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Florida Atlantic University Transfers: 2020 Requirements, Dates, GPAs & More

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This is the complete guide for transferring to FAU. We suggest you read until the end...

I get it - transferring colleges can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming. You are not alone. In fact, more than 700,000 students transfer colleges every year.

At FAU, 45.0% of the entire student body are transfer students, so you won’t be alone.

What are the transfer requirements for FAU?

FAU requires a number of completed documents for consideration. The table below summarizes the most important pieces of information:

Admission Item Required?
High School Transcript Required of Some
College Transcript Required of All
Essay or Personal Statement Not Required
Interview Not Required
Standardized Test Scores Required of Some
Statement of Good Standing from Prior Institution Required of All

In addition to the above requirements, FAU also requires a minimum number of credits completed to apply to be a transfer student.

FAU requires a minimum of 12 credits.

What are Florida Atlantic University’s Transfer Deadlines?

Many universities accept transfer applications during each semester. For this reason, we break down FAU transfer deadline by fall, winter, spring and summer.

Closing Date Reported Deadline
Fall Transfer Deadline July 1
Winter Transfer Deadline -
Spring Transfer Deadline November 15
Summer Transfer Deadline April 15

Waiting until the last minute to finalize your application could result in a silly mistake.

We recommend you complete your application at least 1 week before the required deadline.

In fact, take a full 2 day break from looking at anything related to your application and then come back to look for errors. I bet you’ll find a few 😉

When are decision dates for Florida Atlantic University transfer applicants?

If you applied to transfer to FAU on or before the reported deadlines then you should have your decision date by the notification dates in the below table.

Deadline Notification Dates
Fall Transfer Deadline rolling
Winter Transfer Deadline -
Spring Transfer Deadline rolling
Summer Transfer Deadline rolling

Note this data is current as of 2019 and to the best of our knowledge this hasn’t changed.

What is Florida Atlantic University’s transfer acceptance rate?

In 2019, FAU received 5016 transfer applicants.

The school accepted 3656 students. Therefore, the transfer acceptance rate for FAU is 72.89%.

This indicates how hard it is to transfer into FAU...

Additionally, of the 3656 accepted transfer students, 2243 students enrolled - that means the yield was 61.35%.

FAU accepts 73 out of every 100 transfer applicants.

What are the Florida Atlantic University transfer GPA requirements?

FAU requires a minimum college GPA of 3.99 - this is on a 4.33 point scale.

In addition, FAU requires a minimum high school GPA of 2.5.

Will you enjoy transferring to FAU?

There are a lot of reasons to transfer to FAU. Maybe your plan has always been to attend community college, and then move to a four year college to save money while completing your degree.

Maybe you had a bad experience at your first school - don’t worry this is more common than you think.

Or perhaps you’re drawn to Boca Raton...

Regardless of your reason for transferring, you’re already enrolled at another college or university so you know that the most important element in your college experience is the people and community

Finding success at FAU is dependent on feeling comfortable - will you be able to find a place to find home and grow?

These are the questions that numbers and data cannot answer, but CampusReel can.

If you’re considering transferring to FAU then I highly recommend that you watch the school’s videos on CampusReel. These are real students with real stories.

Final Verdict: How to transfer into FAU

Let’s wrap up everything we’ve learned.
FAU accepts 72.89% transfer applicants, which is competitive.

To have a shot at transferring into FAU, you should have a current GPA of at least 3.99 - ideally you’re GPA will be around 4.15. In addition, you will need to submit standardized test scores.

The below tables show the SAT and ACT breakdown of FAU students.

25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
SAT Math 470 570 520
SAT Reading 480 570 525
2018 Total SAT Score 950 1140 1045
25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
ACT Math 18 - 18
ACT Reading 20 25 22
2018 Total ACT Score 38 25 31

Florida Atlantic University’s average SAT score is 1045. To be a competitive applicant for Florida Atlantic University your SAT score should come close to the average - for the ACT you should be aiming for the equivalent.

If you’re considering transferring to FAU, you may also want to consider the schools:

Transfering to The University of Alabama
Transfering to Auburn University
Transfering to Florida State University
Transfering to Georgia Southern University
Transfering to University of Georgia