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Applicants seeking admission as beginning freshmen are required to submit a diploma or its equivalent (e.g.GED) from an accredited high school. Students applying for admission must submit test scores from the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) of the College Entrance Examination Board or the American College Testing (ACT) Program.


Submit the application at the beginning of the high school senior year. The application fee is $30.00 paper and $35.00 online (non-refundable) made payable to Florida A & M University or valid fee waiver from the ACT or College Board (Florida residents only) is accepted.


An official high school transcript reflecting courses completed from grades nine through eleven for an initial evaluation.

A GED certificate is required along with the high school transcript for students who did not graduate from high school.

Students who receive Certificate of Completion will not qualify for admission to FAMU.




Admission is guaranteed to any Talented 20 student as determined by the Florida Department of Education. Apply online at     or




Admission to Florida A & M University requires high school graduation from a regionally accrediting agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education.




Transcripts are received electronically from Florida’s public high schools through SPEEDE. The overall grade point average is not used and is recalculated.


Test Scores


Scores from the Amercian College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) are required.

SAT  Critical Reading – 540   Writing -300?   Math – 540

Subscore Math &Reading 25 

Subscore SWLAN              26

ACT  - Reading                 21

ACT - Math                       21

English                             18 


The highest components of all tests taken are selected.

International applicants whose native language is not English should submit results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).


High School Units 


Specific high school course units are required for admission. An academic unit is a year-long course that is not remedial in nature.

4 units of English (at least three (3) with substantial writing requirements)

4 credits of Math (at or above the Algebra level)

3 credits of Natural Science (two of which must have included substantial laboratory requirements)

3 credits of Social Science (to include anthropology, history, civics, political science, economics, sociology, psychology and/ or geography)

2 units of Foreign Language (Both credits must have been in the same language . American Sign language will be accepted).

2 Additional Academic credits (in any combination of course listed in the Department of Education Course Code Directory).


High School Grade Point Average  3.0 on a 4.00 scale as calculated by the University Department.

Items Required for Evaluation

~Official Transcript

~SAT/ACT with English/Math  Combined test scores

~Two Letters of Recommendation (forms located under Download forms tab)



Must turn in all documents for your application to be evaluated. Applicants are notified via email and regular mail.

Students completing a HOME EDUCATION program according to section 1002.41.FS, are eligible for admission, however, we may require additional documentation to verify student eligibility. If your non-traditional high school program is not measured in Carnegie Units you must have at least a 500 on the SAT Reading/ Writing combined of 500 and a minimum composite of 20 on the ACT plus writing, or a combined test score of 1000 on the SAT. Must have a 3.0 GPA and 18 units. Students must take the GED.

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