Florida A&M University uses the FAMU undergraduate application for admission. Applicants can apply online or download FAMU’s application from our website at www.famu.edu. You may also check the status of your application online at our website. Admissions contact information is (850) 599-3796 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each applicant must submit a $30 non-refundable fee with the admission application. Fee waivers are accepted from First-Time-in-College Florida residents who can document that they have received a fee waiver based on economic need as determined by the College Board or the American College Testing Program. Submission of applications may be as early as 12 months prior to the anticipated enrollment date and by the deadline stated in the university calendar.
The selection of students for admission is within the jurisdiction of the university but subject to minimum State or Board standards. In all admission actions, the university will give attention to the need to satisfy equal opportunity/affirmative action goals.
Each person admitted and enrolled must have a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Admission requires high school graduation from a regionally accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education.
Florida Statute 1006.53, Rule 6C-6.001 FAC, and Rule 6C-6.007 FAC establish immunization requirements for students attending state colleges and universities. Students are required to complete and submit information on the FAMU Health History and Immunization form along with any required documentation. Each student accepted for admission shall, prior to enrollment, submit proof of immunizations. All entering students born in or after 1957 must provide proof of immunizations which is mandatory. Additional information can be obtained from Student Health Services.
An application or residency affidavit submitted by or on behalf of a student that contains false, fraudulent, or incomplete statements may result in denial of admission or denial of further registration and/or invalidation of FAMU credits. A dependent claiming Florida residency affidavit which is part of the application for admission must be completed by the parent or legal guardian. Failure to complete the affidavit will result in the student being assessed out-of-state fees for tuition purposes.
Admission to FAMU shall be on a selective basis based upon curricula, space, and fiscal limitations. The selection process includes, but may not be limited to, grades; test scores; educational objectives; pattern of courses completed; past conduct; recommendations; and personal records. Admission is contingent upon the subsequent receipt of official high school and college or university transcripts and verification of high school diplomas, associate of arts, baccalaureate and master’s degrees. If these documents are not received, it will result in cancellation of admission or registration.
Applicants who are denied admission will be notified in writing within a reasonable time period following the admission decision.
Confirmation of financial aid, a scholarship, fellowship, or grant-in-aid does not guarantee admission to the university.
When a former student attends another post-secondary institution since last attending FAMU, the admission status requires evaluation.
A limited number of students not meeting the high school foreign language requirement may be admitted; however, these students must fulfill the foreign language requirement prior to completion of the baccalaureate degree. Any undergraduate student admitted without two years of one foreign language or American Sign Language or the equivalent of such instruction at the post-secondary level (except those exempted in Rule BOG 6.004(1) c ) must complete eight semester hours in one foreign language prior to graduation.Application Deadlines
Fall Term - May 1
Spring Term - November 1
Summer Sessions - March 1Transfer Applicants
Pharmacy - February 1
Freshman Applicants , (First-Time-in-College)
A first-time-in-college (FTIC) applicant 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.
Students applying for admission will submit test scores from the Scholastic Aptitude Test SAT of the College Entrance Examination Board or from the American College Testing ACT program. International applicants must present scores of at least 500 (Paper-based test), 213 (Computer-based test) and 61 (Internet-based test) on Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) if the native language is not English.
An applicant who has at least a 3.0 (recalculated) grade point average on a 4.0 scale in core academic units completed in grades 9 through 12 and who submits other appropriate evidence that indicates successful academic progress is academically eligible for admission. When computing grade point averages, applicants receive additional weight for International Baccalaureate - 1 (IB), Honors - .5, Advanced Placement - 1 (AP) courses and AICE courses - 1 courses. Specific high school course units are required for admission as a first year student (an academic unit is a year-long course which is not remedial in nature).
