Undergraduate Admissions

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Office of Admissions
4700 Research Way
Lakeland, Florida 33805

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  1. Apply online or complete the Common Application. An admissions essay is included and 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.
  2. 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 or uploaded into the application portal.
  3. Create a Self-reported Student Academic Record(SSAR) or utilize Point Click Send. Students can email or text scans/pictures of transcripts to their admissions counselor.
  4. Pay a $30 nonrefundable application fee. Applicable fee waivers are accepted.
  5. Submit scores for the SAT (school code: 7303) and/or the ACT (school code: 2869). Test scores may now be sent using Point Click Send. Student can email or text scans/pictures of test scores to their admissions counselor.



Fall 2020 Semester
Applications OpenAugust 1
FAFSA OpensOctober 1
Application Deadline for Presidential Scholars, Alexander Scholars and Provost Scholars ProgramsNovember 1
Application considered on space-available basisNovember 2-April 1
Admission Decision Notification
For applicants meeting the November 1 deadline
November 20
FAFSA Priority DeadlineDecember 1
Submit Online Housing Pre-Application to the Admissions Office As soon as possible after application submission. Campus housing is not guaranteed and room selection is based on housing application date.
Admission Decision Notification
For applicants not meeting the November 1 deadline
Dec 15th and then the 15th of every month thereafter.
$200 Tuition Deposit DeadlineMay 1
Spring 2021 Semester
Applications OpenAugust 1
Spring Application DeadlineDecember 1
Spring Deposit DeadlineDecember 15

Fall 2021 Semester

Students who complete an application and submit all supporting documents by November 1, 2020 will receive an admission decision online on December 15th, 2020. Students who complete an application after November 1, 2020 will receive an admission decision on a rolling basis starting January 2, 2021. The final application deadline is March 1, 2021. November 1, 2020 is the priority deadline for admission and merit scholarship consideration.

Admissions Requirements for First Time In College Students

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

GPA Requirements

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), or honors courses.

Advanced Placement1.0
International Baccalaureate1.0
Dual Enrollment1.0

Test Score Requirements

Florida Poly requires freshman applicants to submit official results of at least one college entrance exam (SAT or ACT). The writing sections are not required for either test.

Our admissions board will consider your highest submitted section scores from all SAT and ACT test dates. We strongly encourage you to submit your scores each time you take the SAT or ACT.


The average test scores for admitted freshmen in fall 2018 were:

27-31 ACT composite | 1220-1370 SAT (EBRW+M)

Freshman math requirements

Student success in calculus is required for all programs. We strongly recommend that all incoming students have taken precalculus or higher prior to starting classes at Florida Poly.


Given the number of quality applications we receive, we are not able to admit every student with strong academic credentials. Students placed on our waitlist are neither admitted nor denied and, depending on space, some may be offered admission at a later date.

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