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Freshmen Applicants (First-Time-in-College)

 

A first-time-in-college (FTIC) is required to possess a diploma from a Florida public or regionally accredited high school, an accredited out-of-state high school or, if foreign, its equivalent.


 

Application Requirements

  • Submit the online FAMU application and $35 nonrefundable application fee.
    Payments may be made by credit card, debit card, or wire transfer for online applications. Application fee must be submitted utilizing one of the methods indicated in order for FAMU to receive the submission. Out-of-state and Florida (non-application fee waiver recipients) applicants are required to apply online.
  • Submit the hardcopy FAMU application and original/official ACT/SAT application fee waiver (no copies or fax copies will be accepted).
    (ACT/SAT application fee waiver eligibility requirements and instructions); Fee waivers are accepted from First-Time-In-College Florida residents (no exceptions) who can document that they have received an application fee waiver based on economic need as determined by the College Board or the American College Testing Program.  Applicants not meeting these requirements and/or submit any other form of fee waiver will result in their application being returned. Florida applicants utilizing the ACT/SAT application fee waiver cannot submit an online application. The application and ACT/SAT application fee waiver must be submitted together utilizing the United States Postal Service. Documents submitted separately will be returned.
  • Meet application deadlines. The application, application fee, ALL transcripts, official test scores, and supporting documents must be received by the deadline.
  • Submit official high school transcript.
    Official transcripts can be sent to FAMU in two ways: paper transcript received by FAMU in a sealed envelope or electronic transcripts sent from your institution directly to FAMU. Most Florida public high schools, universities and community colleges prefer to send transcripts electronically, saving you up to two weeks response time.
  • Submit official General Equivalency Diploma (GED) transcript, if applicable.
    Official high school transcript is required.
  • Official SAT/ACT score report.
    The university will accept the highest sub-scores if you took the test multiple times; therefore applicants are encouraged to submit all test results. Official scores must be sent to FAMU directly from the testing agency (no exceptions).
    SAT testing agency or call 609-921-9000. SAT Code: 5215
    ACT testing agency or call 319-337-1270. ACT Code: 0726
  • Official TOEFL score, if applicable. TOEFL Code: 5233
  • Submit all post-secondary transcripts; if applicable.
    Students taking dual enrollment must present a minimum 2.00 GPA from each institution attended. A cumulative C average in academic core is transferable.
  • Two letters of recommendations or counselor recommendation form.
  • 500 Word Essay (if not completed upon submission of application): "What qualities or unique characteristics do you possess that would allow you to contribute to the university community."
  • Advanced Placement, CLEP, or International Baccalaureate examination official score reports; if applicable.
  • Submit documentation indicating that you have satisfied two sequential courses of international language in secondary school or 8-10 sequential semester hours at the postsecondary level, or document an equivalent level of proficiency.
  • Meet college and major prerequisite courses and minimum GPA requirements. Understand that meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to limited access programs (Journalism and Pharmacy-Undergraduate). (See eligibility requirements below).
  • Earning a Certificate of Completion rather than a high school diploma will result in admissions being revoke.

Minimum Admission Requirements

FTIC students applying to Florida A&M University may be considered for admission based on the following criteria:

An FTIC applicant who has at least a 2.50 or higher (academic core weighted) grade point average on a 4.00 scale in core academic units.  


An FTIC applicant must have completed the secondary academic unit requirements:

Academic Subject Units Required
English (with substantial writing) 4
Mathematics (Algebra 1 and above, Geometry, Algebra 2, etc.) 4
Natural Science (two units must include laboratory) 4
Social Science 4
International Language (must be sequential) 2

Additional academic core and/or electives, preferably from the above five subject areas.

Total Academic Core Units

18

 

When Calculating the Grade Point Average

The grade point average is recalculated utilizing the academic core courses to include English, mathematics, science, social science, and international language. FAMU utilizes a 4.00 grading scale and assigns additional weight for the following courses:

  • Courses identified as International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP), Advanced International Certification of Education (AICE), and Dual Enrollment are assigned an additional weight of 1.
  • Courses identified as Pre-International Baccalaureate (IB), Pre-Advanced Placement (AP), Pre-Advanced International Certification of Education (AICE), and Honors are assigned an additional weight of .5.
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Test Score Requirements

  • Effective 2017 The Old SAT: At least the minimum score in each section of the SAT: Critical Reading=>460, Mathematics=>460 and Writing=>440.
  • Effective 2017 The ReDesigned SAT: At least the minimum score in each section of the SAT: Evidence -Based Reading and Writing=>500 and Mathematics=>500.
  • Effective 2017 On the ACT: a minimum score of 19 or higher on the Reading section and 19 or higher on the Mathematics section.

General Equivalency Diploma (GED)

Application Requirements

  1. An official General Equivalency Diploma (GED) transcript.
  2. An official high school transcript.
  3. An official report of scores from the College Board SAT or the ACT

Admission Requirements

  1. Official General Equivalency Diploma (GED) transcript.
  2. An official high school transcript.
  3. See test score requirement indicated above.
  4. Official TOEFL score, if applicable

Early Admission

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. A copy of the final high school transcript is required when the diploma is received.

Admission Requirements

  1. High School requirement: 3.00 (academic core weighted) Grade Point Average.
  2. 18 Academic core units required.
  3. See test score requirement indicated above.
  4. Letter of recommendation from principal or designated representative is required.
  5. Official TOEFL score, if applicable

Home School Education

Home School Education program applicants must submit a final, official home education transcript that includes a list of all coursework attempted, and grades and units for each course completed. If the applicant previously attended another school, or has completed coursework through a virtual school or dual enrollment at a college or university, official transcripts are required and those courses should be reflected on the home education transcript. Official transcripts must be certified through the school district. A student whose high school educational 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.

Admission Requirements

  1. Official district certified home education transcript and profile of the school attended.
  2. Official high school (district/state) or virtual school transcript, if applicable.
  3. Official dual enrollment college or university transcript, if applicable.
  4. High School requirement: 3.00 (academic core weighted) Grade Point Average.
  5. 18 Academic units required.
  6. See test score requirement indicated above.
  7. 500 Word Essay (if not completed upon submission of application): "What qualities or unique characteristics do you possess that would allow you to contribute to the university community."
  8. Official TOEFL score, if applicable



Other Non-Traditional or Accredited High Schools

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.

Admission Requirements

  1. Official transcript and profile of the school attended.
  2. High School requirement: 3.00 (academic core weighted) Grade Point Average.
  3. 18 Academic core units required.
  4. See test score requirement indicated above.
  5. Letter of recommendation from principal or designated representative is required.
  6. 500 Word Essay (if not completed upon submission of application): "What qualities or unique characteristics do you possess that would allow you to contribute to the university community."
  7. Official TOEFL score, if applicable


Limited Access Programs

School of Journalism and Graphic Communication (Pre-Journalism)

Admission Requirements

  1. High School requirement: 2.50 (academic core weighted) Grade Point Average.
  2. See test score requirement indicated above.
  3. "B" average or higher English core academic courses.
  4. Official TOEFL score, if applicable
College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmacy-Undergraduate)
The Pharmacy-Undergraduate application (for all high school applicants) closing date is May 1st of each year. Applications are considered for the Fall semester only.

Admission Requirements

  1. High School requirement: 3.00 (academic core weighted) Grade Point Average.
  2. See test score requirement indicated above.
  3. "B" average or higher Mathematics and Science core academic courses.
  4. Official TOEFL score, if applicable


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.