Login Instructions

Please use the same Username and Password that you use to login to MyFAU
If you still are unable to login, please call 561-297-3999 and have them reset your Password or visit FAU Electronic Accounts
The Freshman Online Advising & Resource System (OARS) is now OPEN.

NOTE: Be sure to bookmark this login page so you can check the status of your OARS Form and log back in to view your approved courses.

  • Transfer students with 30 or more credits, Freshmen with an AA degree, and Second Bachelor's students do not complete OARS. If you fall into one of these categories you will be advised through the college of your intended major. For more information please contact the office for New Student and Owl Family Services at (561) 297-2733 or (orientme@fau.edu) to arrange a meeting with an academic advisor or to discuss the ALEKS PPL assessment.
  • First-year students with 60 or more credits will be advised through the college of their intended major. Attendance at Freshman Orientation is required. Please contact University Advising Services (advisingservices@fau.edu) if you have questions about the completion of your Intellectual Foundations Program (IFP).
  • Note: Exceptions to any of the above items will be contacted via email or phone.

If you have questions along the way, there are tutorials in PDF available to you once you log in. You can contact us at advisingservices@fau.edu or by telephone at (561) 297-3064. REMEMBER: Participation in the OARS process DOES NOT exempt you from attending the university's MANDATORY Orientation program.


All new students are required to take the proctored ALEKS PPL (Placement, Preparation, and Learning) assessment. The assessment results will be used to determine the most appropriate math courses for each students as they move forward with college coursework [More Information].

  • If you need special accommodations for the examination, please register first with Student Accessibility Services (SAS). Once registered, a SAS Consultant will schedule an initial intake interview and help set up accommodations for the ALEKS exam.
  • Students with an Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree do not need to take the ALEKS assessment.
  • If you have earned credit for a college-level math class by taking classes at a college or university or through Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College-Level Exam Program (CLEP), High School Dual Enrollment, please submit an Override Request.
*Note: If you are currently logged into your personal Gmail account in the same browser please logout before opening the Exemption Request. You must log into the Exemption Request form using your FAU credentials (FAU NetID and password).

I can't log into OARS. What do I do?

1. Username/Password error: Go to accounts.fau.edu and reset your password
2. You must pay your Tuition Deposit before you can log into OARS
3. You must take the ALEKS PPL before you can log into OARS and your ALEKS score must upload to the system. If you are trying to log into OARS the same day you took ALEKS:

  • You took ALEKS before 11:50am - can log into OARS after 1:00pm the same day
  • You took ALEKS between 11:51am and 7:50pm - can log into OARS after 9:15pm the same day
  • You took ALEKS after 7:51pm - can log into OARS after 6:45am the next day

If you are still unable to log into OARS even after you have reset your password through accounts.fau.edu, paid your Tuition Deposit, and taken your ALEKS PPL, please submit a ticket to the OIT help desk and the error will be resolved in a timely manner. Be sure to click Submit a Ticket and login in with your FAUNet ID credentials. SUBMIT A TICKET.