Northwest Florida State College


Northwest Florida State College offers a variety of different degree and certificate options to help you to become successful. Whether you are planning on pursuing a Bachelor’s degree program, looking to improve your job skills or entering a new career field, NWF State College will get you there faster while also paying among the lowest tuition in the state.

NWF State College is part of Florida’s public community college system and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The college has an open-door admissions policy and accepts applications year round. See the college catalog admissions section for complete admissions policies and certain restrictions. Northwest Florida State College’s application is free and only takes a few minutes to complete.

Getting Started: General Student Admissions Steps

Apply Online

It’s free to apply, and takes only a few minutes to complete.

Submit Your Application

Declare Your Residency

Send in your transcripts

Request official transcripts, as applicable, which include the following:

Please request official transcripts to be sent directly to: Admissions Office:  NWF State College​, 100 College Boulevard, Niceville, FL 32578

Transcript Request Form

Fill out the FAFSA

NWF State College’s school code is 001510. Be sure to complete your application for federal financial aid well in advance of course registration, or you may risk delays in receiving financial aid. For more information contact the Financial Aid Office at (850) 729-5370 or visit the Financial Aid Office.

Complete the FAFSA application

Submit ACT, SAT or PERT scores

You may either submit ACT/SAT test scores less than two years old or take the college-administrated Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT). Transfer students who have satisfactorily completed college level English and math courses are not required to take a placement test.

Schedule a Placement Test

** Testing is for placement purposes only and is not a criterion for admission.

Meet with an Academic Advisor

All students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor. They are here to guide you with placement testing, college readiness skills and other tools and information to ensure academic success.

To schedule an appointment, you may call (850) 678-5111 and select “2” for Advising, or email Walk-ins are welcome, although, appointments are strongly encouraged.

Check your student email

Email serves as the official method of communication to the student from the college. Each applicant will be notified by email of their admission’s status to the college.

Additional Steps for Selective Admissions Applicants

Apply to your program

In addition to your general admissions application, you will need to apply directly to your selective admissions program.

Complete an Information Session

In an effort to provide you with the most current and comprehensive information about the program, prospective students must attend an information session for the year of application. These sessions will provide valuable information about the application process, program requirements, and forms required for completion prior to entering the program.

Complete post-admissions requirements

Depending on the program, this may include health screenings, drug tests, fingerprinting and additional placement tests.

View Selective Admissions Programs

I’ve been accepted! Now what?

Register for class

Enroll for classes online via RaiderNet.

Pay tuition fees

Pay fees through RaiderNet or at any NWF State College location. Pay special attention to payment due dates. Your courses could be dropped if fees are not paid on time.

Northwest Florida State College offers a variety of financial assistance, including a tuition payment pay through NelNet. For more information contact the Business Office at (850) 729-5385.

Get Involved

We believe that engagement, both inside and outside of the classroom, is key to the well being of our students. Once you are admitted, you can attend the many events Student Life offers, join a student organization, cheer on our Raider athletics teams, see a college theater production, among many other activities.

Check out the Calendar for all upcoming events.