Steps to Enroll: First-Time-in-College Students

Imagining your future? Looking to fulfill your dreams? Then, Go State. Here's what you need to know to get started at Seminole State College. If you have any questions regarding the admissions process, please contact Admissions.

1 Apply for Admission

You have several options for applying to Seminole State College:

Verify your residency status.

The Florida Residency Affidavit determines your eligibility for in-state tuition rates. Download the form or pick one up in Student Services on any campus. The last day to submit this documentation is the day before each semester begins.

Provide your high school transcript.

Official, final transcripts must be sent from your high school to the College at: Seminole State College of Florida, Enrollment Services, 100 Weldon Blvd., Sanford, FL 32773. Without an official, final high school transcript on file with the College, you will be unable to schedule an advising appointment, register for classes or receive financial aid.

2 After You've Been Accepted

Create your MySeminoleState account.

Once your residency has been approved and you have a student ID number, visit my.seminolestate.edu, and click "Create New Student Account" in the Login box. Fill in the blank fields, and click "Save." If you have questions, visit the MySeminoleState Help page or call 407.708.2000.

Complete Online Orientation.

Orientation is mandatory for first-time students. During orientation, you will learn about College policies and procedures as well as campus activities. Click here to complete the online orientation. For more information, call 407.708.2050.

Please note: You cannot view the online orientation until you have turned in your residency affidavit and documents and created your MySeminoleState account.

Schedule your advising appointment.

At the end of online orientation, you will schedule an appointment.

Please note: Your official, final high school transcripts must be on file with the College to be able to schedule an advising appointment.

3 Submit Your Documents

Submit placement test scores (if needed).

You may be required or opt to take a placement test. Please visit seminolestate.edu/testing/placement for more info.

Complete a financial aid application.

If you have not already applied for financial aid, do so as soon as possible through the FAFSA website. Seminole State's six-digit FAFSA code is 001520. It typically takes four to six weeks to determine your eligibility. Additional information may be requested if you are chosen for verification, so please continue to check the To-Do List in your MySeminoleState Student Center in case additional documentation is needed.

4 Register for Classes

Attend your advising appointment.

The advisor will determine your course eligibility and help you plan your schedule.

Register for classes.

You will register for classes during your advising appointment.

Accept your aid and defer fees, or pay for your classes.

Log in to your MySeminoleState Student Center to determine your fees and payment due date. If you are paying for your classes out-of-pocket, payments can be made through MySeminoleState or at any campus Cashiers/Business Office. If you are receiving financial aid, you must accept or decline your award and electronically sign a fee deferment every semester. Click here for instructions.

5 Once You've Registered

Purchase your textbooks.

Seminole State bookstores are located on the Altamonte Springs, Oviedo and Sanford/Lake Mary campuses. If you have financial aid, please check the Financial Aid Dates and Deadlines page to determine when bookstore charges begin and end.

Get your student ID.

Visit seminolestate.edu/idcard for the Blue & Gold Card Services locations and hours. Please wait one hour after you register to pick up your card. A government-issued ID must be presented.

Pick up your parking decal.

You can obtain a parking pass from the Cashiers Office on any campus. Please bring your Blue & Gold Card with you.

Log in to your student email.

Office 365 is the College's official student email system, which is created approximately one business day after you create your MySeminoleState account. Click here for instructions on how to log in and change your password. Once you register for classes, your student email account is the only account the College will send messages to, so please check your email regularly.

Want more info? Contact us.

Seminole State College
100 Weldon Boulevard
Sanford, Florida 32773-6199
407.708.4722

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