Am I a Freshman?
A New Freshman is an applicant who:
- is applying during his/her senior year of high school, or
- has no previous college experience, or
- has earned less than 12 semester transferable college credits.
Related: Transfer Students
SPRING 2018 APPLICATION DEADLINES
- November 1 | Application available January 9th
SUMMER 2018 APPLICATION DEADLINES
- March 1 | Application available July 1st
FALL 2018 APPLICATION DEADLINES
- May 1 | Application available September 1st
- November 30* | Admission application for Priority Scholarship Consideration (if eligible)
*Students must have a complete file by November 30, 2017 for scholarship consideration (if eligible). Complete files consists of an application, a paid application fee, official test scores on file, and official transcripts received.
New Freshman Requirements
To be admitted to an undergraduate degree program as a regular freshmen student you must be a graduate from an approved or regional accredited high school, submit official high school and all post-secondary transcripts; if applicable, official ACT or SAT test scores, 500 Word Essay: "What qualities or unique characteristics do you possess that would allow you to contribute to the university community", two letters of recommendation or teacher/counselor recommendation form, and satisfy the below requirements:
An FTIC applicant who has at least a 2.50 or higher (academic core weighted) grade point average on 4.00 scale in core academic units.
High School Courses
English: 4 units
Includes substantial writing.
Mathematics: 4 units
Includes: Algebra 1, Geometry, Pre-calculus or other advanced math.
Social Science: 3 units
Natural Science: 3 units
Preferable: Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, with two in a laboratory science.
International Language: 2 units
Includes: Spanish 1 and 2, French 1 and 2, and Latin 1 and 2 or other languages.
International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP), Advanced International Certification of Education (AICE), and Dual Enrollment are assigned an additional weight of 1.
Pre-International Baccalaureate (IB), Pre-Advanced Placement (AP), Pre-Advanced International Certification of Education (AICE), and Honors are assigned an additional weight of .5.
Redesigned SAT (code: 5215) evidence -based reading and writing score of 500 and mathematics score of 500 or ACT (code: 0726) reading score of 19 and mathematics score of 19, in conjunction with the core academic GPA requirement, for admissions consideration. 18 core courses must be also be met in English, mathematics, social studies, natural sciences.
Submit ACT or SAT scores to complete your application for admission directly from the testing agency only. Test scores are required for admission. Scores are also used for placement in first year courses and for new freshman scholarship consideration (if eligible.)
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (code: 5215) Internet-Based score of 80 or Paper-Based score of 550 or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6, if applicable.
General Equivalency Diploma
Applicants who present a GED will also be considered for admission. Official GED results, a partial high school transcript, and ACT and/or SAT requirements.
Early admission is for students who have completed their junior year in high school and would like to enroll at FAMU as full-time students for their senior year of high school. Early admission is granted to students with outstanding credentials who demonstrate potential to do college-level work. Applications for early admission should be submitted during the junior year with high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores. If accepted for Early Admission, the student would enter FAMU as a freshman instead of attending high school for the senior year.
High school grade point average of a 3.00 (academic core weighted), 18 academic core units, SAT and/or ACT requirements, and letter of recommendation from principal or designated representative.
Home School Education
Homeschooled applicants should submit a homeschooled transcript that includes a list of all coursework (both completed and in progress), showing final grades and units earned for each course completed. A brief description of the methods used for evaluation should accompany the homeschooled transcript. If homeschooled applicants previously attended another school, or completed courses through the Florida Virtual School or dual enrollment at a local college or university, official transcripts are required, and those courses should also be reflected on the homeschooled transcript.
High school grade point average of a 3.00 (academic core weighted), SAT and/or ACT requirements, and 500 Word Essay: "What qualities or unique characteristics do you possess that would allow you to contribute to the university community".
Other Non-Traditional or Accredited High School
Other Non-Traditional High School Program participants: A student applying for admission who has participated in a non-traditional high school program must present credentials determined to be equivalent to those described in this regulation. A student whose non-traditional high school program is not measured in Carnegie Units must present a test score of at least 1450 on the SAT (reading, writing, math), a minimum composite score of 21 on the ACT. The University reserves the right to require a student to take an updated version of a test. Official transcripts must be certified through the school district.
High school grade point average of a 3.00 (academic core weighted), 18 academic core units, official transcript and profile of the school attended, SAT and/or ACT requirements, letter of recommendation from principal or designated representative, and 500 Word Essay: "What qualities or unique characteristics do you possess that would allow you to contribute to the university community".
Limited Access Programs
School of Journalism and Graphic Communication (Pre-Journalism)
High school grade point average of a 2.50 (academic core weighted), SAT and/or ACT requirements, and "B" average or higher English core academic courses.
College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmacy-Undergraduate)
High school grade point average of a 3.00 (academic core weighted), SAT and/or ACT requirements, and "B" average or higher Mathematics and Science core academic courses.
High School Dual Enrollment
Students who will receive their high school diploma and the Associate of Arts degree at the same time should complete the freshman application. You must apply to a specific FAMU college and major, and you must meet college and major prerequisite course and minimum GPA requirements.
Admissions Offers Are Tentative
All offers of admission are tentative if you have high school or collegiate coursework in progress. Final admission is dependent on receipt and review of your final transcripts.
Admission offers are subject to cancellation if your final coursework does not meet admission requirements. Earning a Certificate of Completion rather than a high school diploma will result in admission being revoked.