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Florida State University and the Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE) are committed to providing access to higher education for educationally and economically disadvantaged students. The CARE Admissions Committee only reviews applications that are complete, containing all required attachments. Please note that acceptance is based on a variety of factors, which include (but are not limited to) academic performance, test scores, and essays. Meeting minimum academic measures does not guarantee admission into CARE. Decisions by the CARE Committee are based on a variety of factors including academic performance, test scores, student essay responses, educational history, family income, socioeconomic background, and family educational level.

FSU Admissions | Freshman | Requirements (deferred)
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Applicants should take both the ACT and SAT since Florida State University uses only the highest composite or total score for admission and scholarship purposes. They should take each exam more than once since the highest subscores are used to create the ACT composite and SAT total. The new redesigned SAT, launched in March 2016, will not be combined with previous versions of the SAT. Applicants are not required to submit the optional ACT writing score or the SAT essay score.


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The Florida State University application also includes an optional essay of 650 or fewer words (the same length as the Common Application essay). If your grades and test scores are borderline for admission to Florida State (or even if you are a good match for FSU), it's in your best interest to submit an essay (assuming, of course, that it is well-written). The essay is a great place for you to show a side of yourself that may not be readily apparent from the rest of your essay, and to show that you have ambition and writing skills to be a successful Florida State student.