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    Florida Atlantic University 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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    With an acceptance rate of 60% admissions at Florida Atlantic University are moderately difficult. FAU is a public university reputed for its intensive research work, as established by Carnegie Classification. It has more than 170 degree programs to offer.

    Florida Atlantic University has 10 academic colleges through which a number of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs are offered. Most popular programs at Florida Atlantic University by enrollment include Business Administration, Biological Sciences, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Kinesiology, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences.

    FAU enrolled about 25,596 students at its Boca Raton campus last year. Out of these, the international admissions totaled to 1,098 students from over 100 countries. This is approximately 4% of the total intake, making it a favorable place to study in the US. The applications for various courses are reviewed based on the standardized test scores, personal statement, and performance in academics and extracurricular activities.

    The quality of the personal essay and admission interview plays a key role in deciding the chances of admission. Here are few keep points related to Florida Atlantic University admissions:

    • With an acceptance rate of 63% admissions at Florida Atlantic University are moderately selective. In the year 2020, 18,854 applied to the university, out of which 11,930 were accepted.
    • The average high school GPA required for freshmen is 3.74.
    • The university admits students for Summer, Fall, and Spring seasons.
    • The university encourages students to take standardized tests at least 6 months before the application deadlines.
    • University accepts the Duolingo English Test (DET) as proof of English language proficiency.
    • The university has 3% international students from more than 80 countries.

    Covid-19 updates 

    • The freshman international application deadline has been extended to May 1.
    • The deposit deadline for the international applicants has been extended to June 1.
    • University will accept the transcripts directly send by the counselor or uploaded in the common application. Decisions will be based on the provisional basis until you provide Copies of the documents to the university for the time being if the above criteria do not work.
    • University now will accept the Duolingo English Test (DET) as proof of English language proficiency.
    • If students do not get access to tests like SAT/ACT or GRE/GMAT then students can consider their enrollment in The FAU Global Student Success Program (GSSP). Students can easily complete their academic coursework through GSSP.
    • For any query regarding the COVID-19 updates, the student can email to admissions@fau.edu

    Highlights

    Application Portal UG: Florida Atlantic University Application Portal; Common App: Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College only
    PG: Respective Course page
    Application Fee UG: 35 USD
    PG: 30 to 35 USD
    Acceptance Rate 60%
    Mode of Payment Credit Card
    Florida Atlantic University SAT Requirements 1040–1240
    Florida Atlantic University ACT Requirements 21–27
    Academic Calendar Semester-based
    Intake Seasons Summer and Fall
    Interview Requirements Depends on course requirements
    Work Experience Essential for MBA and LLM aspirants (at least 2 years)
    Financial Aid Available for both international and domestic students
    International Admissions Helpdesk Undergraduate
    Graduate

    Florida Atlantic University Application Deadline

    Given below are the application deadlines for undergraduate courses.

    Type of Admission Summer Fall Spring
    Freshman February 15 April 15 June 15
    Freshman Priority February 15 February 15 January 15
    Freshman Early May 1
    International February 15 April 1 October 1

    The application deadlines for the graduate programs differ from course to course. Thus, applicants are recommended to visit the relevant course page for information.

    Florida Atlantic University International Admissions

    FAU is home to more than 30,000 students which constitutes a significant number of foreign students and scholars. The admission requirements for international students vary slightly from that of domestic students as they need to meet certain additional requirements, such as:

    Academic Requirements

    International freshmen students are required to submit academic transcripts in the native language along with English-translated transcripts. In addition to this, the applicants are required to submit valid ACT/SAT scores. The transfer and second bachelor students need to get their coursework assessed by an evaluation center recognized by NACES.

    Florida Atlantic University English Language Requirements

    English Language Test Minimum Scores
    TOEFL iBT 80
    TOEFL PBT 550
    CAE 180
    PTE 55

    Visa Requirement

    All non-US applicants who are offered admission at Florida Atlantic University require a student visa to study in the US. International students need to send immigration-related documents to the International Students and Scholar Services office, which includes:

    • Financial Certification Form (Undergraduate)
    • Financial Certification Form (Graduate)
    • Alternate guidelines for living expenses
    • SEVIS Transfer Form
    • Pre-arrival Information
    • F-1 Responsibilities Form
    • Alternate Insurance Compliance Form
    • New Student Check-in Form

    Florida Atlantic University Country Specific Requirements

    Country Requirements
    Australia Senior Secondary Certificate of Education, Year 12 Certificate
    Brazil Certificado de Conclusion de Secundo Grau
    India Higher Secondary School Certificate
    Japan Kotogakko/ Secondary School Diploma of Graduation
    Malaysia MCE/SPM
    Saudi Arabia General Secondary Certificate
    United Kingdom 7-8 GCSEs (O Levels) with grades of A-C and predicted A-Level results in at least 3 subjects. Up to 6-8 credits awarded for A level grades of A-C (up to a maximum of 24 credits); CXCs with grades of 1 or 2.

    Florida Atlantic University Undergraduate Admissions

    FAU gives an option for students to choose between over 170-degree programs. The admission requirements for undergraduate courses have been discussed in this section. Applications for undergraduate courses are accepted via the university's application portal

    Application Portal: Completed application is to be submitted through the 'Florida Atlantic University Application Portal'.

    Application Fee: 30 USD

    Academic Requirements: It comprises of GPA and submission of SAT and ACT test scores. Given below is the student profile of the middle 50% admitted freshmen:

    Season GPA SAT ACT
    Fall 3.8–4.45 1110–1240 23–27
    Summer 3.4–3.9 1040–1150 21–24

    Supporting Documents: Applicants need not appear for an interview or submit recommendation letters to study in US and essays for admission. However, students applying for the University Honors Program or Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College need to support their application by submitting a writing sample and resume.

