Academic Requirements

To be admitted to an undergraduate degree program as a regular freshmen you must be a graduate from an approved or regional accredited high school, submit official high school transcript, submit official post-secondary transcript; if applicable, official scores from the ACT or the College Board (SAT), two letters of recommendation from teachers and/or counselors, 500 word essay (The essay is part of the application.), and satisfy the below requirements (effective 2018):

An applicant is required to have at least a 2.85 or higher (recalculated academic core) grade point average on 4.00 scale in core academic units) to:

English: 4 units
Includes substantial writing.

Mathematics: 4 units
Preferably: Algebra 1 and above, Geometry, Pre-Calculus or other advanced math.

Natural Science: 3 units
Preferably: Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, with two in a laboratory science.

Social Science: 3 units

World Language (must be sequential): 2 units
Preferably: Spanish 1 and 2, French 1 and 2, and Latin 1 and 2 or other languages.

Electives: 2 units
Preferably: English, Mathematics, Natural Science, Social Science, or a Foreign Language core course.

International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP), Advanced International Certification of Education (AICE), and Dual Enrollment are assigned an additional weight of 1. Pre-International Baccalaureate (IB), Pre-Advanced Placement (AP), Pre-Advanced International Certification of Education (AICE), and Honors are assigned an additional weight of .5.

Test Scores and Test of English as a Foreign Language

Redesigned SAT (code: 5215) evidenced-based reading and writing score of 510 and mathematics score of 510 or ACT (code: 0726) reading score of 20 and mathematics score of 20, in conjunction with the core academic GPA requirement for admissions consideration. 18 core academic courses must also be met in English, mathematics, social sciences, natural sciences, and international language.

Submit official ACT or College Board (SAT) score report to complete your application for admission directly from the testing agency only. Test score reports are required for admission. Scores are also used for placement in first year courses and for new freshman scholarship consideration (if eligible.)

(TOEFL) (code: 5215) Internet-Based score of 80 or Paper-Based score of 550 or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6, if applicable.

General Equivalency Diploma (GED)

Applicants who present a GED will also be considered for admission. Submit official GED report, official partial high school transcript, and meet ACT or SAT requirements.

Early Admissions

Early admission is for students who have completed their junior year in high school and would like to enroll at FAMU as full-time students for their senior year of high school. Early admission is granted to students with outstanding credentials who demonstrate potential to do college-level work. Applications for early admission should be submitted during the junior year with official high school transcript and Official ACT or SAT score report. If accepted for Early Admission, the student would enter FAMU as a freshman instead of attending high school for the senior year.

Admission Requirements
High school grade point average of a 3.00 (recalculated academic core), 18 core academic units, SAT and/or ACT requirements, and letter of recommendation from principal or designated representative.

Non-Traditional & Home School

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.

A brief description of the methods used for evaluation should accompany the homeschooled transcript. If homeschooled applicants previously attended another school, or completed courses through the Florida Virtual School or dual enrollment at a local college or university, official transcripts are required, and those courses should also be reflected on the homeschooled transcript.

Admission Requirements
High school grade point average of a 3.00 (recalculated academic core), 18 core academic units, SAT 1060 and/or ACT of 21, and 500 word essay (The essay is part of the application.).

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 non-traditional high school 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 reserves the right to require a student to take an updated version of a test. Official transcripts must be certified through the school district.

Admission Requirements
High school grade point average of a 3.00 (recalculated academic core), 18 core academic units, SAT and/or ACT requirements, and letter of recommendation from principal or designated representative, and 500 word essay (The essay is part of the application.).

Limited Access Programs

School of Journalism and Graphic Communication (Pre-Journalism)
High school grade point average of a 2.85 (recalculated academic core), ACT or SAT requirements, and "B" average or higher English core academic courses.

College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmacy-Undergraduate)
High school grade point average of a 3.00 (recalculated academic core), ACT or SAT requirements, and "B" average or higher Mathematics and Science core academic courses.

High School Dual Enrollment

Students who receive their high school diploma and Associate of Arts degree at the same time should complete the freshman application. You must apply to a specific FAMU college and major, and you must meet college and major prerequisite course and minimum GPA requirements

Admissions Decisions

All offers of admission are tentative if you have high school or collegiate coursework in progress. Final admission is dependent on receipt and review of your final transcripts. Admission offers are subject to cancellation if your final coursework does not meet admission requirements. Earning a Certificate of Completion rather than a high school diploma will result in admission being revoked.