Associate Degree Admissions
Step 1: Complete Admission & Residency Forms
Applicants for Associate degree programs must be high school graduates, have -completed the GED or possess an Affidavit for Home Educated students verifying high school graduation. Complete the Application for Admission and the Residency forms. Forms are available on the back pages of this document, at all six campus locations or can be downloaded from the website at www.nwfsc.edu/admissions. On-line submission of forms is also available. There is no cost to apply for admission to NWF State College. Submit the completed forms in person to any College campus, or by mail or fax. Fax: (850) 729-5323.
Mail: Admissions Office, Northwest Florida State College, 100 College Blvd., Niceville, Florida 32578-1295. For questions or information, contact NWF State College Admissions via email at email@example.com or call (850) 729-5373. For limited access programs or programs with additional admission requirements, contact the specific department or program.
Step 2: Request Official Transcripts
Request appropriate official transcripts and have these sent to NWF State College after you have completed and submitted your application for admission/residency forms. Depending on your educational background, these may include: high school transcript, GED diploma, Home Educated Affidavit, official college and/or university transcripts from any previous college attended, and official score reports from CLEP, DANTES, AP, AICE, or IB. Official transcripts should be sent to: Admissions Office, Northwest Florida State College, 100 College Blvd., Niceville, Florida 32578-1295. For information call (850) 729-5373.
Step 3: Take a Placement Test
First-time-in-college students (those with no prior college credit) must take the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT). Test scores assist Northwest Florida State College in placing students in appropriate level classes based on their academic skills. Scores are not used to determine admission. The PERT is offered at all seven NWFSC locations and is free of charge. Test scores from the SAT, ACT or other approved placement test(s) may be accepted as a substitute for the PERT if the scores are no more than two-years old and meet the established cut-offs. Those who have a bachelor's degree or transfer students who have satisfactorily completed college English, humanities, or math courses are not required to take the placement test and must have official college transcripts on file with Northwest Florida State College. Call any campus for a testing appointment. For testing locations, please see the placement testing information at www.nwfsc.edu/testing or call (850) 729-6016.
Step 4: Orientation
New Student Orientation is required. You may meet this requirement by participating in a computerized New Student Orientation, which is available at any College location or on-line at the college web site at www.nwfsc.edu/orientation. Call (850) 729-6922 for information.
Step 5: Meet with a NWF State College Advisor
All new students who test into one or more preparatory courses are required to meet with an educational advisor/counselor before they may register for classes. To schedule an appointment with an academic advisor contact NWF State College in Niceville (850) 729-6922, Fort Walton Beach (850) 863-6508, Eglin AFB (850) 678-1717, Hurlburt Field (850) 884-6296, Crestview (850) 689-7911 or DeFuniak Springs (850) 892-8100. Academic advising is open to all new and returning students.