First-Time-in-College Students Steps to Enroll
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.
You have several options for applying to Seminole State College:
- Apply online.
- Download and print the Seminole State Application for Admission.
- Obtain a printed application from Student Services on the Sanford/Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Oviedo or Heathrow Campuses.
Verify your residency status.
The Affidavit for Florida Residency determines your eligibility for lower in-state tuition rates. If you submit a paper Application for Admission (not online), please 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 final high school transcript.
Send official, final transcripts (with graduation date) from your high school to:
Seminole State College of Florida
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.
Create your MySeminoleState account.
Once your residency has been approved and you have a student ID number, visit my.seminolestate.edu, and click "Create My SSC Student Account." If you have questions, visit the MySeminoleState Help page or call 407.708.2000.
Complete the New Student Welcome.
During the New Student Welcome, you will learn about College policies and procedures as well as campus activities. For more information, call 407.708.2050.
Schedule your Registration Lab.
At the end of the New Student Welcome, you will schedule your registration lab.
Please note: You cannot view the Student Welcome until your residency status has been verified and you have created your MySeminoleState account.
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 information.
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.
Attend New Student Orientation and Registration.
The advisor will determine your course eligibility and help you plan your schedule.
Register for classes.
You will register for classes during New Student Orientation and Registration.
Pay for your classes or defer your fees.
Log in to your MySeminoleState account 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 Office. If you are receiving financial aid, you must accept or decline your award and electronically sign a fee deferment every semester.
View instructions on how to accept your aid and defer your fees.
Purchase your textbooks.
Seminole State bookstores are located on the Altamonte Springs campus, Lee Campus at Oviedo and Sanford/Lake Mary campus. 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 and parking permit.
Log in to your student email.
Office 365 is the College's official student email system. Your student email account will be available within 24 hours after your residency status has been determined and you have created your MySeminoleState account. Your student email account is the only account the College will send messages to, so please check it regularly. Visit the student email webpage to view first-time user instructions and log in.