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Florida Atlantic University Global Student Success Program

Admission Requirements

How to apply

If eligible for admission, students will be offered the entry option(s) for which they qualify.

Please note:

  • All applications are reviewed individually against the entry criteria for each program listed. All applications are subject to final university review and approval. Meeting the minimum application entry requirements does not guarantee admission.
  • FAU admissions reserves the right to request additional documentation if necessary for review. Students are required to submit all official transcripts from postsecondary institutions attended beyond high school whether they are seeking credit transfer or not. This information is subject to change without notice.
  • Undergraduate applicants can transfer no more than 30 credits to their degree program at FAU (equivalent to 1 year of undergraduate study in the US).
  • In order to qualify for admission, students must be at least 16 years of age as of the start of the program. Students between 16 and 17 years of age must have parental/guardian consent to attend FAU GSSP.  Application forms for these students must be signed by a parent/guardian.
  • FAU GSSP can accept permanent residents and U.S. citizens.  This school is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Qualification Undergraduate Direct Entry
Undergraduate GSSP: 2 Semesters Undergraduate GSSP: 3 Semesters Undergraduate GSSP: 3 Semesters with Academic English ESL + GSSP

Academic Qualification

Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent)

GPA

3.0

2.5

2.0

2.0

2.0

IELTS*

6.5

6.0

5.5

5.0

4.5 or below

TOEFL*

80

75

69

59

58 or below

PEARSON Versant*

N/A

56

50

46

45 or below

Duolingo*

105

100

95

85

80 or below

Cambridge English*

180

169

162

154

153 or below

GCE O Level English*

B

B

C

D

N/A

SAT/ACT

1100 SAT or 22 ACT

Not required

Not required

Not required

Not required

* English test results must be no more than two years old for use in the admission process.

Country by country undergraduate admission requirements

Academic entry requirements by country are listed below. This table is a guide only. Students with qualifications that are not listed should forward their application and academic results to the GSSP admissions team for assessment.

Country Requirements

USA

High School Diploma or equivalent with GPA of 2.0

Argentina

Bachiller with a 6/10

Australia

Year 12 with a C or 50% average or higher

Azerbaijan

Certificate of Complete Secondary Education with 3 average

Bahrain

Secondary School Leaving Certificate with C Average or 50%

Bangladesh

Higher Secondary Certificate with a C, 40% or 2/5

Bolivia

Bachiller with 4/7, 51% or Suficiente

Botswana

Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education with Pass Class or D average

Brazil

Brazilian Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Certificado de Ensino Médio) with a 5

Brunei

GCE O Level Exam with Pass Class

Cambodia

Baccalauréat (Baccalaureate) with a D or Satisfactory

Canada

Successful completion of grade 12 with C average

Chile

Successful completion of grade 12 with C average

China

Senior Middle School Graduate Certificate with a 70% average or higher

Colombia

Titulo de Bachiller with a 6 or Basic

Ecuador

Bachiller with a 7

Egypt

General Secondary Education Certificate with a 50% average or pass

Fiji

Fiji School Leaving Certificate (Form 6) with a 6 average

France

Baccalauréat Général with an overall score of 10

GCE - O Level

Minimum grade of D in all subjects taken (minimum of 5 subjects)

Ghana

West African Senior School Certificate with a C6 average in a minimum of 5 subjects

Hong Kong

HKDSE overall average at a minimum level 2; 3 in math for STEM majors

India

Higher/Senior Secondary Certificate with C2, 6 or 40% average

Indonesia

SKHUN with an average of 56%

IB Curriculum

IB diploma or equivalent to a high school diploma with overall average of 4 out of 7

Iran

Diplom with 12 average

Israel

Teudat Bagrut with 55% average or better

Japan

Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shosho (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with 3 average

Jordan

Tawjihi (Academic)/General Secondary Education Certificate with 70% average

Kazakhstan

Successful completion of Attestat with 3 average

Kenya

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a C or 6 average or higher

Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

Inmungye Kodung Hakkyo (High School Certificate) with Rank 6 average

Kuwait

Secondary School Diploma with 72% average

Laos

Baccalaureat II with a score of 10

Macau

See criteria for China, Hong Kong, Taiwan or GCE

Malawi

Malawi School Certificate of Education with 7 average

Malaysia

SPM with C or 6 average

Mauritius

GCE O Levels with D in all subjects taken (minimum of 5 subjects)

Mexico

Certificado de Bachillerato with a 6.0 average

Mongolia

School Leaving Certificate (Gerchilgee) with 70% average

Morocco

Successful completion of Baccalauréat with a 10 grade

Myanmar

Basic Education Standard X Exam Diploma (Academic & Vocational) with a 3 or 40% average or higher

Nepal

Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) with 35%

Nigeria

Completion of SSCE (WAEC/NECO) with an overall average of C6 or equivalent in a minimum of 5 subjects

Oman

Thanawiya Amma (General Secondary School Certificate) with 65% average or higher

Pakistan

Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) with 40% minimum overall score

Panama

Diploma de Bachiller with 71% or higher

Peru

Bachillerato Académico with 11

Philippines

High School Diploma with 80% or 2.74/5

Qatar

Al-Thanawiya Aama Qatari/General Secondary Education Certificate with 55% average or 3/5

Russia

Attestat o srednem (polnom) obschem obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education) with 3 average

Saudi Arabia

General Secondary Education Certificate with 65%

Singapore

GCE O Level Exam with C6 average in a minimum of 5 subjects

South Africa

National Senior Certificate with a 50% average or 4

Sri Lanka

GCE O Levels with C or Credit Pass in a minimum of 5 subjects

Sweden

GCE O Levels with C or Credit Pass in a minimum of 5 subjects

Taiwan

Senior High School Graduation Certificate with a C (60%) average or higher

Tanzania

East Africa GCE O Level with C or 3/5 or Pass Class or E5 in a minimum of 5 subjects

Thailand

Matayom VI or Certificate of Secondary Education with 60% average or 2/4

Turkey

Lise Diplomasi/General Secondary School Diploma with a minimum C or 55% or Orta or 3

UAE

General Secondary Education Certificate with a 70% average or C

Uganda

Uganda Certificate of Education with 8 average

Ukraine

Attestat with Grade 4 or higher on the 12 point scale or Attestat with Grade 3 or higher on the 5 point scale

United Kingdom

GCSE/IGCSE with a D or 4 average in a minimum of 5 subjects

Vietnam

Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Trung Học Phổ Thong (Certificate of Secondary School Graduation) with minimum score of 5

West African School Certificate

Completion with minimum 6 in 5 subjects

Zambia

Zambia School Certificate Exam/GCE O Level with 6 or Credit in minimum of 5 subjects

Zimbabwe

GCE O Level with 5 or C or Credit in minimum of 5 subjects

Graduate Admission Requirements

Qualification Graduate Direct Entry (for Engineering & Computer Science programs only) Graduate GSSP (2 semesters) ESL + Graduate GSSP

Academic Qualification

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Engineering or Computer Science Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

GPA

3.0

2.5

2.5

IELTS

6.5

6.0

5.5 or below

TOEFL iBT

80

75

74 or below

PEARSON Versant

N/A

56

55 or below

Duolingo

105

100

95 or below

GRE

300

Not required

Not required

Other requirements

Resume & statement of purpose

Resume & statement of purpose

Resume & statement of purpose