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.

Welcome Signs

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 14 days of a complete application May 1

Applying for Spring

Deadline Type Apply By Notified By Deposit Due
Regular Decision November 1 Within 14 days of a complete application 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.

Photo: Kamalie Morales

Kamalie Morales
FSC Assistant Director of Admissions

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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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Please note: The application for Fall 2016 will be available in August.

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
     #5218 - Florida Southern’s SAT Code
     #0732 - Florida Southern’s ACT Code
  • 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.

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
Enrollment Deposit Due January 15
Regular Decision (Freshmen):
Application for Admission Priority Date March 1
Admissions Offers Sent Within 14 days of a complete application
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 14 days of a complete application
Enrollment Deposit Due - By August 1
Transfer Students - Spring Semester:
Application for Admission Priority Date - December 1
Admissions Offers Sent - Within 14 days of a complete application
Enrollment Deposit Due - By December 15

After You’re Admitted

Get ready to be a Moc. Here are a few dates to save!

Transfer Students: Your enrollment process is a little different. See your checklist of everything you need to do.

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

Move-In Day & Orientation

Welcome to your new home away from home.
New student Orientation gives you a glimpse at the many academic and extracurricular opportunities waiting for you at FSC.

August 22

Classes Start

The moment you have been waiting for.
Meet your peers and professors as you start the adventure of a lifetime.

August 26

Family Weekend

Everyone is invited!
Make plans to join us for a fun-filled weekend that provides you with the opportunity to connect with your student and get a taste of their college experience at FSC!

October 2-4

What's Next

Enroll Today!

Save your place at Florida Southern College and submit your online enrollment deposit today.

Deposit Now

We’re Here For You!

If you have any questions, just get in touch with your counselor.


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Review our Welcome Guide

We’ve pulled together everything you need to know about beginning your Florida Southern experience.
Look inside 

Here’s a handy checklist of everything you need to do and when you need to do it!

In January

File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
It’s important for your family to complete a FAFSA whether you anticipate receiving federal aid or not. Be sure to include Florida Southern (001488) as a school of choice. Begin your 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 in January

Complete the New Student Enrollment Forms
These forms review emergency contact information, insurance coverage, and provide a place to indicate your housing preferences. They must be completed by both commuters and residential students alike. Get started on the new student enrollment forms 


January 15

Prestige Scholarships applications are due.
FSC offers several full tuition scholarships, but they require a separate application. Apply Today for our prestige scholarships 


In March

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.


March 1

Priority deadline to submit your FAFSA.
Don’t miss out on receiving your financial aid award.


March 15

George Jenkins Scholarship applications are due.
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 for the George Jenkins Scholarship 


April 1

Honors program applications are due.
Qualified students looking to make the most of their FSC experience should consider applying to the Honors Program. Learn more about the honors program 


Over the Summer

Sign up for one of our Summer Advising Days.
Meet your faculty and academic advisors, plan your fall schedule, and even register for classes! Find out more about Summer Advising Days 


June 1

Enrollment Form is due
more info

Course Preference Form is due
more info

Information and Conditions Form is due
more info

Florida Student Application is due (if applicable)
more info

Florida Prepaid Release Form is due (if applicable)
more info

Entrance Counseling and Promissory Note for Direct Student Loans (if applicable)
more info


July 15

Pay your bill in full.
Tuition Management Systems(TMS) Payment Plans, Parent Plus loans, or any alternative educational loans must be in place prior to July 15. More about these options 

Housing Assignments Issued

Begin Online Life Skills Training.
As part of our comprehensive health and safety program, FSC expects incoming students to complete AlcoholEdu and Haven. These courses address critical life skills such as alcohol abuse prevention and sexual violence awareness. Get started  on life skills training


August 1

Submit your Medical forms.
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 the medical forms 


August 15

Complete Online Life Skills Training (part 1).


August 22

New Student Orientation and Move-in happens.
Required of all new students, this four-day program will ensure a smooth transition into your new home! Learn more about new student orientation about the new student orientation


October 23

Complete Online Life Skills Training (part 2).