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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

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We’re like a family here. I really feel comfortable and welcome and have so much appreciation for the type of relationship that is built within a small, cozy community. Professors know me by name and are eager to help. That is exactly what I wanted when I chose this school and the academic and social atmosphere has gone above and beyond my expectations.

Saad Alahmari, Computer Science, Saudi Arabia

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One of the best things about Florida Southern is the support I have received here. With the help of my professors and the career center, I was able to network with a local employer, JBT Foodtech, a world-renowned market leader in the citrus industry. After interning there, I was hired as their marketing coordinator for Liquid Food Solutions. After graduation, I was given a sponsorship and currently have a temporary work visa!

Johan Jönnson, Business BA, MBA, Sweden

Rolling Admission Dates

International students applying receive decisions approximately 2-3 weeks from the date their application and all credentials have been received.

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Mar. 1
Fall Priority Deadline

Nov. 1
Spring Priority Deadline

Start the application process well before the priority deadlines to ensure enough time to gather all the required documents. All documents are due by the priority deadline dates.

International Student Application Requirements


  • FSC Application
  • Personal Statement
  • Official Secondary School Transcripts
    • Translated and evaluated in English; transcripts may be marked as official if emailed directly from school official
  • Academic Recommendation Letter
  • Extracurricular Activities

Transfer Students

  • FSC Application
  • Personal Statement
  • Official University Transcripts
    • Translated and evaluated in English; transcripts may be marked as official if emailed directly from school official
  • Social Standing Form
  • Extracurricular Activities

Florida Southern’s TOEFL School Code is 5218.

English Proficiency Required

Proof required if English is not the first language of instruction or college English credits have not been earned

Minimum test score required from one of these standardized tests

Duolingo English Test 105
TOEFL 79 ibt
SAT 1110
ACT 22

Note: the minimum score requirements do not guarantee admission.

For transcript evaluations we recommend World Education Services, Josef Silny, or Academic Evaluation Services, Inc., or another similar approved transcript evaluation agency.

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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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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
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Shannon Barnes

Admissions Counselor
U.S. Citizens Abroad and Canada

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Karla Reigosa

Admissions Counselor
All International except Canada

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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