First-Time-in-College Students Steps to Enroll

College Catalog

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:

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 high school transcript.

Send official, final transcripts from your high school to:
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.

Create your MySeminoleState account.

Once your residency has been approved and you have a student ID number, visit, 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 the New Student Welcome.

The New Student Welcome is mandatory for first-time students. During the Student Welcome, you will learn about College policies and procedures as well as campus activities. Complete the online New Student Welcome. For more information, call 407.708.2050.

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

Schedule your New Student Orientation and Registration.

At the end of the Student Welcome, you will schedule a session.

Please note: Your official, final high school transcripts must be on file with the College to be able to schedule your New Student Orientation and Registration.

Submit placement test scores (if needed).

You may be required or opt to take a placement test. Please visit 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.

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.

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. 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 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, which is created approximately one business day after you create your MySeminoleState account. View 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.


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