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FSU PANAMA CITY Your journey starts now.


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YOU’RE

UNIQUE.

Your education should be too. Create your one-of-a-kind experience at FSU Panama City with an array of engaged learning options ranging from top-notch internships, job shadowing with industry experts, undergraduate and graduate research opportunities and community service.

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ENGAGED LEARNING. + real-world experience.

Engaged learning fosters engaged students. FSU Panama City is dedicated to creating a supportive and challenging environment designed to maximize learning and cultivate student success. We are dedicated to providing the tools, services and real-world experiences to help you excel in the classroom and beyond.

Choose your own adventure. Explore what it means to be a college student at FSU Panama City. Conduct research with faculty who are experts in their field. Get connected and make lasting friendships with campus celebrations, networking opportunities, cultural events and guest lectures. Make your college experience your own with the FSU that FITS YOU.

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Small campus. Major university. As a full-service, regional campus of Florida State University, one of two preeminent universities in Florida, our goal is to maintain academic excellence and integrity, offer competitive programs and ensure student success. We are small, but great. We are the FSU that fits you. UNDERGRADUATE

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.

GRADUATE Corporate & Public Communication Electrical Engineering Nurse Anesthesia Psychology: Applied Behavior Analysis Social Work, M.S.W. #+

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CERTIFICATES Law Enforcement Intelligence (graduate) Special Events (undergraduate) + Underwater Crime Scene Investigation (undergraduate or graduate)

MINORS General Business Computer Science Crime Scene Investigation Education English Entrepreneurship History Hospitality Law Enforcement Intelligence Law Enforcement Operations Political Science Professional Communication Psychology Public Administration Recreation, Tourism & Events Sociology Underwater Crime Scene Investigation #Online +Hybrid (face-to-face and online)


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Don’t settle for something that is comfortable or familiar. Take a chance to experience something new. If you try it and you love it, you have just entered a world of possibilities. If you hate it, you can always go back and start again, but at least you tried. ‌ Build your resume with experiences.

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Create new experiences. For Recreation, Tourism and Events alumna Lillian Walton, becoming the director of catering at Nike World Headquarters allows her to get paid to play. Working for Aramark, the on-site restaurant group for Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, Walton has a hand in multiple events each day from detailed parties for executives and athletes to large events for thousands of people. Each event fulfills Aramark’s mission: to deliver experiences that enrich and nourish lives. Several diverse fieldwork and internship experiences during Walton’s undergraduate coursework led to her current position. After doing fieldwork with the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation and an internship with Aramark at Lake Powell Resort in Arizona, Walton was offered a nine-month second-level management internship at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. After that, she began working in catering at Nike and was promoted to director of catering in 2016.

LILLIAN WALTON, ’14 MAJOR:

B.S. in Recreation, Tourism & Events Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, Aramark

INTERNSHIPS:

at Lake Powell Resort, University of Tennessee Chattanooga After taking a year off of school to focus on her

MAKING FSUPC HER OWN:

career, Lillian began Recreation, Tourism and Events classes. Family dinners with classmates, runs on the Hathaway Bridge during lunch breaks and smaller classes made FSU Panama City feel like home.

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Experience Seminole Spirit. Get connected, make lasting friendships and find your tribe at FSU Panama City. Our diverse student life offers activities such as campus celebrations, beach days, disc golf, networking, service days and volunteer programs. This is your university experience. Make it your own! B EC O M E A L E A D E R Join the Student Government Council to strengthen your leadership skills, meet lifelong friends and make FSU Panama City a better place for years to come. G E T I N VO LV E D Connect with registered student organizations (RSOs) to share common goals and interests with other students for a well-rounded university experience. Don’t see an organization that’s right for you? Create a club! VO LU N T E E R Get involved in community service and FSU service projects.

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C R E AT E YO U R E X P E R I E N C E Celebrate your school spirit with activities, games and giveaways at campus events. G O G LO BA L Study abroad at one of FSU’s 20 international study centers including London, Florence, Republic of Panama and Valencia. B E ACT I V E Take advantage of the great outdoors with our walking trail, capture a piece of history on our Legacy Walk, or play disc golf and volleyball among the bay breezes. The student gym — featuring a rock wall — is located in the Barron Building.


