International Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Prospective international freshman and transfer students are held to the same academic admission standards as U.S. students. However, international students may have alternate or additional requirements. These are explained below.

What We Look At

International Freshman 

To evaluate your readiness to succeed in an undergraduate academic program at Florida Tech, the Office of Undergraduate Admission will carefully review your:

  • Transcript(s) from an approved high school
  • Essay
  • Letter of recommendation

International applicants are not required to provide standardized test (SAT or ACT) scores, but it is highly recommended for admission.

Please remember that while proof of English Proficiency is not required for admission, it is required before an admitted student may obtain immigration documents and enroll in academic courses at Florida Tech.

International Transfers 

To evaluate your preparation to continue your studies within a rigorous academic program at Florida Tech, the Office of Undergraduate Admission will carefully review your:

  • Transcript(s) from all prior colleges and universities
    • Must be in English or translated into English and include grade point average (GPA)
  • High school transcript (if you have earned fewer than 24 semester hours of college credit)

What We Look For

Above all else, we look for evidence in support of your readiness to undertake a rigorous curriculum in your major of choice at Florida Tech. We want to be as sure as possible that you will succeed in your classes, graduate on time, and be well-prepared for a great job. With this as our goal, we assess the following: 

Academic Preparation

Transcripts are the most important element of your application because your academic performance in high school is the best predictor of future success at Florida Tech. More than anything else, we need to see that you have completed a strong high school curriculum and demonstrated achievement in college preparatory classes. 

Florida Tech does not specify a minimum required grade point average, class rank or standardized test score, but these elements are duly evaluated for admission and merit scholarship consideration.

Engineering and science applicants

Your high school transcripts should indicate a minimum: 

  • Four years of math, including trigonometry, mathematics analysis, analyticial geometry or precalculus; and
  • Four years of science, including physics and chemistry.

Pro Tip: Take the most rigorous math and science curriculum offered by your high school!

Aeronautics, business, psychology and liberal arts applicants

Your high school transcripts should indicate at least:

  • Three years of mathematics (four recommended); and
  • Three years of science (four recommended).

Extracurricular Involvement

On your application, be sure to indicate your participation in special classes, clubs or teams that involve academic competition, research projects or advanced problem-solving activities. This tells us you'll be right at home in our hands-on, project-oriented learning environment.