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First-Year Students

Ready to take the next step? There’s no application fee or stuffy essay required. You’ll automatically be considered for a scholarship, too! We’ll walk you through the process. Applying is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Step 1:

Start Your Application

Choose the application that works best for you.

FSC Preferred App

The FSC Preferred Application is the easiest way to apply! With some information already filled in, you'll be that much closer to the finish line! Did we also mention it's free?

Apply for Fall 2025

If you plan to enroll in Fall 2024 or Spring 2025, apply here.

Common Application

Do you already have a Common App profile? Great. You can simply add FSC to your application, making it fast and easy to apply. 

Note: The application for Fall 2025 will open later this summer.

Go to Common App

Coalition for College

FSC also offers the option to apply using the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success, often known as the Coalition Application.

Note: The application for Fall 2025 will open later this summer.

Go to Coalition App
Check Your Application Status

Check Your Application Status

Log in to your Applicant Status Page using your username and PIN to review your personalized checklist. Once we receive all of your documents, your application will be presented to the Admission Committee for review.

Step 2:

Know the Deadlines

Florida Southern provides several application options for first-year applicants, including Early Action, Early Decision, and Regular Decision. Keep these dates in mind as you set your goals.

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Early Decision

Nov 1

Notification Date: December 15

Enrollment Deposit Date: January 15 (non-refundable)

Early Action

Nov 1

Notification Date: December 15

Enrollment Deposit Date: May 1

Regular Decision

Mar 1

Notification Date: Rolling

Enrollment Deposit Date: May 1
Frequently Asked Application Questions

Frequently Asked Application Questions

From how to apply to test scoring and scholarships, these are your top questions, answered.

Step 3:

Send Supporting Materials

Requirements for First-Time Applicants

  • Official high school transcript
  • Personal statement
  • SAT and/or ACT scores, unless applying Test-Optional.
  • Academic recommendation
  • All official college transcripts

Are you a transfer student? An international student? See additional information about admissions requirements

Additional Information about admissions requirements

Send Your Materials To:

Office of Admissions
Florida Southern College
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801-5698



Meet your Counselor

Meet your Counselor

Our professional team of admissions counselors are available to guide you through each step of the application process.

Next Steps Once Admitted

Congratulations! We can’t wait for you to join us on campus!

Accept Our Offer of Admission

When you submit your enrollment deposit, you save your space in the upcoming Class and residence halls.

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 863.680.4131.

Deposit Today!

Submit Your FAFSA

We encourage all families to complete a FAFSA. Be sure to include Florida Southern (001488) as a school of choice.

Fill Out Your FAFSA

Connect With Us!

From video tours to online information sessions, we have lots of resources for you to experience Florida Southern virtually!

Ready to visit campus in person? Check out our on-campus visit options.

Visit Events

FSC Enrollment Checklist

Complete your next steps on the FSC Enrollment Checklist. Here you’ll be able to complete your New student enrollment form (AKA: housing application if you’ve submitted your housing deposit), medical forms, and provide a proof of identification.

Review Checklist
Meet Future Classmates!

Meet Future Classmates!

Chat with current students, connect with future classmates, and make friends before you get to campus.

Questions? Contact

Office of Admissions Office of Admissions

France Admissions Center