Here are answers to questions about application requirements and deadlines for first-year students.
Special Note: Due to the hardships caused by Hurricane Irma, New College of Florida is waiving the application fee for all Florida residents until November 1.
1. Complete the Common Application (including the section under the “My Colleges” tab). Please note: New College does not require you to complete the “Courses & Grades” section on the Common App. You will be entering your Courses/Grades information via the SSAR instead (see #4).
2. One Letter of Recommendation
3. $30 Nonrefundable Fee or Fee Waiver Request
Choose from the following:
4. Complete your Self-reported Student Academic Record, or SSAR (after you complete the Common App, you will receive an email with a customized link to your Applicant Status page and the SSAR website). Please note: applicants who have completed a high school curriculum not patterned after the U.S. system, or those earning a GED should not complete the SSAR.
5. Standardized Test Results (SAT or ACT)*
Official SAT or ACT scores must be submitted directly to our office by the testing service using the codes College Board (SAT) #5506 or American College Testing Program #0750. For 2018 applicants, the SAT essay and ACT writing sections are optional. The official writing we evaluate is the Common Application essay.
*We are unable to accept faxed transcripts and test scores as official application materials.
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:
We are currently accepting applications. Our deadline for priority admission is November 1, 2017. All students who meet this deadline will receive a decision by April 1, 2018, however, some students will receive their decision sooner. We will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis (and students will receive their decisions on a rolling basis) until April 15, 2018.
We are currently accepting applications. Our admission deadline is December 1, 2017. Only transfer students can apply for Spring.
*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!
For more information, please review New College’s transfer credit policy.
The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid can arrange an unofficial projection of transfer credit. For official award of transfer credit to an enrolling student, New College of Florida needs a final official transcript from each previously attended institution. (Grade reports and unofficial transcripts are not acceptable for this purpose.)
A final official transcript from each previously attended institution should be sent directly to the New College of Florida Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.