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. 


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.

While student transfers into FAU High School are possible, the process and recommended criteria for admissions consideration is different than students applying as freshmen. Please review the recommended criteria for admissions consideration for freshmen and transfer students while considering becoming an Owl.

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 in 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.

    • Recommendation forms must be submitted electronically within the application from the applicant’s current school. We do not accept recommendations via email or in paper form. The principal/guidance counselor and academic instructors need to complete the electronic FAU High School Recommendation Form for this portion of the application. Students are unable to bypass this section without entering the names and email accounts of the principal/guidance counselor and instructors. These forms cannot be viewed, however, the status will change once they have been completed by the selected individuals.

    • Admission Testing is required by the Admission Committee to test ability and readiness for all applicants. All applicants must take the WritePlacer and Next Generation AccuPlacer, which consists of three subtests: Reading, Writing, and Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS). SAT and ACT score reports may be uploaded within the application as a supplement, but will not be considered as a replacement for the AccuPlacer. Please refer to the Incoming Freshmen or Transfer Students sections listed under Prospective Students for the required minimum scores. 

  • An Admissions Interview is an important part of the application process and is required for all applicants, if selected. 

Cost of Attendance

FAU High School is a public school governed by Florida Atlantic University and has no tuition cost, lab fees, or book costs to students. Families are financially responsible for a minimal annual activity fee, FAU Parking and Transportation fee, orientation fee, and, in 9th grade, an iPad rental fee. Find a summary of these costs here.

On average, graduates of FAU High School earn 95 university credits by high school graduation; some students even receive their Bachelor’s Degree from Florida Atlantic University before their high school diploma.

FAU High School, in partnership with the Office of Financial Aid, currently offers the Talon Scholarship to all qualified high school graduates to complete their Bachelor’s degree at Florida Atlantic University within two years of graduation from FAU High School.

Admissions Timeline

The application is available on September 1st.

  Early Round Regular Round
Admissions Application Deadline November 15th February 1st
Acceptance Notification* Mid-January Mid-April


*The notification of acceptance in the admissions timeline chart is to be used as a guideline. Notifications can be sent prior to the indicated months mentioned above.


Early Applicants:

Applying during the Early Applicant Round to FAU High School provides the opportunity to receive an admissions decision by January, 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 by the end of grade 8.

Next Generation Accuplacer - Students that have not yet completed Algebra 1 at time of application for the Early Applicant Round are not typically as competitive with respect to the Next Generation Accuplacer Elementary Algebra or Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS) Scores. It may be recommendable for such applicants to take the Next Generation 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 April.


Admissions Decisions:

Early Round Decisions- Notification of Admissions Decisions - Applications completed by December 1st will receive priority consideration for early round decisions. Admission decisions will be posted to your online account in mid-January with email notifications to follow.

Regular Round Decisions- Notification of Admissions Decisions - Applications completed by February 1st will receive priority consideration. Admission decisions will be posted to your online account on by mid-April 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

One of the best ways to learn about FAU High School is by attending one of our two annual Open Houses. Open Houses are an opportunity for prospective Owls and parents to meet our staff, learn about the programs and experiences at FAU High School, learn about the admission process, and participate in a Q&A with FAU High School staff and current students.

Since the FAU High School campus cannot accommodate everybody interested, Open House is held on the FAU Boca Raton campus in the Carole & Barry Kaye Auditorium. Parking is available in PK-81. We do ask that families RSVP here prior to attending. You will receive an email confirmation a few days prior to your registered open house to serve as a reminder and to provide further information regarding parking and directions.

If you missed our Open House dates, please review our FAQ. If you can't find an answer there, feel free to reach out to us via email.

Open House Dates for the 2018 - 2019 school year are:

October 11th 2018 6:00PM - 7:30PM
January 10th 2019 6:00PM - 7:30PM

Please contact the FAU High School Help Desk at for any assistance.