    Florida Atlantic University Graduate Admissions

    FAU offers a variety of master’s programs across ten academic colleges. It also offers many doctoral programs. The admission requirements for some of the popular graduate courses offered by Florida Atlantic are mentioned below.

    Application Fee: 30 USD

    Course Application Portal Application Deadline Academic Requirements Minimum English Language Proficiency
    MBA FAU Graduate College Application Page February 1 GMAT/GRE scores TOEFL/IELTS score
    LLM LSAC October 1 to June 15 (Rolling) LSAT (175–180)and GPA (3.32) iBT: 90; IELTS: 7.0
    MS in Mechanical Engineering FAU Graduate College Application Page August 1 GPA (3.0), GRE score PBT- 550; CBT- 213; iBT- 79; IELTS- 6.0
    MS in Computer Engineering FAU Graduate College Application Page August 1 GPA (3.0), GRE score PBT- 550; CBT- 213; iBT- 79; IELTS- 6.0
    MS in Electrical Engineering FAU Graduate College Application Page August 1 GPA (3.0), GRE score PBT- 550; CBT- 213; iBT- 79; IELTS- 6.0
    MS in Taxation FAU Graduate College Application Page Fall: July 1 (Domestic); February 1 (International)
    Spring: November 1 (Domestic); July 15 (International)
    Summer: April 1 (Domestic); January 15 (International)
    GMT scores TOEFL/IELTS score

    Supporting Documents: Resume, unofficial/official transcript, two letters of recommendation, personal statement, and CV/resume.

    Relevant work experience is highly essential for seeking admission in MBA and MS in Taxation programs. Furthermore, MS in taxation requires the students to submit an academic writing sample.

    Seeking admission at the Florida Atlantic University can be made easier if the applicants give importance to their performance in the standardized tests, admission essay and interview. However,

    applicants must note that simply fulfilling the minimum requirements doesn't guarantee admission.

    FAQ

    Ques. What are the changes made to international students?

    The freshman international application deadline has been extended to May 1st. The deposit deadline for the international applicants has been extended to June 1st. University will accept the transcripts directly send by the counselor or uploaded in the common application. Decisions will be based on the provisional basis until you provide Copies of the documents to the university for the time being if the above criteria do not work.

    University now will accept the Duolingo English Test (DET) as proof of English language proficiency. If students do not get access to tests like SAT/ACT or GRE/GMAT then students can consider their enrollment in The FAU Global Student Success Program (GSSP). Students can easily complete their academic coursework through GSSP.

    Ques. Are there more chances of delays for the visa?

    If you are unable to get your visa for which you were admitted then students can apply for the online courses as it may be the only option for the one who cannot travel to the campus. For more queries, you can refer to the center for global engagement which assists students with their visas.

    Ques. What are the changes made to the exams?

    Many exams have been either move online, postponed, or canceled. FAU doesn’t require any SAT/ACT scores for any applicant. If you are planning to enter FAU in the summer or fall of 2020 you can still request your official SAT/ACT scores to be sent to FAU to the college-board. You need to receive official scores before enrolling yourself.

    Ques. What are the predicted application deadlines for 2021?

    As various English proficiency exams have been canceled students may need more time to take these tests. Focusing on this application for admission will open on August 1 as usual. Decisions are basically released in October every year and then on a rolling basis for which the deadline to apply for admission and merit-based scholarship is December 1. There may be further changes if fall change administrations are not available.

    Ques. What is FAU’s code for standardized tests (GRE, TOEFL, and GMAT)?

    The FAU standardized test school codes are listed below:

    GRE- 5229
    GMAT- 9LX
    TOEFL- 5229
    IELTS- No code. The test scores are mailed directly to the Graduate College.

    Ques. Can I apply to more than one graduate degree program?

    Yes. You must complete a separate application and pay the application fee for each degree program to which you apply.

    Ques. Does FAU offer scholarships for international students?

    FAU offers a comprehensive financial aid program to assist in meeting reasonable education expenses for both full-time and part-time students. All potential undergraduate students who complete the admissions application are considered for FAU’s merit-based scholarships.

    Ques. What is so great about Florida Atlantic University?

    Florida Atlantic University boasts a 68% job placement rate and competitive graduate salaries. It is ranked among the best universities for student outcomes. Also, more than half of the students in the university are classified as minority or international, making it the most diverse public university in Florida.

    Ques. Can I self-report my test results?

    Yes. Prospective students can submit a Self-reported Student Academic Record (SSAR) to the university. As a part of the SSAR, applicants should self-report all SAT/ACT scores. Email it to admissions@fau.edu.

    Ques. When can I expect the admission decisions?

    An application to the university is considered complete upon the receipt and processing of the online application and fee, SAT/ACT scores, and a completed and linked SSAR, to receive an admission decision. After completing the application form, you’d have to wait 4-6 weeks to receive the decision.

    Ques. Is an essay required for Florida Atlantic University?

    The university requires you to take the SAT Essay/ ACT Writing section. It is a factor for admission consideration.

    Ques. What happens once I am accepted?

    Once you are notified that you have been accepted, you will need to attend freshman orientation. You must attend an orientation in May, June, or July so that all holds can be removed and you can be enrolled in the classes.

    Ques. Are there any deadlines for the Scholarship programs?

    Students must apply by December 15, for the scholarship programs.

    Ques. Where can I contact the admission counselor for queries?

    You can reach the admission counselors either on phone or through email.
    Undergraduate Admissions: Alexandra Salas- 5612895968/ asalas8@fau.edu
    New Student Orientation: Ashley Haynie- 5612972733/ ahaynie@fau.edu

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