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. Submit an Application for Admission
You have several options for applying to Seminole State College:
2. Verify Your Residency Status
Please complete and submit a Florida Residency Affidavit as soon as possible. The Florida Residency Affidavit determines your eligibility for in-state tuition rates and is a very important part of the application process. Residency documents must be completed and submitted before you can proceed with the Steps to Enroll.
3. Apply for Financial Aid
If you have not already applied for financial aid, do so immediately on 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.  
4. Create Your MySeminoleState Student Account
Once your residency has been approved and you have a student id number, visit MySeminoleState online, 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 407.708.2050.
5. Complete a Placement Test
If you have already taken the SAT or ACT, you must submit an official copy of your scores to Seminole State's Records Office before being advised. If you have not taken either test, the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) is provided on a walk-in basis at the Assessment and Testing Center on any Seminole State campus. Testing hours are available online or by calling 407.708.2020.

Please note: Test scores must be turned in and evaluated before you attend your advising appointment. It is recommended that test scores be submitted at least seven days prior to your appointment. If official test scores have not been received, you will need to take the PERT or reschedule your advising appointment.
6. View the Online Orientation
Orientation is mandatory for all new 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 (see steps 2 and 4).
7. Schedule an Advising Appointment
After completing your online orientation, you will schedule an appointment. The advisor will use your test scores to determine your course eligibility and to help you plan your schedule.

Please note: Your test scores should be on file at least seven days before you speak with an advisor. You will not be permitted to attend your appointment if your scores are not on file with the College.
8. Provide Your Transcripts
Official transcripts must be sent from your high school to:

Seminole State College
Enrollment Services Office
100 Weldon Boulevard
Sanford, FL 32773-6199


Official transcripts must be received by the end of the add/drop period of your first term at Seminole State. You will not be allowed to register for subsequent terms if they are not received by the due date. Additionally, your financial aid cannot be paid out until your official high school transcripts or GED scores are on file with the College.
9. Register for Classes
You will register for classes during your advising appointment.
10. Accept Aid and Defer Fees, or Pay for Your Classes
If you are receiving financial aid, you must accept or decline your award and electronically sign a fee deferment. To do so, log in to MySeminoleState, and select "Accept Aid and Defer Payment." Click here for detailed instructions. If you are paying for your classes, log in to your MySeminoleState Student Center to determine your fees and payment due date. You can pay your tuition and fees at any campus Cashiers/Business Office or online through MySeminoleState. Accepted forms of payment are: cash, debit cards, personal checks, American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa.
11. Log in to Your Student Email
Office 365 is the College's official student email system. Approximately one day after you create your MySeminoleState account, your student email account will become active. Official communications from the College will only be sent to your student email account. Click here for instructions to activate your account.

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

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