions online request form:  http://www.fau.edu/admissions/ChangeEntry.php 


 

Other International Admissions Options 

Intensive English Institute (IEI) is a bridge program for students who would like to learn English for the first time, or are academically eligible to become FAU students but need additional preparation in English prior to full admission to a degree program. IEI program provides three study tracks: Intensive English Full Time Track, Part Time Track and Conditional Admissions Track.


Program Exchange Students

Exchange Students who plan to attend the university through an existing exchange program agreement must contact the  Education Abroad  to learn about special admission requirements and processes.

Exchange Program Contact: 
Ms. Madison McShane
Director, Education Abroad
Telephone: (561) 297-1208
Fax: (561) 297-2580
Email:  mmcshane@fau.edu
Website: www.fau.edu/goabroad 

Email:  goabroad@fau.edu

Exchange Students will attend FAU as  J-1 Students  and will need the Form DS-2019 in order to obtain the J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa.