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 Immediately

Students Entering Fall 2023

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:

Login to your New Cleis (click on the New Cleis tile after logging into your MyNCF Gateway) and subscribe to NCFSafe Emergency Notifications.

Access New Cleis

Questions? Contact IT Help Desk:

Get a jumpstart on your transition to New College! We’ll show you around your new home during our Welcome Wednesday pre-orientation event.

Offered on June 28, July 12, or July 26, 2023, you’ll get to spend a day on our campus and meet your classmates, talk with current students, faculty, and campus partners about how we can support your success, and sit down with a faculty advisor to select courses for the fall! You’ll also meet with your professional career coach to learn about how we prepare you for your future!

Register for one Welcome Wednesday

Questions? Contact Office of Admissions:

If you wish to be considered for need-based financial aid for Fall 2023, you must complete the 23-24 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 the Office of Financial Aid:

As a condition of eligibility for Florida Bright Future’s 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 the Office of Financial Aid:

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 Alisa Lannon at and copy
  • Submit your Residency Declaration form to so you are eligible for Florida tuition rates. 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: Priority date: April 15th Deadline: June 15th

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 Alisa Lannon at and copy
  • Due Date: June 15th


Contact International Admissions: Michael Kalmeta

Contact Registrar’s Office: Alisa Lannon

If you are a student with a disability who will be requesting accommodations, please register with the Advocacy and Accessible Learning Center by following the steps on the website. We look forward to working with you!

Register with AALC 

Questions? Contact the Advocacy and Accessible Learning Center:

Due June 1st

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 for 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 Office of Admissions:

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:


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

Indicate Housing Plans

Residential Life

Questions? Contact Housing & Residential Life:

Have your school send all official transcripts directly to NCF Admissions from each high school and college attended, including dual enrollment and summer college courses. Official SAT or ACT 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 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 on a final official transcript.

Info for submitting Official Test Scores:

  • Official SAT or ACT 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 Office of Admissions:

This academic advising questionnaire (AAQ) form helps the provost office assign a faculty advisor to each incoming student. You can also preview our fall course offerings to help inform your course preferences on the AAQ.

Complete the Academic Advising Questionnaire (AAQ) – available in early April

Preview Fall Courses

Questions? Contact the Office of the Provost:

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

Health History and Immunization Instructions

Immunization Form

All documentation may be submitted to:

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

Questions? Contact the Counseling and Wellness Center:

Emily Goodie:, 941-487-4254 option 1

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 Office of the Registrar:

Due July 1st

Complete the Direct Deposit 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.

Financial Aid/Title IV Form

Sign up for Direct Deposit of Funds

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

  • Complete the Direct Deposit Form
  • 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 Office:

If you are receiving federal loans, you can complete your Master Promissory Note and Entrance counseling directly through your myNCF Portal by clicking the New Cleis tile after logging in.

Access myNCF Portal

Questions? Contact Office of Financial Aid:

Due August 1st

There may be times when you have received more scholarship money or financial aid than you owe to NCF. We would then issue you a refund. After signing up, all refunds will be direct deposited into your bank account. Here are the steps to view your financial aid award:

  • Sign into myNCF Portal
  • Click the New Cleis Tile
  • Click on Admissions, Registration, Records & Financial Aid
  • Click on Financial Aid
  • Click on My Award Information
  • Select 2023-2024 Award Year
  • Choose Award Overview (for best overview of awards)

Questions? Contact the Office of Financial Aid:

Important information regarding campus offices, resources to all students, and required readings/assignments are housed in this online Canvas course. The course will be available to all students starting in June. Students are required to complete the course by August 13th.

Questions? Contact Orientation:

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.

Questions? Contact:

Travis Lee, Director of Quantitative Skills Programs

  • 941-487-4742

Pat McDonald

  • 941-487-4375


The French, Spanish, and Chinese Placement Tests are for students who wish to place in a higher level of language:

French Placement Assessment Instructions & Form

French Placement Assessment

French Language Questionnaire (Please Complete After Assessment & Form)

French Placement Questions? Contact:

Dr. Jocelyn Van Tuyl

Dr. Amy Reid


Spanish Placement Instructions & Form

Spanish Placement Assessment

Spanish Placement Questions? Contact:

  Prof. Mariam Manzur-Leiva


Chinese Placement Assessment Instructions

Chinese Placement Assessment

Chinese Placement Questions? Contact: 

Dr. Fang-yu Li

Dr. Jing Zhang


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:

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

  • Sign into myNCF Portal
  • Click the NewCleis 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 July 17th. 

Handwritten checks may also be delivered in person to the START Center and/or mailed to New College of Florida, Business Office, 5800 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243.

Questions? Contact the START Center:

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 NewCleis tile
  • Click on View and Pay Bill
  • Scroll down to the middle of the page where you will see “Do you want Help Paying?” Click.
  • 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:

Instructions for an NCF ID: 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)
  • Sign into the myNCF Portal
  • Choose the Campus Resources Tab
  • Click on the Intranet tile
  • Select START Center (Under “Frequently Requested Forms”)
  • Select New College ID Card Application
  • Complete form (if uploading a photo, please allow 24 hours to process) and submit

Your NCF ID is available for pickup at the START Center. Please bring a state-issued photo ID for verification.

Submit a photo for your NCF ID so you’re ready to pick it up at Orientation!

Complete a Student ID form. Once the form is submitted, NCF ID cards can be picked up during Welcome Wednesday Pre-Orientation event or on campus at the START Center.

How to Request your NCF ID

  • Take a photo of your head and shoulders with nothing obstructing your face.
  • Complete the Student ID Request Form
  • Upload your photo when asked
  • Complete Form and submit
  • Pick up your NCF Student ID at Welcome Wednesday or at the START Center on campus.

If you plan to bring a car to campus, you can purchase a parking pass by logging into your myNCF Portal.

How to Purchase a Parking Pass

  • Sign into the myNCF Portal
  • Choose the Campus resources Tab
  • Click on the Parking Tile
  • Select the permit icon at the top left.
  • Choose Mail in the Delivery Method
  • Complete Form – select permit, enter car info, make payment
  • Choose Add to cart in top right
  • Click on the cart
  • Choose payment type
  • Enter Payment information
  • Choose check out in the top right

Parking Permit will be available at Welcome Wednesday or placed in your campus mailbox.

Questions? Contact the START Center:

August 20th

Career exploration and preparation will be essential aspects of your New College experience. The first step is to take the comprehensive career assessment, Focus 2, to explore your interests, possible AOCs (majors), and career options. Your assigned career coach will be meeting with you in your first semester to review your Focus 2. To access the Focus 2, click “Register”, complete your profile, and use the access code ncf.

Focus 2 Career Assessment

Questions? Contact Career Engagement & Opportunity (CEO):

Incoming students are invited to participate in the optional New College “Transitions to College Writing” summer study between August 1 and August 21. The Writing Program will invite students via their NCF email to join Canvas to complete the summer study.

Transitions to College Writing

Questions? Contact the Writing Program:

  • Move In and Orientation: August 20th – 23rd.
  • Learn more from Housing & Residential Life, including a suggested packing list!
  • August 24th – 25th Mini Classes
  • August 28th First Day of Classes

Questions? Contact Housing and Residential Life:

Contact Orientation:

August 24-25th

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

Questions? Contact the Office of the Provost:

August 28th

Questions? Contact the Office of the Provost: