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Phone  850.599.3460
Fax  850.599.3385

Instructional Technology
525 Orr Drive
104 Coleman Library
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
 FAMU Online Admissions Requirements       Student Services       Admission Application Procedure       Admissions Status
Admissions and Registration Procedures and Policies for Distance Learning Courses at Florida A&M University
The Distance Learning Program at Florida A&M University is managed by the Office Instructional Technology. The Office of IT is housed in the Instructional Media Center in the Coleman Memorial Library, room 107.
To get information about distance learning and other issues related to Instructional Technology go to http://www.famu.edu/instuctionaltechgnology or call 850-599-3460.
Students who would like to register for a distance learning or hybrid course(s) should register using the same method as regular registration. 

FAMU Online Admissions Requirements
To be admitted to one of the Florida A&M University Online Courses, you must meet the following admissions requirements:
  • If you are a first time student
Complete and submit the online application form with a non-refundable $25 application fee.
Go to http://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?a=admissions  for admissions applications procedures.
  • If you are a current FAMU student, follow these steps…
    1. Determine if Online Learning is right for you.
    • Please take the online readiness test before you take any of these courses to see if you and your computer technology are ready to take a course online.  After you get to the READI page please use - famu - for user id and - test -for the password. CLICK THE LINK BELOW.
    1. Select the Course you want from the list of online courses
    1. Determine if you have all of the correct computer technology equipment.
Click here for the list of technology requirements
    1. If you are having trouble, contact the online course adviser in the appropriate area.
Click here for the Advisors list 
    1. Register for the course that you want
    1. Order your book(s) or other material
Click here for FAMU Bookstore or list of other sites
    1. Communicate with your instructor

Student Services 
FAMU Online will provide you with the resources necessary for a successful online experience. You will have access to a wide variety of resources and information on Florida A&M University policies and procedures concerning online learning. Some of these resources are found on related sites within FAMU.
  • FAMU Administrative Information
Information on admissions, registration, fee payment, financial aid, computer specs, and more.
  • University Information
Information on academic integrity issues, testing, workshops, and more.
  • Student Information
Information on orientation, how to enroll, course lookup, grades, library
            resources, and more.

Application for Admission
Please submit your online application with the nonrefundable application fee of $25.00.
If you wish to apply to more than one university, a separate application and fee will need to be submitted to each university, along with the documents required.
Applications for admission will not be processed more than one year in advance of the date for which entrance is sought.
Please contact each university for deadlines and any other information which might facilitate the application process for you.
You will need to have a U.S. Social Security Number. For most institutions, this is your official student number. Contact your nearest U.S. Social Security Office to apply for a number, if necessary, before submitting the online application. (All international students who are eligible to have a Social Security Number will need to have one.) The State University System of Florida operated a system of records prior to January 1, 1975, pursuant to regulations of the Florida Board of Education that required the use of social security numbers. Therefore, each university may continue to require the disclosure of social security numbers by applicants and students under the Federal Privacy Act of 1974. This information was, and currently is, received from you for the purpose of identification and verification of student records, including registration, financial aid, and academic records, and of verification of identity in connection with the provision of university services.
Talented Twenty Program: If you graduate from a Florida public high school in the top 20% of your class, take the required 18 credits, and submit an ACT or SAT test score, you are guaranteed admission into the SUS, although not necessarily into the university of your choice.
Official Transcript
The following transcripts must be sent to the Office of Admissions at Florida A & M University. Request that your current name and Social Security Number be added to the transcript, if necessary. All transcripts and test scores become the sole property of the university.
If you are a beginning freshman or transfer applicant with less than 60 semester hours of transferable academic credit, ask your high school to forward your official secondary school record.
If you have attempted any college course work, either as dual enrollment in high school or following high school, ask each school to forward an official transcript of your academic record. Transcripts must be mailed directly from the institution or forwarded electronically.
Home-schooled applicants should contact each institution, or visit its web site, for specific document requirements.
Students who complete high school by GED must provide an official copy of test scores and a partial high school transcript.
Transfer students who completed 2 years of the same foreign language in high school must submit official high school transcripts.
Admission Test Scores
It is your responsibility to make the necessary arrangements to take the appropriate tests. Contact your school counseling office.
ACT or SAT scores are required if you are seeking admission as a freshman or transfer student with less than 60 semester hours of transferable academic credit. Have the official test scores forwarded directly to the university by the testing agency.
Transfer students seeking admission to State Approved Teacher Education programs should contact the university to which they are applying to determine if there are further criteria or test scores required for admission.
Applicants whose native language is not English may be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and have their scores submitted by the Educational Testing Service.
Additional Information: Admission Consideration Based on Disability
If you wish to request special admission consideration based on a disability, the SUS will consider this information within the following guidelines: (1) documentation regarding the disability will need to be provided on a voluntary basis; (2) all information will be kept confidential; (3) refusal to provide information will not subject the applicant to adverse treatment, and (4) information will only be used in connection with the university's voluntary efforts to overcome the effects of conditions that may have resulted in limited participation of persons with disabilities.

Admissions Status
  • Beginning Student. A beginning student is one who has completed no college or other post-secondary work.
  • Transfer Student. A transfer student is one who has completed work at any post-secondary institution.
  • Transient Student. A transient student is a student who is enrolled at one technical college, requesting to take a course(s) at another technical college. This student must ask the home college to complete the Transient Student Agreement form and send to the host college.
  • Special Admit Student. A special admin student is a student who is non-award seeking. This student desires credit for course work, but is not pursuing a certificate, diplomas, or associate degree.