Preparing for Admission
- Determine which federal VA educational program(s) you qualify for.
- Compare the monetary assistance provided by each VA educational benefit program.
- Gather the information and paperwork needed for your benefit program.
- Follow this link to request copies of your discharge papers / separation documents (DD214)
- Find your Education Benefits form to start the VA application process
- Have official copies of your military transcripts sent to Florida State. (When clicking this link, you may receive a notification that the military transcript site is unsecured. However, if you are accessing this site through a device and network you trust, it should be safe to proceed).
Applying for Admission
- Review the information on the FSU Admissions website for the student category that applies to you (freshman, transfer, graduate, etc.).
- Review the policy on Florida residency and complete the online form, if applicable.
- Complete the Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA), which must be submitted to be considered for any financial aid.
- Review the costs, scholarships and financial assistance available to all Florida State students, and student veterans in particular.
- Review the FSU Financial Aid information for veterans.
- Apply for admission to Florida State University.
Managing Your Admissions Decision and Information
- Pay your Admissions Deposit by the deadline (freshmen only).
- Use the Online Status Check frequently to verify your residency status, major, health immunization & insurance compliance, and more.
- Update your records - major, email, contact information, etc. - as needed.
- Become familiar with what academic life is like at FSU.
- Review the list of Veteran Liaisons in academic and administrative units throughout campus.
- If denied admission, contact the Admissions office or the Mapping Coordinator for the college you applied to.
After Being Accepted for Admission
- Prepare for orientation by reviewing the Pre-orientation Checklist.
- Register for either undergraduate orientation (all categories of students) or graduate-student orientation.
- Activate your permanent FSUID, @myFSU email account, and access the myFSU portal.
- 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.
- Explore the housing options available, both on-campus and off-campus, to FSU students.
- Follow the Student Veterans Center on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for information on activities, events and opportunities.
- Visit or contact the FSU Student Veterans Center for additional information on resources and services.
- Get to know Florida’s capital city, Tallahassee.
- 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.