Frequently Asked Questions
- Which college entrance examinations are required?
All applicants are required to submit official test scores from either the SAT or the ACT. In addition to using the results to evaluate applicants for admission, the scores are used in course selection and placement.
International applicants have the option to submit official test scores from the TOEFL or the IELTS for admission consideration.
- What GPA and test scores are required for admission?
Flagler College evaluates students on an individual and holistic basis. The following academic profile represents the mean of admitted students from last year. Although these numbers provide a good range to aim for, they do not represent minimum requirements or cut-off points for admission *
Class Academic Statistics Mean GPA 2015 SAT 2016 SAT Mean ACT 3.43 1078 1152 23
* Education majors must have a minimum of a 21 composite ACT or 1010 CR+M on the SAT in order to be considered for admission. Please note that if students have already completed their A.A. degree, the minimum test score requirement for the Education department will not apply to their application. Coastal Environmental Science majors and Finance majors must have a minimum of 21 in the Math section of the ACT or 500 in the Math section of the SAT in order to be considered for admission.
- What scholarships are available to incoming students?
Presidential Merit Scholarships
All students (domestic and international) are automatically considered for merit scholarships. Factors considered include the student’s weighted, core GPA as well as their highest overall test scores. Some students may not be eligible for a Presidential Scholarship, but those that are will be notified of the amount in their acceptance letter.
First-Year Freshmen, if eligible, can receive between $1,500 and $3,500 per academic year. Transfer students, if eligible, can receive between $2,000 and $3,000 per academic year.
Flagler HOPE Scholarship
Flagler College awards Georgia residents that qualify for the aforementioned Presidential Scholarship an amount of $2,000 per academic year.
Flagler Palmetto Scholarship
Flagler College awards South Carolina residents that qualify for the aforementioned Presidential Scholarship an amount of $2,000 per academic year.
Flagler Ponce De Leon Scholarship
Flagler College recognizes the academic achievement and potential of students who, through sharing their varied cultural perspectives, will enhance the education of all Flagler students and the excellence of the College. Flagler College offers these tuition-remission scholarships as part of our diversity mission
- What is your acceptance rate?
Total Applicants Applied 5,274 Accepted 2,659 Enrolled 633
- What does your freshman class profile look like?
International students from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil (2), Chile, Colombia, Curacao (2), Ecuador (2), El Salvador (4), France, Germany (8), Guatemala, Kenya, Mexico, Netherlands (2), Nicaragua, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Senegal, Serbia, Spain (2), Sweden (3), Switzerland, Turkey (2), United Kingdom (2), and Venezuela (2) are represented in the 2015 freshman class.
- Will my Advanced Placement courses count toward Flagler College course credits?
Students who have participated in the Advanced Placement Program may be eligible for transfer credit or advanced placement at Flagler College. Course credit is generally granted for each AP examination passed with a score of 3, 4, or 5 in courses comparable to Flagler courses and appropriate to the degree program. A score of 3 will not satisfy general education, major, and/or minor course requirements.
For students earning a 4 or 5 on the “Literature and Composition” AP examination, Flagler College will award 3 credits of HUM 199 toward their General Education Creative Expression requirements. Students must submit official score reports of the AP examinations. Credit is awarded at the discretion of the College, and students should not assume that credit will be awarded automatically. Students should consult with the Office of the Registrar to determine level of placement or the amount of credit to be granted for AP once the official score report is received.
- Will my International Baccalaureate results count toward Flagler College course credits?
Flagler College considers IB Higher level credentials for possible transfer credit. The College reviews and evaluates IB Higher level courses on an individual basis in the context of a student’s proposed area of study. The amount of credit and placement are subject to approval by the appropriate academic department. Course credit is generally granted for each Higher level examination passed with a score of 4, 5, 6 or 7. A score of 4 will not satisfy general education, major, and/or minor course requirements. Credit is awarded only for classes at the Higher level; no credit is awarded for IB Subsidiary examinations, regardless of the scores earned.
Students are required to forward IB scores to the Office of the Registrar, which will consult with the academic departments involved.
Credit is awarded at the discretion of the College, and students should not assume that credit will be awarded automatically. Students should consult with the Office of the Registrar to determine level of placement or the amount of credit to be granted for IB examinations once the official score report is received.
- Will my Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education results count toward Flagler College course credits?
Flagler College will award AICE transfer credit for examination scores of A, B, C, D, and E. Scores of D and E will not satisfy general education, major, and/or minor course requirements. Students are required to forward official AICE examination results to the Office of the Registrar for evaluation. Students should consult with the Office of the Registrar to determine the amount of credit to be granted for AICE examinations once the official score report is received.
- What is a Secondary Report Form / Secondary School Recommendation?
The secondary school counselor’s recommendation is regarded as an important factor in the admission process. The recommendation should be an academic and personal evaluation of the applicant. It may, however, be a compilation of observations by the student’s high school teachers attesting to the applicant’s abilities and character.
- If I am taking dual-enrollment courses, or I have attended college previously and wish to transfer to Flagler, how will those college courses translate to Flagler course credit?
Applicants who are still in high school, but are taking dual-enrollment courses, should still apply as a freshman student when considering the college application.
Applicants transferring from another institution must be in good standing with a satisfactory grade point average for all work attempted and must be eligible to return to the institution last attended. Transfer applicants from four-year institutions may receive a maximum of 75 semester hours of credit awarded. Transfer applicants are required to submit official score reports from either the SAT or the ACT.
Applicants who transfer from junior or community colleges will be allowed no more than 64 semester hours of credit toward the completion of degree requirements at Flagler. Recipients of the Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree are generally admitted at the junior level. Applicants who transfer from senior institutions must complete the last 45 semester hours at Flagler, not including departmentally-required internships.
