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Why Apply Early: Unlocking the Benefits

Jul 25, 2023

Hey Future Mocs!

As the summer days wind down and the new school year looms on the horizon, you might be feeling a mix of excitement and anticipation for what lies ahead.

For all you rising high school seniors, now's the time to take advantage of the last days of summer and get started on your college applications.

Why Apply Early: Unlocking the Benefits

Completing your Florida Southern application before the back-to-school rush offers a host of benefits that can set you on the path to a successful college search.

  1. Get Ahead of the Curve: Applying early puts you at the forefront of the admission process, giving you a better chance to secure your spot at FSC. As the saying goes, the early bird catches the worm!
  2. Less Stress, More Focus: Finishing your application before school starts means you can focus on your senior year and enjoy those memorable moments without the weight of unfinished applications on your shoulders.
  3. Increased Scholarship Opportunities: Many colleges, including FSC, offer priority consideration and deliver financial aid packages sooner to early applicants. Take advantage of these opportunities and maximize your chances of securing additional funds for your education.
  4. Early Admissions Decisions: Applying early means you'll receive your admissions decision earlier, allowing ample time to plan and prepare for your college journey.
  5. Get Invited to Southern Select: Reserved exclusively for accepted students, Southern Select is one of our favorite traditions. This event allows you to immerse yourself in life on FSC’s sunny campus and begin building relationships that will last a lifetime.

Start your application here »


Quick Tips for Completing Your Application

  1. Organize Your Documents: Gather all the necessary documents, including transcripts, test scores, and recommendation letters, to ensure a smooth application process.
  2. Write a Stellar Personal Statement: Your personal statement is your chance to stand out and show the admissions team what makes you unique. Be genuine, showcase your passions, and explain why FSC is the perfect fit for your future goals.
  3. Show Your Involvement: Highlight your extracurricular activities, community service, and leadership experiences. FSC values well-rounded individuals who actively contribute to their communities.
  4. Be Mindful of Deadlines: Stay on top of application deadlines and submit your materials well in advance. Missing deadlines can cost you valuable opportunities.
  5. Get a Second Pair of Eyes: Have a trusted friend, teacher, or family member review your application for any errors or improvements.
  6. Connect with FSC: Reach out to your personal admissions counselor, take a virtual campus tour, or schedule a visit. Building a connection with FSC can help you gain valuable insights into the college experience.
  7. Don't Be Afraid to Ask for Help: If you have questions or need assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to our admissions team. We're here to support you through every step of the application process.

Seize the last days of summer! Start your application here. We can't wait to welcome you into the FSC family!

Go Mocs!