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Accepted Students Checklist

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When you submit your enrollment deposit, you save your space in the FSC Class of 2023. The enrollment deposit is $500 when living on campus and $300 if you’ll commute.

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Accepted Students Checklist

1

Tell the world!

Being accepted is a big deal. You can use these cover photos to share your success, or just post one to your wall. Be sure to use #fscbound when sharing your photos!

2

Pay your enrollment deposit to hold your place in the classroom and residence halls.

Your enrollment deposit saves your place at Florida Southern, makes you eligible for scholarships and financial aid, and secures your residence hall room. 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 1.800.274.4131.

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Submit your FAFSA.

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

Students entering in January 2018 should submit the 2017-2018 FAFSA. Students entering in Fall 2018 should submit the 2018-2019 FAFSA.

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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. Priority Deadline: May 1, or within two weeks of submitting enrollment deposit.

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Send in Final Transcripts and Test Scores.

Final high school transcripts must be official and reflect your date of graduation. If you’ve taken dual-enrollment courses — we’ll need an official transcript from each school(s) where credit was earned in order to award credit.

Credit by Examination (AP, CLEP, AICE) requires that we receive your official test scores from the testing agency. IB coursework requires an official copy of the IB diploma or the IB score.

Transfer students must submit official transcripts from all institutions attended.

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Provide Proof of Identity.

We have recently updated our policies for verification of student identities. You will need to complete this process prior to beginning coursework at Florida Southern College. To satisfy this requirement, you must provide a copy of your government issued photo identification. You are encouraged to provide this identification in advance of your arrival by uploading a copy via your Student Status page. You will be required to provide your official ID when you arrive on campus in order to receive your FSC ID.

Upload ID to your student status page
Acceptable forms of ID include: state issued driver’s license, state issued photo identification card, or unexpired government issued passport. Deadline to upload is August 16 at 5:00 PM.
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Review the Enrollment Guide.

A helpful resource, this will answer your questions and help you transition successfully to Florida Southern College.

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Complete All Medical Forms.

To avoid delays with moving in and starting classes, submit all medical forms as soon as possible!

Please note the six page page medical document includes a Health History, Physical Examination, Insurance Consent to Treatment, and Immunization form. All documents are required for your medical forms to be complete. Students and parents are also required to read our Student Health Center’s notice of privacy practices, which outlines student medical information disclosure.

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Decline Health Coverage.

As part of the College’s plan to ensure all students have access to healthcare, all full-time students are automatically enrolled in the College’s Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan. However, you can opt-out by providing proof of coverage.

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Finalize Financial Aid Awards.

Accept or decline your student loans, review terms and conditions, and complete other important next steps to finalize your aid package no later than June 1.

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Pay Your Bills.

Before the semester begins, please make sure all your bills are paid. Check with the Business Office if you have questions or concerns. Bills will be mailed in mid June and payment is due by July 15.

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Upload Photo for FSC ID

Your photo must use the same guidelines for passport photos, which are:

  • Your head must face the camera with your full face in view
  • You must display a neutral expression or neutral smile with both eyes open
  • Plain white or off-white background
  • Picture is to be taken from the chest up, with visibility of your shoulders on each side; your head centered and the top of your head clearly visible
  • No hats or head gear allowed in the photo
  • No sunglasses
  • Only one person in the photo
  • No pets in the photo
  • Photo must be in JPG format
 

The College reserves the right to refuse the photograph if it does not meet the above criteria or if deemed inappropriate by the Campus Safety and Security Office.

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Attend New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation gives you a glimpse at the many academic and extracurricular opportunities waiting for you at Florida Southern.

  • August 15 for International Students
  • August 17 for First-year Students
  • August 18 for Transfer Students
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Review the Academic Calendar

Important dates to know.

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Frequently Aasked Questions

Billing and Financial Aid

For students that submitted their enrollment deposit prior to June 1, a paper copy of the bill was mailed to your home address on June 15. You may view your financial aid awards and fall billing statements, as well as make payments, in your FSC Portal account (login details were sent to students’ emails). Fall bill payments are due on July 15, and a list of payment options and methods can be found here.

All bills will show a standard room charge until housing assignments have been finalized. Once you receive your housing placement, we encourage you to log into the FSC Portal to view an updated copy of your fall statement of charges; your bill will be adjusted accordingly to reflect any credits or additional balance. If you have already made payment, you have a credit due to your room assignment, you can request a check for the amount due from Financial Aid or apply it to a future payment.

