Admissions Process

Applying to college is an exciting part of starting the next chapter of your life, but the process can also be a little intimidating. What’s expected? What will make you stand out? What are we looking for in a student? Below we’ve pulled together everything you need to apply—making the process as simple as possible. But remember, we are always here to help you.

Applying for Admission

There are a few simple steps on your way to becoming a Moc. The admissions process involves an application and other information that you’ll need to send in by certain deadlines if you plan to attend Florida Southern.

Ready to begin? Start your application for admission now. Remember, your admissions counselor is standing by.

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After Admission

Once you’re accepted to Florida Southern, you’ll need to do a few more things on your way to becoming a Moc. First, you should send in your enrollment and housing deposit. And before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a medical examination form, choose your classes, finalize your housing placement, and more.

Check out the Accepted Students section for details.

Application Deadlines

You meet your deadlines, we’ll meet ours. If you’re trying to meet a specific application deadline, it’s your responsibility to make sure we receive all your materials by the deadline date. Once you have qualified for a specific application deadline, we’ll be sure to notify you of admission by the notification date indicated.

Applying for Fall

Deadline Type Apply By Notified By Deposit Due
Early Decision December 1 December 15 January 15
Regular Decision March 1 Within 14 days of a complete application May 1

Applying for Spring

Deadline Type Apply By Notified By Deposit Due
Regular Decision November 1 Within 14 days of a complete application December 15

Preparing to Apply

As you take steps to become a Florida Southern student, there’s something you should know: We’re interested in you as an individual—beyond your GPA and lists of activities. Yes, academic credentials are important, but we want to know about your personal qualities… your interests and ideas… your story.

The application process varies for first-time students, transfer students, and international students. Please take a careful look at the application process, the forms you’ll need to submit, and the deadlines involved.

What we are looking for

You’ll find all kinds of students at Florida Southern, but there are a few things they all have in common… They’re bright, well informed, and curious. They are achievers. Often at the top of their classes, most FSC students have taken AP, IB, or honor-level courses. They are involved (sometimes very involved!) in everything from athletics to the arts. They value being part of a community, and they want to make the world a better place.

Our admitted students have an average GPA of 3.6 on a 4.0 scale. This shows our incoming students take academics seriously and typically have solid grades in challenging college prep courses. To be prepared for Florida Southern’s rigorous college curriculum, your high school foundation should include:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of Math
  • 3 years of History/Social Sciences
  • 3 years of Natural Sciences
  • 2 years of Foreign Languages (recommended)

You should also complete either the SAT or ACT.

Photo: Kamalie Morales

Kamalie Morales
FSC Assistant Director of Admissions

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We’ll use your application to evaluate your accomplishments and determine your fit at Florida Southern.

Of course we’ll consider your test scores, grades, and the rigor of your courses. We’ll also look at extracurricular activities, leadership, community service, creative projects, and hobbies — as these offer a broader picture of who you are as a person.


If you are applying to the Adult Education (evening) program, please use the Adult & Graduate application.

Apply online

Most students prefer the ease and immediacy of the online application. You can begin your application now by clicking the button below.

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Florida Southern also accepts
The Common Application with equal consideration.

Mail-in application

You can also download, complete, and mail in a paper application by clicking on the links below.

Standard admissions file requirements include:

  • A completed application for admission
  • SAT or ACT
     #5218 - Florida Southern’s SAT Code
     #0732 - Florida Southern’s ACT Code
  • High school transcripts
  • Academic recommendation
  • Personal statement

Early Decision

If you’re sure Florida Southern College is the school for you, we invite you to take advantage of our Early Decision application. As an Early Decision applicant, you’ll receive several benefits.

Early admission offers several perks:

1) Get a head start

Apply as early as September of your senior year and you’ll be notified of your admission decision by December 15.

2) Valuable connections

Get to know professors and staff early in the process.

