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Spring Offer

Students selected by the Office of Admission for spring admission will be able to join us on the Tallahassee campus after completing a semester of college coursework at another institution.

In order to be considered for spring admission, students must have applied for regular First-Year admission to the University.

Students who accept the Spring Offer must 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. An official transcript with summer grades must be sent before the start of fall term. 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, and to Accelerated Credit for college credit awarded through acceleration. While students can transfer from any accredited college, we highly recommend that they consider transferring to us from Tallahassee Community College for priority registration opportunities.

Frequently Asked Questions

All first-year students who have accepted the Spring Offer must take at least 15 credit hours in fall, regardless of how many credit hours earned before the start of fall semester.

The 15 fall credit hours cannot be split between the summer and fall. If you take summer courses, you will still need to complete 15 credit hours in fall. In addition, you must send your official transcript with summer grades to FSU Admissions before the start of fall since you must have no grade below C and a minimum 3.0 summer term GPA.

You will need to make sure you take 15 credit hours of graded coursework in fall (not Pass/Fail or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory). You must enroll in ENC 1101 and MAC 1105 (preferred math), MGF 1106, or MGF 1107, unless you have earned comparable or higher level college credit through AP, IB, AICE, CLEP, and/or dual enrollment. Refer to our accelerated credit policy for college credit awarded through an acceleration mechanism. Please note, if you have earned accelerated credit towards your English and/or math requirement, you must still take 15 credits in fall. You should follow the Academic Program Guide for the specific math requirement for your major and other recommended college courses. If you are uncertain on what courses to take, please contact FSU Admissions at 850.644.6200 or admissions@fsu.edu.

As a Spring Offer recipient, you must successfully complete the required math for your intended major (MAC 1105, MGF 1106, or MGF 1107), unless you have earned comparable college credit for math through AICE, AP, IB, CLEP, and/or dual enrollment. Of the three, MAC 1105 (College Algebra) is the preferred math course. MAT 1033 (Intermediate Algebra), STA 2122, or STA 2023 (Statistics classes) are not approved first math course options for fall. Math classes at a higher level than MAC 1105, MGF 1106, or MGF 1107 (e.g., Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry, and Calculus) are allowed. If you are unsure what math your major requires, refer to the Academic Program Guide or call FSU Admissions.

Your condition of admission into spring requires you to complete MGF 1105, MGF 1106, or MGF 1107, if you have not already earned comparable or higher level college credit for your math requirement through AP, IB, AICE, and/or dual enrollment. If you do not have the appropriate math requirement completed by the end of fall, you are not eligible for spring enrollment at FSU. Check to make sure your college has all ACT, SAT, AP, IB, and AICE official score reports, and any dual enrollment college transcripts to assist with math placement for fall. If you are still not approved to take the required math class, you will need to speak to your college advisor about taking a prerequisite class in summer, so you can complete your math requirement in fall.

One of your Spring Offer conditions is to earn a minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) college grade point average in fall with no grade below C (this means no C-). If you take courses in the summer, your college GPA for that term must also be 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) with no grade below C. A transcript with summer grades must be sent to FSU Admissions before the start of fall to show your summer admission conditions have been met. If you do not meet all the summer conditions, contact FSU Admissions immediately before the start of fall.

No, the TCC2FSU program is a separate program for TCC students and not connected to the Spring Offer at FSU. While students can transfer from any accredited college, we highly recommend that you consider transferring to us from Tallahassee Community College for priority registration opportunities. You should not complete the TCC2FSU program application if you have accepted a Spring Offer at Florida State University.

This selection will be entirely up to you. It is recommended to research the benefits of each application type, including financial aid opportunities. Please remember, you will need to enroll in a full-time schedule in fall to meet your minimum 15 semester hour requirement.

The Office of Admissions requires an official, final high school transcript sent directly from your school to the University. If you have dual enrollment credit, you must also send an official college transcript(s). All official test scores (ACT and/or SAT) must be sent by the respective testing agency to FSU. All official transcripts and test scores must be received by July 14, 2021. We will check your senior grades, and any grade below C in the senior year is subject to your admission being rescinded. A cumulative college GPA below 2.0 will automatically cause your offer of admission to be rescinded. If you have taken any college courses in the summer after high school graduation, you will need to send FSU Admissions your official transcript before the start of fall term. Once fall grades have posted, a final official college transcript must be sent to show that you have met all the conditions of admission before starting your spring term at FSU.

All official AP, IB, AICE, and/or CLEP results must be sent to FSU Admissions before the end of summer for college credit awarded through acceleration.

If you are admitted for spring term, you may purchase general admission tickets for athletic events since your student status does not start until January.

Students should review FSU housing information at housing.fsu.edu. The spring housing contract is made available in September. All spring admitted students will receive an email from FSU Housing with important dates and information. Since on-campus housing is not guaranteed, it is important for you to submit your housing pre-payment early once the contract opens in September. Housing is determined on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have additional questions regarding on-campus housing, please contact FSU Housing at housing@fsu.edu.

Spring orientation registration will be made available in mid-September through your my.fsu.edu account. To learn more about orientation, visit dsst.fsu.edu/nsfp/orientation. Students are required to complete a pre-orientation module online before they register for their on-campus orientation.

Spring students do not have a commitment fee. You must complete all enrollment steps and meet all conditions of admission to enroll at Florida State University.

Spring Offer students who apply as AA, degree-seeking applicants may have priority fall registration opportunities at TCC. Students will also have access to a TCC academic advisor who will assist in the registration process. Students and their advisors will work together to create a fall schedule that meets their FSU spring admission conditions and keeps them on-track for their intended major. TCC students who join the Tallahassee community starting in the fall are encouraged to secure nearby off-campus housing for the academic year. Students are welcome to participate in community and school events held in downtown Tallahassee.*

*Note: Due to the pandemic, visitor guidelines for FSU's campus in the fall may limit access to certain buildings and events only to FSU actively enrolled students. FSU COVID-19 Announcements can be viewed here.