"In all that you do here, we'll encourage you to explore new ways of thinking, and to challenge yourselves..."
- Dr. Karen Laughlin
Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Announcing a new requirement for 2015 freshman applicants: the Self-reported Student Academic Record (SSAR)
Think of SSAR as an abbreviated form of your high school transcript that you create. The creation of your SSAR is relatively easy, but before you start, you should have a copy of your high school transcript to make sure you accurately reflect your classes and grades. Accuracy is important because your decision will be validated, using the official transcripts sent to us after you have graduated from high school. For more information on the new SSAR requirement, please click here. To create your SSAR click here.
For some, the hardest part of going to college is determining how to pay for it. We are committed to providing you with the best financial aid package possible to enable you to enroll. The key to all need-based aid is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. We encourage you to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1.
There are many factors to consider when choosing a college, but none is more important than academics. If you haven't decided upon a major, be sure to explore the variety of majors we offer. And if you have decided upon a major, check out the types of courses we teach, the quality of our professors teaching the courses, and the opportunities for undergraduate research and recognition.
No one benefits from a life of all work and no play. We encourage our students to be active, both inside the classroom and out. You will find over 600 student organizations to join, an extensive array of intramurals to keep you active, and countless service opportunities to do your part in making the world a better place.
Applying for admission and getting accepted is only the first step in your journey to joining our Seminole Community. Now you should apply for housing, decide on a meal plan, and sign up for Orientation. Learn all your next steps at this site. Go 'Noles!
Helicopter parents are welcome here! We recognize that choosing a college is a family decision. We hope the information we have compiled at this site will help you learn just as much about Florida State as your son or daughter. Please let us hear from you if we can be of any assistance in this very important decision.
Thank you for all you do for us and for your students! We hope this site will provide you with all the information you need in one place to make the advising aspects of your job much easier. We are always ready to answer your questions and do anything we can to help you and your students.