Admissions Process

Applying to college is an exciting part of starting the next chapter of your life, but the process can also be a little intimidating. What’s expected? What will make you stand out? What are we looking for in a student? Below we’ve pulled together everything you need to apply--making the process as simple as possible. But remember, we are always here to help you.

Applying for Admission

There are a few simple steps on your way to becoming a Moc. The admissions process involves an application and other information that you’ll need to send in by certain deadlines if you plan to attend Florida Southern.

Ready to begin? Start your application for admission now. Remember, your admissions counselor is standing by.

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After Admission

Once you’re accepted to Florida Southern, you’ll need to do a few more things on your way to becoming a Moc. First, you should send in your enrollment and housing deposit. And before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a medical examination form, choose your classes, finalize your housing placement, and more.

Check out the Accepted Students section for details.

Application Deadlines

You meet your deadlines, we'll meet ours. If you’re trying to meet a specific application deadline, it's your responsibility to make sure we receive all your materials by the deadline date. Once you have qualified for a specific application deadline, we'll be sure to notify you of admission by the notification date indicated.

Applying for Fall

Deadline Type Apply By Notified By Deposit Due
Early Decision December 1 December 15 January 15
Regular Decision March 1 Within 10 days of a complete file May 1

Applying for Spring

Deadline Type Apply By Notified By Deposit Due
Regular Decision November 1 Within 10 days of a complete file December 15

Preparing to Apply

As you take steps to become a Florida Southern student, there's something you should know: We're interested in you as an individual—beyond your GPA and lists of activities. Yes, academic credentials are important, but we want to know about your personal qualities… your interests and ideas… your story.

The application process varies for first-time students, transfer students, and international students. Please take a careful look at the application process, the forms you'll need to submit, and the deadlines involved.

What we are looking for

You'll find all kinds of students at Florida Southern, but there are a few things they all have in common… They're bright, well informed, and curious. They are achievers. Often at the top of their classes, most FSC students have taken AP, IB, or honor-level courses. They are involved (sometimes very involved!) in everything from athletics to the arts. They value being part of a community, and they want to make the world a better place.

Our admitted students have an average GPA of 3.6 on a 4.0 scale. This shows our incoming students take academics seriously and typically have solid grades in challenging college prep courses. To be prepared for Florida Southern's rigorous college curriculum, your high school foundation should include:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of Math
  • 3 years of History/Social Sciences
  • 3 years of Natural Sciences
  • 2 years of Foreign Languages (recommended)

You should also complete either the SAT or ACT.

 

Application tips from our counselors:

Kamalie Morales

Kamalie Morales says:

"Apply as early as possible! We have some great accepted student visit programs in the spring that you do not want to miss!"

Kristen Placek

Kristen Placek '08 says:

"Make it a priority to get to know your admissions counselor! We are such a great resource and want to answer all of your questions… Choosing a college can be quite hard! We want to make sure it is an enjoyable process and help you determine if FSC is the perfect fit for you."

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We’ll use your application to evaluate your accomplishments and determine your fit at Florida Southern.

Of course we’ll consider your test scores, grades, and the rigor of your courses. We’ll also look at extracurricular activities, leadership, community service, creative projects, and hobbies — as these offer a broader picture of who you are as a person.


If you are applying to the Adult Education (evening) program, please use the Adult & Graduate application.

Apply online

Most students prefer the ease and immediacy of the online application. You can begin your application now by clicking the button below.

Apply for 2015

If you wish to enter in 2014, apply here. Please note: this application will close on August 25, 2014.

Florida Southern also accepts
The Common Application with equal consideration.

Mail-in application

You can also download, complete, and mail in a paper application by clicking on the links below.

Standard admissions file requirements include:

  • A completed application for admission
  • SAT or ACT scores Florida Southern’s SAT Code #5218 Florida Southern’s ACT Code #0732
  • High school transcripts
  • Academic recommendation
  • Personal statement

Early Decision

What if you’re already sure Florida Southern College is the school for you? If you already know this is where you want to go, you can "lock in" your choice right now and help ensure you’ll be accepted. It’s called Early Decision, and it’s a lot like a “preferred member” program.

Early admission offers several perks:

1 Get a head start

Apply as early as November of your senior year and you’ll be notified of your acceptance by late December.

2 First choice of residence halls

Have your heart set on a particular room on a particular floor of a particular building? Lay your claim before others beat you to it.

3 Valuable connections

Get to know professors and staff early in the process.

4 Peace of mind

Enjoy your final moments of high school knowing you’ve secured your place at the college of your dreams.

5 Less hassle and expense

Save yourself the time and money of applying to other schools and shop for your new FSC room instead.


