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Transfer Students

Steps to Transfer

 

Thank you for choosing FAU to continue your educational goals.  The College of Business has prepared the following information to ensure a smooth process for our students.

1: Requirements 2: Apply 3: Celebrate! 4: Activate Account
5: IFP  6: Complete Orientation 7: Advising Appointment 8: Check Holds
9: Registration 10: Parking 11: Owl Card 12: Final Transcripts

 

Step 1: Review the requirements to declare a major in the College of Business.

Note that a math placement exam may be required if you are transferring without pre-business math courses completed. You may also utilize the Transfer Evaluation Services (TES) website to get an idea of transferrable courses.

Important Policies

Please review the following policies carefully regarding eligibility for College of Business programs.

Maximum Course Attempts
Transfer students who have not successfully completed a pre-business course within three attempts (at any institution, including W’s) are not eligible to declare a business major at FAU.  Once students transfer to FAU, courses may not be attempted more than twice.  The College of Business will not permit third or fourth attempts in any course.

Two Semesters to Declare
It is recommended that transfer students complete all of the requirements for declaring a major prior to starting at FAU.  Students who transfer with missing pre-requisites must be eligible to declare within two semesters of entering FAU.

Step 2: Complete the FAU admissions process.

  • Send all documentation as required by the Admissions Office.
  • For accurate academic advising, it is especially important that you submit all of the following educational records prior to meeting with an advisor:
    • Official College/University Transcripts
      • From ALL colleges and universities you previously attended
    • Official score reports from any exams you may have completed for college credit, including but not limited to AP, CLEP, and DSST
    • Official high school transcript if you took two years of the same foreign language
      • This is one way of satisfying the Foreign Language Admissions Requirement, a necessary step to declare your College of Business major.  Failure to submit proof of foreign language will prohibit declaring any College of Business major.
    • AA Transfer Students Only
      • If you’ve earned an Associate in Arts (AA) degree from a Florida Public Institution, send in an official hard copy transcript to the FAU Admissions Office as proof of your earned AA degree. Please DO NOT send an electronic transcript as the proof of AA WILL NOT be indicated on it.

Step 3: Celebrate!

Congratulations!  Your acceptance letter contains information about your next steps to “Get Owl Done.”  Misplaced your letter?  The information can also be found on the accepted student’s webpage. The following steps highlight information that will be particularly useful in getting you ready to register for classes.

Step 4: Activate your MyFAU account.

Once logged in, you may apply for housing, accept financial aid awards, review course offerings, register for classes, check your email, complete your statement of responsibilities and receive FAU alerts. Your FAU Net ID can be found at the bottom of your acceptance letter. Please call the Help Desk at 561-297-3999 for assistance with your MyFAU account. Students should check their FAU email frequently.

Step 5:  Determine which courses you need to complete FAU’s Intellectual Foundation Program (IFP).

  • AA Transfer Students from Florida Public Institutions
    • Congratulations; sending a hard copy transcript with proof of your earned AA satisfies FAU’s IFP.
  • All Other Students

Step 6: Complete orientation.

All students are required to complete online orientation. Interested students can also attend an on campus session. You can contact the Office of New Student Orientation & Transfer Student Services at orientme@fau.edu or 561-297-2733 if you have any questions about orientation. 

Step 7: Make an advising appointment as soon as you have paid your deposit.

Advising appointments fill up quickly, and you will not be able to register for classes without meeting with an advisor. Advising appointments can be made via Success Network, but if you are not yet active in the Success Network system, do not wait to make your appointment. Please call 561-297-3688 and press 6 to reach us. Our staff will happily assist you with making your first appointment.

The goal of your first advising meeting is to learn what you need to know for your first semester at FAU. Your advisor will provide a New Transfer Registration Plan (NTRP) listing all of your course options for your first term as well as your next steps.

After your initial advising appointment, it is recommended you meet with an advisor at least twice per year--in September and in February. An academic advisor can help you better understand your current credits and how they apply to your chosen program so you can complete your degree in a timely manner and plan ahead. 

Getting your courses preapproved ensures that the credits you earn will apply to your degree and eliminates the possibility of taking a course for credits you have already completed and fulfilled.  It recommended that you:

  • Review your major program sheet.
  • Review your degree audit report (DARS).
  • Review the catalog.
  • Familiarize yourself with the University’s course options and methods for earning credit.   

Step 8: Log into your MYFAU account to ensure that all holds have been released. 

 

If you find that you have holds on your account that may prevent registration, please contact the office that placed the hold to inquire about how the clear it.

Once you have cleared all holds, completed orientation, and met with an advisor, you are ready to register for classes!

Step 9: Register for classes.

Once you have cleared all holds, completed orientation, and met with an advisor, you are ready to register for classes! 

How to Register for Classes

Step 10: Register your vehicle with Parking and Transportation Services.


Step 11: Visit the Owl Card Center to obtain your student ID.


Step 12: Send all final official transcripts to Undergraduate Admissions.

Your acceptance to FAU is tentative based on the quality of your academic record at the time your file was reviewed. It is required that students submit all official final transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions before the first day of classes in order to avoid any future registration holds. Final admission determinations are based on your final high school and/or college transcripts.

 

To make the transfer process as smooth as possible, follow your step by step transfer guide, and meet with an academic advisor every semester!

 

 

 

 

 

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