Freshman Admission Requirements
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, general science or general studies.
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
- Letter of recommendation
The required documents will be used to determine the potential for success in an applicant’s chosen field of study. In all cases, official transcripts are part of the admission requirements. Florida Tech also accepts transcripts from Docufide™ transcript delivery service.
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 operates on a rolling admission basis and will accept applications throughout the school year. A student may submit an application anytime 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. For full academic scholarship consideration,applicants for the fall semester should submit all application materials by February 1st. Each applicant will be notified of an admission decision as soon as possible after the applicant’s file is complete and evaluated.
Admission Requirement Guidelines
Applicants must demonstrate readiness to succeed in a challenging academic curriculum. The transcript from a regionally accredited or state approved high school is the most important element of the application. While no minimum grade point average, class rank or standardized test score is specified, these measures must indicate a readiness for college studies in a chosen academic program. An applicant who is a U.S. citizen must have earned a high school diploma from a regionally accredited or state approved high school or a high school equivalency diploma (G.E.D.) by the date of first enrollment. All offers of admission are tentative if the student has high school or collegiate coursework in progress. Final admission is dependent on receipt and review of the student’s final transcripts.
Science and engineering applicants should complete four years of mathematics, the minimum level including trigonometry, mathematics analysis, analytical geometry or precalculus. Science and engineering applicants are also expected to have taken four years of science, to include physics and chemistry. The committee recommends students take the most rigorous mathematics and science curriculum offered by the high school.
Applicants for aeronautics, business, psychology and liberal arts majors must complete at least three years of mathematics. A fourth year of mathematics is highly recommended. Applicants for these majors must also complete at least three years of science, with a fourth year recommended.
A home schooled applicant must submit a transcript of academic work including an assessment of the level attained in mathematics and the sciences, and the texts that were used; a self-descriptive, one-page essay that includes academic, community and athletic accomplishments, career goals and work experience; SAT or ACT scores and two letters of recommendation. It is recommended that a high school equivalency diploma (G.E.D) be obtained prior to matriculation. Although SAT II (Subject Exam) scores are not required, it is strongly suggested that SAT II results in Mathematics Level 2, Chemistry, Physics and Literature be submitted.
Applicants who present G.E.D. scores must also present secondary school records and standardized test scores.
Mailing Instructions - Please make sure all required documentation is sent to:
Florida Institute of Technology
Office of Undergraduate Admission
150 West University Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32901-6975
English Language Proficiency
English language proficiency is required of all students whose home language is not English and who are taking academic courses at Florida Tech. For more information, view our English Proficiency page.