You are about to embark on an exhilarating collegiate experience. New College—your new home—awaits your brilliance. Check out our New Student Checklist below to start your NCF journey

Due as soon as possible

Students Entering Fall 2024

All official communications from New College will be sent to your NCF email address. To access and check your NCF email, log in to myNCF Portal and click on the Gmail Tile.

Access myNCF Portal

Questions? Contact IT Help Desk [email protected] or 941-487-4350.

Login to (click on the Self Service Student tile) and subscribe to NCFSafe Emergency Notifications.

Fall 2024 – Complete the 24-25 FAFSA

If you wish to be considered for need-based financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you are receiving scholarship funds from an organization outside of New College, please arrange for the scholarship funds to be sent directly to the Office of Financial Aid at the college address.

Get Started on your FAFSA

Questions? Contact Financial Aid: [email protected] or 941-487-5000

Required of all students regardless of classification.

In order to be classified as a Florida resident for tuition purposes, the student or the student’s parent/legal guardian must have established Bona Fide Domicile and legal ties to the state of Florida at least 12 consecutive months prior to the first day of the term in which the student is seeking in-state residency status. Florida Statute Section 1009.21 provides information on the criteria required by the State of Florida – Residency Declaration Form

Questions? Contact Admissions [email protected] or 941-487-5000

Have your school send all official transcripts directly to NCF Admissions from each high school and college attended, including college transcripts for dual enrollment and summer college courses. Official SAT or ACT or CLT scores need to come to us directly from the testing agency, or be included on your official school transcript. If you have any AP, IB, AICE, or CLEP scores you want to be considered toward transfer credit, order the scores to be sent directly to the NCF Registrar from the testing agency.

Final Official Transcripts — Have your school send final transcripts (with date of high school graduation) to New College directly from each school and college.

Official Test Scores* — Send scores via the SAT or ACT or CLT or on a final official transcript.

Info for submitting Official Test Scores:

Official SAT or ACT or CLT scores must be reported on your official school transcript(s), or submitted directly to our office by the testing service using the codes College Board (SAT) #5506 or American College Testing Program #0750.

*We are unable to accept faxed standardized test scores as official.

Questions? Contact Admissions: [email protected] or 941-487-5000

The health history form and immunizations are required for students to register for housing, classes, and Financial Aid at New College.

Health History and Immunization Instructions Immunization Form

Submit documentation to:

New College of Florida Counseling & Wellness Center 5800 Bay Shore Road Sarasota, FL 34243 Fax: 941-487-4256

Questions? Contact Counseling and Wellness: Marguerite Perretta [email protected] or 941-487-4254.

Students apply for housing via the Housing Registration tile in their myNCF portal. Log in to your myNCF Portal to indicate Housing Plans – look for the Housing Registration tile.

Residential Life

Questions? Contact Housing & Residential Life [email protected] or 941-487- 4507.

Submit a photo for your NCF ID so you’re ready to pick it up at Orientation! Please bring a state-issued photo ID for verification.

Have your photo taken at the START Center or choose to upload your own headshot photo (with your face clearly visible and a neutral background, like a passport photo).

  • Sign into the myNCF Gateway using your personal login
  • Click the Intranet Tile
  • Select START Center (Under “Frequently Requested Forms”)
  • Select New College ID Card Application
  • Complete the form (if uploading a photo, please allow 24 hours to process) and submit.

Questions? Contact the START Center [email protected] or (941) 487-4635.

If you plan to bring a car to campus you can purchase a parking pass for a semester or for the entire year.

Sign into MyNCF Gateway using personal login ( Click the Intranet Tile Select START Center (under “Frequently Requested Forms”) Select Purchase Parking Permit Parking Permits will be available for pickup at Orientation or placed in the student’s mailbox.

Questions? Contact the START Center [email protected] or (941) 487-4635

You are about to embark on an exhilarating collegiate experience. New College—your new home—awaits your brilliance. Registration for Orientation is a two-step process. First, you must fill out our registration form. Once you complete the registration, you will automatically be redirected to the payment screen. DO NOT CLOSE THE TAB.

Register and Pay for Orientation

Questions? Contact Orientation: [email protected]

If you are a student who will be requesting accessible learning accommodations, please register with the  Accessible Learning Center. We look forward to working with you! 

Questions? Contact the Accessible Learning Center [email protected] or 941-487-4844

Please complete the Academic Advising Questionnaire (AAQ) linked below. This academic advising questionnaire (AAQ) form helps the provost’s office assign a faculty advisor to each incoming student. You can preview fall courses by logging into your myNCF portal and accessing the “Class Schedule” tile.

Complete the Academic Advising Questionnaire (AAQ) Preview Courses

Questions? Contact the Provost [email protected] or 941-487-4200.

Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), New College of Florida is permitted to disclose information from your education records to your parent(s) or legal guardians(s) if they claim you as a dependent for federal income tax purposes. Your consent to disclosure is optional. FERPA Disclosure Form.

Questions? Contact the Registrar [email protected] or 941-487-4230.

Financial Aid/Title IV Form

This form authorizes the College to use any extra financial aid and scholarship money to cover outstanding charges on the student account. Extra money will be reimbursed via direct deposit.

Direct Deposit Form

There may be times that NCF needs to refund money to the student. Students can choose the bank account where they would like their refunds deposited.

Enter in your routing and bank account numbers. Read and then click the disclaimer statement. Press next & submit the Form.