Transfer credits will generally be granted for courses in which a grade of “C” (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better was earned from regionally accredited institutions. Quality points earned for transfer credits are not used in computing a student’s grade point average at Flagler. Students who have successfully completed the requirements for an A.A. degree may transfer up to three courses in which a “D” grade was earned, provided the total number of transfer credits does not exceed 64 semester hours. The amount of transfer credit and advanced standing allowed by the College will be determined by the Registrar. In some instances, the department chair is consulted prior to awarding transfer credits. In accordance with the ICUF (Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida) Articulation Agreement, Flagler College, as a member of ICUF, provides some basic guarantees to transfer students who have earned an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree from any member institution of the State of Florida public university system. This guarantee includes the transfer of 60 credits to be applied toward the awarding of the baccalaureate degree and completion of the general education requirements at Flagler College. Transfer students are responsible for submitting all official transcripts, CLEP, IB, AICE, or AP score reports, and for confirming their level of advanced standing prior to registering for classes at Flagler.
- I used to attend Flagler College, and I would like to re-enroll as a student. How do I do that?
Former students whose enrollment at Flagler has been voluntarily or involuntarily interrupted, including academic suspension or dismissal, must petition the Registrar in writing for readmission to the College. The request for readmission must include reasons for leaving Flagler and for wanting to return. All requests must include current contact information and the semester for which readmission is being requested.
Former students who have attended another college or university for at least one semester must be eligible to re-enroll at that institution. Students who have attended another institution for more than one semester must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 to be eligible for readmission. Official transcripts from the institution(s) attended must be submitted to the Registrar. The deadlines for readmission are: Fall Semester - July 1st of the same year; Spring Semester - October 1st of the preceding year; Summer Term - open enrollment (students must submit request for readmission for Fall Semester). In some instances, an on-campus interview may be required.
Any student who withdraws from the College for reasons of illness must have medical approval from the attending physician prior to readmission.
Any student who applies for readmission must be cleared by the Office of Business Services and the Office of Student Services. Once a student is advised by the Office of the Registrar that their readmission is approved, the student must submit an advance deposit to the Office of Business Services.
- Do you grant students early admission if they are graduating early from high school?
The College may accept a limited number of students who have completed three years of secondary school and wish to enter college prior to graduation. A candidate for early admission must have at least 13 units and superior grades in college preparatory subjects. In addition, the candidate must submit superior scores from either the SAT or the ACT. Two letters of recommendation are required: one from the secondary school counselor and the second from the school principal or headmaster. The letters of recommendation should attest to the candidate’s character, emotional and social maturity, and readiness for college-level work. A personal on-campus interview is required. Students applying for early admission should understand that the aforementioned factors represent minimum requirements. Admission to Flagler after only three years of secondary school is generally discouraged and highly competitive. Arrangements for the awarding of a high school diploma are the student’s responsibility.
- How do you evaluate homeschooled students? Do you require any different documents?
Flagler College welcomes applications from homeschoolers who have completed a rigorous college-preparatory program. Homeschoolers have been a part of our community for many years, and we recognize the particular assets they bring to college life: initiative, independent learning, and creative thinking. Flagler is looking for students who can think, speak, and write well—students who enjoy learning, who tend to be involved in activities, and who are good citizens. In addition to these characteristics, we seek students who are not only passionate about learning, but are also passionate about contributing outside of the classroom.
What should be included in my transcript?
A comprehensive transcript, detailing your completed coursework from ninth through 11th grades, as well as coursework in progress, is required. The transcript should indicate grades that have been received for each course. Detailed performance evaluations can be helpful, but they are not required. A brief summary of course content is required, as well. Finally, the transcript must include the signature of the individual who prepared it.
Who should write my academic recommendation if my parent is my primary teacher?
We require that you submit a recommendation from an individual outside your household who knows you well as a student and as a person: an employer, tutor, pastor, or coach, for example.
If I’ve taken a class at a community college, will the credits transfer?
Most credits earned at another accredited college will transfer to Flagler if the courses are applicable to the College’s program. Courses of a vocational or technical nature, pre-college or remedial courses, or courses in which a grade below C was earned are not transferable. Courses taken at an unaccredited college will not receive credit. The College reserves the right to decide the acceptability and applicability of credits earned at other institutions. Your admissions counselor is happy to speak with you about the types of courses that are generally accepted for credit at Flagler College .
- Do you have accommodations for students with disabilities?
It is the policy of Flagler College to comply with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, as these Acts apply to independent colleges.
Flagler College does not make inquiries concerning a disability prior to the student’s admission to the College. After the student has been admitted to the College, however, it is the student’s responsibility to inform the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities regarding his or her disability requiring special accommodations; to provide adequate documentation that validates the disability; and to request appropriate accommodations to college programs and services, so reasonable accommodations can be made in a timely manner.
All information regarding the disabilities of specific students and requests for academic accommodations will be considered confidential. As such, this information will be conveyed only to those faculty members and administrative personnel directly involved in accommodating the student who has the disability.
- What high school courses are suggested for entering freshmen?
Freshmen applicants must complete a minimum of 16 units in grades 9 through 12. While a prescribed course of study is not required, prospective students are advised to take four years of English, four years of mathematics (to include Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry), three years of science (one laboratory science), and four years of social studies and academic electives. The College will calculate a core GPA taking into consideration a college-preparatory schedule. Applicants should realize that the aforementioned courses represent the minimum preparation and are not necessarily considered satisfactory or recommended preparation for college-level work in every undergraduate area of study.