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S T U D E N T PROFILE

81%

undergraduate students, 14% graduate students and 5% unclassified

Our students are from 48 counties in Florida and 30 states

46% 32%

of our students are 17 to 25 years old

20:1 student to faculty ratio

of our students are enrolled in the College of Applied Studies

FSU Panama City awards an average of $200,000 in scholarships per year *for fall 2016

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C A M P U S P RO F I L E

FSU Panama City was founded in

An active student government and diverse campus life

1982

Since 1983,

FSU Panama City has had

8,000+

International study centers in London, Florence, Republic of Panama and Valencia

Located in Panama City, Fla., next to the world’s most

BEAUTIFUL BEACHES

students graduate

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Living the American dream. For Martin Dvorak, going to college was part of the American dream. Dvorak’s father emigrated from the Czech Republic in 1999, seeking political asylum because of his involvement with anti-communist parties. “I was given a gift when my parents brought me to this country,” the electrical engineering student said. “I left a country where the thought of attending a top-level university like FSU was only a dream. The importance of earning my degree is not only to better myself and my future, but also to validate the sacrifices my parents made.” While an undergraduate student at FSU Panama City, Dvorak had the unique opportunity to create a device that will help save divers’ lives. As part of his senior design project, he along with his teammates, created a LED air warning system designed for underwater first-responders in zerovisibility conditions. The new system, which will cost close to a third less than current warning systems, could be massed produced for Navy divers. Dvorak plans to pursue a master’s in electrical engineering from FSU Panama City, and hopes to teach the next generation of college students.

MARTIN DVORAK, ’17, ’19 MAJOR:

B.S. in Electrical Engineering, ’17 M.S. in Electrical Engineering, ’19 While an undergraduate student, Martin was a

MAKING FSUPC HIS OWN:

teaching assistant and volunteered at FSU Panama City’s STEM summer camps. He also volunteered at the Science and Discovery Center teaching local elementary school students about the watershed system.

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I left a country where the thought of attending a top-level university was only a dream. The importance of earning my degree is not only to better my future, but also to validate the sacrifices my parents made.

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How to apply as a freshman: 2 0 17 A D M I T T E D F R ES H M A N P RO F I L E FA L L P R O F I L E

SU M M E R P R O F I L E

GPA: 4.0-4.5 | SAT: 1240-1360 | ACT: 27-31

GPA: 3.6-4.2 | SAT: 1180-1290 | ACT: 25-19

T H E P RO C ESS Apply online at pc.fsu.edu. Create your Self-reported Student Academic Record (SSAR), using your official high school transcript. Submit the following items on the Application Status Check: • Self-report all ACT (#0734) and/or SAT (#5219) test scores. • Link your SSAR by copying the 32-character code from your SSAR account. • Choose one of five essay questions and upload your essay. • Upload one resume. • Complete the Residency Declaration for Tuition Purposes form. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) found at fafsa.ed.gov, using the IRS Data-Retrieval Tool. The FAFSA is available on Oct. 1 of your high school senior year and should be submitted no later than Dec. 1 for priority consideration for financial aid.

Please note that letters of recommendation are not required and will not be used in the decision-making process.

PAY AT T E N T I O N TO T H E D E A D L I N ES

V I S I T CA M PUS

Complete our application for undergraduate admission. Submit the freshman application and all documents by Oct. 20 to receive a priority decision by Nov. 1. The cutoff for freshman applications is July 29, 2018. After Nov. 1, fall freshman decisions will be made on a continual basis.

C H EC K YO U R A P P L I CAT I O N STAT US Log in to the Application Status Check regularly at admissions.fsu.edu/ statuscheck to monitor the status of your application.

APPLY ONLINE

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CREATE & SUBMIT THE SSAR

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SELF-REPORT TEST SCORES

Schedule your campus visit to see all that FSU Panama City has to offer. Call 850.770.2160 or email visitfsupc@pc.fsu.edu.

CO N F I R M YO U R S P OT AT FSU PA N A M A C I T Y To confirm your ’Nole status by registering for new student orientation, visit pc.fsu.edu/students and click New ’Nole Orientation. Questions? We’re here to help! Contact an admissions officer at 850.770.2160 or email admissions@ pc.fsu.edu.

COMPLETE THE FAFSA AVAILABLE OCT. 1

MONITOR APPLICATION STATUS ONLINE

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


How to apply as a transfer: T H E P RO C ESS Review transfer admission requirements at pc.fsu.edu. Apply online. Submit official high school and all college/university transcripts (sent directly from each institution). Submit official ACT (#0734) and/or SAT (#5219) results for every test taken - not required for students with an A.A. degree. It is recommended that junior and senior transfer applicants also submit test scores. Submit all AICE, AP, IB or CLEP results if you have earned college credit. Submit the residency form. Determine if the major/program of interest has a different application deadline and/or additional admission criteria. Submit a personal statement if you will have attempted 90+ hours of college credit. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) found at fafsa.edu.gov, using the IRS Data-Retrieval Tool. The FAFSA is available on Oct. 1.

