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Our general admission requirements are a minimum 2.5 GPA and a 900 SAT or 17 ACT. If you are just outside of either of these criteria, feel free to reach out to us so we may further communicate with you.
First, you will need to fill out an application. After you complete the application, request your official high school transcripts and official ACT or SAT scores be sent to Ferris. If you took any college courses, you will want to send those transcripts as well if you want the credits to transfer in.
*Please note: decision times may increase during busier times of year (e.g. October).
After Being Admitted
- Set up your MyFSU account
- Submit your FAFSA (available beginning October 1st)
- Sign up for Orientation (this is also where you will register for classes)
- Pay your $80 Orientation fee
- Pay your $200 Housing Deposit
- Sign up for Housing
- Finish your year strong!
If you live within 50 road miles of campus, you may be able to continue living at home.
For a list of Housing FAQs, click here.
Not every student is eligible for Pell Grant, but all students who are eligible to file the FAFSA are eligible for at least $5,500 in student loans per year. The FAFSA is reviewing income and asset information for the student, and in most cases the parents of the student, to determine the student’s eligibility for financial aid
The results of the FAFSA are sent to all of the schools that the student lists on the FAFSA (you may list up to ten schools). You must also apply for admission and be admitted to each school that you list, in order for those schools to let you know what kind of financial aid that they will be able to offer you.
To create a FSA ID, start at the FAFSA website – fafsa.ed.gov. Select the FSA ID icon at the top of the page. Then select the “Create a FSA ID Now” option.
Once you and your parent have FSA IDs, go back to the fafsa.ed.gov website and complete a FAFSA for the appropriate academic year. An academic year is a school year – for example, if you will begin taking classes in the fall of 2018, you would complete a FAFSA for the 2018-2019 academic year, which is good from Fall 2018 through the summer semester of 2019.
There are some limited forms of financial aid that are offered on a first come, first serve basis. These limited types of aid usually include institutional grants and work study funding. Filing the FAFSA early ensures that you will be awarded the best possible financial aid package you are eligible for.