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Applicant Type: First time in college freshman, Undergraduate transfer, Second bachelor’s degree, Former degree-seeking, Returning students
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*Attach the ACT, SAT, or NACAC application fee waiver. Applicants not meeting these requirements and or/submit any other form of fee waiver will result in their application being cancelled.

Applicant Type:First time in college freshman attending a Florida high school

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Admission Requirements

All applicants must first meet all graduate admission requirements set by Florida A&M University. The application deadlines are April 1(fall semester) and November 1 (spring semester). A complete application will include the following materials.

Freshman applicants

When applying to Florida A&M University, freshman candidates may indicate the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication by choosing journalism, public relations, or graphic communication as a major of choice.

Journalism Majors

The programs within the Division of Journalism are considered Limited Access Programs at Florida A&M University. This means that SJGC admission standards are higher than the university’s. Available freshmen seats may be limited and access to those seats is competitively based on high school performance. Specifically, freshmen applicants to the Division of Journalism must have a 2.5 high school GPA and a minimum 1010 SAT/ 21 ACT score.

Freshmen applicants who do not meet these requirements, but have been accepted into the university, must complete 30-35 semester hours in general education requirement courses, maintain a 2.5 overall GPA, and earn at least a 2.5 GPA in freshman English composition courses to be admitted as a journalism major.

Transfer Students

A transfer is any student who has attended a college/university and has earned 12 or more semester hours. SJGC will accept a maximum of six credit hours from a non-accredited journalism/mass communication program and up to 12 credit hours from accredited programs at the discretion of the dean.

New Student Orientation

The orientation process is the first step toward becoming a full-fledged college student. The university’s New Student Orientation program is held every summer for an exciting 2-3 day intellectual, cultural, and social experience. An exciting one-day New Student Orientation is held during the spring. During this time, first-year and transfer students who have been admitted into the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication will be advised by an experienced academic advisor. Registration is required. Visit the NSO website for dates and more information. Note: All undeclared majors who have completed 0-30 credit hours must be advised through the Academic Advisement Center.

Scholarships & Aid

The SJGC Scholarship Program fosters academic excellence by awarding high achievers who are currently enrolled or seeking enrollment as journalism and graphic communication majors at Florida A&M University. All applicants must have a FASFA on file in the FAMU Office of Financial Aid. Awards may not be transferred to other universities or to other colleges/schools at FAMU.

Freshman Applications

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*Applications submitted after the deadline may be considered for a future term. **Students must have a complete file by November 30, 2017 for scholarship consideration (if eligible.) Complete files consists of an application, a paid application fee, official test scores on file, and official transcripts received.

Transfer Applications

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*Applications submitted after the deadline may be considered for a future term.

International Applications

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Applications submitted after the deadline may be considered for a future term.

Readmission Applications

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*Applications submitted after the deadline may be considered for a future term.

Undergraduate returning students on academic suspension should submit their readmission applications and supporting materials six weeks in advance of the published undergraduate deadlines.

The FAMU Office of Undergraduate Admissions cannot process readmission applications until ALL documents have been received.

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Any individual who applies for admission to Florida A&M University shall pay a non-refundable application fee. Admitted freshmen must also pay a non-refundable admission tuition deposit that will be applied toward payment of that individual's tuition upon enrollment.