All junior and senior transfer applicants must meet requirements for admission to the university and major/program of interest. Freshman and sophomore transfer applicants with 12-59 hours of transferable credit also must meet freshman requirements. For complete transfer requirements, visit pc.fsu.edu.

PAY AT T E N T I O N TO T H E D E A D L I N ES FA L L S E M EST E R

SPRING S E M EST E R

SU M M E R S E M EST E R

JULY 29 NOV. 29 MARCH 29 Please note: Some majors/programs of interest have different application deadlines and/or additional requirements. Admission decisions are issued on a continual basis upon receiving all admission documents. All information used to make an admission decision must be received by the published deadlines.

C H EC K YO U R A P P L I CAT I O N STAT US Log in to the Application Status Check regularly at admissions.fsu. edu/statuscheck to monitor your application.

V I S I T CA M PUS Schedule your campus visit to see all that FSU Panama City has to offer. Call 850.770.2160 or email visitfsupc@pc.fsu.edu.

CO N F I R M YO U R S P OT AT FSU PA N A M A C I T Y To confirm your ’Nole status by registering for new student orientation, visit pc.fsu.edu/students and click New ’Nole Orientation. Questions? We’re here to help! Contact an admissions officer at 850.770.2160 or email admissions@pc.fsu.edu.

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Higher education pays. According to a 2013 study by the U.S. Department of Labor, the average weekly income of those with a bachelor’s degree is 70 percent higher than those with a high school diploma alone. As a college graduate, a person with a bachelor’s degree can earn $1 million more than someone with only a high school diploma. Holding an advanced degree can double, even triple your lifetime earnings.

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EDUCATION BY THE NUMBERS UNEMPLOYMENT RATE % 2.2 3.4 4.0 7.5

MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS ($) doctoral degree

master’s degree

bachelor’s degree

high school diploma

651

1,623 1,329 1,108

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Discover what it costs. FSU is ranked #25 among public institutions in Forbes’ 2017 “Best Value Colleges.” Offering the same high-quality education as the Tallahassee campus, FSU Panama City offers in-state tuition that is on average $1,000 less per year.* *Estimated cost for two semesters (15 hours per semester) for the 2017-2018 academic year.

U N D E RG R A D UAT E CO STS 20 17- 20 1 8 Estimated costs cover two semesters (15 hours per semester) FLORIDA RESIDENTS $ Tuition & Fees 5,414.70 Books & Supplies* $1,500

SPECIAL NON-FLA. RESIDENTS** $ 6,014.70 $ 1,500

TOTAL

$

6,914.70

$

7,514.70

** Actual cost may vary depending on your degree program.

TUITION DIFFERENTIAL Florida Residents $180.49/credit Special Non-Florida Residents*** $200.49/credit Non-Florida Residents $686.04/credit **A special out-of-state tuition rate is available to residents of Alabama and Georgia counties whose borders are within 50 miles of the Florida border and FSU Panama City’s service area including Baldwin, Barbour, Butler, Clarke, Coffee, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Escambia, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Mobile, Monroe, Pike and Washington, Ala; and Baker, Decatur, Early, Miller and Seminole, Ga.

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NON-FLORIDA RESIDENTS $ 20,581.20 $ 1,500 22,081.20

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Committment to affortability. Florida State University Panama City is committed to finding the best financial options possible for our students through financial aid and scholarships. On average, 75 percent of our students receive financial aid, and our Foundation awards on average $200,000 in scholarships per year. FINANCIAL AID To apply for financial aid, fill out and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov. You must file a FAFSA each year to reactivate financial aid. The Title IV Code for FSU Panama City is 001489. The FASFA is available Oct. 1.

E N D OW E D SC H O L A RS H I PS TYPES OF SCHOLARSHIPS

academic

need

employment geographic

V E T E RA N B E N E F I TS If you are active-duty military, a veteran or a military family member, you might be eligible for educational benefits.

APPLY FOR A FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP File FAFSA at fafsa.ed.gov Complete application during term window • Summer: Jan. 15 to Feb. 28 • Fall/Spring: April 15 to June 15 • Spring only: Aug. 15 to Sept. 15 Receive acceptance letter Formally accept scholarship

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WHERE WILL YOU

GO NEXT?

There’s a place for you here. This is the place that will define you and prepare you for the world. Begin the first steps of your educational journey today. Apply and become one of the elite, a Florida State Seminole.

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