AM I A FRESHMAN?
A New Freshman is an applicant who:
is seeking early admission and completed the junior year in high school and would like to enroll as a full-time student during the senior year of high school, or
is applying during his/her senior year of high school, or
has earned less than 12 semester transferable college credits.
Related: Transfer Students
Spring 2018 Availability and Application Deadline
Summer 2018 Availability and Application Deadline
Fall 2018 Availability and Application Deadline
*Applications submitted after the deadline may be considered for a future term.
**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 you must be a graduate from an approved or regional accredited high school, submit official high school transcript, submit official post-secondary transcript; if applicable, official scores from the ACT or the College Board (SAT), two letters of recommendation from teachers and/or counselors, 500 word essay (The essay is part of the application.), and satisfy the below requirements:
An applicant is required to have at least a 2.50, with a preferred grade point average of 2.75 or higher (recalculated academic core) grade point average on 4.00 scale in core academic units.
Academic Unit Requirements
English: 4 units
Includes substantial writing.
Mathematics: 4 units
Preferably: Algebra 1 and above, Geometry, Pre-Calculus or other advanced math.
Natural Science: 3 units
Preferably: Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, with two in a laboratory science.
Social Science: 3 units
Foreign Language (must be sequential): 2 units
Preferably: Spanish 1 and 2, French 1 and 2, and Latin 1 and 2 or other languages.
Electives: 2 units
Preferably: English, Mathematics, Natural Science, Social Science, or a Foreign Language core course.
Total of 18 Academic Units
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) evidenced-based reading and writing score of 500 and mathematics score of 500 and/or ACT (code: 0726) reading score of 19 and mathematics score of 19, in conjunction with the core academic GPA requirement for admission
s consideration. 18 core academic courses must also be met in English, mathematics, social sciences, natural sciences, and international language.
Submit official ACT and/or College Board (SAT) score report to complete your application for admission directly from the testing agency only. Test score reports 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, Computer-Based score of 213, 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. Submit official GED report, official partial high school transcript, meet ACT and/or SAT requirements, two letters of professional recommendations, and 500 word essay (The essay is part of the application.).
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. Students must submit an application for admission by the published application deadline date, as well as official high school transcript and official ACT and/or SAT score report.
Early admission is granted to students with outstanding credentials who demonstrate potential to do college-level work.
Be classified as at least a high school senior for early admission by the time of enrollment, high school grade point average of a 3.00 (recalculated academic core), 18 core academic units, SAT and/or ACT requirements, letter of recommendation from principal or designated representative, meet all FAMU admissions requirements by the conclusion of the junior year of high school.
Home School Education
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.
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 (recalculated academic core), 18 core academic units, Redesigned SAT total score of 1060 (evidenced-based reading and writing and mathematics) and/or ACT composite score of 21, Affidavit of Home School Completion form, and 500 word essay (The essay is part of the application.).
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. 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 (recalculated academic core), 18 core academic units, Redesigned SAT total score of 1060 (evidenced-based reading and writing and mathematics)and/or ACT composite score of 21, and letter of recommendation from principal or designated representative, and 500 word essay (The essay is part of the application.).
Limited Access Programs
School of Journalism and Graphic Communication (Pre-Journalism)
High school grade point average of a 2.50 (recalculated academic core), ACT and/or SAT 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 (recalculated academic core), ACT and/or SAT requirements, and "B" average or higher Mathematics and Science core academic courses.
High School Dual Enrollment
Students who receive their high school diploma and 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 your admission decision being revoked.