Contact the Office of Admissions to learn more, keeping in mind that Early Decision is reserved for only the most academically talented students with strong high school records (GPA, class rank, and SAT/ACT scores) who select Florida Southern as their first college choice early by November.

 Early Decision Agreement Form

Early Decision is a binding contract different than Early Action, and is reserved only for those students who know without a doubt that FSC is their college of choice. If accepted as an Early Decision student, candidates must withdraw their applications from other institutions and submit their enrollment deposit to Florida Southern by January 15.

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Meet Your Counselor

FSC’s Admissions office is staffed with people who genuinely want to see you succeed. We are eager to meet you and guide you through the admissions process. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Find your counselor

Please answer the following questions to meet your admissions counselor and see when we’ll be in your area.

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Admissions Forms & Deadlines

Sure, applying for college involves some paperwork—but it's all worth it. Here's a rundown of the forms and applications you'll need to send in and when.

Admissions Priority Dates & Deadlines

Please note, if an admissions deadline falls on a non-postal delivery date (such as holidays or a Sunday), the deadline falls to the next mail date.

Early Decision (Freshmen):
Application for Admission Deadline December 1
Admissions Offers Sent December 15
Financial Aid Estimator Forms Due December 15
Financial Aid Package Estimates Sent January 1
Enrollment Deposit Due January 15
Regular Decision (Freshmen):
Application for Admission Priority Date March 1
Admissions Offers Sent Within 10 days of a complete file
Enrollment Deposit Due
(Depositing earlier is to your advantage)
May 1
Transfer Students - Fall Semester:
Application for Admission Priority Date - July 1
Admissions Offers Sent - Within 10 days of a complete file
Enrollment Deposit Due - By August 1
Transfer Students - Spring Semester:
Application for Admission Priority Date - December 1
Admissions Offers Sent - Within 10 days of a complete file
Enrollment Deposit Due - By December 15

After You’re Admitted

Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to Florida Southern—the top-ranked baccalaureate college in Florida. Soon you'll join our one-of-a-kind community on the most beautiful campus in the nation (according to The Princeton Review). We can't wait to see you here!

What's Next

Enroll today!

Save your place in FSC's Class of 2018 and submit your enrollment deposit online today.

We'll see you at Orientation!

Fall Checklist

Welcome! This enrollment checklist will help keep you on track and ensure a smooth transition to FSC.

  • PAY YOUR ENROLLMENT DEPOSIT  
    Your enrollment deposit saves your place at Florida Southern and secures your residence hall room. The enrollment deposit is $500 if you plan to live on campus and $300 if you'll commute. You may pay online or by phone at 1.800.274.4131.

  • SUBMIT THE FAFSA  
    U.S. Citizens must complete the FAFSA. This paperwork must be completed before we can finalize your assistance package. Florida Southern College's FAFSA code is 001488.

  • REVIEW THE FSC WELCOME GUIDE  
    A helpful resource, this will answer your questions and help you transition successfully to Florida Southern College.

  • COMPLETE HOUSING APPLICATION & ENROLLMENT FORMS  
    Both commuters and residential students MUST complete the New Student Enrollment Forms.  

  • SIGN UP FOR SUMMER ADVISING DAYS  
    Summer Advising Days are a great chance to learn more about Florida Southern, meet faculty members and academic advisors, plan your fall schedule, and even register for classes. This event is specifically for first-year students. Transfer students can sign-up for advising appointment by calling 863.680.4900.

  • SUBMIT DOCUMENTATION OF ALL PRIOR COLLEGE COURSE CREDIT.
    If you are currently enrolled in college—or if you’ve taken AP, CLEP, or IB courses—Florida Southern needs an original transcript from the school(s) where credit was earned.

  • COMPLETE ALL MEDICAL FORMS  
    To avoid delays with moving in and starting classes, submit all medical forms by Aug. 1.

  • FINALIZE FINANCIAL AID AWARDS.

  • PAY YOUR BILLS  
    Before the semester begins, please make sure all your bills are paid. Check with the Business Office if you have questions or concerns.

  • COMPLETE LIFE SKILL TRAINING  
    As part of our comprehensive health and safety program, FSC expects each member of our first year class and incoming transfer students to complete AlcoholEdu and Haven. These courses address critical life skills such as alcohol abuse prevention and sexual violence awareness.

  • CONNECT WITH FUTURE MOCS  

    We'll connect you with other incoming students when you "like" Future Florida Southern College MOCS on Facebook. PARENTS: Connect with the Florida Southern Family Association.

  • ATTEND NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION  
    Designed specifically for first-year students, New Student Orientation gives you a glimpse at the many academic and extracurricular opportunities waiting for you at Florida Southern.

  • JOIN US FOR THE START OF YOUR FLORIDA SOUTHERN EXPERIENCE!