Freshman Enrollment Information

CONDITIONS OF ADMISSION INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
CREDIT BY EXAMINATION AND/OR DUAL ENROLLMENT FINANCIAL INFORMATION VETERANS
ACADEMIC DEGREE PROGRAMS HOUSING VISIT
ADMISSION DEPOSIT MEAL MEMBERSHIPS DON'T FORGET
ORIENTATION TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SERVICES CALENDARS
REQUIRED HEALTH INFORMATION

CONDITIONS OF ADMISSION

Your conditions of admission are outlined on the Online Status Check. We will conduct a final review of your application as soon as we receive your final high school and college (if dual enrolled) transcripts. A downward trend in your senior year grades, a senior grade below C, and/or a change in your senior schedule involving academic courses could result in your offer of admission being rescinded. In addition, if your cumulative college grade point average is below 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale), your admission will be rescinded. You should use the Online Status Check feature to verify the receipt of your final transcript(s).

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CREDIT BY EXAMINATION AND/OR DUAL ENROLLMENT

Up to 45 semester hours of credit can be awarded by taking AICE, AP, IB, and/or CLEP tests and achieving appropriate scores. To receive credit, have your official test scores sent directly to us.

If you have earned dual enrollment credit in high school, you must send your official college transcript(s) to us immediately following the completion of your coursework. At that time, we will conduct a final review of your application and update your FSU permanent record. If your cumulative college grade point average is below 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale), your admission will be rescinded.

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ACADEMIC DEGREE PROGRAMS

To learn about your degree program and possible additional requirements, click here. You will be provided a detailed program description, an eight-semester plan for graduation (your academic map), and a link to your department's website.

An audition and/or departmental application is required if you wish to major in Dance; Film; Music; Nursing; or Theatre. Admission to the University does not guarantee admission to these programs.

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ADMISSION DEPOSIT

The University requires a non-refundable admission deposit of $200 from all freshmen accepted for the summer and fall terms. This deposit confirms your enrollment intention and secures a place in our freshman class. You should submit your deposit as soon as you determine that Florida State is definitely your college choice, but no later than May 1. If your deposit is not received by May 1, your admission to the University is subject to cancellation.

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ORIENTATION

All students are required to register for and attend a new student orientation. During this event, you meet in small groups to become acquainted with University policies and procedures, participate in academic advising, and register for classes. If you have been accepted to the University for either the summer or fall term, you must pay the admission deposit before you are allowed to register for orientation. You should register for orientation as soon as possible after paying the admission deposit, but your registration and payment must be received no later than May 1 or your admission to the University is subject to cancellation. The Office of New Student & Family Programs will begin mailing orientation information for the summer and fall terms in January and for the spring term in October. To learn more about orientation and registration, click here.

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REQUIRED HEALTH INFORMATION

Healthcare Compliance Information: As an incoming student you are required by Florida law to provide health history and immunization information to the Health Compliance Office before you will be able to register for classes. This is a one-time requirement. To access the required forms, click here.

Health Insurance: Florida State requires full-time students to have health insurance. You must either enroll in the University-sponsored plan or provide proof of comparable health insurance coverage by completing a waiver online. You will be unable to register for classes until this annual requirement is met. If you elect to enroll in the University-sponsored plan, charges will be assessed to your student account, and the cost of meeting this requirement will be included in your financial aid considerations. To learn more about the mandatory health insurance requirement and the costs associated with the University-sponsored plan, click here.

The Online Status Check will indicate if your immunization records are complete and if you are in compliance with the health insurance requirement. If your Online Status Check indicates non-compliance with either immunizations or insurance, you may contact 850.644.3608 for assistance.

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you are an international student requiring an F-1 or J-1 visa, you must submit the Certification of Financial Responsibility (CFR) to the Center for Global Engagement (CGE). If you have already submitted the required documents, the CGE will send a packet containing your I-20 or DS-2019 and other information pertinent to your enrollment into Florida State; if you have not submitted the appropriate documentation, you should do so as soon as possible. All international students requiring an F-1 or J-1 visa must obtain the visa prior to entering the United States.

