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Before you begin, keep in mind that the programs within the Division of Journalism are considered Limited Access Programs at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical 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 competitive 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.

If you do not meet these requirements, but you have been accepted to FAMU, you 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.

If you meet these requirements or feel that you are on your way to meeting them, start learning about the application process.


Our students are fully imersed in digital media.
Our students are fully imersed in digital media.


First-Year Admissions Requirements

Access a list of what you need to apply to FAMU, including your core credits, transcripts, essay, recommendations and deadlines. At this stage, you may also want to look into scholarship options.

  • Undergraduate Requirements
  • Criteria for Early Admission, Plus Spring, Summer and Fall Admissions Criteria
  • Online Application Form
  • SJGC Scholarships

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 6 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.

  • Transfer Application Process

Found Your Application Process Yet?

Many paths lead to the SJGC. We will consider applications from international students, military and veteran applicants, and returning applicants. Choose the process that best fits your needs.

  • International Applicants
  • Military & Veteran Applicants
  • Returning Applicants