Future Novo Collegians, we can’t wait to welcome you to campus! We know you’re going to thrive at New College of Florida. Customize your curriculum to explore your passions. Graduate with very little debt and meaningful experience that will wow prospective employers. You can have seaside study sessions and sail Sarasota Bay on the weekends.

Application Process

New College of Florida practices selective admission, seeking those students who are able and eager to take responsibility for their own education, and who will benefit from the College’s demanding academic program and flexible curriculum.  If you are a high school student or graduate who has never attended college, New College will consider your application for admission as a first-year student. You have two options:

Option 1: Common Application

  • No application fee
  • Personal Statement/Essay
  • SAT or ACT scores (self-reported or official)
  • Transcript or Student Self-Reported Academic Record
  • Letters of Recommendation (Optional) from your college counselor, principal, dean or teacher who has taught you in an academic subject.

Option 2: New College Application

  • No application fee
  • Personal Statement/Essay
  • SAT or ACT scores (self-reported or official)
  • Transcript or SSAR (Student Self-reported Academic Record)
  • Letters of Recommendation (Optional)

  • Official exam reports are only required if you deposit and 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.

If you have already graduated high school, and you expect to earn the AA from another Florida public college or university before the term you are applying to enter, please ask your admissions counselor if the SAT/ACT requirement can be waived. 

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

Admission Deadlines

Fall First-Year Admission Deadlines

Application Deadline Notification Dates Deposit Deadline
November 1 – Priority Deadline Rolling May 1
February 1 Rolling May 1
April 1 Rolling May 1
July 1 – Final Deadline Within 2 weeks of completion Within 2 weeks of decision

 

Spring First-Year Admission Deadlines

Application Deadline Notification Dates Deposit Deadline
November 1 – Priority Deadline

December 1 – Final Deadline

Rolling January 5

All required materials must be received by New College Admissions in order to receive a decision. Please plan ahead to make sure we get all of your materials on time!

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