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.

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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.

 Download the 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

Florida Southern College’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

Are you ready to be a Moc?

Just take these next few steps. It's as easy as 1 ... 2 ... 3!

Starting classes in January? Be sure to stay on track with our Spring Checklist   

1.
Apply for a Prestige Scholarship

Do you exhibit exemplary academic and leadership skills? If yes, then apply for a Prestige Scholarship. These competitive awards cover up to full tuition and fees.
Apply today  

2.
Plan to attend Scholars Weekend

Spend two days on campus envisioning life as a Moc! Scholars Weekends dates:
January 30-31
February 20-21
March 20-21
See details  

3.
Save your spot

When you submit your enrollment deposit, you save your place in FSC’s Class of 2019! The enrollment deposit is $500 if you plan to live on campus and $300 if you’ll commute.

Deposit Now


A Look Ahead ...

Over the coming months, there will be a few more things you'll need to do.
Don’t worry; they're easy.

IN JANUARY

  • FAFSA becomes available.
    If you plan to apply for federal aid, it’s important that you and your family complete a FAFSA.
     
  • Join us at a reception near you!
    Visit with us on your home turf at one of our many January receptions.
    See where we'll be  
     
  • Prestige Scholarships applications are due January 15.
    FSC offers several full tuition scholarships, but they require a separate application.
    Apply Today  
     
  • Enrollment forms become available January 15.
    We'll use the information you supply to determine your housing assignment.

IN EARLY SPRING

  • Priority deadline to submit your FAFSA is March 1.
    Don't miss out on receiving your financial aid award.
     
  • George Jenkins Scholarship applications are due March 15.
    Designed to help academically outstanding students with financial need, this scholarship provides the total cost of full tuition and fees, room, meals, books, and supplies.
    Apply here  
     
  • Review your financial aid award.
    March is a great time to review your award with your counselor and clear up any questions you might have.
     
  • Honors program applications are due April 1.
    Qualified students looking to make the most of their FSC experience should consider applying to the Honors Program.
    Learn more  

OVER THE SUMMER

  • Sign up for Summer Advising Day.
    Meet your faculty and academic advisors, plan your fall schedule, and even register for classes! Dates will be announced in early February.
     
  • Get your medical forms submitted.
    To avoid delays with move-in and the start of classes, submit your immunization records and medical history to the Student Health office. These forms need to be signed by your physician.
    Download your forms  
     
  • Pay your bill in full.
    Before classes begin, you'll need to finalize your financial aid awards and set your tuition payment plan.
     
  • New Student Orientation and Move-in happens Saturday, August 15.
    Required of all new students, this four-day program will ensure a smooth transition into your new home!
    Learn more  

STAY CONNECTED

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