If you have outside scholarships, the amount will not show on the bill until the monies have been received. In regards to Prepaid, funds are set in late August. You will see on the bill “anticipated” meaning FSC is aware that you have requested your prepaid funds to be released. To make FSC aware of any outside scholarships, Florida Prepaid, GI Bill or VA benefits, please send a copy of your scholarship emails/letters or your Florida Prepaid or Veteran Benefit statements to our financial aid office at financialaid@flsouthern.edu and your specific admission counselor.

We can see that the Parent PLUS loan has been applied toward your financial aid award and toward your bill. The total on your financial aid award may be up to a total cost of $53,600 to account for any additional expenses such as books, supplies, transportation, etc. If you would like to reduce the amount of your Parent Plus loan to just cover tuition and housing costs, please contact the financial aid office at financialaid@flsouthern.edu to request that your PLUS loan amount be reduced.

If you would like to reduce the amount of your Parent PLUS loan to just cover tuition and housing costs, please contact the financial aid office at financialaid@flsouthern.edu to request that your PLUS loan amount be reduced. For any external loans, please contact your lender directly to reduce or increase the amount of your external loan.

“Will File” means that a student has not updated FAFSA with their most recent tax documents. Parents and students need to log on to www.fafsa.ed.gov using your FSAID to update the information.

Housing

Housing assignments will be finalized in mid-July and students will be notified via email to check their FSC Portal once assignments are ready to review. Roommate assignments along with the contact information for roommates will be available in the student’s FSC Portal as well once assignments are ready to review.

You are welcome to email Laura Rychalsky at residencelife@flsouthern.edu with your request. Please keep in mind that at this point assignments are in-progress and your request may or may not be able to be met. There is an opportunity for room change two weeks after move in day.

Class Schedules

First-Year Students: Fall schedules will be finalized in mid-July. Once your schedule is finalized, you will receive an email notification to view your schedule in the FSC Portal. Should you have any questions or concerns, or need to make any changes, you can do that with your advisor at Orientation.

Transfer Students: Beginning July 1, transfer students are invited to schedule phone or in-person advising appointments with the Student Solutions Center. Advising meetings are by appointment only and will be held on July 24, 25, and 26 from 8:30-3:30. Please contact Student Solutions at 863.680.4900 to schedule your appointment. All transfer student fall schedules will be finalized by August 1 and will also be made available to view on the FSC Portal.

You will have an opportunity to meet with your advisor at Orientation. If you have questions in the interim, please email studentsolutions@flsouthern.edu.

For any major changes prior to schedules being sent to a student, please contact your specific admission counselor with questions. Students who are interested in double majoring will have the opportunity to review the requirements for both majors they are interested in with their advisor at Orientation.

Your Admissions Counselor can verify with the Registrar’s Office if a specific score or college transcript has arrived. Please share with your counselor when you requested the items to be sent.

The Registrar’s Office is conducting evaluations upon receiving your credentials and you will receive an evaluation by email. If you need to change a course based on the credit you received, that can occur during your advising meeting at orientation.

1

Tell the world!

Being accepted is a big deal. You can use these cover photos to share your success, or just post one to your wall. Be sure to use #fscbound when sharing your photos!

2

Pay your enrollment deposit to hold your place in the classroom and residence halls.

Your enrollment deposit saves your place at Florida Southern, makes you eligible for scholarships and financial aid, and secures your residence hall room. 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 1.800.274.4131.

3

Submit your FAFSA.

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

Students entering in January 2020 should submit the 2019-2020 FAFSA. Students entering in August 2020 should submit the 2020-2021 FAFSA (opens October 1, 2019).

4

Complete All Medical Forms.

To avoid delays with moving in and starting classes, submit all medical forms as soon as possible.

Students and parents are also required to read our Student Health Center’s notice of privacy practices, which outlines student medical information disclosure.

5

Pay Your Bills.

Before the semester begins, please make sure all your bills are paid. Check with the Business Office if you have questions or concerns.

6

Connect with future Mocs

Keep up to what’s happening on campus!

1

Tell the world!

Being accepted is a big deal. You can use these cover photos to share your success, or just post one to your wall. Be sure to use #fscbound when sharing your photos!

2

Register for Scholars Weekend

Join us for this exclusive program. So much more than a campus visit, this invitation-only event immerses you in college life. Review the dates and save your spot now.

Be sure to check if you are eligible for our Fly on Us Program.

3

Pay your enrollment deposit to hold your place in the classroom and residence halls.

Your enrollment deposit saves your place at Florida Southern, makes you eligible for scholarships and financial aid, and secures your residence hall room. 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 1.800.274.4131.

4

Connect with future Mocs

Keep up to what’s happening on campus!