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FLORIDA POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY, LAKELAND, FLORIDA - ADMISSION

Lakeland, FloridaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 2012Established Year
  1456Enrollment

Florida Polytechnic University 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Vaishnavi Agrawal Vaishnavi Agrawal
Study Abroad Expert

There were about 1437 applicants in the Fall intake of 2018 for Florida Polytechnic University Admissions. Among these applicants, only 51% were admitted. So this university is selective and the students need to have sufficient grades in their high schools/ previously attended colleges.

The university offers courses in disciplines like Business, Management, Marketing, Engineering, Computer, and Information sciences.

  • Florida Polytechnic University opens sessions for Fall/Spring/Summer
  • The application deadline for international students applying for the Fall semester of 2020 is April 1
  • The international students applying for the Spring semester of 2021 need to submit their application by December 1.
  • Around 88% of the incoming freshmen received financial aid from Florida Polytechnic University.
  • Every year the average need and merit-based aid provided to the incoming freshmen is about 9,500 USD.
  • An agency as enlisted by the university must evaluate all official high school transcripts.

Highlights

Application portalOnline portal
Application fee (non-refundable)30 USD
Acceptance rate51%
Average SAT score1280-1340
Average ACT score26
Academic calendarSemester-based
Intake seasonsFall/Spring/Summer
Financial aidLoans, Grants, and Scholarships

Florida Polytechnic University Admission Deadlines

Students can choose one from the two admission cycles to apply at Florida Polytechnic University. The interested students need to apply for the undergraduate courses at Florida Polytechnic University by the deadlines mentioned below:

-FallSpring
Applications OpenJuly 1July 1
Admissions Notifications BeginOctober 15-
Application DeadlineApril 1December 1
Deposit DeadlineMay 1December 15

For the Graduate programs, the university only enrolls students for the Fall term. The application for admission and all the supporting documents need to be submitted by July 15. Only after July 15 the decision for admission will be announced to the students.

Florida Polytechnic University International students Admissions

Applicants interested in admission at the Florida Polytechnic University have to fulfill high school educational criteria specified by the college. The applicants must also demonstrate proof of funds that will support them during their stay in the U.S.

The application procedure is almost the same for national and international students but some extra steps need to be taken by the international students to be deemed eligible for admission.

Application portal: Online portal

Application fee: 30 USD

Admission requirements: The following requirements must be met by the student to be eligible for admission:-

  • A completed “International Admission Application form”.
  • An admission essay is required where the applicant needs to mention his/her involvement in extracurricular activities in school.
  • At least one letter of recommendation is needed, but not more than three. These letters should be mailed to recommendations@floridapoly.edu
  • The official SAT/ACT scores. (SAT code – 7303, ACT code – 2869)
  • Official scores of any English proficiency exam like TOEFLIELTS, or MELAB need to be submitted.
  • Official high school transcripts need to be submitted. This university accepts transcripts evaluated by only one of the enlisted companies:
    • World Education Services (WES)
    • Academic Evaluation Services (AES)
    • Academic Credentials Evaluations Institute.Inc (ACEI)
    • Joseph Silny and Associations.Inc
  • An I-20 application form
  • A copy of the applicant’s passport
  • A proof of funds to cover the duration of the applicant’s study

All documents have to be sent to:

Florida Polytechnic University,
Office of Admissions,
4700 Research Way,
Lakeland, FL 33805

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

The international applicants need to submit the official test scores for any of the following English Proficiency exams. The minimum scores accepted for the enlisted exams are given below:

ACT Composite26
SAT1280-1340
TOEFL Internet-Based Test61
TOEFL Computer-Based Test173
TOEFL Paper-Based Test500
IELTS6
MELAB77

Visa Process for International Students

International students will require a proper visa to be eligible to study in the United States. The students who are selected for admission will be sent an I-20 form from the Florida Poly Office of Admissions. After receiving the acceptance letter, the applicants have to visit the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate for application of a student’s visa to study in the U.S. The applicant requires taking with them, the letter, I-20 form and the valid documents demonstrating the availability of funds to cover the expenses for the applicant’s stay at the U.S.

The following documents are required to apply for the visa:

  • Acceptance Letter from Florida Polytechnic University
  • Valid passport
  • Receipt of SEVIS fee payment
  • Receipt of visa application fee
  • Signed original I-20 form/ original DS-2019 form issued by the Florida Polytechnic University
  • Documentary evidence of financial support of the amount indicated in the I-20 form.

After acceptance, all students are required to submit the following important documents:

  • Original Financial Support Documents
  • Visa clearance form
  • Dependent Declaration Form (if applicable)
  • Copy of F-1 Visa or Notice of Action
  • Copy of original SEVIS Form
  • Copy of I-20 form
  • An updated immunization form recorded by a medical professional

Florida Polytechnic University Undergraduate Admissions

Florida Polytechnic University offers undergraduate courses for Business Analytics, Computer Engineering, Data Science, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Mathematics, and Physics being their most popular courses.

Where to apply: Online application portal

Application fee: 30 USD

Admission requirements: The following should be done for a successful application for the undergraduate courses:

  • Students must apply online or complete the Common Application form
  • Admission essay is required in which all the extracurricular involvements of the applicants need to be stated, along with it’s a contribution to his/her intellectual and personal growth.
  • At least one letter of recommendation needs to be submitted but the applicants must not submit more than three. The letters of recommendation should preferably be from their Math/Science teacher in high school.
  • A Self-reported Student Academic Record (SSAR) needs to be created by the applicant. Scanned pictures of the applicant’s transcripts need to be sent via email to their admissions counselor.
  • The official SAT/ACT scores have to be submitted.

The minimum GPA required for being eligible for admission (in Fall 2018 intake) was 3.78. Also, the student’s success in the Calculus paper is required for application in all courses.

Florida Polytechnic University Graduate Admissions

The Florida Polytechnic University offers a Master of Science in Computer Science and a Master of Science in Engineering degrees.

Where to apply: Applicants need to apply online via the form provided on the official website of the university.

Application fee: 30 USD

Minimum criteria: These are the eligibility criteria for a successful application:

  • The student must have a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, applied sciences, or a discipline that is closely related to the aforementioned.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.7 is required
  • The applicant has to submit a GRE score if their GPA is less than 3.25.

Given below are the requirements for some of the popular graduate programs offered by the Florida Polytechnic University:-

RequirementsMS in EngineeringMS in Computer science
Application fee$30$30
TranscriptsRequiredRequired
GMAT/GREGRE required (if GPA is less than 3.25)GRE required (if GPA is less than 3.25)
EssayRequiredRequired
Work ExperienceNot requiredNot required
Professional CV/ResumeNot requiredNot required
RecommendationsRequired (2 letters)Required (2 letters)
Admission interviewBy invitation onlyBy invitation only

Graduate applicants are required to send their transcripts to:-

Florida Polytechnic University
Office of Admissions
4700 Research Way
Lakeland, FL 33805

Or, they can e-mail the scanned copy of the documents to the university.

The Florida Polytechnic University recalculates the GPA based on high school academic records and additional credits achieved by Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or honors courses. Written tests are not mandatory for SAT or ACT scores.

Applicants may be put on the waitlist which means their application is neither ensured nor denied. Their admission depends on the availability of space and in this case they may or may not be admitted later. A non-refundable fee of $200 needs to be submitted as an admission deposit before attending the university.

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