International Studies Requirements

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Introduction

As educators, The Office of International Education and Development (OIED) collaborates with the FAMU colleges and schools to provide international educational opportunities that enable our students to develop their cross-cultural competencies by becoming knowledgeable of world affairs, developing regional expertise relevant to their specific fields of study, and to become proficient in one or more foreign languages. 

 

Application Deadlines
Semester Application Availability Deadlines
Spring* January 30, 2019 November 1, 2019
Summer* June 15, 2019 March 1, 2020
Fall* June 15, 2019 May 1, 2020
 
 

 

Application Process
  • The undergraduate application is available online only. Applications must be received in the Office of Admissions by the deadline shown above. A $35 nonrefundable application fee is required.
  • Submit an official or certified copy of all secondary and post-secondary records and/or examination results. All credentials from non-U.S. institutions must be evaluated by a foreign credential evaluation agency. We recommend a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. All academic records must be issued in the native language and be accompanied by a certified English translation. High school documents need to include a US equivalent grade point average and course-by-course evaluation. College documents need to include a course-by-course evaluation.
  • Submit official ACT [code: 0726] and/or Redesigned SAT [code: 5215] results, if entering as a freshman or sophomore transfer student.
  • Florida A&M University is required by U.S. federal regulations to verify the financial resources of each applicant prior to issuing the Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20 or DS-2019). Complete the International Student Financial Statement. You will provide information verifying your financial support (bank statements, award letters, scholarships, etc.). FAMU requires proof of financial support for the first year of study and demonstrated availability of funds for the length of your academic program.
  • Submit all AICE, AP, IB, or CLEP results if you have earned college credit through one of these accelerated mechanisms.
  • Submit official English Proficiency TOEFL and/or IELTS Test Scores if your native language is not English.
  • Official GED transcript, if applicable
  • 500 word essay; part of application
  • Two letters of recommendations teacher and/or counselor; part of application

Related: Freshman Students

 

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

Foreign 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.

2.85 Recalculated (FAMU Admissions) Core Academic Grade-Point Average on 4.00 Scale

Test Scores

Examination SMATH SREAD SWLAN English Math Reading School Code
Redesigned SAT 25 25 26       5215
ACT       18 21 21 0726

FAMU Admissions does not have a preference for one exam over the other. We encourage you to take whichever exam suits you best. If you choose to take both exams, we will consider whichever score is most competitive for admission.

2.85 Recalculated (FAMU Admissions) Core Academic Grade-Point Average on 4.00 Scale

Test Scores

Examination SMATH SREAD SWLAN English Math Reading School Code
Redesigned SAT 25 25 26       5215
ACT       18 21 21 0726

FAMU Admissions does not have a preference for one exam over the other. We encourage you to take whichever exam suits you best. If you choose to take both exams, we will consider whichever score is most competitive for admission.

3.00 Recalculated (FAMU Admissions) Core Academic Grade-Point Average on 4.00 Scale

Test Scores

Examination SMATH SREAD SWLAN English Math Reading School Code
Redesigned SAT 26 27 27       5215
ACT       19 22 22 0726

FAMU Admissions does not have a preference for one exam over the other. We encourage you to take whichever exam suits you best. If you choose to take both exams, we will consider whichever score is most competitive for admission.

Applicants whose native language is not English must take an English proficiency exam. The following are the minimum scores required for undergraduate admission to the University:

  • Internet based TOEFL (IBTOEFL): 80
  • Paper based TOEFL (TOEFL): 550

      * The university's TOEFL code is 5215.

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 6

These scores are considered official only when they are sent directly to the Office of Admissions from the testing agency, and are not valid after two years. 

Florida A&M University is required by U.S. federal regulations to verify the financial resources of each applicant prior to issuing the Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20 or DS-2019). Complete the International Student Financial Statement. You will provide information verifying your financial support (bank statements, award letters, scholarships, etc.). FAMU requires proof of financial support for the first year of study and demonstrated availability of funds for the length of your academic program.

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