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1700 Lee Hall Drive
Foote-Hilyer Administration Center G9
Tallahassee, FL 32307
 
 

Freshmen Applicants


Apply Online  |  Download Application
  • A non-refundable $30.00 (hard copy) and $35 (online) application fee.
  • Applicants submitting the paper application should submit the fee in the form of a cashier's check or money order - no personal checks.
  • College Board or the American College Testing Program fee waivers are accepted from current high school Florida residents only.
  • Florida residents must download the application and submit with fee waiver via postal mail.


Documents Required for Evaluation
  • Application
  • Application fee (non-refundable or fee waiver for FL residents only)
  • Official transcript
  • GED recipients must submit the high school transcript
  • Two letters recommendation -  counselor recommendation form/letters
  • SAT or ACT test scores
  • Essay (The essay is a part of the application.) "What qualities or unique characteristics do you possess that would allow you to contribute to the university community"
Test Scores

FAMU accepts the highest test component of all tests taken and we encourage you to send all results.  When you select score choice all scores will not be submitted.
Official SAT or ACT scores must be submitted directly from the testing agency.  Effective for summer 2011 we will discontinue the use of SAT total or ACT composite for admission evaluations.  
Admission will be based on the following test components:

  • SAT -  Math - 460, Critical Reading - 460, Writing - 440 or
  • ACT Reading - 19, Math - 19, Combined English/Writing 18
College Entrance Examination Board (SAT), Post Office Box 592, Princeton NJ 08540                             
www.collegeboard.com
SAT CODE: 5215

American College Testing Program (ACT), Post Office Box 168, Iowa City IA 52240 

www.act.org 
ACT CODE: 0726

First Time in College (FTIC) Applicants

Students should take college preparatory courses while in high school. These are the type courses used in the evaluation for admission.  We strongly suggest that you take as many academic courses from these subject areas as possible.
  • 4 units of English (at least three with substantial writing requirements)
  • 4 units of mathematics (Algebra I and above) - (effective summer 2011)
  • 3 units of natural science (at least two with laboratory)
  • 3 units of social science
  • 2 sequential units of the same foreign language (If you are admitted and have not completed two units of foreign language while in high school it is mandatory that you complete two semesters prior to graduation from Florida A&M University - NO EXCEPTIONS).
Additional units should be in the above courses.  Required Courses and Units:  First year applicants (an academic unit is a year-long course which is not remedial in nature)
          
Grade Point Average Weighting
The grade point average is re-calculated based on core courses.  When calculating the grade point average, additional weight is assigned for International Baccalaureate (IB), Honors (H), Dual Enrollment, and Advanced Placement (AP) courses.  Weight is assigned as indicated:  IB - 1; Dual Enrolled - 1; Advanced Placement - 1; AICE - 1; Honors - .5.

Grade Point Average Requirement
The grade point average is recalculated and applicants must have a minimum of 2.55 - 2.99.

Transcripts
Completers of high school by GED must provide an official copy of test scores (as well as a partial high school transcript).
If you have taken dual-enrollment classes through a college or university while in high school, you must have an official transcript sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions even if they appear on your high school transcript. A 2.0 GPA is required for dual enrollment courses.  If you have taken Advanced Placement, CLEP or IB exams, you must have official score reports sent to Undergraduate Admissions.
 
Early Admissions
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 along with high school transcripts 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.  A copy of the final high school transcript is required when the diploma is received.

Qualifications for consideration for Early Admission are: 
  • 3.0 GPA (as calculated by FAMU) after six semesters of high school
  • 18 academic units required
  • SAT -  Math - 460, Critical Reading - 460, Writing - 440 or
  • ACT Reading - 19, Math - 19, Combined English/Writing 18
  • A recommendation from the principal (or designated representative) is required.
Home Education/ Other Non-Traditional or Accredited High Schools/Home School Education 

A student whose high school educational program is not measured in Carnegie Units must present a test score of at least 1010 on the SATI, a combined test score of at least 1010 on the SAT Reasoning Test Critical Reading and Mathematics components, a minimum composite score of 21 on the ACT, or an overall combined test score of 1450 on the SAT Reasoning Test (all three components).  We reserve the right to require a student to take an updated version of a test.
Students who graduate from a non-regionally accredited high school are required to meet the following admission requirements:
  • Official transcript and profile of the school attended
  • Grade point average of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale) - recalculated by FAMU Admissions
  • Completion of 18 academic units as indicated below
  • SATI -  Math - 460, Critical Reading - 460, Writing - 440 or ACT Reading - 19, Math - 19, Combined English/Writing 18 or the above test requirement
  • A letter of recommendation from the High School Principal or Administrator
Limited Access/Special Admission Programs
The academic majors indicated require departmental approval and you may expect a delay in the processing of your application.  

School of Journalism & Graphic Communication (Pre-Journalism)             
  • 2.5 GPA (as calculated by FAMU)
  • An acceptable test score on the SAT or ACT to be considered for the program
  • 'B' average or better in English composition courses
College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmacy-Undergraduate)
The Pharmacy-Undergraduate application (for all High School graduates) closing date is May 15th. Applications are accepted for the Fall semester only.
  • 3.0 GPA (as calculated by FAMU); specific math and science courses
  • SAT - Math - 460, Critical Reading - 460, Writing - 440 or
  • ACT - Math - 19, Reading - 19, Combined English/Writing - 18
  • 'B' average or better in Math and Science courses
Decisions
Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. This means that decisions are made after receipt of all supporting documentation.  Once a decision is made, you will be notified via email and regular mail.
 
We encourage you to submit your application online. You may do so by visiting our website at Apply Online NOW.  A FTIC applicant must submit an official high school transcript directly from the high school.  Certificates of Completion are not accepted to be considered for admission.  Applicants who are admitted and receive a Certificate of Completion admission will be revoked.


Visit www.famu.edu/oir for statistical data.