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 any Seminole State campus.
- Request an application by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Verify your residency status.
The Florida Residency Affidavit determines your eligibility for in-state tuition rates. Complete your residency via the online application, 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 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 New 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 New Student Orientation and Registration.
At the end of the New Student Welcome, you will schedule an appointment.
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 accepting aid and deferring fee instructions.
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 the Blue & Gold ID Card Home 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 permit from the Cashiers Office or Campus ID Card Services 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. Your student email account will be available within 24 hours after you have registered for classes. This account is the only account the College will send messages to, so please check your email regularly. View instructions on how to log in and change your password.