A Worldwide Reputation

International students choose New College for its challenging academics, faculty mentorship of students, outstanding preparation for graduate school and strong value.

Admission Requirements

If you are applying to study at New College on an F-1 student visa, we will need the following to complete your admissions file:

1. Completed Common Application

2. One Letter of Recommendation

  • Your letter of recommendation must be from a guidance counselor, college advisor, principal, dean or teacher who has taught you in an academic subject.
  • Submit your letter of recommendation using the Common Application Form, or the official New College Recommendation Form. The recommender must submit the letter directly to the Admissions Office electronically (if using the online Common Application), e-mail to admissions@ncf.edu, or by mail. We cannot accept recommendations submitted by the applicant.

3.  $30 (USD) Nonrefundable Fee

  • Submit payment as part of your online Common Application.

4. Official transcript(s) for all secondary (high school) and post-secondary (University) level of study sent directly by the school

  • Official transcripts from each secondary and post-secondary school you have attended must be submitted electronically (via Common App, Transcripts on Demand, or Parchment) or by mail (sealed/stamped/signed). Faxed transcripts will not be accepted.
  • If you completed high school by GED, you must also submit an official transcript of your GED exam scores.
  • Students who already hold a Florida College System or Florida State University System AA degree should inquire individually about waiving the high school transcript requirement.
  • If you are a First-year student, and you have followed an academic curriculum patterned after the U.S. system, you can fill out the Self-reported Student Academic Record rather than submit official transcripts.  Please email apply@ncf.edu so that a link can be placed on your Application Status page which will allow you to complete and submit the SSAR.

5. TOEFL/IELTS Scores  (Only if English is NOT your first language)

  • If you are not a native speaker of English, scores from the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language, institution code # 5506) or the IELTS (International English Language Testing System).
  • The minimum TOEFL score required for admission to New College is 560 (paper test) or 83 (internet-based test); the minimum IELTS score is 6.5. Scores are valid only for two years from the date of testing, and must be sent directly to New College of Florida by the testing service. For more information see the TOEFL website or the IELTS website.

6. ACT or SAT Scores

  • Complete details for SAT or ACT scores, including test dates may be self-reported via the Common App.
  • SAT or ACT scores not submitted on the Common App may be submitted via your applicant status page.
  • Official exam reports are only required if you enroll at New College (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.
  • For 2019 applicants, the SAT essay and ACT writing sections are optional. The official writing we evaluate is the Common Application essay.
  • Students who already hold a Florida College System or Florida State University System AA degree should inquire individually about waiving the standardized test results (SAT or ACT).

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

7. Transcript Evaluations and Translations

  • Transcripts from schools abroad require a course-by-course evaluation—with grade and credit equivalents—by a member service of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (such as Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.).
  • Transcripts provided in a language other than English require a professional certified translation. Translations and evaluations supplement, but do not replace, the original documents.

Disability Accommodation in Admission
In the case of applicants with disabilities, the College will grant reasonable substitution or modification of any admission requirement  pursuant to Florida Board of Governors Regulation  6.018 where the Dean of Enrollment Services determines, based on evidence submitted by the applicant and through consultation  with the College’s Disabilities Services Coordinator, that the failure of the applicant to meet the requirement  is due to his or her disability, and does not constitute a fundamental alteration in the nature of the College’s academic program.

New College will consider this information within the following guidelines: (1) documentation regarding the disability will need to be provided on a voluntary basis, (2) all information will be kept confidential, (3) refusal to provide information  will not subject the applicant to adverse treatment, and (4) information will only be used in conjunction with the College’s voluntary efforts to overcome the effects of conditions that may have resulted in limited participation of persons with disabilities.

Waitlist questions and answers
Appeals by denied applicants

*Use of Social Security Numbers: The NCF Office of Admissions and Financial Aid collects and uses Social Security Numbers (SSNs) as necessary for the performance of the College’s duties and responsibilities, taking appropriate measures to secure SSNs from unauthorized access. For more information click here.

HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT international opportunities at ncf?

If you have further questions regarding applying to New College as an International student please contact Sharon Alcock, associate director of enrollment. Sharon works with all U.S. territory and international students.

Please e-mail or call to arrange a time to meet with Sharon in person, talk on the phone or even Skype!

You can contact her at: salcock@ncf.edu or at 941-487-4427.

Find out more about Sharon