1. FTIC students applying to Florida A&M University for summer 2011 or later may be considered for admission based on the following criteria:
a. An FTIC student may be admitted if he/she has a high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale as calculated by the university, OR
b. An FTIC student may be admitted if he/she has a high school GPA of 2.5 - 2.99 on a 4.00 scale as calculated by the university. Course work from which a student has withdrawn with
passing grades will not be included in the calculation. In addition to achieving the minimum GPA, a student must achieve the minimum scores for each SAT Reasoning Test or ACT section
as outlined below:
SAT – Critical Reading >= 460 or ACT – Reading >= 19,
SAT – Mathematics >= 460 or ACT – Mathematics >= 19, and
SAT – Writing >= 440 or ACT – English/Writing >=18
2. An FTIC applicant must have completed the secondary academic unit requirements:
|Academic Subject||Units Required|
Additional academic electives from the above five subject areas and courses to be recommended by the Florida Association of School Administrators, or other groups, and approved by the Articulation Committee of the Department of Education - 2
TOTAL - 18
1. Three of which must have included substantial writing requirements.
2. Algebra 1 and above.
3. Two of which must have included substantial laboratory requirements.
4. Includes: anthropology, history, civics, political science, economics, sociology, psychology and/or geography.
5. Both credits must be in the same language. American Sign Language will be accepted in place of a foreign language.
A student applying for admission who has less than a 3.0 average in the required academic units described above eligible for admission regardless of the test score with the exception of programs with specific departmental requirements.
Applicants who are dually enrolled in any course work at a college or university or as a special student must submit an official transcript from that institution.
The Admissions Committee may consider any applicant who does not meet requirements but has other important attributes or special talents. The committee may recommend admission.
In determining eligibility for admission, reasonable substitution for any course or night school unit may be accepted for applicants who are hearing impaired, visually impaired, or dyslexic. Applicants must provide documentation indicating failure to meet the admission requirement related to the disability or must have a specific learning disability. Documents required include, but are not limited to, a physician’s statement, vocational rehabilitation records, and school records maintained as a result of the exceptional child provisions. We encourage you to contact the Center for Disability Access and Resources if you are seeking admission based on a specific learning disability.
Applicants denied admission to the university may appeal the admissions decision to the Admissions Committee if it is felt that there are extenuating circumstances or information not revealed. Appeals for exception should be in writing and directed to the Office of Admissions and Recruitment. In addition, a minimum of two letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors, or principal are required. Petitioning for admission to the university is no guarantee of approval. The decision of the Admissions Committee is final.Home Schooled Students
Home Education or 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 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 reserve the right to require a student to take an updated version of a test. A 3.0 average, 18 academic-college prepatory units and essay are required for home schooled students. Official transcripts must be certified through the school district.
Undergraduate Transfer Applicants
A transfer is any student who has attended a college or university and has earned 12 or more semester hours (except as high school dual enrolled students).College Level Academic Skills (CLAS) Requirement
The College Level Academic Skills (CLAS) requirement is part of Florida’s system of educational evaluation/accountability and is mandated by Florida Statute 1007.25, effective July 1, 2009. Undergraduate degree seeking students are required to satisfy the requirement which is designed to demonstrate a level of student achievement in communication and computation skills prior to graduation. Information regarding the minimum requirements in reading, English language skills, essay, and mathematics can be obtained from the CLAS Office.
In addition to the guidelines listed herein, an international transfer applicant whose native language is not English must present a minimum score of 500 (Paper-based test) or 213 (Computer-based test) or 61 (Internet-based test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a certificate from an English Language Institute.
To meet graduation requirements for the baccalaureate degree, FAMU requires a student to earn at least 30 semester hours in residency.
Transfer students entering FAMU must have completed two (2) years of foreign language in high school or eight semester hours (or the equivalent) of a foreign language at an accredited undergraduate institution prior to enrollment.
Some academic programs have limited enrollment and student demands exceed available resources. Due to instructional facilities, laboratory space, equipment, faculty, etc., these programs have selective admissions criteria to limit enrollment. Architecture, Journalism, Public Relations and Nursing are approved limited access programs. Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, and Social Work require applicants to complete departmental applications.
The university subscribes to the Articulation Agreement between the State University System and the Florida State Community College System. Under this agreement, graduates of Florida public state/community colleges are eligible for admission to non-limited access programs at a state university if they have completed the university parallel program and have received the associate of arts degree and will receive priority admission over out-of-state students. In accordance with the Articulation Agreement, the AA degree must be awarded on the basis of the following:
- At least 60 semester hours of academic work exclusive of occupational courses;
- An approved general education program of at least 36 semester hours;
- Overall grade point average of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 system; and
- Satisfactory completion of the CLAS for admission to the upper division.
Undergraduate transfer applicants who receive the AA degree from a state university in Florida must meet the same minimum requirements as undergraduate transfers who receive the AA degree from a Florida public community college.
