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 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.

 

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
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

Congratulations! You are well on your way to becoming a Moc.
Here’s a handy checklist of everything you need to do and when you need to do it!

What's Next

Enroll Today!

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

Deposit Now

We’ll see you at Orientation!

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

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

  • Save your spot. Submit your deposit
    When you submit your enrollment deposit, you save your place in FSC’s Class of 2019, a place in our residence halls, and secure your scholarships and grants. You may pay online, by mail, or by phone at 1.800.274.4131. Deposits must be received by May 1.
    Deposit now  

  • 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. Go to fafsa.ed.gov and be sure to include Florida Southern (001488) as a school of choice.
    File your FAFSA

  • Schedule a financial aid meeting
    Set up a time with your admissions counselor to discuss your personal financial aid award letter and answer any financial questions you may have.

  • Complete your New Student Enrollment Form
    Take a few minutes to complete these important forms. We will use the information you supply to determine your housing assignment, set up your bill and emergency contacts, and give you an opportunity to decline the College’s healthcare coverage. (Be sure to have your insurance company name, group and policy numbers handy.) Form should be completed by May 1.
    Get started

    While housing is guaranteed, housing priority is determined by the date you submit your enrollment deposit. Submit your enrollment deposit early for your best chance to be placed in your top choice for housing.

  • Submit your Course Preference Form
    Tell us about the courses you’re interested in taking and if you’ve taken AP, CLEP, or IB courses. The information you provide will help us create your fall schedule. Please complete the form prior to June 1.
    Tell us what courses you'd like to take  

  • Sign up for Summer Advising Day happening June 27, 29, or July 10
    Summer Advising Day gives you the chance to meet with an academic advisor, plan your fall schedule, and even register for classes!
    Choose a date  

  • Submit documentation of prior course credit
    In order to receive credits for previously taken college courses, please submit your official transcripts as soon as it they are available.

  • Submit your Medical Form
    Schedule an appointment for a physical and have the form signed by your physician. To avoid delays with moving in and starting classes, submit these form by August 1. Download your forms 

  • Pay your bill in full
    You’ll need to finalize your financial aid awards and set your plan for tuition payment by July 15.

  • Attend New Student Orientation and Move-In on Saturday, August 22
    Required of all new students, this four-day program will ensure a smooth transition into your new home!