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Admissions and Aid 

International Students

Becoming an international student in the United States has many steps and can be complicated to navigate on your own. Our international admissions team is here to guide you through the process, step-by-step.

International Students

Planning to study in the United States? Our international admissions specialists can assist you with everything from visas and testing requirements to academics and employment.

 

How to Apply - International First Time in College Students

International students that satisfy all university admission requirements, and pay the $200 enrollment deposit, will work with the Florida Poly Office of Admissions to provide all documentation required for the I-20 process. Students will need to take this form, along with a copy of the acceptance letter and proof of available funds, to nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate

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Complete an international admission application. An admissions essay is now required. We are eager to learn as much as possible about the extracurricular activities of our applicants, in particular, how those experiences have contributed to their intellectual and personal growth.Applicants are also strongly encouraged to submit at least one, but no more than three, letter(s) of recommendation, preferably from a math or science teacher. Letters of recommendation should be sent to recommendations@floridapoly.edu

Submit your official scores for the SAT (school code: 7303) and/or the ACT (school code: 2869).

Submit your scores for at least one English proficiency exam (TOEFL, IELTS, or MELAB). Students with an Associate of Arts degree or higher from a U.S. institution, or an institution whose primary instruction language is English, may waive language proficiency testing requirements.

Send us your official high school transcripts. Currently, Florida Poly accepts transcripts evaluated through the following services:

  • World Education Services (WES)
  • Academic Evaluation Services (AES)
  • Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, Inc. (ACEI)
  • Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
Complete an I-20 application form.
Provide a copy of your passport.
Demonstrate proof of available funds to cover the cost of your first year of study, including miscellaneous expenses. For more information, review our estimated tuition and fees.
Please send all documents to: Florida Polytechnic University, Office of Admissions, 4700 Research Way, Lakeland, FL 33805. 

  

How to Apply - International Transfer Students

International students that satisfy all university admission requirements, and pay the $200 enrollment deposit, will work with the Florida Poly Office of Admissions to provide all documentation required for the I-20 process. Students will need to take this form, along with a copy of the acceptance letter and proof of available funds, to nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate

Submit an International Transfer Application

Send official transcripts from each postsecondary institution you’ve attended.  If your coursework was completed outside of the US, please have a course-by-course translation and evaluation of your transcripts completed and sent directly to us.

If the evaluation of your transcripts shows that you have not yet earned the equivalent of an associate degree, then we will also need copies of your High School transcript and SAT or ACT scores.

Submit your scores for at least one English proficiency exam (TOEFL, IELTS, or MELAB). Students with an Associate of Arts degree or higher from a U.S. institution, or an institution whose primary instruction language is English, may waive language proficiency testing requirements.

Complete an I-20 application form and provide a copy of your passport. 

 

First Time in College Academic Requirements

Admission to Florida Poly is highly competitive, and students are encouraged to apply early.

The average weighted high school GPA of freshmen admitted in fall 2018 was 3.78. To determine your eligibility for admission to Florida Poly, we will recalculate your GPA based on your high school grades and any additional credit earned through Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced International Certificates of Education (AICE), or honors courses.

COURSE TYPE QUALITY POINT
Advanced Placement 1.0
International Baccalaureate 1.0
Dual Enrollment 1.0
AICE 1.0
Honors 0.5

The average test scores for admitted first-time-in-college international students are:

   
ACT Composite 26
SAT 1280-1340
TOEFL Internet-Based Test 61
TOEFL Computer-Based Test 173
TOEFL Paper-Based Test 500
IELTS 6
MELAB 77

 

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Undergraduate Admissions Dates and Deadlines

Applications Open
July 1
Admissions Notifications Begin
October 15
Fall Application Deadline
April 1
Fall Deposit Deadline
May 1

 

Spring Semester

 
Applications Open
July 1
Spring Application Deadline
December 1
Spring Deposit Deadline
December 15

Degrees that Propel the Future

The programs of study and concentrations constantly evolve to meet the changing needs of industry and the state's economy. 
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Florida Poly offers nine undergraduate degrees with 31 programs of study.
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Florida Poly offers two graduate degrees with concentration in six areas. 

   

Graduate Admissions Requirements and Information

Admission to the master’s program at Florida Poly requires the completion of a four-year degree in a related area at a recognized institution. When the original credential and/or grading scale is written in a language other than English, the description provided here includes the minimum amount of translation and modifications.

Please note that all education systems, credentials, and grading scales are subject to change. Standards vary from institution to institution, and even year to year. Determination of credentials and grades is always, to a certain extent, interpretive and subjective.

The average test scores for admitted international graduate students are:

   
TOEFL Internet-Based Test 61
TOEFL Computer-Based Test 173
TOEFL Paper-Based Test 500
IELTS 6
MELAB 77

The graduate program enrolls students for the fall term only. The deadline for the admissions application and all supporting documents is July 15. No decision will be given until after the July 15 deadline.

 

How to Apply - Graduate Students

International students that satisfy all university admission requirements will receive an I-20 form from the Florida Poly Office of Admissions. Upon admission, you will need to take this form, along with a copy of your acceptance letter and proof of available funds, to your nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate

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Complete an international admission application.

Send us your official undergraduate transcripts from all of the institutions you’ve attended. Currently, Florida Poly accepts transcripts evaluated through the following services:

  • World Education Services (WES)
  • Academic Evaluation Services (AES)
  • Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, Inc. (ACEI)
  • Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.

If your cumulative undergraduate GPA is below a 3.25, please also submit official GRE scores (school code: 0071). If your cumulative college GPA is a 3.25 or higher, the Graduate Admission Committee may waive the GRE requirement.

Submit your scores for at least one English proficiency exam (TOEFL, IELTS, or MELAB). Students with an Associate of Arts degree or higher from a U.S. institution, or an institution whose primary instruction language is English, may waive testing requirements.

Submit two letters of recommendation. 
Submit a letter of intent. This should be a brief summary of your research interests and goals for the program. 
Complete an I-20 application form. 
Provide a copy of your passport. 
Provide proof of available funds to cover the cost of your first year of study, including miscellaneous expenses. For more information, review our estimated tuition and fees. 

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