Getting Started

Application Deadlines*

  • Fall (August - December): July 1
  • Spring (January - April): December 1
  • Summer (May - July): April 1

*All required documentation must be received by the application deadline. See "Submit Documentation" section below for more information.


Fill out the application online. All incoming international students should select "International" as the admit type (this includes transfer, re-admit, and first-time in college international students). Select "F-1" as the visa. See below for a list of programs available to international students.  

A one-time, non-refundable application fee of $50.00 will be billed to your account. 

Program Options

Submit Documentation

Before we can issue your initial I-20, we must have the following documentation:

Estimated Yearly Cost of Attendance - International Student

Average Expenses
English Language Institute (8 months)
College Credit/ Associate's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition & Fees$5,600$9,165$10,192
Books & Supplies$600$1,300$1,300
Living Expenses*$8,000$22,685$22,685
Health Insurance$1,200$2,145$2,145

*If you have an Affidavit of Living expenses, you only need to show proof of funding for $12,610 at the Associate's level or $13,637 at the Bachelor's level.

Estimated living expenses are based on the CollegeBoard calculation for the Central Florida area. Actual expenses may vary. 

F-1 Visa Interview

Once you receive your I-20, you can pay your SEVIS fee and make an appointment at your embassy or consulate to solicit your F-1 visa. Make sure to bring all of your documentation to the interview. For more information, visit our F-1 Visa Process page.

Arrive in the United States

You may enter the US up to 30 days prior to the program start date listed on your I-20. You will need to purchase mandatory health insurance and maintain the insurance for the duration of your F-1 visa. 

F-1 visa applicants are advised to wait for visa approval prior to making travel arrangements and/or purchasing airline tickets. 

Check-In with ISO

You will need to check-in with the International Student Office once you arrive in the US.

Placement Test

All Seminole State students who studied part of high school in a country where English is not the only official language are required to:

  • Complete a timed writing sample for possible placement into English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in addition to having college-ready PERT, ACT or SAT scores.
  • Complete the Level of English Proficiency (LOEP) test in addition to completing the timed writing sample if PERT, ACT or SAT scores are not college-ready.
  • Score at LOEP EAP Intermediate (EAP 400) level to take the PERT math test.
  • Complete the EAP sequence without a retake of PERT/LOEP after starting the sequence (Students may retake PERT/LOEP and Writing sample after two year's absence from  sequence for advancement purposes).
Seminole State Students

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Future Students: Call or Text 407.708.2398
Current Students: email