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Requirements for First-Year Admission


Effective Date Mar 29, 2018

Application Requirements

First-Year Melbourne Campus Admission

The Office of Undergraduate Admission carefully reviews all candidates for admission, using evaluation criteria to determine a student’s ability to complete several years of rigorous study. Applications are reviewed with reference to specific degree programs or for admission to first-year programs in General Engineering or General Science (College of Engineering and Sciences), or General Studies (College of Psychology and Liberal Arts). In addition to a completed application for admission, applicants must submit:

  • Transcripts indicating a strong high school curriculum and achievement in college preparatory classes
  • SAT or ACT results
  • An essay
  • One letter of recommendation

The required documents will be used to determine the potential for success in an applicant’s chosen field of study.

Participation in special classes, clubs or teams that involve research projects/opportunities and advanced problem-solving techniques is encouraged and should be indicated in the application process.

Although an admission interview is not required, campus visits and interviews with admission counselors are highly recommended. An interview, mid-year grades or additional testing may be requested at the discretion of the admission committee.

Florida Tech accepts applications throughout the school year. Students may submit an application any time after the end of their junior year of high school. It is recommended that applicants for the fall semester submit all application materials as soon as possible after starting their senior year in high school and completing the SAT or ACT. Each applicant will be notified of an admission decision as soon as possible after the applicant’s file is complete and evaluated.

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General admission requirements for students applying for an associate or bachelor’s degree are as follows:

Any student with a high school diploma from a regionally accredited or state-approved high school, or a General Equivalency Development (GED) test is eligible to enroll. The final high school transcript and diploma type must indicate a readiness for college studies in a chosen academic program. Students must be 20 years of age or in active U.S. military service. The applied psychology, criminal justice, computer information systems and aviation management degree programs are excluded from the age requirement. Students are required to take a minimum of the last 25 percent of credit hours while enrolled through Florida Tech in order to receive an associate or bachelor’s degree.