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Enrollment Management FAQ

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Will the many changes happening delay my admissions decision?
The University has taken every step to ensure we will meet all guarantee decision deadlines; however, we cannot predict the future impact of the coronavirus on future delays of admission decisions.

Will the application deadline change as results of possible high school shutdowns?
As of right now we are keeping our current May 1 deadline. Since our application is online, it can be accessed from wherever there is Internet access. However, we will consider extending the application completion deadline. 

Will I be able to check my admissions status?
Once your application was received, we sent you a link to setup your iRattler account. This portal is updated in real time and is available 24/7 and 365 days a year. University staff will respond to phone calls and emails should you have questions.

I have outstanding documents, how do I submit them to the Admissions office?
ACT/SAT test scores must be delivered directly from the testing agency. All test scores will be downloaded daily.
If your high school utilizes a third party vendor to send transcripts, please take the steps necessary to request your transcripts to be sent to Florida A&M University.
All other supporting documents can be emailed to admissionsdocs@famu.edu
Documents mailed through the postal service are processed by date of delivery.  Please anticipate there will be delays, thus if you can submit them as described in bullet points a, b, c will ensure a more timely response.

Will your office consider appeals during this process?
Yes, we will. 
The university reviews all redirected applicants weekly for updated transcripts and test scores. Once updated materials are received and the applicant meets or exceeds admission requirements, the admissions decision is reconsidered.
Admission applications to Florida A&M University are reviewed in a holistic manner. The holistic review process confirms that you have graduated from a regionally accredited high school (or the equivalent) with specific academic courses, have a competitive cumulative grade point average based on these courses, and have achieved a competitive ACT or SAT test score. Additional factors include the rigor and quality of the courses and curriculum you have taken while in high school. Due to the thoroughness of our application review process, it is unusual for us to reverse an admission decision unless you are able to submit new academic or personal information that was not present in your initial admission application.

Enrollment Management 

Is FAMU still participating in recruitment events at high schools throughout the rest of the semester?
At this time, all recruitment travel is suspended until further notice. We will keep you abreast of any changes. In the meantime, we have PDF versions of printed material that we can share as an informational resource to assist with exposing your students to what FAMU can offer.  We also have virtual tours and social media sites to keep students and families engaged with current events at FAMU. 

As a result of the coronavirus, ACT and SAT testing locations have suspended. Can I take next test and still be considered for admissions?
Yes. You can still be considered for admission with the next test offering. However, make sure you have applied before May 1 if you would like to be considered for Fall 2020. If you are denied as a result of a testing deficiency, you can be reconsidered once you receive a new score that meets the criteria.

If we had a private visit scheduled with a representative from FAMU, can we arrange a virtual presentation for potential interested students?
Yes. If you contact the Office of Enrollment Management, you could schedule a virtual visit. Call 850-599-3147 or email famurecruitment@famu.edu

How will this the coronavirus influence student processing and admissions?
The university is currently open for business operations. Admissions counselors can work remotely so student applications can continue to be processed efficiently, if needed.

Transfer Services

Current Student: Will I be able to continue my classes over the summer/fall?
FAMU will continue to provide students with course options during the summer and fall semesters. Courses may be offered via virtual classrooms or accessible online.

Prospective/Admitted Student: I’ve been admitted to FAMU for Fall 2020, will I still be able to come to FAMU and take classes on campus?
FAMU is doing everything to ensure that all FAMU students, faculty and staff are safe during the developments of the coronavirus. It’s possible that enrolled students may need to begin their classes via an online teaching/learning environment until normal in-person classroom instruction resumes.

Parent/Prospective/Admitted Student: My child/I’ve been admitted to FAMU for Fall 2020, will I still be able to live on campus?
FAMU is taking every precaution to ensure that our residential facilities are safe, clean and sterile.  If someone becomes ill while living on campus, they will immediately be supported via our FAMU Student Health Center or local medical professionals, and/or assigned to a designated dorm for treatment.

Parent/Prospective Student: Does my child/Do I need to wear a mask while on campus?
According to the U.S. Surgeon General and from what we know thus far, wearing a mask does not fully prevent or protect from the coronavirus. Wearing masks serves primarily to prevent those already affected by virus from affecting others.  To avoid shortage to appropriate medical professionals in the area and those that are infected, purchasing or wearing a mask is not a requirement to be on campus.


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Contact Info

Office of Communications
1601 S Martin Luther King Blvd
Tallahassee, FL 32307

P: (850) 599-3413

E: communications@famu.edu