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. We recommend using your complete score report which can be found on your MyACT or CollegeBoard account. To complete this form, you must list at least one set of test scores, including all subscores. To reference your SAT subscores, please visit your CollegeBoard account and select Score Overview then Skills Insight. If admitted, students will be required to submit official score reports prior to enrollment at FSU.
For a decision on February 17, we will accept test scores through December 31, provided everything else has been submitted by the priority deadline of November 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 November 1 priority deadline.