Frequently Asked Questions About Admissions

How do I apply to FSC?

Farmingdale accepts both the SUNY application and Common Application. To apply, please click here.

What is the application fee?

The application fee is $50 for both the SUNY application and Common Application. Fee waivers are available for those who qualify.

Can the application fee be waived?

As a state operated campus, FSC cannot waive the application fee. Application fee waivers are available for those who qualify.

When is the application deadline?

FSC has rolling admissions; however we recommend that you review the Admissions Deadlines and Requirements as certain programs have early deadlines (specifically Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Professional Pilot, and Applied Psychology).

What are the admissions requirements?

Students who are applying directly from high school must meet the general admissions requirements of a B/ B+ average.  Students who have attended College after graduating high school must meet the general admissions requirements of a 2.5GPA.

Please refer to the Admissions Deadlines and Requirements section for specific requirements by major.

What if I meet the general admissions requirements to the College but not the requirements of another major I am interested in?

Students have every opportunity to improve their academic background and/or complete prerequisite coursework while enrolling in another major. We recommend that you reach out to the Admissions Office and schedule an appointment with an Admissions Counselor 934-420-2200 who can guide you through the process.

Can I apply to more than one major or change my major after I apply?

You can only apply to one major at a time. If you would like to change the major you initially applied to you can submit your request here.

How do I check the status of my application?

Checking the status of your application is easy! Please logon to your FSC RAM Portal. Password information is sent by mail and email to students after they submit their application. Resetting the password is simple, just remember to use the email address used on your application!

What information is available on the Application Portal?

The Application Portal will let you know which documents have been received, what is still outstanding and when a decision is made. Students who are accepted to FSC can continue to use this portal which will contain a step by step guide to enrollment.

How long will it take to receive a decision on my application?

Applicants are typically notified of their admissions decisions two weeks after all required documents are received by the Admissions Office.

Can I meet with an admissions counselor?

Yes! Admissions counselors are available every day and eager to assist students who have questions related to enrolling at Farmingdale.

I'm a veteran.  Where can I go for help and resources?

The Office of Veteran Services will help you navigate the admissions, registration and financial aid process.  This office, located in Roosevelt Hall room 109, is the primary point of contact for all veteran and reservist applicants interested in attending Farmingdale State College.  Veteran Services is available for assistance and to answer any questions you may have.  Email with your questions.  For more information, please click here.

Are there additional requirements for International Students?

Students seeking to enroll at Farmingdale State College on a student visa can visit our International Students page for important admissions requirements and deadlines.

What documents do I need to send with my application?

Freshman applicants (students who are applying directly from high school) must supply an official high school transcript. Letters of recommendation and a personal statement are highly recommended.

Transfer students must provide official transcripts from all colleges attended as well as a final high school transcript if an Associate’s degree has not been earned.

Are SAT or ACT scores required for transfer students?

Farmingdale is now SAT/ACT optional.  Transfer students do not need to send their SAT/ACT scores.

Where do I get a copy of my transcript?

You can request a copy of your transcript from the Registrar's Office of the current college you attend or from your school counselor.

If I am a home-schooled student, what documents are required for admission?

A letter from the superintendent of the school district in which the student resides, attesting to the student's completion of a program of home instruction that is the substantial equivalent of a four year high school course is required along with the final high school transcript.

Where do I send transcripts?

Please mail your transcripts to Admissions Processing:

Farmingdale State College
Office of Admissions
2350 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735

Transcripts are also accepted digitally via Script-Safe, Credentials Solutions & National Student Clearing House. Please check with your school counselor or College registers office on sending your transcript(s) digitally.

If I am a transfer student do I need to send transcripts from all college’s attended?

Yes. Even if your college has listed the transfer credit from previous schools on your transcript we require the official transcript from each school in order to award transfer credit.

Are scholarships available?

The Farmingdale College Foundation, through the generosity of alumni, donors and friends, provides scholarships to incoming freshman and transfer students. Scholarships are based on many factors including financial need, academic merit, donor preferences and academic majors. Scholarships are awarded annually to eligible students for qualified educational expenses including tuition, fees and housing. Students who are already receiving full scholarship/grant funding for room, board, and tuition are not eligible.

How do I apply for a scholarship?

Accepted students interested in being considered for a scholarship can do so by submitting the scholarship survey found on the Application Portal. Submission of this survey and completion of a FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for consideration.

How do I apply for scholarships?

Accepted students must logon to their FSC RAM Portal and complete the Scholarship Survey.

If I have any additional scholarship questions who should I reach out to?

Please visit the Scholarship page here for additional information.

Where do I find information about Financial Aid?

Please visit Financial Aid for important information about applying for financial aid.

How much is the tuition deposit and when is it due?

The tuition deposit is $100 and due on May 1st or 30 days after accepted for applicants accepted after April 1st.

Can the tuition deposit be waived?

The tuition deposit is your way to secure your seat and begin the registration process. If you are planning on attending Farmingdale and cannot pay your tuition deposit please reach out to the Admissions Office to request a deposit waiver.

How do I know what to do after acceptance?

You will receive an acceptance packet in the mail and will also have important information on your FSC RAM Portal.

When can I register for classes?

Newly accepted students can register for classes beginning in April for the Fall semester and November for students entering in the spring semester.

What is needed before registration?

Immunization records and tuition deposit is usually required prior to registration.

If I have additional questions pertaining to enrolling at Farmingdale where can I go?

Please visit the Accepted Student page for step-by-step instructions about enrolling at Farmingdale.

How do I find out information about taking a campus tour?

We encourage students to see our beautiful campus on one of our Virtual Campus Tours! Campus tour information and registration is available on our Virtual Events page.

Are freshman living on campus permitted to have cars on campus?

Yes, cars are permitted on campus for all residence hall students.

Are accommodations available for students with disabilities?

Yes, we have department of dedicated professionals available to support our current students. For more information please visit the Disabilities Services Center (DSC).

What is the student faculty ratio?


What is the average class size?

The average class size at Farmingdale is about 24 students per class.

What clubs do you have on campus?

There are approximately 70 clubs and organizations on campus. These student organizations consist of academic, cultural/religious, fraternities and sororities, performing arts, recreational, social awareness, and special interest groups.

What type of support is available to students on campus?

We are very proud of the many student support services available to students staffed by dedicated professionals committed to your success.

Is Farmingdale's campus safe?

We take pride in our campus security and fire safety measures.  For more information, please view our Campus Security and Fire Safety Report.

Where can I learn more about Athletics?

Farmingdale State College is a member of the Skyline Conference offering 18 varsity sports for men and women.  Please review our Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) Report to see how Farmingdale is committed to providing equitable athletic opportunities for both men and women students. Please visit the Athletics page for more information.

Last Modified 4/4/24