General Admissions Procedures
The procedure for freshmen or transfer students seeking admission to Seminole State is as follows:
- Complete an online application. Students may also obtain an application for admission from Student Services on any Seminole State campus or download one online. Completed hard copy applications should be returned to Student Services for processing. The applicant will be notified of the status of his/her application by mail.
- First-time-in-college (FTIC) students may be required* to have current (less than two years old) ACT, Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) or SAT scores to register for college credit courses.
*Exempt students are those who entered ninth grade in a Florida public school in Fall 2003 or later and earned a standard high school diploma or are active duty members of any branch of the U.S. Armed Services. You are exempt from the requirements of common placement testing and are provided options including developmental education strategies and/or enrollment directly into ENC 1101, MAT 1033 and MAT 1100.
- Consult the College Academic Calendar in this catalog for important admission and registration dates.
- The Admissions Office will notify students of important steps via the email address, phone and text numbers they provided on their application. Once they register for their first class, only their college email will be used.
- International students must contact the International Student Office on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus (Student Services Building, room SC-201, or call 407.708.2172).
- Second language English speakers, whose PERT scores and/or timed writing samples reflect a need for college preparatory English may be required to take specifically designed English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses, Adult Education ESOL courses or intensive English Language Institute courses.
- Applicants with a disability who require information about the admissions process, an application for admission or any other information in an alternative format should contact the Disability Support Services Office at 407.708.2109 or TDD/ITTY 407.708.2110.
- Students are responsible for understanding the requirements for the degree, diploma or certificate that they seek and for the admissions policies and procedures published in the Seminole State Catalog.
- Furnishing false or fraudulent statements in connection with an application for admission or residency affidavit may result in disciplinary action, denial of admission, loss of financial aid and invalidation of credits or degrees earned.
- The College reserves the right to deny or rescind admission to any student whose record of behavior indicates that he or she would disrupt the orderly processes of the College's programs or would interfere with the rights and privileges of other students.
- Seminole State does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, pregnancy, national origin, ethnicity, age, sex, gender, veterans or military status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, or any other factor protected under applicable federal, state, and local laws, and regulations in any of its educational programs or other programs and practices.
- Applicants who are suspended from another institution for disciplinary reasons will not be admitted until they are eligible for re-admission to the suspending institution. In accordance with Florida statutes, any student who has previously been expelled from a Florida state college or university for unlawful possession, sale or use of narcotic drugs will not be admitted to Seminole State for a period of one year from the date of expulsion. Any student who has been found guilty of campus disruption will not be admitted to Seminole State for a period of two years from the date of such finding.
- Students on academic suspension at another institution may not attend Seminole State for one semester. After the one-semester suspension, students may enter without petitioning.
- Students who have not been in attendance at Seminole State for three consecutive semesters or more must complete a new admission application to ensure the College has accurate directory, degree and residency documentation. Any additional information that may be required to complete the student's current degree and major will be identified.
- Seminole State may deny credit earned by students if it is determined that they have made false, incomplete or fraudulent statements in connection with their application for admission. In determining Florida residency for tuition purposes, the burden of proof rests with the applicant.