Applying to Florida Southern is the first step in making your college experience one that defines your future success.
In addition to the Florida Southern Preferred application, Florida Southern College supports the most popular application platforms in higher education including Common Application and Coalition Application. Use the one that works best for you.
Fall 2021 applications are now closed for first-year students, however transfer students may still continue to apply for Fall 2021 using the Florida Southern Preferred application.
One of the best ways to apply to FSC is to use our own Florida Southern Preferred application. It provides all the tools you need to quickly and successfully apply to Florida Southern.
Please use one of these application links to apply.
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.
Students choose the application timeline that meets their personal goals. You can apply via one of our Early Admission processes to receive your decision faster or apply later in the school year via our Regular Admission process.
Students who would like an early answer on their application status may apply Early Admission.
Regular Admission deadlines provide more time however applications received after the last date will be considered on a rolling space-available basis.
Applicants electing the rolling decision option will receive their admissions decision within two weeks of receipt of their completed application. Because the number of spaces available in the entering class is necessarily limited, rolling admission continually narrows the opportunities for admission as the cycle progresses. As a result, students are advised to submit applications as early as possible to assure optimal admission and financial aid consideration. Additionally, upon receiving admission, students are advised to submit the required enrollment deposit promptly to reserve their space in the incoming class.
We also offer a Spring Start option.
Submit the following as soon as possible to help us get you your admission decision.
View additional information about admissions requirements
Office of Admissions
Florida Southern College
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801-5698
Congratulations! We can’t wait for you to join us on campus!
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.
We encourage all families to complete a FAFSA. Be sure to include Florida Southern (001488) as a school of choice.
Students entering in January 2021 should submit the 2020-2021 FAFSA. The FAFSA opens on October 1, 2020 for students entering in 2021.
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.
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.
Our professional team of admissions counselors are available to guide you through each step of the application process.
You have some questions. We have the answers.