GO the Raider Route
Transitioning from high school to college can be overwhelming, but we’re here to make it as easy as possible for you. Our admissions specialists, Eve Hudson and Rosemary Falk, are excited to help you become a Raider and will guide you through the admissions process every step of the way!
"We know that this is a new journey for you, and we're here to help you through it. We welcome you as our future Raider!"
- Rosemary Falk, student admissions specialist
"We hope that with our help, the admission process is less cumbersome and frees you up to focus on enjoying the college experience."
- Eve Hudson, student admissions specialist
Virtual Application Days
Seniors and their parents are invited to register and attend one of the following Virtual Application Days below. Led by Admissions representatives, you will be guided through the process of completing a Seminole State online admission application. There is no application fee, making it a seamless process to apply.
To attend, please register for one of the following dates:
- Tuesday, February 22, 4-5 p.m.
- Thursday, February 24, 5-6 p.m.
- Thursday, March 24, 5-6 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 30, 4-5 p.m.
- Thursday, April 14, 5-6 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 20, 4-5 p.m.
Know Before You GO
Now that you're ready to become a Raider, here's what you need to know to get going.
Before You Apply
When you apply, you'll need to choose a term to start classes. Our academic year is divided into three terms or “semesters” that run seasonally.
- Summer Term: 12 weeks (May-August)
Our summer Full and A session classes begin before you graduate high school, so high school seniors applying for Summer Term are eligible to register for only B session classes, which run June-August
- Fall Term: 16 weeks (late August-December)
- Spring Term: 16 weeks (January-April)
Fall and spring terms offer shorter sessions, A, 12-Week and B, embedded in the timeframe above for accelerated coursework.
When completing your application, you'll need the following information:
- Your full legal first and last name
- Your Social Security number
- An email address that you will check regularly. You may use a personal email address.
- Your parent's/legal guardian's full name and date of birth
- Residency documents. For residency be prepared to provide at least two of the following from your parent/legal guardian (your claimant):
- Florida driver’s license number
- Florida vehicle registration/decal number
- Voter’s registration number
We offer the following academic options to help you get where you want to go. Use the links to learn about each one so you can select the right option when you apply.
Congratulations! You've completed the application for admission. Here are your next steps, along with a few tips and a video to help you along the way.
After You Apply
The college needs to verify your graduation date, so please submit your official final transcript after graduation. Final transcripts can be sent electronically to expedite the process or by mail to:
Seminole State College of Florida
100 Weldon Blvd.
Sanford, FL 32773
New Rules for Placement Testing
In 2013, the Florida Legislature adopted new rules regarding Developmental Education, which affect placement testing and developmental course requirements for first-time-in-college (FTIC) students. Effective since Spring 2014, only certain students are required to take a common placement test and enroll in developmental education classes if their scores indicate it is necessary.
Students Not Required to Take a Placement Test
Students meeting either of the following conditions are not required to take a placement test:
- Students who entered ninth grade in a Florida public school in the 2003-04 school year or after and earned a Florida standard high school diploma.
- Students who are currently serving as active-duty members of any branch of the U.S. Armed Services.
Exempt students may choose to take a common placement test to help identify where they need additional preparation. Regardless of the student’s score, he or she is not required to enroll in developmental education.
Students Required to Take a Placement Test
FTIC students who do not meet one of the above criteria for exemption must submit common placement test scores, such as the Accuplacer, ACT, SAT or Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT), prior to their group advising appointment. The Assessment and Testing Office offers the PERT for free at SLM, ALT, or OVI on a walk-in basis. Visit the Assessment and Testing website for hours of operation.
Students with questions are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor, who can assist them with the best possible placement.
Any score presented that is below the score needed for exemption will require the student to be tested on the appropriate PERT subtest(s) unless:
- The student attended a regionally accredited college or university in which English was the language of instruction and completed college-level or the highest college-preparatory-level coursework, as evaluated by Seminole State, in English and/or mathematics with a grade of C or higher
- Official Seminole State record indicates that the student is enrolled in another college or university and has applied to Seminole State as a transient student
- Official Seminole State record indicates that the student is enrolled for teacher recertification
Placement Testing Assessments
Seminole State College's primary placement assessment is PERT. Pert is available on a walk-in basis at the SLM, ALT, or OVI Testing Centers.
ACCUPLACER is also accepted by Seminole State College. Accuplacer is available on a walk-in basis at the SLM, ALT, or OVI Testing Centers or via vitual remote testing by appointment only.
MySeminoleState is Seminole State College's secure, convenient online portal to registration, grades, personal information, financial aid, email and more. To access MySeminoleState, students must sign in with their personal login name and password to navigate and manage their personal Student Center.
Once you have access to your account, view the MySeminoleState 101 video for detailed information on how to navigate the portal.
Your Student ID number is a seven-digit number that is automatically generated when you apply for admission. It is usually found in your acceptance letter and can also be found in your MySeminoleState account by clicking the "Profile" tile, where it is located at the top of the screen.
Please memorize or secure that number in a place where you have easy access, as you will use it to verify your identity while at Seminole State and in all written and verbal correspondence.
Students will be able to send and receive important messages from the College through their Seminole State email. To set up your email account, you must first have submitted your Affidavit for Florida Residency and created a MySeminoleState account. Once the MySeminoleState account is created, wait one hour before setting up your student email.
The New Student Welcome is mandatory for all new Seminole State students. Please complete the New Student Welcome by signing in with your MySeminoleState username and password.
You will be prompted to schedule a virtual Registration Lab (advising appointment) with a team of advisors after you view the New Student Welcome. This registration lab will allow you to select course(s) and review your educational pathway.
Seminole State distributes more than $50 million in financial aid each year, including $1 million in scholarships to help students achieve their educational goals. Visit seminolestate.edu/financial-aid to learn how to apply for aid, the types of aid offered, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and more.