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Next Steps

Making Your Decision

If you are looking for information to help you decide whether to come to FSC:

  1. Explore our Farmingdale State College Facebook Page to see what other students are talking about.
  2. Take a look at the calendar for some of the exciting events that are happening on campus.
  3. Check out our NCAA Division III Athletics Department.
  4. See our contacts page for ways you can reach us and get all your questions answered.

Accepting Your Admission Offer

When you're ready to accept your admission offer and get started at FSC, here's what you should do:

  1. Confirm your admission. You can pay the $100 tuition deposit to reserve your space at FSC.  You'll need to do this before you can sign up for orientation/registration or apply for campus housing.
  2. Sign up for orientation and registration as soon as possible after confirming your admission. All new students must attend a registration/orientation session to register for classes.

Registration and Advisement

  1. Determine if free placement testing is needed for English and math, via a letter from the Admissions Office. Taking these tests prior to Orientation will facilitate your academic advisement and registration. Please contact the Placement Testing Office for an appointment at 631-420-2629.
  2. Submit your health form (pdf) along with your Student Immunization records. In accordance with NYS law, all new students must submit proof of immunization and their Health Records to the Health and Wellness Center. You must sign off on a meningitis info sheet. You'll need to do this before you can register. For further information, please refer to Health and Wellness forms, or call the Health and Wellness Center at: (631) 420-2014.
  3. Schedule your advisement/registration appointment by calling your department chair into which you are accepted. Academic advisement is required prior to registration. Once you have completed your advisement session, you will register for classes.
  4. Become familiar with your student email account as it is the primary mechanism through which the campus will communicate with you. Registered students are provided with an email account and it is expected that you will use it. See our email FAQ for more information.
  5. Decide on a meal plan. Students, whether commuters or residents, are eligible for a wide variety of meal plans and dining options. The Office of Dining Services is located in the Farmingdale Campus Center, right next to the Campus Center Marketplace.
    There are several choices for dining on campus, most of which are housed in the brand new Farmingdale Campus Center:
    • Campus Center Marketplace is a large food court offering fresh, made-to-order burgers and chicken sandwiches, hand-cut fries, pressed paninis, hot noodle bowls, comfort foods and hand-carved meats and tossed salads.  This location also has personal thin crust pizza, made-to-order, as well as grab 'n go salads and sandwiches, hot coffee, bottled and fountain beverages, milkshakes and smoothies.

    • Campus Center Pay One Price Restaurant is an all-you-care-to-eat facility that is open to everyone.  You will find soups, salads, sandwiches, pizza, grilled items, and a daily changing menu prepared by our chefs, all served in a comfortable and relaxing dining atmosphere.  Cash, credit cards and declining balance meal plans are all accepted.  As a resident student, your meals are included in your meal plan.  Commuters may purchase (add declining dollars) a commuter meal plan which gives you a 10% discount and allows you to make all food purchases sales tax free.  Information on commuter meal plans is available in the Dining Services Office or call 631-293-2778.

    • EcoGrounds, located next to the Marketplace in the Campus Center, is a full coffee bar serving fresh-brewed coffee and teas, blended and iced coffee drinks, and a selection of delicious baked goods and snacks.

    • Books and Beans, located in Greenley Hall Success Center (library building), offers a computer & coffee lounge with everything from Starbucks cappucinos to lattes to fresh brewed coffee; herbal and exotic teas, sandwiches, salads, and cookies.  This location is presently under renovation and will reopen later in the year. 

  6. Purchase your books. The Campus Bookstore (631-420-2071) is operated by Barnes & Noble and is located between Thompson Hall and Gleeson Hall. The staff is friendly, helpful and you will also find a wide variety of supplies and college items.
  7. Pay your tuition bill. Your bill will be sent to you once you have registered.
    • The Office of Student Accounts 631-420-2560/2001
    • The Office of Financial Aid 631-420-2578
    • These offices can provide you with details about your bill and aid package. All students must pay their tuition by the deadline.
  8. Secure a Student ID and Parking Permit through University Police once you have paid your tuition and registered for classes. Students are asked to carry their Farmingdale ID whenever they are on campus.
  9. Submit your application for housing, if you plan to live on campus.