If you are coming from another institution in the U.S., you must submit the Transfer In Form. Upon your arrival, you are required to report to the Center for Global Engagement (CGE) to have your visa status validated in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. If you do not report to the CGE in person and attend the mandatory International Student Orientation, you will be unable to register for classes. Please note that international students are required to enroll in a full course of study.

For more information, visit the CGE website, contact them at 850.645.1424, or email CGE-NewStudents@admin.fsu.edu.

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FINANCIAL INFORMATION

To apply for financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available on the financial aid website. To receive maximum consideration for all types of aid for the fall term, submit the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1, 2013. If you have been admitted to the University for the spring term, 2013 or summer term, 2013 and require financial assistance, complete both the 2012-2013 FAFSA and the 2013-2014 FAFSA. Summer applicants must also complete an FSU Summer Financial Aid Application. Log into Blackboard using the FSUID and password you created earlier. From the menu provided, go to 'Secure Apps' and select 'Financial Aid Student Toolkit' to access this application. For information on how to pay your fees, click here. For the most up-to-date information on basic costs, click here.

Please note: If you are a Florida resident and will be a recipient of the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship, you must complete a valid FAFSA.

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HOUSING

University Housing offers you a diverse living and learning community within traditional residence halls and suite-style facilities. Each residence hall has unique characteristics to meet individual needs. For specific information on each hall, click here.

If you have been admitted for the summer or fall semester, we encourage you to visit the University Housing website for information about the housing contract. If you have been admitted for the spring semester, you may complete and submit a housing contract in September.

Keep in mind that University housing is not guaranteed, and is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

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MEAL MEMBERSHIPS

Food service is provided by Seminole Dining, and a variety of economical and flexible meal options are available at different locations throughout campus. For the most up-to-date information, click here.

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TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SERVICES

The University provides a combination of transportation services and parking facilities to meet your needs. For information about the various bus routes and on-campus parking, click here.

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STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

The Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC) is our designated office for coordinating academic support services at no cost to qualified students with disabilities. To be eligible for services, you must have a diagnosed and documented disability, provide appropriate documentation, request services, and register with the Center. You can request information by emailing sdrc@admin.fsu.edu or by calling 850.644.9566 (voice) or 850.644.8504 (TDD). You can begin the process right away by completing the application for services on the SDRC website.

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STUDENT VETERANS OR QUALIFYING DEPENDENTS

The Veterans Center serves as the focal point for student veteran and dependent campus support services — from transition and educational assistance to VA benefit certification. It is our goal to become the most veteran friendly and empowering university in the nation. If you plan to use your educational benefits under the GI bill, click here.

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VISIT

We encourage you to visit campus whenever you have the opportunity. We're always excited to see you and it's the best way to become familiar with your new "home." To schedule a visit, click here.

We also invite you to "preview" the University on February 22, March 1, March 22, March 29, and April 5. Preview is a series of special visitation days for our newly accepted freshmen. To learn more about, and to register for, Preview, click here.

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DON'T FORGET

Please verify the accuracy of the following information found on the Online Status Check.

  • Name: Is your name spelled correctly? All of your academic records are established from the admission record, so please report any inaccuracies.
  • Address: We convert all addresses to U.S. Postal standards, so there may be slight differences between how you write your address and how we have entered it in our system. Please let us know if it is inaccurate or if it changes in the future.
  • Email Address: Our office and others will communicate important information through email. Please make sure that we always have your most up-to-date email address. To ensure receipt of our emails, include admissions@admin.fsu.edu in your address book.
  • Residency Status: Residency status is determined by the residency affidavit you submit. If you believe your residency status is incorrect, the Online Status Check will explain what information may be required.
  • Term of Entrance: Your acceptance is only for the term specified. If your plans change, or if you wish to be reconsidered for another term, please complete the Undergraduate Change Form.
  • Major: Is the major listed correct, or has your academic interest changed since the time of your initial application? If you are having second thoughts about your major, you may research your academic options at the Academic Program Guide website. Please complete the Undergraduate Change Form if you wish to change your major.

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UNIVERSITY AND ACADEMIC CALENDARS

Important dates, including the first and last day of the semester, University holidays, and examination schedules are listed on the University and Academic Calendars.


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Admissions email: admissions@admin.fsu.edu

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