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Counselor Portal ( is a free tool that allows high school and independent counselors to view their students' application status. Counselors are also able to upload official transcripts and other documents through this portal.

To register, visit and click the registration link in the top menu. The first counselor to register from a school will be the designated person to manage permissions for that specific school. For a video overview of how to register and manage your school's profile, click here.

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ACT/SAT Information

Requiring an ACT or SAT test score for admissions consideration is not an institutional choice. FSU, along with Florida's 11 other public universities, is subject to Florida Board of Governors admissions regulation 6.002 which requires first year students seeking admission to submit an ACT or SAT test score.

We require all first year applicants to submit at least one ACT and/or SAT test score. Florida State does not require the optional ACT writing score or the optional SAT essay. FSU allows students to self-report their SAT and/or ACT scores through the Application Status Page. Since accuracy is critical, students must have a copy of their SAT/ACT score report(s) available to reference when self-reporting their scores. If admitted, students will be required to submit official score reports prior to enrollment at FSU.


For a decision on February 18, we will accept test scores through December 31, provided everything else has been submitted by the priority deadline of December 1.

Our final application deadline is March 1. Students who meet this deadline will receive an admission decision on a rolling basis starting in late March.

Please note that students who want to be considered for University scholarships must meet the requirements for the December 1 priority deadline.


The Self-reported Student Academic Record (SSAR) lists all courses and associated grades that have been attempted, or will be attempted, for high school and/or college credit. When creating their SSAR, students must have a copy of their high school transcript available to use as a reference to ensure their self-reported academic information is accurate. Students create their SSAR by logging in to the SSAR website. Once completed, they will be given a 32-character SSAR ID number which must be entered into the SSAR Field on the student's Application Status Check account.

For more information on the SSAR, please refer to our SSAR FAQ and How-To Videos.

Honors Application

The Honors application process has changed this year. To apply for the University Honors Program, on the admissions application students should select Yes to the question "Are you interested in applying to the University Honors Program?" By selecting Yes, the supplemental application will appear on the Application Status Check. For detailed instructions on how to complete your supplemental Honors Application, visit the Honors website. To be considered for the University Honors Program, you must complete the Honors Application by December 6, 2020.

The Office of Admissions maintains a social media presence on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube where we share information, engage with the community, and offer customer support.

Podcast: The More You Nole

We're excited to share with you our podcast, The More You Nole. On each episode, we'll be talking to students, faculty, and staff members from across the campus community. Follow the show and listen to learn more about the experiences they've had, the classes they teach, the programs they run, and how students can get the most out of their Florida State experience.