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
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:
- High school or GED transcript
- Home Educated Affidavit
- Official college and/or university transcripts from all institutions attended
- Military transcripts (CCAF, AARTS, SMARTS)
- Official score reports from CLEP, DANTES, AICE, AP, or IB.
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 email@example.com. 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.
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.