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TRANSFERRING TO FAMU

Transferring to FAMU has never been easier! If you are attending FAMU through the IGNITE program, your transfer specialist will guide you through the process of becoming a future RATTLER.

Students transferring from Florida State or Community Colleges as well as Florida public universities will have coursework transferred as part of Florida's Statewide Course Numbering system. This operates with courses equating by having the same 3 letters of the prefix and last 3 numbers of the course number. Find more information here: Statewide Course Numbering System.

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IGNITE Transfer Program

FAMU IGNITE guarantees your admission (consistent with university policy) to FAMU with an AA degree from one of our partner colleges. The program also offers a faster admissions process and personalized advising. FAMU partners with the following colleges:

  • Broward College
  • College of Central Florida
  • Daytona State College
  • Eastern Florida State College
  • Florida Gateway College
  • Florida State College at Jacksonville
  • Hillsborough Community College
  • Indian River State College
  • Miami-Dade College
  • Palm Beach State College
  • Pasco-Hernando State College
  • Polk State College
  • Santa Fe College
  • South Florida State College
  • St. Petersburg College
  • State College of Florida
  • Tallahassee Community College
  • Valencia College
  • Florida Southwestern State College

Learn More about FAMU IGNITE

 

Transfer Admissions Requirements

  • What You Need to Apply


    Official transcripts from all colleges attended

    Official transcripts from high school, if applicable

    Official SAT [code: 5233] or ACT [code: 0735] score, if applicable

    All official AICE, AP, CLEP, and IB scores, if applicable

    $35 nonrefundable application fee

  • Apply Now!


  • Please Take Note


    High school transcripts may be required to demonstrate completion of the foreign language admission requirement.


    High school transcripts are not required for transfers with an awarded A.A. degree from a Florida public community college, state college or university if initially entered Fall 2014-15 or after.


    All official documents required, including but not limited to college transcripts, high school transcripts and standardized test scores, must be submitted by the Application Completion Deadline for your selected term of admission.

  • Transfer Application Completion Dates


    June 15 (FALL)

    November 1 (SPRING)

    March 1 (SUMMER)

 

Returning Students

If you previously attended FAMU as an undergraduate degree-seeking student, you must submit a readmission application through the Admissions Office. Please contact them at (850) 599-3796 or click the link below.

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Fewer than 30 transferable semester hours

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. Minimally meet the first-year student high school unit admission requirements
  2. Minimally meet the high school academic GPA and a minimum score for the SAT Reasoning or redesigned SAT* [code: 5233] or ACT [code: 0735]
  3. Have earned a competitive overall college GPA on a 3.0 system for all academic courses attempted; GPA requirements may change by semester based on the competitiveness of the applicant pool and enrollment goals
  4. Be in good academic standing (minimum 2.0 GPA**) overall and be eligible to return as a degree-seeking student to the last institution attended

*The redesigned SAT was launched by the College Board in March 2016. FAMU accepts both old SAT and redesigned SAT scores.
**Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. 

 


30 or more but fewer than 60 transferable semester hours

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, as calculated by FAMU
  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.
**Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

 


60 or more 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 2.00 GPA on a 4.0 system for all college-level academic courses attempted, as calculated by FAMU
  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. 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

 

After Admission

Congratulations and welcome to the FAMUly! Your journey to FAMU has just begun! 

Register for orientation

 


Housing

Housing at FAMU has never been better. From meeting your roommate for the first time to making your dorm room your own, living in a residence hall is a defining part of your college experience, and you get to do it on the Highest of Seven Hills!

Learn more about Housing at FAMU

 


Resources for Success

We are dedicated to your personal success here at FAMU.

  Learn more about the resources we have available at FAMU

 


International Students

FAMU welcomes students from all over the globe to take advantage of the educational opportunities offered on the hill.

Discover admissions as an International student.

 

 

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Contact Us

Undergraduate Admissions
1735 Wahnish Way, CASS Building Suite 207, Tallahassee, FL 32310
P: (850) 599-3796, F: (850) 412-6604
E: ugrdadmissions@famu.edu

Graduate Studies
515 Orr Drive, Room 469 Tucker Hall, Tallahassee, FL 32307
P: (850) 599-3505, F: (850) 599-3727
E: gradstudies@famu.edu

Office of International Education and Development
302 Perry Paige North, 1740 S. Martin Luther King Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32307
P: (850) 599-3295, F: (850) 561-2520
E: oiedadmin@famu.edu

College of Law
201 Beggs Avenue, Orlando, FL, 32801
P: (407) 254-3268, F: (407) 254-2450
E: famulaw.admissions@famu.edu