An applicant for admission to Northwest Florida State College's Bachelor, Associate or Certificate programs must be a high school graduate and may be admitted with one of the following:

  1. High School Diploma
    Florida public high school graduates must have earned a standard high school diploma. An official high school transcript with high school graduation date is required. Applicants who have earned the Florida Certificate of Completion or the Florida Special Diploma should contact the Admissions Office to discuss alternative admission options. Non-Florida public high school graduates must have earned the equivalency of a standard Florida public high school diploma.

    All other diplomas must be validated. Institutions that are not registered with a department of education from a U.S. state or U.S. territory, or that only offer an exam for diploma, are automatically denied.

  2. State Equivalency Diploma (GED)
    Students who have received the General Education Diploma (GED) are entitled to admission to all degree programs. An official transcript of the GED results is required for admission.

  3. Home-Educated Students
    Home-Educated students must complete an Affidavit for Home-Educated Students form verifying high school graduation. These forms may be obtained from the Admissions Office.

  4. Foreign Educated Students
    Foreign educated student who have earned an education equivalent to a US secondary school education must use one of the agencies sanctioned by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES) to translate and validate their high school diploma. Student will need to have the official evaluation sent to NWFSC. For more Information and current members please refer to the NACES website at