Incoming Freshmen

FAU High admissions selections are based on the competitiveness of Early and Regular Applicants, with acceptances offered to the most competitive candidates based on the following criteria:

Download the FAU High School Admission Checklist 


Recommended Criteria for Admissions Consideration

Un-weighted GPA: 3.6 (minimum)


High School Math Courses

Algebra I Honors successfully completed with A or B grade.

Completion of Geometry with grade of A or B is strongly recommended.


School Based Standardized Tests: (minimum)
FSA Reading Level 4
FSA Mathematics Level 4
Florida End of Course (EOC) Assessments Level 4

 Students without Florida Assessment Scores should submit other school based standardized test scores (e.g. Stanford 10, Iowa Test of Basic Skills, TerraNova)


Next Generation AccuPlacer College Readiness Test:

Please note that there is a new version (“Next Generation”) of the AccuPlacer test. While minimum subtest scores required for admissions consideration are not yet determined, competitiveness of Accuplacer scores will be based on the new 200-300 point scale. The range for the WritePlacer is 1-8.


Required Next Generation AccuPlacer Test (minimum for admissions consideration):

Reading 265
Writing 265
Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS) 265
WritePlacer 4


The Admissions team does not encourage multiple retakes of the AccuPlacer. We will accept two score reports.


Classic AccuPlacer College Readiness Test: (minimum)
Reading Comprehension 90
Sentence Skills 90
Elementary Algebra 90
WritePlacer   4

Click here for an Accuplacer Study Resource

Click here to schedule an appointment for the Accuplacer 

A non-expired Photo ID is required of the test taker and must be presented prior to testing. You cannot take the test without proper identification. Acceptable forms include:
  • Current Driver's License
  • State Approved ID
  • Current Passport
  • Current Federal ID Card
  • Tribal ID Card


*At any point in this process, an interview may be required by the Admission Team 


Last Modified 10/13/17