GO the Raider Route

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Transitioning from high school to college can be overwhelming, but we’re here to make it as easy as possible for you. Our student recruiters are excited to help you become a Raider and will guide you through the admissions process every step of the way!

Eve Hudson

  • Lyman High School
  • Seminole County Virtual School
  • Homeschool students
  • Private school students

407.708.2861 (call/text)

Admissions Recruitment Team

Aurora Ascension Irizarry, M.A.

  • Lake Brantley High School 
  • Alternative high school students
  • Private school students
  • First-time-in-college GED graduates

407.708.2752 (call/text)
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Phillip Martin

  • Hagerty High School
  • Lake Howell High School
  • Crooms AOIT
  • Winter Springs High School

407.708.2919 (call/text)

Renato Monsalve, M.S. 

  • Lake Mary High School
  • Seminole High School
  • Oviedo High School

407.708.2755 (call/text)
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If you are a high school student from outside Seminole County looking to connect with a recruiter, please email recruitment@seminolestate.edu.

If you are a transfer student, please email admissions@seminolestate.edu.

Become a Raider

Keep organized with our 2024 Steps to Enroll checklist!

Application Days

Seniors, need help with applying? Join us for our next application session at your high school or one of our campuses. 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.

Find us on your campus in the fall 2024!

FAFSA Help - Tuesdays 4-6 p.m. / Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

Seminole State's Office of Financial Aid is hosting FAFSA labs at the College’s Sanford/Lake Mary Campus (building L, room 100)  Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m.; and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. You can find a map to parking here. Parents/guardians are encouraged to attend with their student. Space is limited, and registration is required. Those who plan to attend are encouraged to complete the FAFSA Lab Registration Form as soon as possible.

Take a Tour

Our in-person tours provide an overview of Seminole State College including:

  • Tour of the campus buildings
  • Admission process
  • Financial Aid process
  • Degrees offered
  • Student Life
  • DirectConnect to UCF® 

Join us Wednesday afternoons at 3:30 for a tour of the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus led by a member of our Admissions & Recruitment team. No appointment required. Meet us in the Admissions suite (second floor of the Student Center) at 3:30 pm. These tours last up to 90 minutes and include more in-depth information about admissions and enrollment. 

For all smaller group tours at Sanford/Lake Mary, Altamonte, Heathrow, and Oviedo, please sign up by selecting the date and time online using our Tour Calendar. These tours are led by the Coordinators or Student Leaders from our Student Life Office and last up to 60 minutes.

Summer Bridge Social - Thursday, June 20, 2024

ATTENTION: Students enrolled in the Summer Bridge Program for Summer 2024. Join us Thursday, June 20 for the Summer Bridge Social. During this event, you can meet and greet on campus, get your Student ID, parking pass, books, and more. RSVP is required. Check your email/texts for the information. 

Raider Ready for Fall 2024 - Thursday, June 20, 2024

Dual Enrollment students graduating from high school this May 2024, you and your parents/family are invited to visit the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus on Thursday, June 20 between 12 to 2 pm for the Raider Ready one-stop event to prepare you for your transition as a degree-seeking student this fall. Meet and greet with staff on campus, get your Student ID and parking pass, order your books, and get help with the 2024-2025 FAFSA. RSVP is required. 

Decision Day - Friday, November 8, 2024

Calling all Seminole County Public Schools seniors! Come spend the day exploring all that Seminole State College has to offer at an event that is all about you! Our next Decision Day will be held at the Seminole State College Sanford/Lake Mary Campus on November 8, 2024. All SCPS class of '25 students are invited. Registration will open in September 2024.

Open House at Altamonte Springs Campus - Fall 2024/Spring 2025 (exact dates TBA)

Join us at the Altamonte Springs Campus for an open house. We will be showcasing our Allied Health Programs, AA and Bachelor's programs, ESOL and adult education. Tour the campus including our nursing and allied health labs and meet with program faculty. Plus, explore campus life, student resources and support services to make most of your college experience as well as resources, campus tours, and Student Life. Light refreshments will be provided.

