International

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
Fall 2021* June 15, 2020 May 1, 2021
Spring 2022* March 1, 2021 November 1, 2021
Summer 2022* June 15, 2021 March 1, 2022
Fall 2022* June 15, 2021 May 1, 2022

 

 

First Time In College

 

  • 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. If your high school does not follow a U.S. grading scale (A, B, C, D, F or 0 - 100), you must submit a course-by-course evaluation report with a U.S. equivalent grade point average. College/university 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 26 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 26 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.

Transfers

 

  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (including dual enrollment and transit course work)
  • Official final transcripts from high school; if applicable
  • Official Home school transcript or GED transcript, if applicable
  • Official Redesigned SAT [code: 5215] or ACT [code: 0726] score, directly from agency
  • Official AICE, AP, CLEP, IB, and TOEFL/IELTS scores, if applicable
  • $35 nonrefundable application fee
  • Completed online application

Related: Transfer Students

Returning Students

If you previously attended FAMU as an undergraduate degree-seeking student, you must submit a readmissions application. Access the readmissions application.

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

  1. Have a 2.50 GPA on a 4.0 system for all college-level academic courses attempted
  2. Be in good academic standing (minimum 2.0 GPA) and be eligible to return as a degree-seeking student to the last institution attended
  3. Minimally meet the first-time-in-college high school academic GPA and a minimum score for the Redesigned SAT [code: 5215] or ACT [code: 0726]
  4. Minimally meet the first-time-in-college high school unit admission requirements
  5. Demonstrate competency in a foreign language, 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)
  6. 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

If you will have 30 or more but fewer than 60 transferable semester hours of college coursework (12 or more earned after high school graduation) by the time you enroll at FAMU, you must*:

  1. Have a 2.50 GPA on a 4.0 system for all college-level academic courses attempted
  2. Be in good academic standing (minimum 2.0 GPA) and be eligible to return as a degree-seeking student to the last institution attended
  3. Minimally 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 semester credit hours
  4. Demonstrate competency in a foreign language, 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)
  5. 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 transferable semester hours.

If you will have 60 or more transferable semester hours of college coursework (12 or more earned after high school graduation) by the time you enroll at FAMU, or if you will have earned an A.A. degree or state-articulated A.S. degree from a Florida public community/state college or university, you must:

  1. Have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA at the last school attended and be eligible to return as a degree-seeking student to the last institution attended
  2. 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)
  3. 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

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. If your high school does not follow a U.S. grading scale (A, B, C, D, F or 0 - 100), you must submit a course-by-course evaluation report with a U.S. equivalent grade point average. College/university documents need to include a course-by-course evaluation.

Required Academic Records

  • To be considered "certified," documents should be true copies that are signed and dated by an educational official familiar with academic records. Any translated record should be literal and not an interpretive translation. Documents signed by a notary or other public official with no educational affiliation will not be accepted.
  • If the transcript/academic record does not indicate the degree earned and date the degree was awarded, separate proof of degree is required.
  • All academic credentials become property of the university. They will not be returned to you or forwarded to a third party.

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.