Welcome, Future Novos!

You are about to embark on an exhilarating collegiate experience. New College—your new home—awaits your brilliance this fall.

Before you arrive, we have some forms for you to complete in advance (and we’ve outlined them quickly and simply for you below).

So let’s go! It’s time to write the next chapter together. We can’t wait!

Learn How You Can Thrive

Connect with Your New Classmates

Ready to get to know your New College crew? This is your opportunity to connect with your classmates. Join our Facebook group for incoming students and chat with fellow Novos!

Join the Facebook Group

Required for Move-In: Covid-19 Testing

Before you arrive, we need you to check off a couple items on your to-do list:

  • Take a COVID-19 viral test between July 25 and August 5 (through your healthcare provider or local resources).
  • Email your test results to the Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC) at wellness@ncf.edu.

If you plan to live off campus and take all of your classes remotely, just remember the CWC needs to receive everyone’s negative test before they can come to campus. If you test positive for COVID-19, you will need to self-quarantine for at least 14 days. Also: If you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive, or if you have recently been in a country with CDC COVID-19 US entry travel restrictions you should self-quarantine for 14 days.

If you have trouble getting access to a test, or have any other questions at all, please contact us by July 28 at wellness@ncf.edu. Let’s all work together to have a great fall!

Confirm your Housing Status

In order to disperse Financial Aid for the 20-21 school year, Financial Aid needs to confirm each student’s plan for living on or off campus.

To access the form, you will need to be logged into your myNCF account.

Click here to confirm your housing plan

Please note that this form should only be filled out after receiving permission from Student Affairs  or Housing about housing plans. This form does not replace direct communication with Student Affairs or Housing.

Step 1: Due June 1

1. Housing Application – Opens May 15

Where will you live when you get to campus? Register for housing to get your dorm and roommate assignments.

How to register for MyNCF – You will need your NetID and initial password

Housing Application – Log in to myNCF and look for the tile labeled “Housing Registration”

2. Residency

Whether you told us you expect to be a Florida resident or an Out of State resident for tuition purposes, fill out this form so we can make sure you meet the state’s residency guidelines.

Residency Declaration

3. Academic Advising for Course Registration

What classes are you interested in taking your first semester? Fill out your Academic Advising Questionnaire so we can match you with an adviser to help you plan a strong start to your academic life at New College.

Academic Advising Questionnaire

4. Final Transcripts and Official Test Scores

Please send these as soon as possible. We understand many of you are still in school, so we can extend this deadline to July 1, if needed. We need your official transcript sent directly to NCF Admissions from each high school and college. This includes college transcripts for all college course work, 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 considered toward transfer credit, we won’t prompt you for these; but you should order the scores be sent directly to the NCF Registrar from the testing agency.

Final Transcripts – Submit 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

If you need help, reach out to your admissions counselor, or contact Admissions at 941-487-5000 or admissions@ncf.edu.

Academic Calendar – Updated July 1

Some important Fall dates to keep in mind:

August 14-16: Move-in Days
August 16-23:
August 20-21: Mini-classes
August 24: Fall Classes begin
September 2: Contracts Due
September 4: Tuition Payment Deadline
October 12: Fall Break
November 11: Veterans Day (Offices Closed)
November 25: Classes End
November 26-27: Thanksgiving (Offices Closed)
November 30-December 1: Reading/Hurricane Days (Remotely)
December 1: ISP Description and Spring 2021 Preliminary Plan Due
December 2-8: Week of Exams/Advising/Evaluation (Remotely)

Step 2: Due by June 15

Were you selected for Financial Aid Verification or do you have an Exception on your account? Please get in touch with the Financial Aid office at ncfinaid@ncf.edu or call 941-487-5000 as soon as possible to walk through what items are needed. All forms are due by June 30 in order for aid to be displayed on your account when bills are issued.

1. Health and Safety Forms

These forms help us plan for an emergency – who to contact, and how to help students enact emergency plans.




2. Immunization and Health History

This form is required for students to register for housing, classes, and Financial Aid at New College.


3. Orientation Registration

We can’t wait to welcome you to campus! Register for Fall 2020 Orientation so we can prepare for you and your guests.

Click here for more information about Orientation

Register for Orientation

Pay Your Orientation Fee

Step 3: Due by July 1

1. Financial Aid and Title IV, Direct Deposit Forms

Complete this form to authorize the College to use any extra financial aid and scholarship money to cover book advances. Extra money will be reimbursed via direct deposit, so please be sure to complete the Direct Deposit form as well.



2. Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA)

FERPA disclosure is voluntary. In order for the College to speak to parents and guardians about academic records and financial accounts, FERPA disclosure must be filled out.

FERPA Disclosure (voluntary)

3. Student ID

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

Photo Release/NCF ID Request Form

Step 4: Due By August 1

These two assessments will help your adviser recommend appropriate classes for your first semester. These assessments are for diagnostic purposes only, and will not affect any course evaluations.

1. Quantitative Literacy and Reasoning Assessment (QLRA)

All entering students are required to take this brief quantitative skills assessment. The test consists of 20 quantitative questions, followed by 5 demographic questions and 5 attitudinal questions. There is no time limit for this assessment. You cannot edit your responses after you submit. You will be informed of your score when you meet with your adviser in August.

Take the Quantitative Literacy and Reasoning Assessment

If you have any questions regarding the QLRA, please contact Travis Lee, the Interim Director for Quantitative Reasoning at tlee@ncf.edu 

2. Transitions to College Writing Study (Optional)

The Transitions to College Writing Study is an optional survey for all entering first-year students regarding their relationship with writing, writing processes, and experiences with writing in High School.

More information about the Transitions to College Writing Study coming soon!

When the study opens, students will receive an email invitation to a course in Canvas, NCF’s online course management system. Canvas can also be accessed via the myNCF portal.

If you have any questions regarding the Transitions to College Writing Study, please contact Jennifer Wells, Director of Writing, at jwells@ncf.edu 

A third assessment, the Calculus Readiness Test, will only be required for students taking calculus. This test is offered online during Orientation.

Step 5: Move-in Days! August 14-16, 2020

Now that you’ve finished all your paperwork, it’s time to have some fun!

Start thinking about how exciting move-in day will be–when you’ll get to sink into your new space, meet your neighbors, and soak up the stunning sunsets on Sarasota Bay (Yes, this gorgeousness is right on your college campus! Can you believe it?!)

Soon, you’ll be a Novo. You’ll be home.

We can’t wait to see you in August!