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Florida Southern College Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Florida Southern College received around 7,254 applications for fall 2018 term. 50% of total applicants were offered admissions with the college. However, only 29% of the total accepted applicants enrolled with the college. Currently, the college offers more than 60 undergraduate and 120 graduate programs. The university invites applications for Fall and Spring sessions.

  • International applicants can apply online through FSC Admission Portal or through Common Application Portal.
  • Graduate Applicants can apply online through the Graduate Admissions Portal.
  • International applicants are required to submit standardized test scores for UG and PG admissions.
  • Early decision admissions are only offered to domestic applicants.


Application PortalCommon Application Portal/FSC Application Portal (UG)
Application Fee (non-refundable)30 USD (UG)
Acceptance rate50%
Average SAT score1195
Average ACT score26
Average GPA3.7
Mode of PaymentMaster-Card/ American Express/Discover/visa
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsFall/Spring
Work ExperienceRequired for Business Programs
Financial AidWork-Study, Loans, Grants, and Scholarships

Florida State University Admission Deadlines

The admission deadlines for international and domestic applicants are common. International applicants are not offered early decision admissions. The deadlines are mentioned below:

FallMarch 1
SpringNovember 1

Florida Southern College International Student Admissions

Presently FSC houses more than 100 international students representing around 50 countries. The admissions requirements for international applicants vary slightly from domestic applicants. The additional requirements and processes for international applicants are briefed below:

Admission Requirements for International Students

  • All the academic records/transcripts from the previously attended institution(s).
    • Certified by the institution's office registrar.
    • Sent directly from the issuing institute a stamped and sealed envelope.
    • Official transcripts that are not in English, must be accompanied along with the certified English translation.
  • Personal statement/Essay
  • Standardized test scores
    • SAT Range: 1130-1260
    • ACT Range: 23-29
  • Proof of ELP
  • Academic Letter of Recommendation

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

International applicants can submit the TOEFL and/or IELTS scores to demonstrate English proficiency. The minimum required scores by the university are given below. However, applicants must note that several departments may different score requirements.

TestMinimum required score

Visa Process for International Students

  • International applicants will be issued Form I-20 from the university
  • Applicants will need to provide the following documents to receive the Form I-20:
    • Copy of passport
    • Proof of financial support
    • Bank statement
    • Sponsor Letter, if applicable
  • Complete the I-20 and pay the SEVIS I-901 fee.
  • Applicants then need to apply for the F-1 or J-1 visa. Submit the form and pay the application fee.
  • Schedule and clear the visa interview

Florida Southern College Undergraduate Admissions

Florida Southern College offers more than 70 undergraduate academic programs to all the applicants. The basic admission process for all the courses is the same. The details of the process are mentioned below:

Where to Apply: FSC Admission Portal or through Common Application Portal.

Application Fee: 30 USD

Admission Requirements: Applicants must provide the following documents at the time of admission:

  • High school diploma/transcript
  • SAT/ACT scores
  • Proof of residency
  • Personal statement/Essay
  • English proficiency test score for international applicants

Florida Southern College Graduate Admissions

Florida Southern College offers more than 120 graduate courses to all the applicants. While the specific requirements may vary for each program, the general admission requirements remain the same.

Application PortalGraduate Application Portal

CourseAcademic Requirements
MBAGPA of 3.20; Acceptable GRE/GMAT score
Master of EducationGPA of 3.0 
Master of AccountancyGPA of 3.0; GMAT/GRE
Master of Science in NursingBSN; GPA of 3.0;
3 LOR; Personal Interview

Additional requirements: CV, Personal Statement, 1 LOR, Bank statement reflecting enough funds, Official Transcripts, Evaluation of Transcripts.

The admissions at Florida Southern College are considered to be moderately selective. The university’s admission office reviews the applicants not just their qualifications but also how they have challenged themselves in the past. Extracurricular indulgence is also an important criterion for international admissions decision making.

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