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FSU PANAMA CITY 2017-2018 Counselor’s Guide


Your students are unique. Their education should be too. Dear counselors, Your students look for guidance as they plan their academic futures. As a full-service, regional campus of Florida State University, one of two preeminent universities in Florida, we strive to maintain academic excellence and integrity, offer competitive programs and ensure student success. We believe engaged learning fosters engaged students. At FSU Panama City, we are dedicated to creating a supportive and challenging environment designed to cultivate student success. We will work closely with you to prepare your students for their academic careers beyond high school. Thank you for all of your hard work to ensure students take advantage of the many opportunities available to them. Please be sure to note the changes in admission requirements. If you have any questions or would like to have us host a college readiness event at your school, please call 850-770-2160. We look forward to hearing from you. Office of Admissions & Records Florida State University Panama City CAM PUS PROFILE* FSU Panama City was founded in

1982

46%

ages 17 to 25

8,000+

20:1

female

alumni since 1983

as a full-service regional campus of Florida State

student to faculty ratio

52% 26%

FSU Panama City awards an average of $200,000 in scholarships per year

minority

81%

undergraduate

public, comprehensive, traditional, coeducational Students are from 30 states & 48 counties in Fla.

* for fall 2016

UND ERG RADUATE Accounting Business Administration Civil Engineering Commercial Entrepreneurship Computer Engineering Computer Science, B.A. or B.S. #+ Electrical Engineering Elementary Education, combined B.S. to M.S. Hospitality Management & Tourism Professional Communication (B.S. to M.S. option available) Psychology Public Safety & Security #+ • Crime Scene Investigation • Law Enforcement Operations • Law Enforcement Intelligence Recreation, Tourism & Events Social Science Interdisciplinary Social Work, B.S.W. G RADUAT E Corporate & Public Communication Electrical Engineering Nurse Anesthesia Psychology: Applied Behavior Analysis Social Work, M.S.W. CERT I FI CAT ES Law Enforcement Intelligence (graduate) Special Events (undergraduate) + Underwater Crime Scene Investigation (undergraduate or graduate) # Online +Hybrid (face-to-face and online)


APPLY ONLINE

CREATE & SUBMIT THE SSAR

SELF-REPORT TEST SCORES

COMPLETE THE FAFSA AVAILABLE OCT. 1

MONITOR APPLICATION STATUS ONLINE

2017 ADMITTED FALL PROFILE GPA

4.0-4.5

SAT 1240-1360

ACT

27-31

2017 ADMITTED SUMMER PROFILE GPA

3.6-4.2

SAT 1180-1290

ACT

25-29

Letters of recommendation are not required and will not be used in the decision-making process.

FRESHMAN ADMISSION Freshman admission is a selective process, and no single criterion guarantees admission. We consider all the documentation students submit and carefully review their academic records and test scores to ensure they are prepared for the rigorous curriculum at Florida State. If an applicant is deferred in December, we will expect to see mid-year grades updated in SSAR and additional test scores prior to making a final decision. For complete admission requirements, visit pc.fsu.edu/Admissions and click “Requirements.” ACT/SAT INFORMATION We require freshman applicants to submit at least one ACT and/or SAT test score to be considered for admission. For the first time, students will be able to self-report their ACT and/or SAT scores. Students will input their SAT and/or ACT scores on the application checklist at admissions.fsu.edu/StatusCheck. As with the Self-reported Student Academic Record (SSAR), admitted students will need to submit all official test scores by mid-July. NEW ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES This year, our new undergraduate majors are Commercial Entrepreneurship and Hospitality Management and Tourism. FSU Panama City also offers a combined bachelors/masters degree programs in Elementary Education and Professional Communication.

RECEIVE PRIORITY DECISION ON NOV. 1 After Nov. 1 decisions made on a continual basis

NEW ESSAY TOPICS Applicants should choose one topic from the list below. The essay should be no longer than 550 words. Tell a story from your life, describing an experience that either demonstrates your character or helped to shape it. Describe a time when you made a meaningful contribution to others in which the greater good was your focus. Discuss the challenges and rewards of making your contribution. Has there been a time when you’ve had a long-cherished or accepted belief challenged? How did you respond? How did the challenge affect your beliefs. What is the hardest part of being a teenager now? What’s the best part? What advice would you give a younger sibling or friend (assuming they would listen to you)? Submit an essay topic of your choice.

VISIT OUR CAMPUS Schedule your campus visit to see all that FSU Panama City has to offer. Call 850-770-2160 or email visitfsupc@pc.fsu.edu.


The journey starts now. CAMPUS CONTACTS Switchboard/ Information 850.872.4750 Admissions 850.770.2160 Financial Aid 850.770.2170 New Student Orientation 850.770.2170 Student Disability Services 850.770.2172

ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE (Fall + Spring, 15 hours per semester, $1,500 books and supplies) IN-STATE

SPECIAL NONFLA. RESIDENTS

OUT-OF-STATE

$6,915

$7,515

$22,081

estimate*

estimate*

estimate*

*The above totals do not include the cost of living.

FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS A college education is a significant investment, and we are prepared to assist you and your students. Aid is offered through grants, loans, work study awards and scholarships. In order to receive financial aid, students must submit the FAFSA, available Oct. 1.

Scholarships are awarded based on merit, financial need or other specified criteria. Separate applications are sometimes necessary for these Immunizations awards and awards are normally made one semester 850.770.2170 in advance. The Office of Admissions automatically Campus Tours considers accepted freshmen for academic-merit-based 850.770.2160 scholarships. A separate application is not required.

SUPPORT FOR VETERAN DEPENDANTS FSU Panama City and its chapter of the Veterans of America Club strive to make FSU a beacon for veteran support and success. Services for qualified veteran dependents include a veterans study room and access to the VA Yellow Ribbon program. The Veterans of America Club provides a social network for those who have experienced life in or around the military.

MEET OUR ADMISSIONS TEAM

JIM ALLEN

AMY CHEN

ALINA DURHAM

MACKENZIE MASTERS

Director of Enrollment Senior Admissions Management Coordinator & Assistant & Student Success to the Director jwallen@fsu.edu achen@pc.fsu.edu 850.770.2161 850.770.2311

Admissions Officer akarpov@fsu.edu 850.770.2316

Admissions Officer mmasters@fsu.edu 850.770.2313

GLENDA BUCKLAND

KATHY VALADEZ

BRANDI BARNES

BRIAN PIKAARD

Admissions Officer bpikaard@fsu.edu 850.770.2317

Enrollment Management Officer gbuckland@pc.fsu.edu 850.770.2164

Enrollment Management Specialist kvaladez@pc.fsu.edu 850.770.2165

Academic Support Assistant bbarnes@pc.fsu.edu 850.770.2160

Counselor Brochure 2017  

Your students look for guidance as they plan their academic futures. As a full-service, regional campus of Florida State University, one of...

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