College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Fall 2018 Availability and Application Deadline

February 1 | Application available September 1st

Applicants must also submit a departmental application

School of Nursing
Fall 2018 Availability and Application Deadline
May 1-15 – Application available September 1

Spring 2018
October 1-15 – Application available September 1
Applicants must also submit a departmental application

Admission Criteria

FAMU computes a GPA for each institution attended, as well as a cumulative GPA based on all attempted college course work. This computation recognizes grade forgiveness when it is used as part of an A.A. degree from a Florida public community college/state or Florida public university.

Admission criteria varies based upon the total number of transferable semester hours of college course work you will have completed by the time you enroll at FAMU. Review a category below for specific admission requirements:

If you will have fewer than 30 transferable semester hours of college course work (12 or more earned after high school graduation) by the time you enroll at FAMU:

Admission Requirements

  1. High school requirement: 2.75 (recalculated academic core) grade point average.
  2. College requirement: 2.50 (calculated by FAMU) overall grade point average on all college course work (non-remedial).
  3. Test score requirement:

The Redesigned SAT (code: 5215): evidenced-based reading and writing score of 510 and mathematics score 510

The ACT (code: 0726): reading score of 20 and Mathematics score of 20.

  1. Demonstrate competency in a world language or American Sign Language equivalent to at least the second high school level (e.g. Spanish 2) or the second elementary course at the college level (e.g. SPN 1211 – Beginning Spanish II).
  1. Be in good academic standing and be eligible to return as a degree-seeking student to the last institution attended.
  2. Meet the 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.
Application Materials
  1. Official final high school transcript with a posted graduation date (or equivalent).
  2. Official report of scores from the ACT and/or College Board (SAT).
  3. Official college transcript from all post-secondary institutions attended.
  4. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.
The FAMU IGNITE Transfer Program

Students who have taken or earned at least 12 hours after they have graduated High School, are generally considered Transfer Students.

The FAMU IGNITE Transfer Program lights your path to successfully earning a bachelor’s degree from the beginning to the end. The program will connect you to caring advisors, compassionate professors, and successful alumni. You will have access to nationally renowned internships and professional development opportunities as well as study abroad programs and global training experiences.

Design your academic pathway starting at your community college and earn your bachelor’s degree at FAMU.

The Ignite Transfer program goes beyond the State-wide articulation agreement and provides increased access to students who graduate with an Associate of Arts (AA) degree from a Florida College System (FCS) Institution. This collaboration between FAMU and the FCS provides greater clarity regarding pathways to completing a bachelor’s degree by guaranteeing admission and clearly outlining, via curriculum maps, the required courses for graduation or degree completion.

Transferable Semester Hours

Admission Requirements

  1. College requirement: 2.50 (calculated by FAMU) overall grade point average on all college course work (non-remedial).
  2. Student must have successfully completed (with a “C” grade or higher) at least one English Composition course and one college-level mathematics course, each consisting of three (3) semester credit hours.
  3. Demonstrate competency in a world language or American Sign Language equivalent to at least the second high school level (e.g. Spanish 2) or the second elementary course at the college level (e.g. SPN 1211 – Beginning Spanish II).
  1. Be in good academic standing and be eligible to return as a degree-seeking student to the last institution attended.
  2. Meet the 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.

*Students not meeting all of these requirements must meet the requirements for transfer students with fewer than 30 transferrable semester hours.

Application Materials

  1. Official college transcript from all post-secondary institutions attended.
  2. Official final high school transcript with a posted graduation date, if applicable.
  3. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.
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.

Admission Offers Are Tentative

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.

Our Orientation office will contact you concerning your attendance at a one-day orientation program. At Orientation you will meet with an academic advisor who will review transferred course work and help you plan your class schedule. You will also meet with other transfer students as well as faculty and staff who can assist you as you make this important transition.

Undergraduate Readmission and Readmitted Transfer Students

Readmission of Returning Undergraduate Students (those students transferring with previous FAMU credits)

Matriculated students remain eligible to register for classes for a period of one calendar year from the term of their last enrollment. An undergraduate student who is registered for the fall semester and does not return in two or more semesters (including summer) must submit an application for readmission and a processing fee of $15.00 to the Admissions Office to regain eligibility to register. Students residing outside of the State of Florida for more than twelve continuous months may be required to provide documentation of their residency status. 

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.

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: 

School of Journalism & Graphic Communication (exceptions: graphic design; photography)
School of Business & Industry
School of Nursing
College of Arts & Sciences (social work)
School of Allied Health Sciences (cardiopulmonary science) 
College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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 with Violations of the Law and on Final Academic Suspension

Students who have violated the law are not automatically denied from returning to the institution. These students are required to submit additional documentation for evaluation by the Conduct Review Board.

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.