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First-Year Admissions Decisions

Students who apply to Florida State University for first year admission will receive one of the following admission decisions:

Fall Admit

If the student was admitted for the fall term, they must complete the following steps by May 1st to secure a spot in our first year class:

  • Claim the FSUID
  • Pay the $200 non-refundable admission deposit
  • Complete the mandatory orientation registration, select a session, and submit payment.

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Summer Admit

If the student applied for the summer term and was admitted to the summer term, they must complete the following steps by May 1st to secure a spot in our first year class:

  • Claim the FSUID
  • Pay the $200 non-refundable admission deposit
  • Complete the mandatory orientation registration, select a session, and submit payment.

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Defer

Students who applied by our November 1st priority deadline may be deferred to our rolling admissions process starting in early April. Deferred students should complete the Deferral Reply Form and submit an updated SSAR with first-semester grades by March 9th. We will also accept new test scores including the February ACT by March 9th. Updated test scores can be submitted through the Self-Reported ACT and/or SAT Scores Form on the Application Status Check. Deferred students will receive an updated decision in early April.

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Seminole Pathways Offer

Students selected by the Office of Admissions to participate in this program will be able to join us on the Tallahassee campus after completing one of the four pathways outlined below:

Students start their FSU experience in the summer term at the FSU Panama City campus and automatically continue into the fall term. After the spring term, students may choose to continue their education at the FSU Panama City campus or request a transfer to the FSU Tallahassee campus for the summer or fall term. Students will need to complete a Campus Location Change Form at the end of the spring semester if transferring to the Tallahassee campus. More information on this pathway is available on the FSU Panama City website.

Students start their FSU experience in the summer by completing a course offered through FSU International Programs. Following successful completion of the summer course, students will enroll for the fall term at one of our study abroad centers in London, England; Florence, Italy; Valencia, Spain; or Panama City, Republic of Panama. Students will be elligible to start at the FSU Tallahassee campus in January. More information on this program is available on the International Programs website. (Note: Separate fees apply.)

Students start their FSU experience in the summer by completing a course offered through FSU International Programs. Following successful completion of the summer course, students will enroll for the fall, spring, and following summer terms at one of our study abroad centers in London, England; Florence, Italy; Valencia, Spain; or Panama City, Republic of Panama. Students will be elligible to start at the FSU Tallahassee campus the following August. More information on this program is available on the International Programs website. (Note: Separate fees apply.)

Students who choose this pathway enroll in at least 15 semester hours of college credit at another institution, preferably a Florida state college, in the fall and must earn a minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) college grade point average with no grade below C. If students take classes in the summer, their college GPA for that term must also be 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) with no grade below C. Our 15-hour fall requirement cannot be split between summer and fall, so if students take courses during the summer, they must still take 15 semester hours during the fall. College credit earned in high school through AP, IB, AICE, or dual-enrollment cannot reduce the 15-hour fall requirement. Their coursework must include ENC 1101 (English Composition) and either MAC 1105 (College Algebra, preferred math), MGF 1106 (Mathematics for Liberal Arts), or MGF 1107 (Topics in Practical Finite Mathematics) depending on math placement and their major's math requirement, unless they have already earned comparable or higher level course credit through an accelerated mechanism such as AP, IB, AICE, or dual-enrollment. Students should refer to the Academic Program Guide for their major's math requirement. Student should refer to Accelerated Credit for college credit awarded through acceleration. While students can transfer from any regionally accredited college, we highly recommend that they consider transferring to us from Tallahassee Community College for priority registration opportunities.

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Waitlist

A limited number of students will be offered a place on our first year waitlist. Students on the waitlist are students we would like to admit but for whom we do not currently have space available. Though we offer admission to more students than we need for our class size, we can't be assured whether or not they will accept our offer of admission. To accept a place on the waitlist, students must complete the Waitlist Reply Form on the Application Status Check.

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Spring Transfer Pathway

Students who choose this pathway enroll in at least 15 semester hours of college credit at another institution, preferably a Florida state college, in the fall and must earn a minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) college grade point average with no grade below C. If students take classes in the summer, their college GPA for that term must also be 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) with no grade below C. Our 15-hour fall requirement cannot be split between summer and fall, so if students take courses during the summer, they must still take 15 semester hours during the fall. College credit earned in high school through AP, IB, AICE, or dual-enrollment cannot reduce the 15-hour fall requirement. Their coursework must include ENC 1101 (English Composition) and either MAC 1105 (College Algebra, preferred math), MGF 1106 (Mathematics for Liberal Arts), or MGF 1107 (Topics in Practical Finite Mathematics) depending on math placement and their major's math requirement, unless they have already earned comparable or higher level course credit through an accelerated mechanism such as AP, IB, AICE, or dual-enrollment. Students should refer to the Academic Program Guide for their major's math requirement. Student should refer to Accelerated Credit for college credit awarded through acceleration. While students can transfer from any regionally accredited college, we highly recommend that they consider transferring to us from Tallahassee Community College for priority registration opportunities.

Our office will periodically follow-up with the student over the summer and fall as we prepare for their enrollment in the spring.

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Deny

If a student is denied admission and still wishes to attend FSU, they are encouraged to re-apply in the future as a junior transfer student, preferably with an Associate in Arts degree earned from a Florida public college. Denied students should not reapply for first year admission. We will consider an appeal only if it reveals new academic or personal information that was not present in your initial admission application. Detailed information about our appeals process may be found here. Appeals will be reviewed at the end of May.

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