Envision a vibrant campus on the waterfront in Sarasota, Florida, filled with sunset study sessions and sailing adventures. Our students come from all over the world to study in paradise at New College of Florida! You’ll feel at home in our diverse, inclusive campus environment, where you can be exactly—and brilliantly—you. And New College’s customized learning experience builds global citizens who go on to pursue lives of great achievement.

Admissions Deadlines

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

*If you require an F-1 visa, you must deposit by the May 1 deadline to allow enough time for the visa process. 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!

 

International Student Application Process

These instructions are for students planning to study on an F-1 student visa. Some will be required for students who have studied outside of the United States. There are two options:

Option 1: New College Application

  • No application fee
  • SAT or ACT scores (required and cannot be waived at this time)
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores: If English is not your native language, the minimum TOEFL score for admission is 560 (paper test) or 83 (internet-based test). The minimum IELTS score is 6.5. If English is your native language, the language of instruction for your education, and/or you have already taken the SAT or ACT, please contact us at (941)-487-5000 or admissions@ncf.edu for a possible waiver of TOEFL/IELTS test scores.
  • Official Transcripts: One from each school attended, from high school through college.
  • Credential Evaluation and Translation*: We require a NACES-member course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA for academic records from most schools that do not use the U.S. system, with the exception of International Baccalaureate (IB) programs. A certified translation is also required for transcripts not in English. This can be ordered with the credential evaluation.
  • Recommendation (Optional): Through the application, provide contact information for the person writing your recommendation. We will send the information directly to them.

Option 2: Common Application

  • No application fee
  • Add New College to your account
  • SAT or ACT scores (required and cannot be waived at this time)
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores: If English is not your native language, the minimum TOEFL score for admission is 560 (paper test) or 83 (internet-based test). The minimum IELTS score is 6.5. If English is your native language, the language of instruction for your education, and/or you have already taken the SAT or ACT, please contact us at (941)-487-5000 or admissions@ncf.edu for a possible waiver of TOEFL/IELTS test scores.
  • Official Transcripts: One from each school attended, from high school through college.
  • Credential Evaluation and Translation*: We require a NACES-member course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA for academic records from most schools that do not use the U.S. system, with the exception of International Baccalaureate (IB) programs. A certified translation is also required for transcripts not in English. This can be ordered with the credential evaluation.
  • Recommendation (optional): From your college counselor, principal, dean or teacher who has taught you in an academic subject. Send through Common Application.

*Credential evaluations must be course-by-course with grade and credit equivalents. Transcripts provided in a language other than English also require a professional, certified translation. If your records are already provided in English, or your school(s) use the U.S. or International Baccalaureate (IB) system, please contact us at (941)-487-5000 or admissions@ncf.edu to discuss a possible waiver.

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