All International applicants applying for admission should submit the online application. Additional processing time is required for international applicants, therefore we encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.
Supporting documents should be submitted as soon as possible. Satisfying minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to limited access programs.
Required Documents and Procedures
1. Application for Admission.
2. A non-refundable $30.00 application fee (cashier's check or money order if sending paper application).
3. An International Applicant Financial Statement in US currency showing the applicant has funding to support at least four (4) years of study. Please complete this form and return it along with supporting documentation to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
4. Academic credentials must be certified true copies from the high school, college, or university. Original transcripts from all institutions must be submitted from the foreign institutions directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. To determine academic eligibility for admission, academic credentials must be translated into English.
5. If you attended an international secondary school that uses a grading and evaluating system different than the US system, you will need a course-by-course evaluation and GPA computation of your secondary school record. It is the responsibility of the applicant to contact the evaluation agency directly and to provide FAMU with an original evaluation of all academic credentials. You may send this record, which should indicate performance evaluations and grades for work completed over a period of at least three years, to one of the agencies listed below for evaluation. For more information on freshmen applicants requirements, please click here.
6. Academic Credentials
For more information on transfer student criteria, please click here.
- Applications will not be considered for admission until the Office of Admissions has received ALL required materials.
- All documents must be accompanied by certified, literal (exact) English translations for documents not originally issued in English.
- All academic credentials become property of the university. They will not be returned to you or forwarded to a third party. Credentials of applicants who do not enroll will be destroyed.
- Undergraduate applicants (beginning freshmen and transfers) must submit official transcripts, mark sheets and examination certificates in the native language for all secondary and/or postsecondary coursework, along with certified, literal (exact) English translations for documents not originally issued in English.
- Undergraduate applicants (beginning freshmen and transfer) are also required to submit secondary and college or university credentials from non-U.S. institutions to a credential evaluation agency for a course-by-course evaluation with grade point average calculation. FAMU recommends a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the International Education Credential Services provided by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers . The credential evaluation report must be submitted directly to the Famu Office of Admissions.
7. Students whose first language is not English may be required to take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). TOEFL score requirements are: 500 Paper-based, 173 Computer based, and 61 Internet-based. Information about this examination can be obtained by speaking with your secondary school, university advisor, or from:
TOEFL, P O Box 6151, Princeton NJ 08541-6151 www.toefl.org TOEFL Code: 5233
8. The SAT-I or ACT examination is required if you have earned less than 60 semester hours of college credit. (College Entrance Examination – no exceptions or waivers) Information regarding the SAT-I or ACT may be obtained from:
College Entrance Examination Board (SAT) American College Testing Program (ACT)
Post Office Box 592, Princeton NJ 08540 Post Office Box 168, Iowa City IA 52240
SAT CODE: 5215 ACT CODE: 0726
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 postal mail.
The Form I-20 is issued by the Office of International Education and Development when all supporting documents have been received.
We encourage you to submit your application online. You may do so by visiting our website at
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