Deadlines

Freshman Applications

Fall 2018 application period is September 1, 2017 through May 1, 2018
Spring 2018 application period is July 1, 2017 through November 1, 2017
Summer 2018 application period is July 1, 2017 through March 1, 2018

One of the factors to consider in applying to FAMU is the term you identify to enter the university. The standard entry point is the fall semester in late August. However, many freshmen now choose Summer B in June, when there aren't as many students at the university. Beginning freshmen sometimes need the slower pace of summer to acclimate themselves to college and campus life.

The FAMU Office of Undergraduate Admissions cannot process an application for undergraduate admissions until all credentials have been received.

Summer "B" Term

Summer B is no different from fall in terms of competition, as all freshman applicants are evaluated as a class. There is no distinction between terms, so there is no admission advantage or disadvantage to choosing summer or fall entry.

Transfer Applications

Summer 2018 application period is July 1, 2017 through March 1, 2018
Fall 2018 application period is September 1, 2017 through May 1, 2018

The FAMU Office of Undergraduate Admissions cannot process an application for undergraduate admissions until all credentials have been received.

College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Please note that the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Transfer application pool is open for the Fall semester ONLY.

Fall 2018 application period is September 1, 2017 through February 1, 2018.

International Applications

Summer 2018 application period is July 1, 2017 through March 1, 2018
Fall 2018 application period is September 1, 2017 through May 1, 2018
Spring 2018 application period is February 1, 2017 through November 1, 2017

Because of the time required to process an international application and the time that you will need to make visa and financial arrangements, undergraduate applicants should submit their admission applications and supporting materials six weeks in advance of the published undergraduate deadlines.

The FAMU Office of Undergraduate Admissions cannot process an application for undergraduate admissions until all credentials have been received.

Readmission Applications

Summer 2018 application period is July 1, 2017 through March 1, 2018
Fall 2018 application period is September 1, 2017 through May 1, 2018
Spring 2018 application period is February 1, 2017 through November 1, 2017

Undergraduate returning students on academic suspension should submit their readmission applications and supporting materials six weeks in advance of the published undergraduate deadlines.

The FAMU Office of Undergraduate Admissions cannot process readmission applications until all documents have been received.

Minimum Admissions Requirements, GPA, and Test Scores
  • You must submit the “Application for Undergraduate Readmission” online to the Admission’s Office by the deadline for each term published within the current Undergraduate Calendar.
  • The readmission application fee is $15 and is non-refundable.
  • Students who attend another institution of higher education while not enrolled at FAMU must submit transcripts from all accredited institutions for credit evaluation and determination of continued admissibility.
  • Students are required to have an overall grade point average of at least a 2.0 and if attended more than one institution the grade point average must be at least 2.0 from the last institution attended. 

Students are required to have an overall grade point average of at least a 2.0 and if attended more than one institution the grade point average must be at least 2.0 from the last institution attended.

Readmission Applications Process
  • Application processing requires approximately ten to fourteen working days.
  • The Admission’s Office will not use this form to process a change of your name, major, or residency. You must contact the Registrar’s Office for name, major, and residency changes. Students residing outside of the State of Florida for more than twelve continuous months may be required to provide documentation of their residency status.
  • Do not leave any part of the application blank; the Admissions Office will not process incomplete readmission applications.

Students in programs that require departmental approval file is forwarded to the respective department for evaluation. Upon receipt of a response from the department the applicant is notified in writing of the department's decision. You should apply at least six weeks prior to the academic term. Academic programs and majors with departmental approval are:

  • College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • FAMU-FSU College of Engineering
  • School of Allied Health Sciences (cardiopulmonary science)
  • School of Business & Industry
  • School of Journalism & Graphic Communication (exceptions: graphic design; photography)
  • School of Nursing
Readmit Undergraduate Transfer Students

Students who attend another institution of higher education during the period of absence must submit transcripts from all accredited institutions for credit evaluation and determination of continued admissibility.

FAMU students with previous university credits must submit official transcripts from all accredited institutions attended. Students are required to have an overall grade point average of at least a 2.0 and if attended more than one institution the grade point average must be at least 2.0 from the last institution attended. Some academic departments require a re-evaluation of returning students prior to being readmitted.

Returning Undergraduate Students on Final Academic Suspension

Students who have been suspended or are on academic probation must satisfy all terms of the suspensions/probation agreement and obtain clearance from the Office of the University Registrar prior to registration.

Petition for Readmission Procedure

A student who has been permanently suspended (dismissed) from the University for academic reasons must remain out for a minimum of two (2) semesters, but may petition for readmission during the second semester of the suspension.  Any petition for readmission must be filed at least six (6) weeks prior to the beginning of the semester in which the student wishes to enroll.

A student’s admission file must contain:

  1. An application for readmission.
  2. A letter of petition for readmission from the student.
  3. Letters of recommendation from:
    1. The Academic Advisor
    2. The Departmental Chairperson
    3. The Dean of the School/College
    4. Individualized Academic Plan from Academic Department
    5. Any other supportive letters or documents
  4. A copy of the student’s transcript is obtained from the Registrar’s Office by the Admissions Office.

Exception to the abovementioned procedure is not required if the student has been awarded a degree from an accredited institution of higher learning.

Note: In the event the Department Chairperson is the student’s Academic Advisor only one letter is required.

The student’s file is forwarded to the University Admissions Committee for review. The Committee will recommend approval or disapproval to the Office of Admissions. The decision made on the student’s appeal is final. An official acceptance or denial is mailed to the student.

Minimum Test Scores

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

Submit official ACT and/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.)

Test of English as a Foreign Language (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.