Undergraduate transfer applicants who have not earned the AA degree from a Florida state/community college or from a state university in Florida must meet the following requirements:
- Must be in good standing and eligible to return to the last institution attended;
- Must have completed two years of one foreign language in high school or eight semester hours of post-secondary level instruction in one foreign language or American sign language;
- Must have earned at least 60 semester hours and at least a 2.0 average on a 4.0 scale in all college work attempted from an accredited institution;
- If an applicant has attended more than one institution, the cumulative grade point average from each institution must be at least 2.0 for the acceptance of transfer credit unless the student has not earned the Associate of Arts degree or higher;
- Must present passing scores on the CLAS prior to admission into the upper division of the university; and
- Transfer applicants with less than 60 semester hours must meet first-time-in-college admission requirements in accordance with Admission Rules. Profile Assessment admission standards do not apply.
FAMU requires provisionally admitted transfer students to provide proof of 60 semester hours from previous institution(s) prior to registration.
Awarding of credit for military service academic courses is based on recommendations of the American Council of Education (ACE Manuals) when official credentials have been properly presented. However, recommendations by ACE are not binding upon the university. Request military service academic course credits at the time of admission.
The associate of science (AS) degree is a two-year terminal degree and does not assure admission or certify the applicant as having completed the general education requirements, or qualify the applicant for upper division status, except under provisions of statewide AS to BS articulation agreements. In case of other AS programs, final determination of AS degree credits rests with the dean of the college or school as applicable. The awarding of any upper division credit for lower division AS degree courses will be at the discretion of the respective FAMU College or School unless explicitly provided for under statewide AS to baccalaureate agreements.
The university provides an early admission program for outstanding high school students 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. A recommendation from the principal (or designated representative) is required. Additional requirements are as follows:
a. High school grade point average of 3.0 or higher in academic subjects.
b. A minimum score of 1010 on the (Critical Reading Math) SAT or 21 on the ACT.
c. 18 units requiredTransient Students
Students from other colleges and universities may be permitted to enroll for one term only. Each applicant is required to complete a Special Student Application approved by the parent institution at the time of registration. Enrollment as a transient student in no way implies future admission as a regular student at Florida A&M University. Contact the Registrar's Office for information on enrolling as a transient student.International Applicants
International students must submit the following for admission to Florida A&M University:
- Application for admission with a non-refundable application fee of $30;
- A bank statement of finances;
- Academic credentials (credentials must be certified true copies from high school; college or university). Original transcripts from all institutions must be submitted from the foreign institutions directly to the Office of Admissions. To determine academic eligibility for admissions, academic credentials must be: (a) translated into English and (b) evaluated course by course by an evaluation service. It is the responsibility of the applicant to contact the evaluation agency directly and provide FAMU with an original evaluation of all academic credentials. Acceptable evaluators can be found at the web pages of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) www.naces.org/members.htm.
- Scores resulting from the SAT or ACT (College Entrance Examination – no exceptions or waivers);
- Scores resulting from the TOEFL, (TOEFL score requirements are: Paper-based 500; computer-based 213; Internet-based 61)
An applicant transferring from another college or university in the United States must submit an official transcript(s) of final grades reflecting at least 60 semester or 90 quarter hours and at least a 2.0 grade point average. In addition, the applicant must have been interviewed and filed Form I-538 (application for school transfer).
Each international student accepted for admission shall, prior to registration, submit proof of compliance with the mandatory health and accident insurance requirement. Written proof of insurance must be provided and valid for one year from the date of first enrollment and each year thereafter. Coverage must be valid in the United States.
The Office of International Education is responsible for administering special programs for all sponsored international students. There is an administrative cost of $200 per student per semester to the sponsoring agency for these required programs.Readmission of Former Students
Students not in attendance during two consecutive terms (exclusive of the summer term), must apply for readmission to the university. Such students should secure an application for readmission from the Office of Admissions, apply on-line, or download the application from the FAMU website. An application fee is not required for returning students. Applications of students with permanent university holds or those students not in good standing with the university will not be processed.Applications for Admissions
The following applications for admission to Florida A&M University are available through the Office of Admissions, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL 32307-3200 and www.famu.edu.
a. Florida A&M University Undergraduate Admission Application,
b. FAM 3200, Eff. 05/83, Rev. 01/94, 8/01 Florida A&M University, Application for Readmission or Reactivation for Undergraduate Students.