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International Students

Florida Southern has a lot to offer international students.

Internationally recognized for changing lives, Florida Southern is committed to connecting international students with real-world experiences.

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Meet our Mocs

Mina Dang

Mina Dang

My aunt graduated from Florida Southern in 2011, and she introduced me to the school, and I applied because I know my parents wanted me to have a good education. Life is different in the United States but it is easy to live here. I have class from the morning through the afternoon, then I join some girlfriends to have meetings for classwork or the education and psychology clubs I am a part of, we go out, and have dinner together. We really do everything together which is fun. Two of my favorite memories are a trip some students and I took around Lakeland and to Tampa when I first got here, as well as when we went to Miami for winter break!
Pablo Salamanca

Pablo Salamanca

I previously played tennis for a small school in Michigan, but when we played against Florida Southern College, I saw the campus and the school and fell in love with it, so when I looked into transferring, I thought “why not Florida Southern? They’re a good school and play great tennis.” Some of my favorite memories are the wins against high ranking opponents, but also being a part of the business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi, where I have been able to grow as a person and as a business professional. When applying, talk to Karla; she made the whole application and visa process super easy, and stays in communication well.
Beatrice Formillan

Beatrice Formillan

I am from Santorso, Italy and I play for the Florida Southern women’s volleyball team. I found Florida Southern College through an italian volleyball player whose coach was an All American volleyball player at FSC. I spend most of my time with team mates, lifting almost every day, going to classes, hanging out by the pool or in the gym and at practice, but my favorite memory so far was on my birthday, during an early morning pre-season practice, afterwards my teammates came in with a cake and candles which was really sweet. I would encourage other students to come to FSC too! The experience is really cool, and there are lots of other international students and cultures to get to know.
Patrick Ijewere

Patrick Ijewere

When looking at colleges, I had a sibling that goes to Florida Southern and I knew my parents were looking for a college with a smaller student population, located in Florida as well. I've gotten to play intramurals, and serve on the multicultural student council, and be a part of the ROTC program where I’ve made some of the best memories like doing the Spartan Race with other ROTC cadets. College is not what it always looks like in the movies, I get up early in the morning for PT and go to classes. I like to save class work for the weekend so I can chill during the week, play basketball, and work.
Craig Van Den Berg

Craig Van Den Berg

I remember getting an email from Florida Southern letting me know that I could apply at no cost, and my advice to other students is to just apply! You don’t have to come, but if you apply and are accepted, I recommend coming to Scholars Weekend because it is a life changing experience and it impacted my decision to come to this school. It’s a great system because you get to see a day in the life of a college student. For me, that’s waking up 10 minutes before going to class, getting my class and homework done, then spending time hanging out with my fraternity brothers, hanging out in the hallway with friends, or walking the lake, making new memories every day.
Faith Munyuki

Faith Munyuki

I was looking for colleges in Florida, and my brother recommended FSC after seeing that they have a good Biology program and offer a Pre-Med track, which is what I'm studying, and when I looked it up online, it was love at first sight. I’ve been able to join campus ministries and the Multicultural Student Council, where I got to be a part of the Afro-Caribbean dancing night where we got to learn how to dance and meet other students. I love that FSC is a small community, and everyone is welcoming and accommodating and encourages other students to go for it if you're thinking about applying, Florida Southern makes the application process easy and smooth. When you get here, put yourself out there and get involved, it’s the best way to make connections around campus!
Happyson Kaunda

Happyson Kaunda

I visited FSC for Scholars weekend, which was an awesome experience where I got an accurate representation of what being a Florida Southern student feels like. The application process was like working towards a goal: being a student at FSC, and throughout the process I was given all the support I could ask for from my admissions counselor, whom I now have a friendship with that probably will last for a long time, and I’m grateful for that. As expected, there are many cultural differences which makes the experience fun to explore, I’ve really been able to grow in my time management skills and have been able to make really good improvements in my daily life, and the friends I’ve made so far have made the transition easier than I thought it would be.
Sian Longley

Sian Longley

I found Florida Southern through a survey through College Board and found the admissions process to be really simple as the questions are meant to get to know you and see if you were the right fit for the school, and your admissions counselor is a really great guide and helped throughout the process. As a biology major in my third year, it’s tough but manageable, and being in classes related to my goal of being a veterinarian surgeon is really exciting. For incoming students, it’s important to know that the process is long and is a big step coming from abroad, so pay attention to the clubs, the environment, and other details to make sure the school is a good fit for you.

Applying is as Easy as 1, 2, 3...

Applying to Florida Southern is the first step in making your college experience one that defines your future success.

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.

Step 1:
Start Your Application

2022

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.

Other Ways to Apply for Fall 2022

If you are already using the Common App in your search process we also support these popular application platforms.

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:
Choose Early or Regular Admission

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.

First Years

Early Admission

Students who would like an early answer on their application status may apply Early Admission.

Early Action

Priority Date:
November 1

Notification Date:
December 15

Deposit Date:
May 1

Early Decision (BINDING)

Priority Date:
November 1

Notification Date:
December 15

Deposit Date:
January 15

Regular Admission

Regular Admission deadlines provide more time however applications received after the last date will be considered on a rolling space-available basis.

Before December

Priority Date:
December 1

Notification Date:
January 15

Deposit Date:
May 1

After December

Priority Date:
March 1

Notification Date:
April 1

Deposit Date:
May 1

Transfer Students

Transfer Admission

Rolling Admission dates mean transfer students receive decisions approximately 2 to 3 weeks from the date their application and all credentials have been received.

Spring

Priority Date:
December 1

Notification Date:
2 to 3 weeks from the date their application and all credentials have been received

Deposit Date:
January 1

Fall

Priority Date:
June 1

Notification Date:
2 to 3 weeks from the date their application and all credentials have been received

Deposit Date:
July 1

 

Rolling Decision

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.

Step 3:
Send Supporting Materials

Submit the following as soon as possible to help us get you your admission decision.

Internationals

If you are transferring, also include:

* For transcript evaluations we recommend SpanTran (discount available), Academic Evaluation Services, Inc., Josef Silny, or World Education Services or another similar approved transcript evaluation agency.

TOEFL - English Proficiency Required

Proof of English Proficiency is required of all students to submit. If the medium of instruction at your most recent school is not English, you will need to submit at least one of the following exams and provide a minimum score as shown:

Duolingo English Test 105
TOEFL - School Code is 5218 79 ibt
IELTS 6.5
SAT 1110
ACT 22

View FAQ to learn more about the required documents.

View FAQ

Send your materials to:

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

Fax:
863.680.4120

E-mail:
fscadm@flsouthern.edu

After being accepted the following are required:

  • Bank Letter Verifying Funds of Sponsor - (Total Cost of Attendance - Scholarships received)*
  • Current passport or Student Visa and I-20

*A bank letter is a written statement on bank letterhead and signed by a bank official.

Frequently Asked Questions

We answer many of your most common questions here.

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The Support You Need to Thrive

Take advantage of our comprehensive academic and personal advising, tutoring, and wellness services. Our professional staff serves as your personal guides and will help you feel at home with attending college in the U.S.

We offer a number of clubs and organizations — many designed specifically for international students — to help connect you to our campus community.

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International Student Counselors

Our knowledgeable international counselors can advise you on next steps to ensure you’re on track to achieve your college and career goals.

View the Frequently Asked Questions

Shannon Barnes

Admissions Counselor
US citizens abroad, Oceania and Asia
863.680.3960

Karla Reigosa

Admissions Counselor
Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East
863.680.4651