First: Apply for Admission and Residency

Application Fees and Deadlines

Applicants to the College must submit the admission application online with a $25 nonrefundable fee through WISE. This application, filed electronically, is often referred to as the "college common application." This application will be the only one needed for many programs. The common application fee of $25 is a one-time fee that will not need to be paid again, even if seeking readmission. Students can apply for admission at any time for most programs and may begin courses in August (fall), January (spring) or May/June (summer). 

Admission procedures and fees for limited access and selected admissions programs vary from those of open access programs. Programs that have limited seats available or special admission requirements may require a second application, an additional application fee and filing of additional forms. Limited access and selected admissions programs have program-specific deadlines and procedures. Please refer to the program information found in the Catalog and on the College website for details on program application, fees and form requirements. Applicants who are not offered a seat for a particular program can re-apply for the next session by submitting a new application (with application fee if applicable) and appropriate forms.

Residency Affidavit and Deadlines

All applicants are required to complete a Florida Residency affidavit or statement as part of the common application (see F.S. 1009.21). This affidavit or statement is issued to verify Florida residency for the purpose of assessing the tuition and fee rate that will apply to any credit courses taken by the student. Applicants who are less than 24 years of age, for example, must have the residency affidavit completed and signed by their parent or legal guardian. Applicants who are not able to provide the required documentation will be admitted and can enroll, but will be billed at the out-of-state tuition rate. Residency status must be confirmed before the end of the first week of classes during the full academic term. Residency changes after the first week (following the drop/add period at the beginning of the term) will apply to the next academic term.

Residency Waivers

Some groups are exempt from the 12-month residency documentation if they fall into certain protected categories provided by Florida statute. Honorably-discharged veterans, foster children under the care of the Department of Children and Families and select high school graduates are examples. Please work with a representative of the Admissions and Student Records staff if you wish to pursue one of these waivers or exemptions.

Foreign and International Students

International applicants have additional requirements based on U.S. immigration policies and rules. Applicants should review the international student application information carefully. The application form will require specific documents to verify financial support, health, demonstration of English proficiency, etc.  Foreign students must be in an eligible visa status as well. Deadlines apply to the processing of documents to allow the granting of F1 visa status.

Foreign and International Students Living in the U.S.

Applicants are required to be in a legal visa status to be eligible to study in the U.S. Applicants are encouraged to confirm their visa status by reviewing information available on government websites and should be prepared to present evidence of legal status when submitting the common application and residency affidavit.