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Why New College?

Located in Sarasota, Florida, New College of Florida is the public honors college that educates intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement. A New College education is very affordable as part of the Florida State University system and with guaranteed scholarships for incoming students, especially when compared to similar liberal arts schools. 

Why do students love it here? Novo Collegians develop close working relationships with faculty, benefiting from undergraduate research opportunities not available at larger universities. We offer 50+ undergraduate majors, or Areas of Concentration, with a contract system where students customize their curriculum and receive narrative evaluations from their professors instead of grades. We also take a holistic approach to supporting our students on campus, from assistance with academic and career planning, to your health and well-being on campus. And our community is small but mighty on our historic campus on Sarasota Bay, with diverse student clubs and organizations and on campus events. 

From our customized curriculum and hands-on learning approach, to career integration and affordability, find out what makes New College special.

An Exceptional and Affordable Education

Because New College is a public college, our in-state tuition and fees are significantly lower than those of private colleges. Along with Guaranteed Scholarships, our students receive an exceptional education at a state university value. Learn more about:

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Contact Our Admissions Counselors

We welcome your questions and student referrals at [email protected], or call us at 941-487-5000. You are also welcome to contact an Admissions Counselor directly!

Admission Deadlines

Fall First-Year Admission Deadlines

Application Deadline Notification Dates
Early Action – November 1 Rolling
February 1 Rolling
April 1 Rolling
June 1 – Final Deadline Within 2 weeks of completion


Spring First-Year Admission Deadlines

Application Deadline Notification Dates
December 1 Rolling

All required materials must be received by New College Admissions in order to receive a decision. Please plan ahead to make sure we get all of your materials on time!

New College of Florida accepts official transcripts electronically from a variety of providers such as:
  • FASTER (School Code 001507)
  • eSCRIP-Safe
  • Parchment
  • ScribOnline/ ScribOrder – UConnect
  • Slashtmp
  • Self-ServicePlus
  • Credentials Solutions – Transcripts Plus
  • National Student Clearinghouse
Transcripts may also be mailed to: NCF Admissions, 5800 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243

Official exam reports are only required if you deposit and enroll at New College–official SAT or ACT scores must be reported on your official school transcript(s), or submitted directly to our office by the testing service using the codes College Board (SAT) #5506 or American College Testing Program #0750.

If you have already graduated high school, and you expect to earn the AA from another Florida public college or university before the term you are applying to enter, please ask your admissions counselor if the SAT/ACT requirement can be waived. 

*We are unable to accept faxed standardized test scores as official.

Support for Admitted Students

Is your student ready to make an enrollment deposit, or need an enrollment deposit waiver? Learn more about Tuition & Fees. Find info for students admitted to New College, including our New Student Checklist.

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What do we look for in a Prospective Student?

See the profile of New College students and what application factors we consider.

Graduation Outcomes

We have some very impressive alumni! See what a New College education leads to.