See why you belong at FAU High School

Thank you for your interest in FAU High School, at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. We understand the importance of choosing a school with the opportunities and activities you care about and are excited that you have chosen FAU High School as an option to jumpstart your future.

FAU High School serves students in grades 9-12 who have demonstrated outstanding academic ability, a high degree of motivation and maturity, concern for others, and the goal of acceleration to the university academic environment while in high school. FAU High students are comprehensively supported in their early transition to the collegiate level, and to achieve the highest standards of success and accomplishment at Florida Atlantic University. 


Process

FAU High School offers two rounds of applications every school year; the Early Applicant Round and the Regular Applicant Round. Admission selections are based on the competitiveness of Early and Regular Applicants, with acceptances offered to the most competitive candidates.

Download the FAU High School Admission Checklist 

  • A completed FAU High School online application includes:

    • Online Application that consists of biographical information, parent information, student questionnaire and a student personal statement. All support documents must be included within your FAU High School online application.

    • Academic Records are required within the FAU High School online application and are self-reported by the applicant, the online application requires 7th and 8th grade (once applicable) courses completed, course grades, and standardized test scores. Applicants must also attach PDF copies of student report cards for the last two years, prior to FAU High School.

    • Letters of Recommendation should be submitted directly from your current school, delivered to FAU High School in a sealed envelope, or emailed to fauhsinfo@adhus.fau.edu from the email address of the recommender. Principals, guidance counselors, or academic instructors must use the FAU High School Recommendation Form for this portion of the application.

    • Admission Testing is required by the Admission Committee to test ability and readiness for all applicants. All applicants must take the AccuPlacer in four different AccuPlacer subtests: Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills, Elementary Algebra, and the WritePlacer. In some cases, the Admission Committee may accept recent SAT, PSAT, ISEE, or ACT results in place of the AccuPlacer test. Please confirm with the Admission Office.

  • For 10th through 11th grade admissions, an Admission Interview is an important part of the application process and is required for all non 9th grade applicants. 


Admissions Timeline

  Early Round Regular Round
Admission Application Deadline Mid-November Early February
Acceptance Deadline Mid-January Mid-April

 

Early Applicants:

Applying during the Early Applicant Round to FAU High School provides the opportunity to receive an admissions decision by December, but Early Applicant acceptances are reserved for highly competitive applicants based on criteria aligned to highest performing students historically admitted to the program.

Thus, the Early Applicant round is more selective, with highly competitive applicants with respect to grades, courses completed, Accuplacer scores, and recommendations, receiving acceptance decisions.

Mathematics Courses - Early Applicants are typically on course to have completed at least Algebra 1 Honors and Geometry 1 Honors by the end of grade 8.

Accuplacer - Students that have not yet completed Algebra 1 Honors at time of application for the Early Applicant Round, are not typically as competitive with respect to Accuplacer Elementary Algebra Scores. It may be recommendable for such applicants to take the Accuplacer later within the Early Applicant timeline, or plan to test and apply in the Regular Applicant Round.

Early Applicants who are not selected in the Early Applicant Round, are automatically included for admissions consideration in the Regular Applicant Round, and will receive an admissions decision by March.

 

Admissions Decisions:

Early Round Decisions- December: Notification of Admissions Decisions - Applications completed by November 15, 2016 will receive priority consideration for early round decisions. Admission decisions will be posted to your online account in early-mid December with email notifications to follow.

Regular Round Decisions- March: Notification of Admissions Decisions - Applications completed by February 1, 2017 will receive priority consideration. Admission decisions will be posted to your online account on by March 1, 2017 with email notifications to follow.

We will continue to process applications after the final February 1st deadline, however priority will be given to early and regular round applicants. The Admission Committee may offer qualified late candidates a place on the Waiting List. 


Open House Info

FAU High School hosts four Open Houses every application cycle. Open Houses are an opportunity for prospective students and parents to meet the staff, learn about the programs at FAU High School, learn about the admission process, and participate in a Q&A with FAU High School staff and current students.

 

RSVP’s are required to participate in an FAU High School Open House and is available here. You will receive a confirmation email a few days before your registered open house with further details.

Open House Dates are: 

October 12 6:00PM - 7:30PM
January 11 6:00PM - 7:30PM