3) Peace of mind

Enjoy your final moments of high school knowing you’ve secured your place at the college of your dreams.

4) Less hassle and expense

Save yourself the time and money of applying to other schools and shop for your new Florida Southern College room instead.


Contact the Office of Admissions to learn more. The application deadline for Early Decision applicants is December 1.

 Download the Early Decision Agreement Form

Early Decision is a binding contract different than Early Action, and is reserved only for those students who know without a doubt that FSC is their college of choice. If accepted as an Early Decision student, candidates must withdraw their applications from other institutions and submit their enrollment deposit to Florida Southern by January 15.

Meet Your Counselor

Florida Southern College’s Admissions office is staffed with people who genuinely want to see you succeed. We are eager to meet you and guide you through the admissions process. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Find your counselor

Please answer the following questions to meet your admissions counselor and see when we’ll be in your area.

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Admissions Forms & Deadlines

Sure, applying for college involves some paperwork—but it’s all worth it. Here’s a rundown of the forms and applications you’ll need to send in and when.

Admissions Priority Dates & Deadlines

Please note, if an admissions deadline falls on a non-postal delivery date (such as holidays or a Sunday), the deadline falls to the next mail date.

Early Decision (Freshmen):
Application for Admission Deadline December 1
Admissions Offers Sent December 15
Enrollment Deposit Due January 15
Regular Decision (Freshmen):
Application for Admission Priority Date March 1
Admissions Offers Sent Within 14 days of a complete application
Enrollment Deposit Due
(Depositing earlier is to your advantage)
May 1
Transfer Students - Fall Semester:
Application for Admission Priority Date - July 1
Admissions Offers Sent - Within 14 days of a complete application
Enrollment Deposit Due - By August 1
Transfer Students - Spring Semester:
Application for Admission Priority Date - December 1
Admissions Offers Sent - Within 14 days of a complete application
Enrollment Deposit Due - By December 15

After You’re Admitted

Get ready to be a Moc. Here are a few dates to save!

Transfer Students: Your enrollment process is a little different. See your checklist of everything you need to do.

Save your spot

When you submit your enrollment deposit, you save your place in FSC’s Class of 2020! The enrollment deposit is $500 if you plan to live on campus and $300 if you’ll commute.

Day on Campus

FSC’s Day on Campus gives you the opportunity to interact with current students, take a campus tour, speak with faculty, and meet other prospective students.

Academic Preview Day

Join us for personalized, inside look at Business, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Elementary Education, and Fine Arts, some of our most popular areas of study.

Scholars Weekend

Spend two days on campus envisioning life as a Moc! Scholars Weekends dates:

  • January 29-30
  • February 19-20
  • March 18-19
What's Next

Enroll Today!

Save your place at Florida Southern College and submit your online enrollment deposit today.

Deposit Now

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If you have any questions, just get in touch with your counselor.


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A Look Ahead...

Here’s a handy checklist of everything you need to do and when you need to do it!

In January

File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
It’s important for your family to complete a FAFSA whether you anticipate receiving federal aid or not. Be sure to include Florida Southern (001488) as a school of choice. Begin your FAFSA 

Join us at a reception near you!
Visit with us on your home turf at one of our many January receptions. Dates to be announced.

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. Form opens soon. Form opens in January.


January 15

Prestige Scholarships applications are due.
FSC offers several full tuition scholarships, but they require a separate application. Form opens on October 1.


In March

Review your financial aid award.
March is a great time to review your award with your counselor and clear up any questions you might have.


March 1

Priority deadline to submit your FAFSA.
Don’t miss out on receiving your financial aid award.


March 15

George Jenkins Scholarship applications are due.
Designed to help academically outstanding students with financial need, this scholarship provides the total cost of full tuition and fees, room, meals, books, and supplies. Form opens on October 1.


April 1

Honors program applications are due.
Qualified students looking to make the most of their FSC experience should consider applying to the Honors Program. Form opens on October 1.