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Here are answers to questions about applying, transcripts and recommendations for first-year students.

1. Complete the Common Application (including the section under the “My Colleges” tab).

2. One Letter of Recommendation

  • Your letter of recommendation must be from a guidance counselor, 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 Nonrefundable Fee or Fee Waiver Request

   Choose from the following:

  • Submit payment as part of your online Common Application.
  • Pay by credit card (online)
  • Pay by credit card (by phone): Call 941-487-5000 (VISA, MasterCard and Discover only)


  • Check the fee waiver request in your Common Application under payment options.
    *Your counselor/advisor must approve your request in the Common Application.
  • Use the NACAC Request for Application Fee Waiver form.
  • You can also use the SAT or ACT Fee Waiver forms (see your guidance counselor for more information).
    *Your counselor/advisor must approve your fee waiver form and the original must be mailed directly from your school.

4. Official High School Transcript(s)

  • Official transcripts from each secondary school you have attended must be submitted directly from the school. They may be submitted either 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.

5. Standardized Test Results (SAT or ACT)*

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 2017 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:

  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.

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