Seminole State @ Night - March 2025 (exact date TBA)

Join us for Seminole State @ Night - an evening open house event for high school juniors and seniors and their families. This event is held at the Seminole State College Sanford/Lake Mary Campus in the Spring. Prospective students and their guests can speak with campus departments, learn about financial aid and scholarship opportunities, receive help with applying, and tour the campus. The next Seminole State @ Night is scheduled for Wednesday, March 6, 2024.  

Paying for College

Don't let the cost of college stop you from pursuing your dreams! Seminole State can connect you with resources to make an education possible.

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: B session-6 weeks (June-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 time frame 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 in-state tuition purposes.
    Since you are under 24, you must use your parent/legal guardian as your "claimant" for Florida residency. Be prepared to provide two of the following belonging to your parent/legal guardian:
    • 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.

GOing Forward

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

Provide your final high school transcript.

The college needs to verify your graduation date, so please submit your official final transcript after graduation. All PDF official transcripts must be sent with password protection through an electronic exchange company (Parchment, eScrip-Safe Credentials, JST, and/or National Student Clearinghouse) directly to the studentrecords@seminolestate.edu email or institution account. We also receive official transcripts electronically through the SPEEDE or FASTER system. 

If your school does not participate with this electronic transcript system, please send an official sealed transcript via postal mail to:

Seminole State College of Florida
Enrollment Services
100 Weldon Blvd.
Sanford, FL 32773

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 or do not complete the Residency portion of the online application, you will need to turn in a the Affidavit for Florida Residency to Student Services on any campus. The last day to submit this documentation is the day before each semester begins.

Rules for Placement Testing

All degree seeking students in the Florida College System (FCS) are required to take a common placement exam according to Florida Statutes, Section 1008.30, Rule 6A-10.0315. If  placement scores indicate it is necessary, a student may be required to enroll in developmental courses. 

Students Not Required to Take a Placement Test- Exempt

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- Non Exempt

FTIC students who do not meet one of the above criteria for exemption must submit common placement test scores, such as the ACCUPLACER, ACT, CLT, SAT or Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT), prior to their advising appointment.

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

Students Required to Complete EAP Testing Process

All non-exempt students who studied ESOL in high school or studied part of high school in a country where English is not the only official language are required to complete the EAP Testing Process. This includes:

  • Complete the WritePlacer for possible placement into English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in addition to having college ready PERT, ACT, CLT, or SAT scores
  • Complete the ACCUPLACER- ESL (LOEP) in addition to completing the WritePlacer if PERT, ACT, CLT, or SAT scores are not college-ready
  • Complete the EAP sequence without a retake of PERT/ACCULACER-ESL after starting the sequence (Students may retake PERT/ACCUPLACER-ESL and WritePlacer after two years' absence from sequence for advancement purposes)

Need to take a Placement Test?

Placement Testing is available on a walk-in basis during Assessment & Testing Business Hours at Sanford/Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, or the Lee Campus at Oviedo. Remote  testing is also available through ACCUPLACER with Examity as an additional placement testing option.

All in-person exams must be completed within normal business hours, and students should allow sufficient time to complete their exams prior to closing time of the Testing Center. If Testing Center staff determines a student will not have enough time to complete their exam, the student will be assisted in rescheduling their exam. 

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 will also be emailed to you once your residency has been approved.

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.

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.

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 activated your Seminole State College account. Once the account is activated, 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 Seminole State College account username and password.

You will be prompted to schedule a 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.

Summer Bridge

Calling 2024 high school graduates! Get a head start on your college career this summer by enrolling in our Summer Bridge program. 

This program helps first-time-in-college students easily transition to college courses and develop crucial skills for future success. The best part? There are no out-of-pocket expenses for the student! The Summer Bridge program uses available financial aid and/or institutional funds to cover tuition, fees and books so students can get started and GO Far! 

Space is limited. Students must submit the interest form, application for Summer 2024 admission, and the 2023-2024 FAFSA by May 31, 2024 to be considered.  

If you have questions or just want to learn more, you can register for a virtual information session to see if the Summer Bridge program is right for you.


Recruitment (High School Students)
407.708.2893 (call/text)