Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, BC-71
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Information on the application requirements are provided below. If you are ready to apply, download the application.
The program will accept students based on the following minimum requirements to be considered for admission.
Deadlines for all applications are as follows.
A Florida "resident for tuition purposes" at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine is a person who has established and maintained legal residence in Florida for at least twelve (12) consecutive months immediately prior to initial enrollment at FAU. All students "working on a master's or doctoral degree during the term for which residency status is sought at FAU shall be classified as an independent student for purposes of determining residency for tuition purposes" (Florida Statutes Section 1009.21; Florida Board of Governors Regulation 7.005; Florida Residency Guidelines for Tuition Purposes adopted by the State Articulation Coordinating Committee). Therefore, all students accepted to the College of Medicine will be considered as independent students for purposes of determining residency for tuition purposes.
Once classified as a nonresident for tuition purposes, an enrolled student may apply for reclassification as a resident for tuition purposes. Reclassification as a resident for tuition purposes requires clear and convincing documentation that supports permanent legal residency in Florida for at least twelve (12) consecutive months, rather than temporary residency for the purposes of pursuing an education.
If you are married to a person who has maintained legal residence in Florida for at least 12 months, has established legal residence, and Florida is your permanent home, you are required to complete the Residency Re-classification form.
The form must be completed and signed by the student’s spouse and submitted along with a copy of your marriage certificate and proof of spouse’s Florida residency.
Important things you should know about Florida residency
Claiming Florida Residency
All accepted applicants are initially classified internally as nonresidents and will be charged the higher non-resident tuition unless they satisfactorily demonstrate their status as Florida residents for tuition purposes by providing appropriate documentation. To qualify for in-state tuition as a Florida resident, you must be classified as a Florida resident by the Office of Admissions at the FAU College of Medicine. Classification will be based on the documents you submit to support your claim and all documents must be submitted by July 1st of the year of entry. Examples of these documents are listed below.
First Tier (provide as many of these documents as you have, no single piece of evidence shall be conclusive)
(Note: For initial classification, documents such as driver's license, voter's card, identification card, declaration of domicile and professional licenses must have been issued at least 12 months prior to the first day of classes at the College of Medicine.)
Second Tier (to be used in conjunction with documents from First Tier above)
Examples of documents that may not be used