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, you can schedule your Registration lab to meet with an advisor, but an official, final high school transcript on file with the College is required to attend classes and receive financial aid.
Set up your Seminole State College account.
Once your residency has been approved you will receive an email with your student ID number and user ID while your Seminole State College account is being created. Once the account is created (within 24-48 hours) you will receive a follow-up email to activate your account. If you have questions, visit the Seminole State Help Desk website for more information.
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 activated your Seminole State College 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 a Registration Lab.
The advisor will determine your course eligibility and help you plan your schedule.
Register for classes.
You will register for classes during your Registration Lab.
Pay for your classes or defer your fees.
Log in to MySeminoleState 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 will need to complete the Student Financial Responsibility Statement every semester. Any grants and scholarships will be accepted automatically when they are awarded. If you are planning to use Federal Direct Loans you will still need to accept any loans through MySeminoleState.
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 activated your Seminole State College 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.