Changes to Summer and Fall 2022 Decisions

Important Changes effective Summer and Fall 2022:

Students will initially only be considered for the term they have listed on their application, summer or fall terms. Historically, we used to automatically consider students who did not meet our fall accepted student profile for the summer term. The yield for the summer offers fluctuated widely from year to year and largely contributed to the difficulties of predicting the size of our first-year class. As a result, we will no longer automatically consider fall applicants for the summer term. We are adding a deferral decision.

For the students who applied for the November 1st priority application deadline, we are dropping the summer offer and adding a deferral decision to the decisions released on February 17th. The three possible decisions are now:




For the students who applied for the March 1st Regular application deadline AND those that were deferred from the November 1st priority application group, we will release decisions in early April. A waitlist option has been added to this group of decisions, so the five possible decisions are now:


Seminole Pathways


Spring Transfer Pathway


How does this impact your students? We plan on sending an email to all our summer and fall applicants and their family members explaining the changes in our admissions processes. All applicants will be provided with an opportunity to change the term on their application. If an applicant does not want to make a change, no further action is needed. Information on our admitted student profile for the fall and summer terms can be found on the Decision FAQ. Please note that since we will be enrolling a smaller class this year, the summer and fall profiles may be higher than in previous years. Our summer term begins June 20th and ends July 29th. Students that start in the summer automatically continue into the fall term beginning August 22nd. Those students that wish to make a term change to summer will be able to do so by logging in to their Application Status Check and completing an Application Change Form. The deadline to complete the Application Change Form will be December 8th.


How big was last year’s freshman class? How many start in the summer versus start in the fall or spring? Is it 60 students at each First Semester or Year Abroad location?

My son has committed to a leadership role as a camp counselor so he can’t push back to summer admissions, and I’m not sure how that would have impacted his desire to go with First Year Abroad to get in-state tuition after the first year. Therefore, we’ll see if he gets a chance for Seminole Pathways in the fall. I’m glad they wouldn’t just push him back to summer, in case that was the decision, and then he’d be forced to decide between entering early and backing out on the camp.

Last year Freshman class was about 7200 largest in history.
This year in Florence there were about 60 for the first year abroad about 30 for first semester abroad and about 30 sophomores/upper classmen ( Broad Curriculum ) and Texas A&M students (FSU has an agreement that A&M can send kids to Florence not sure of other locations)
Even if you are a Fall or Summer admit (not pathways ) you can do First Year Abroad based on availability first come first serve
Not sure number of summer admits

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New this year. The Grandparent Tuition Waiver was introduced by the Florida Legislature earlier this year. Out-of-state first-year students admitted for the summer or fall semester 2022 whose grandparent(s) currently reside in Florida, may be eligible for a tuition and fee waiver of the out-of-state tuition costs up to 110% of total degree hours.

Florida State University has been allocated 31 Grandparent Waivers for the 2022-2023 incoming first-year class. Eligible recipients will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis as determined by the date the student submitted all necessary documentation. The awards are renewable until graduation with continuous full-time enrollment.

BTW, my son heard that decisions will come out on February 15. Sound right?

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I think notification date is February 17th
either way getting closer
good luck

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I got this email … did everyone ?

Like I got the grandparent waiver

Probably everyone OOS. We don’t have any Florida relatives.