2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Oct 02, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Florida Memorial University welcomes applications from all interested and prospective student. Our Admission decisions are based primarily on an applicant’s academic promise as demonstrated by academic preparation, recommendation letter(s), personal statement, and SAT or ACT scores.

A. Freshmen Applicants

  1. Submit Application a Non-refundable Application Fee $25.00.
    Application is available online at http://www.fmuniv.edu/home/admissions
  2. Admissions Test Scores
    Applicants should submit SAT or ACT scores. Test scores are used for advisement and placement purposes for first-time college applicants.
  3. High School Transcript
    Graduation and Standard High School Diploma from an accredited high school or the equivalent (GED) is required. A student’s high school preparation should include units in the following core areas:
  English 4 Units (3 with substantial writing)
  Mathematics 3 Units (Algebra I and above)
  Natural Science 3 Units (2 with lab)
  Social Science 3 Units
  Foreign Language 2 Units (in the same language)
  Approved Electives 4 units.
  1. Additional Admissions Requirements

Applicants who are conditionally admitted must submit the following to be considered for admission:

  • At least one letter of recommendation
  • A personal statement.

B. Transfer Applicants

Students transferring to Florida Memorial University from another college or university are admitted on the basis of credits and grade point average earned in course work at the collegiate level.

  1. Grade Point Average
    Transfer students must have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in collegiate course work and 12 transferable credits. However, grade point averages do not transfer to Florida Memorial University
  2. Transfer
    Applicants who possess the Associate of Arts (AA) degree from regionally accredited junior, community or four-year colleges at the time they are admitted to Florida Memorial University will be accepted as juniors, with the understanding that some prerequisite work may be required to fulfill degree requirements in their major at Florida Memorial University. Course work for students who enroll without the AA degree will be evaluated on a course-by- course basis
  3. Definition of Credit Hour
    Florida Memorial University defines one academic credit hour to be 700 minutes of instruction per term, including final examinations, for regular lecture courses. Laboratory, internship, studio music, practicum, and certain other types of courses may be as- signed credit hours that are different from the contact time, based on the type of instructional delivery.
  4. Transfer Credits
    In order to fulfill its mission to serve a culturally diverse student population and to prepare students to function in a highly competitive, technological, and global society, Florida Memorial University seeks to make transfer of credit easier for students, while continuing to honor its obligation to maintain academic quality and integrity.  Therefore, Florida Memorial University accepts courses earned at other post-secondary institutions, provided that:
  • • The grade earned in major courses, and core English, reading, and mathematics courses is a “C” or higher;

    • The courses represent collegiate coursework relevant to the degree program being pursued at the institution;

    • The course content, level of instruction and resulting competencies are equivalent to those of students enrolled at the institution; and

    • All official transcripts are submitted to the institution.

    A maximum of 90 credits total may be transferred to Florida Memorial University. The school’s dean and the Provost must approve all transfer credits used toward a degree, using a form provided by the University Registrar. A minimum of 25% of the credit hours required for a student’s degree must be earned by instruction at Florida Memorial University.

Transfer Credits from International Institutions

Postsecondary credits earned by international students at colleges and universities which pattern themselves after the British or other non-American education systems must be evaluated by an external transcript evaluation organization approved by Florida Memorial University.

C. International Applicants

International students are admitted on the basis of high school work. International students must meet the requirements of the University as stated in the previous section and comply with the following.

High School Transcripts

An international applicant must have graduated from a high school or secondary school. An official transcript and/or original diploma are required.

  1. High School Work
    International students who studied in the British educational system should have passed a minimum of five (5) subjects at the ordinary level in the General Certificate Examination or its equivalent, including English and mathematics. If student transcripts are not in English, students will also need to submit an official translation of their transcripts. Evaluations must be conducted through a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES)

Organization or the recommended agencies below:

Josef Silny & Associates
7101 SW 102 Avenue
Miami, FL 33171
Tel: (305) 273-1616
Fax: (305) 273-1338
http://www.silny.com or email info@jsilny.com

World Education Services
P. O. Box 745
New York, NY 10113-0745
(212) 966-6311
http://www.wes.org or email info@wes.org

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
Phone: (414) 289-3400 www.ece.org

  1. Language Requirement
    If a student’s native language or language of instruction is not English or the language proficiency in English must be established by a satisfactory TOEFL score (500 written /173 Computer /60 Internet).
  2. Standardized Test Scores
    International students should submit scores from either the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT).

International Transfer Students must meet the requirements of the University as stated in the previous section and comply with the following:

  1. Follow United States Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations regarding transfer of schools.
  2. Complete and provide International Student Advisor with Transfer Release Form if transferring from another U.S. School.
  3. Complete the Financial Statement of Support and provide a bank statement from the sponsor indicated on the Financial Statement of Support.

D. Advanced Placement

Florida Memorial University is an approved participant in the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program. Students whose Advanced Placement scores meet the criteria as set forth in each academic area will receive university credit for courses covering similar material.

E. International Baccalaureate

Florida Memorial University recognizes and gives college credit to students who successfully complete the International Baccalaureate examinations with grades of 4 or higher. An official IB transcript is required and must be sent directly from the International Baccalaureate Office.

F. Early Admission

Florida Memorial University grants early admission to exceptional high school students who meet the following criteria:

  1. Earned a minimum high school grade point average of 3.0
  2. Scored 1000 or more on the SAT or 21 or more on the ACT.
  3. Submitted three letters or recommendation from high school officials such as a principal, counselor, and teacher.

G. Conditional Admission

Admission consideration may be given to students who do not meet the published admission standards as stated above. Such students may be admitted conditionally with the following requirements

  1. Students applying for fall semester enrollment must attend Summer B session.
  2. Students applying for spring semester enrollment will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

H. Re-admission to the University

Students whose enrollment at Florida Memorial University is interrupted for more than one semester are required to submit an application for readmission. The application must be sent to the Office of Admissions. Students placed on academic suspension must sit out one semester (fall or spring) before eligibility for readmission is restored. Submission of an application does not guarantee readmission.

Students in good academic standing who voluntarily withdraw from the University for one or more academic years are required to apply for readmission. A student must satisfy the degree requirements for graduation stated in the university catalog for the academic year in which the student is readmitted.