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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
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
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
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, handing 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
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
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.

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

First-Year

  • Completed 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

  • Completed 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
IELTS 6.5
SAT 1110
ACT 22

Note: the minimum score requirements do not guarantee admission.

For transcript evaluations we recommend Academic Evaluation Services, Inc., Josef Silny, SpanTran, or World Education Services 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.

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Shannon Barnes

Admissions Counselor
U.S. Citizens Abroad and Canada
863.680.3960

Karla Reigosa

Admissions Counselor
All International except Canada
863.680.4651

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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