Florida State makes it easy for students to apply by giving them several options.
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 apply to the Honors Program or be considered for University scholarships must meet the requirements for the December 1 priority deadline.
Florida State University's first year application fee is $30. Both the Common App and the Coalition application carry an additional $5 processing fee. If a student qualifies for a CollegeBoard, ACT, or NACAC fee waiver, the entire amount, including the processing fee, is waived.
Please allow up to two business days to receive an email confirmation from Florida State University. That message will contain instructions about how to access the Application Status Check.
FSU requires the Profile, Family, Education (excluding Grades and Current / Most Recent Year Courses), Writing, Institution-Specific Questions, and Recommenders & FERPA sections of the Common App.
FSU requires the Personal, Contact, Demographic, Citizenship, and High School and College Information sections of the Coalition application. Additionally, while FSU does not require students to submit an essay, The Coalition does require students to provide an essay, as other Coalition schools may require one. If you do not wish to submit an essay to FSU, please enter "N/A" into the Coalition Essay prompt.
Letters of recommendation are not required and will not be used in the decision-making process.