Admissions FAQs

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  • How do I apply to Daytona State College and how will I know if I'm accepted?


    You can apply in person at any campus, online, or download an application that can be mailed, faxed, or emailed to our office.

    Most applications for admission to open enrollment programs can be processed within two days. You will be notified of the admission decision by mail. Applications for limited access programs and Bachelor degree programs have additional requirements.

  • How do I apply for the Nursing or other limited access programs?

    Limited access programs such as Nursing, Dental Hygiene, and others have a separate application process in addition to the admissions application to be completed after you've been admitted to the college. Bachelor degree programs have additional specific degree and course requirements. Please see an admissions advisor for specific information.

  • How do I to get readmitted to the college? Do readmitted students need to do the orientation again?

    If you have not been enrolled at Daytona State for more than one year, you must complete a new Admission Application and Residency Affidavit. Orientation will be required as well as meeting with an Academic Advisor.

  • Do I need SAT/ACT scores to get accepted?

    DSC does not require SAT/ACT scores for acceptance to any program, but the scores can be used in lieu of placement testing, depending on the scores.

  • Why do I have to prove residency in Florida?

    The tuition charged is based upon residency. Non-Florida residents are required to pay the full cost of tuition which is higher than the resident tuition rate. A Residency Affidavit is included with the application. Until a residency determination is made, the non-resident rate will be charged.

  • How do I change my residency status?

    If you were initially classified as a non-Florida resident you can request a reclassification review if the move to Florida was permanent, documented, and met all of the appropriate state regulations. The Admissions Office will assist and provide information upon request.

  • If I am transferring to Daytona State College from another institution, but I do not want to transfer any of my classes, do I still have to submit my transcripts?

    Yes. All degree and certificate-seeking students are required to submit a final, official transcript from all post-secondary institutions they have attended.

  • If I have already earned a degree, do I still have to submit my high school transcripts?

    Yes. All degree and certificate-seeking students are required to submit a final, official high school transcript with a date of graduation.

  • What programs do you offer?

    The college offers over 100 Bachelor's, Associate's, and Certificate programs. check out our Program Finder for a complete list of degrees and majors.

  • How do I know what to major in?

    You can get started by applying today and selecting a preferred major or a general the Associate of Arts degree, 010000, major.

    If you are not sure which major to select, you are encouraged to meet with an Academic or Career Advisor to review your educational and career goals. You will have the opportunity to change your major even if your already applied.

  • How do I get my student ID?

    Your College ID number is assigned upon application. The ID number is included in the acceptance letter, along with information about how to access Falcon Self-Service through the MyDaytonaState portal.

    Your ID number is available on Falcon Self-Service under "My Information." 

  • Does DSC accept foreign student? Is there a difference in tuition?


    If you are an international student, you are encouraged to attend the college. There is a $50 application fee and students are required to pay the non-resident tuition rate.