Going forward, all refunds will be Direct Deposited into this bank account.

Questions? Contact Finance and Accounting [email protected] or 941-487-4625.

  • If you are receiving federal loans, complete the Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling at 

Questions? Contact Office of Financial Aid: [email protected] or 941-487-5000.

If entering the United States on an F-1 visa from Latin America or the Caribbean:

  • Send your Financial Statement Form (sent via email once scholarship awarded) to Nicolas Salter at [email protected] and copy [email protected].
  • Submit your Residency Declaration to [email protected]. Fill out the highlighted sections and attach a copy of your passport (all pages) and a government issued ID (with your home address and country).
  • Due Dates: Spring, Jan 9 and Fall, Jul 31.

If entering the United States on an F-1 visa from a foreign country (excluding from Latin America or the Caribbean)

  • Send your Financial Statement Form (sent via email once scholarship awarded) and a copy of your Passport (all pages) to Nicolas Salter at [email protected] and copy [email protected]

Questions? Contact International Admissions: Nicholas Salter [email protected] or the Registrar’s Office [email protected] or  (941) 487-4230.

Here are the steps to view your financial aid award:

Sign into myNCF Portal Click the Self Service Student tile  In the Financial Aid box, click on the Financial Aid link

Select the Award Offer link at the top of the screen.

Questions? Contact Financial Aid: [email protected] or 941-487-5000.

Learn more from Housing & Residential Life including a suggested packing list!

Questions? Contact Housing and Residential Life [email protected] or 941-487- 4507 or Orientation [email protected].

Focus 2 Career Assessment

Career exploration and preparation will be essential aspects of your New College experience. You are required to meet individually with your assigned Career Coach for career exploration in your first year. To prepare for your career exploration appointment, take the comprehensive career assessment, Focus 2, to explore your interests, possible AOCs (majors), and career options. Your assigned Career Coach will review your Focus 2 in your first appointment. To access the Focus 2, click “Register”, complete your profile, and use the access code ncf.

Questions? Contact Career Engagement & Opportunity (CEO) [email protected] or 941-487-5002.

The math placement test is for all students planning to take any calculus course. Students scoring less than 50% should take Introduction to Math for the Sciences (precalculus) before attempting Calculus I.

Math Placement Assessment

Questions? Contact: Travis Lee, Director of Quantitative Skills Programs [email protected] or 941-487-4742; or Pat McDonald [email protected] or 941-487-4375

The French, Spanish, and Chinese Placement Tests are for students with previous study or knowledge of the language and allow for students to be placed at the correct level. If possible, please complete language course placements by July 10th.French Placement Assessment Instructions & Form

French Placement Questions? Contact Dr. Amy Reid [email protected]

Spanish Placement Instructions & Form Spanish Placement Assessment

Spanish Placement Questions? Contact Mariam Manzur-Leiva [email protected]

Chinese Placement Assessment Instructions

Chinese Placement Questions? Contact Dr. Fang-yu Li [email protected] or Dr. Jing Zhang [email protected]

The QLRA is an assessment of basic quantitative skills. It is used for diagnostic purposes only. It consists of twenty questions and is available online.

Take the QLRA

Questions? Contact Travis Lee, Director of Quantitative Skills Programs: [email protected] or 941-487-4742

We recommend attending as many mini-classes as possible! Mini-classes occur the Thursday and Friday before classes start and are an opportunity for you to preview the classes you may want to take before the semester begins. Forty-five days before the first day of classes each semester, the New College Bookstore lists all the required and recommended textbooks and instructional materials for each class. Watch this video about Mini Classes New College Bookstore

You’re always able to see your financial bill online. Spring bills are available in Dec and monthly statements are emailed out to the student’s NCF email address (as well as to any additional payees on file).  Here are the steps to view and pay your bill:

Sign into myNCF Portal.

Click the Self Service Student tile.

Select View and Pay Bill.

Click Make a Payment (select the payment to be made).

Hit Continue. NCF accepts payments online using a credit card or eCheck. NCF Payment Plan Options are open for enrollment starting on Jan 12. Handwritten checks may also be delivered in person to the START Center and/or mailed to:

New College of Florida Finance Office 5800 Bay Shore Road Sarasota, FL 34243

Payment Plans New College of Florida does offer Payment Plan Options to help spread out any student finance charges. It’s only $15 to sign up, and there are no interest charges. Enrollment opens on January 12, 2024. Apply by 1/26/24 for the 4 Payment Plan option. The deadline to set up a plan is 2/9/24. To set up a payment plan click the Banner 9 Self Service Student Tile.

Set up Payee Designee NCF sends all financial information to your email on a monthly basis. In order for your parents/guardians to view your Student Financial Statements and make payments, you will need to set them up as a payee.

Sign into the myNCF Portal.

Click on the Student Self-Service tile.

Click on View and Pay Bill.

Scroll down to the middle of the page, “Do you want Help Paying?” 

Choose Send a payer invitation (fill in payee information)

The payee will receive an email with instructions to complete this sign up.

Questions? Contact the START Center [email protected] or 941-487-4635

Aug 19-22: Move In and Orientation 

Aug 22-23: Mini Classes

Aug 26: First Day of Classes

As a condition of eligibility for Florida Bright Futures Scholarship and other Florida financial aid, submit the Initial Student Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) during your senior year in high school and no later than August 31.  Florida Financial Aid Aid Application

Questions? Contact Financial Aid [email protected] or 941-487-5000.