Application Checklist

Preparing for Admission 

  1. Determine which federal VA educational program(s) you qualify for.
  2. Compare the monetary assistance provided by each VA educational benefit program.
  3. Gather the information and paperwork needed for your benefit program.
  4. Complete the Education Benefits Application Process.
  5. Request copies of your discharge papers / separation documents (DD214)
  6. Have official copies of your military transcripts sent to Florida State. (A notification that the military transcript site is unsecured may appear when clicking on the link above. However, if you are accessing this site through a device and network you trust, it should be safe to proceed to the site). 

Applying for Admission 

  1. Review the information on the FSU Admissions website for the student category that applies to you (freshman, transfer, graduate, etc.).
  2. Review the policy on Florida residency and complete the online form, if applicable.
  3. Complete the Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA), which must be submitted to be considered for any financial aid.
  4. Review the costs, scholarships and financial assistance available to Florida State students and student-veterans.
  5. Review the FSU Financial Aid information for veterans.
  6. Apply for admission to Florida State University.

Managing Your Admissions Decision and Information 

  1. Pay your Admissions Deposit by the deadline (freshmen only).
  2. Use the Online Status Check frequently to verify your residency status, major, health immunization & insurance compliance, and more. 
  3. Update your records - major, email, contact information, etc. - as needed.
  4. Become familiar with what academic life is like at FSU.
  5. Review the list of Veteran Liaisons in academic and administrative units throughout campus. 
  6. If denied admission, contact the Admissions office or the Mapping Coordinator for the college you applied to

After Being Accepted for Admission 

  1. Prepare for orientation by reviewing the Pre-orientation Checklist.
  2. Register for either undergraduate orientation (all categories of students) or graduate-student orientation.
  3. Activate your permanent FSUID, @myFSU email account, and access the myFSU portal.
  4. All students are required to have health insurance, and the Post 9/11 GI Bill may cover its cost; complete the FSU Health Insurance Application.
  5. Explore the housing options available, both on-campus and off-campus, to FSU students.
  6. Join the Facebook group of the FSU Collegiate Veterans Association to receive information on activities, events and support.
  7. Contact the FSU Student Veterans Center for information on available services and resources.
  8. Get to know Florida’s capital city, Tallahassee.
  9. Note that FSU requires graduate and undergraduate students to take a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester to be classified as a full-time student.
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