Academic Core Units

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):

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.

Spring Admissions Criteria

2.50 Recalculated Core Academic Grade-Point Average on 4.00 Scale

Students must have a 2.50 recalculated GPA in the academic core courses to be admitted to Florida A&M University. The academic courses include: English, math, social sciences, natural sciences, and foreign language. A weighted GPA takes into account the difficulty of honors, AP, AICE, IB, and dual enrollment courses.

If you are not admitted, another pathway to FAMU is through our IGNITE Transfer Program established at several Florida colleges in the Florida College System. Admissions to FAMU is granted upon completing a minimum of 60 college transferable semester credits with an overall 2.00 GPA.

Test Scores

Official scores from SAT and ACT should be sent to FAMU directly from the testing agency. The institutional codes for FAMU are 5215 (SAT) and 0726 (ACT).

The university will require the following minimum scores on the redesigned SAT: SAT Reading - 24, Math - 24, and Writing and Language - 25.

On the ACT, a minimum score of 17 on the English section, 19 on the Reading section and 19 on the Math section.

FAMU Admissions does not have a preference for one exam over the other. We encourage you to take whichever exam suits you best. While FAMU will not mix scores from old and new versions of the SAT, we will consider the highest "subscores" from the same version of the SAT if you take the test multiple times. We will consider the highest ACT subscores if you take the test multiple times. If you choose to take both exams, we will consider whichever score is most competitive for admission.

Summer Admissions Criteria

2.60 Recalculated Core Academic Grade-Point Average on 4.00 Scale

Students must have a 2.60 recalculated GPA in the academic core courses to be admitted to Florida A&M University. The academic courses include: English, math, social sciences, natural sciences, and foreign language. A weighted GPA takes into account the difficulty of honors, AP, AICE, IB, and dual enrollment courses.

If you are not admitted, another pathway to FAMU is through our IGNITE Transfer Program established at several Florida colleges in the Florida College System. Admissions to FAMU is granted upon completing a minimum of 60 college transferable semester credits with an overall 2.00 GPA.

Test Scores

Official scores from SAT and ACT should be sent to FAMU directly from the testing agency. The institutional codes for FAMU are 5215 (SAT) and 0726 (ACT).

Effective with the Fall 2018 entering class for fall 2019, the university will require the following minimum scores on the redesigned SAT: SAT Reading - 25, Math - 25, and Writing and Language - 26.

On the ACT, a minimum score of 18 on the English section, 20 on the Reading section and 20 on the Math section.

FAMU Admissions does not have a preference for one exam over the other. We encourage you to take whichever exam suits you best. While FAMU will not mix scores from old and new versions of the SAT, we will consider the highest "subscores" from the same version of the SAT if you take the test multiple times. We will consider the highest ACT subscores if you take the test multiple times. If you choose to take both exams, we will consider whichever score is most competitive for admission.

Fall Admissions Criteria
2.85 Recalculated Core Academic Grade-Point Average on 4.00 Scale

Students must have a 2.85 recalculated GPA in the academic core courses to be admitted to Florida A&M University. The academic courses include: English, math, social sciences, natural sciences, and foreign language. A weighted GPA takes into account the difficulty of honors, AP, AICE, IB, and dual enrollment courses.

If you are not admitted, another pathway to FAMU is through our IGNITE Transfer Program established at several Florida colleges in the Florida College System. Admissions to FAMU is granted upon completing a minimum of 60 college transferable semester credits with an overall 2.00 GPA.

Test Scores

Official scores from SAT and ACT should be sent to FAMU directly from the testing agency. The institutional codes for FAMU are 5215 (SAT) and 0726 (ACT).

Effective with the Fall 2018 entering class for fall 2019, the university will require the following minimum scores on the redesigned SAT: SAT Reading - 25, Math - 25, and Writing and Language - 26.

On the ACT, a minimum score of 18 on the English section, 21 on the Reading section and 21 on the Math section.

FAMU Admissions does not have a preference for one exam over the other. We encourage you to take whichever exam suits you best. While FAMU will not mix scores from old and new versions of the SAT, we will consider the highest "subscores" from the same version of the SAT if you take the test multiple times. We will consider the highest ACT subscores if you take the test multiple times. If you choose to take both exams, we will consider whichever score is most competitive for admission.

English Proficiency

FAMU requires proficiency in spoken and written English and accepts the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The university's TOEFL code is 5215.
Minimum scores acceptable for admissions are:

  • TOEFL: 550 (paper test); 80 (internet based)
  • IELTS: 6
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.

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

International and Non-Us Educational Curriculum

International and U.S. applicants who have not followed an educational curriculum patterned after the U.S. system. Applicants from non-U.S.-based systems must submit official or certified copies of all secondary school records and/or examination results. All academic records not in English must be accompanied by a certified

Submission of Credentials

International freshman applicants are required to submit secondary and college or university credentials from non-U.S. institutions to a credential evaluation agency for a course-by-course evaluation with grade point average calculation. Companies offering these evaluation services include:

FAMU also recommends any member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.

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.