Admissions Frequently Asked Questions
What is FAU’s code for standardized tests (GRE, TOEFL, and GMAT)?
The FAU standardized test school codes are listed below:
- GRE - 5229
- GMAT - 9LX
- TOEFL – 5229
- IELTS – No code. The test scores are mailed directly to the Graduate College.
Do all programs require the GRE or GMAT?
No, not all degree programs require a standardized test for admissions. Click here to view admission requirements for each degree program.
How long are test scores valid for admission at FAU?
- GRE – 5 years
- GMAT – 5 years
- TOEFL – 2 years
- IELTS – 2 years
What are the other admission requirements?
The admission requirements for FAU's graduate programs vary. Click here to view the admission requirements for each graduate degree program.
How do I apply to one of FAU's graduate programs?
All prospective students must complete the Graduate College application online. Detailed application instructions for domestic and international students are provided on the Graduate College website. To view these instructions please click here.
Can I complete part of the online application and finish it later?
The application does not have to be completed in one sitting. The application can be saved and completed at a later date. However, incomplete applications will not be evaluated for admission.
I have a degree from outside the United States. What should I do?
Foreign Credential Evaluation: Graduate applicants who completed all or part of their education abroad are required to have their foreign credentials evaluated. Depending on the program, the evaluation required will be a “general” or a “course-by-course” evaluation with a grade point average from each institution attended. Applicants have two options for obtaining foreign credential evaluations:
- Option 1) Choose an independent evaluating company that is a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member, and send transcripts directly to the evaluating company. Evaluations by NACES member organizations must be completed with authenticated documents. Evaluations completed by NACES members should be sent directly to FAU Graduate College at: Florida Atlantic University, Graduate College, SU-80, Room 101, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA
- Option 2) Florida Atlantic University will evaluate transcripts internally. Note: Evaluations completed by FAU are only valid for FAU admission purposes. Official transcripts and English translations (for official documents in languages other than English) must arrive in English 30 days prior to the application deadline for FAU to evaluate them internally. To find more information on internal evaluations, visit fau.edu/graduate/applyonline/foreign-credential-evaluation.php.
Can I apply to more than one graduate degree program?
Yes. You must complete a separate application and pay the application fee for each degree program to which you apply.
How do I send my transcripts?
Please send official transcripts from the Registrar's Office of each college or university you have attended directly to the Graduate College. The Graduate College’s mailing address is listed below:
Florida Atlantic University
SU-80, Room 101
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Do I need to send my transcripts from every school I have attended?
Yes, the Graduate College needs to receive official transcripts from all the institutions you have attended.
My transcripts were sent to FAU prior to the completion of the FAU graduate application, should I take any action?
If your former institution sent your transcripts electronically to FAU, please contact the Graduate College once you complete the Graduate College application so that we may access, retrieve and attach your transcripts to your application.
If a hard-copy transcript was mailed to FAU, it will only be kept for certain amount of time. Domestic transcripts are kept for one year and foreign transcript evaluations are kept for two years.
How do I check my application status?
If you have completed the online application, you may check your Graduate College application status here. The online system will allow you to view what documentation has been received by the Graduate College. If you would like to check the status of your supplemental admissions documents please contact your academic department directly.
- Students new to FAU use OWLS (Online Web Link Services) to check the status of their application
- Existing/former FAU students use MyFAU. Once you are logged in, click on FAU Self-Service and open the Student Services tab to review your application
Note: During peak times, it may take up to two weeks for your accurate application status to be reflected online.
How do I locate my Z number (student ID)?
To find the Z number assigned to you, click here.
How will I be notified of an admissions decision?
Once an admission decision has been made, applicants will be notified by email to check their admissions status online.
Where do I get an I-20 form?
Once you are admitted the Center for Global Engagement office will contact you about processing your I -20. More information is available on the Center for Global Engagement website here.
Where can I get more information about military benefits?
The Military and Veterans Affairs office offers numerous resources for veterans. To learn more about military benefits please click here.
Where can I get information about graduate housing?
The Department of Housing and Residential Education offers graduate-level housing at the Boca Raton campus. Innovation Village Apartments North, Innovation Village Apartments South, and University Village Apartments are on-campus housing options for graduate students. For more information about on-campus and off-campus housing, please click here.
I have been admitted into a graduate program, what should I do next?
Please visit our Newly Admitted Student webpage for newly admitted student information and helpful tips to get you started, including a new student checklist, registration information, and MyFAU account log-in instructions.
Is there a new student orientation? Is it mandatory?
Yes, the Graduate College does host New Student Orientations. The orientations are not mandatory, but all students are strongly encouraged to attend. All students are assessed a non-refundable $35.00 orientation fee.
Some academic programs also host new student orientations, which may be mandatory. All new students should contact their graduate degree program with regard to mandatory, program-specific orientations.
How do I get my NET ID and password for MyFAU?
Please visit the Graduate College Orientation Manual for detailed instructions regarding logging into MyFAU.
Florida Residency: Frequently asked questions regarding residency are available here.
Graduate Assistantships and Tuition Waivers: Frequently asked questions regarding assistantships are available here.
My question is not answered - What should I do?
If you have any additional questions feel free to contact the Graduate College by telephone at 561-297-3624 and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.