Northwest Florida State College: RaiderNet On-Line Student Registration & Information System

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    Who may use the Online Application
    • US Citizens
    • Permanent Resident Aliens (PRAís) with green card information
    • Concurrently Enrolled High School Students
    • Dual Enrolled students should complete the online admission application in preparation to attend NWFSC after they have graduated from high school. Dual enrolled students must complete a specialized Dual enrollment paper admission/registration form in order to register at NWFSC before they graduate high school.
    Foreign Citizens may NOT use the Online Application
    • College credit student should see the Foreign Student Advisor on Niceville Campus.
    • Adult Education students taking English as a Second Language (ESOL) courses should contact the Adult Education Office in Niceville or DeFuniak Springs or the registration staff at any of our centers.
    Application for Admission
    • Beginning July 1, 2011, complete residency information is required for Adult Basic Education students. This includes ABE, GED and ESOL (English as a second language) students.
    • Entering complete residency information is required for in-state students. You should gather residency documentation, such as Florida driverís license, Florida vehicle registration and/or Florida voter registration information, prior to beginning the application. If you are under 24 years old, it will be necessary to have your parentís or guardianís information. If you do not have two of these items, contact the Admissions Office for acceptable alternate documentation. Failure to enter complete residency information, including two items of documentation for in-state students, will result in holds that will stop you from registering.
    • Alabama border state applicants please refer to for residency and tuition information.
    Official Transcripts, Orientation and Admission Requirements - College Credit
    Transcripts must be sent to the Office of Enrollment Services at 100 College Boulevard, Niceville, FL 32578. Request that your current name and Social Security Number be added to the transcript if necessary. All transcripts and test scores become the sole property of Northwest Florida State College.
    • If you are a beginning freshman or transfer applicant who has graduated from high school, ask your high school to forward your official high school record.
    • If you have attempted any education or training following high school (including dual enrollment, CCAF, AP, CLEP, DANTES, IB or AICE), ask each institution to forward your official transcript. Official transcripts must be mailed directly from the institution or forwarded electronically.
    • If you completed high school by GED, you must provide an official copy of your test scores or diploma.
    • If you are a Home Educated student, you must provide a notarized Home Educated Affidavit. Contact the Office of Enrollment Services at Northwest Florida State College for more information.
    • If you do not have a standard high school diploma or do not hold a GED high school equivalency diploma you may only be admitted to those programs that do not require a high school diploma or equivalent such as non-degree seeking, selected Applied Technology Diplomas (ATD), college credit or vocational credit certificate programs. Contact the Office of Enrollment Services at NWFSC to discuss enrollment eligibility. You are encouraged to take the GED examination as soon as possible by contacting the Testing Center at NWFSC at (850) 729-6922
    Admission Test Scores - College Credit
    • First-time-in-college students seeking admission to a degree program at Northwest Florida State College are required to submit valid placement test scores prior to registering for their first term.
    • No student will be permitted to enroll in any college credit English, humanities, mathematics, or Gordon Rule social science course or any course having an English, mathematics or reading prerequisite without meeting the State of Florida mandated minimum scores on a placement test.
    • NWFSC administers the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) as the primary placement test at no charge to the student. It is your responsibility to make the necessary arrangements to take the appropriate tests. Contact the Office of Enrollment Services at (850) 729-6922 for more information on taking the PERT at Northwest Florida State College.
    • Students who have completed the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT), the American College Testing (ACT), or other approved placement tests within the past two years of the date of admission may use them as a substitute for the PERT if these scores meet the established cut-off scores specified by state rules. Students whose ACT or SAT scores do not meet established cut-off scores must retest using PERT.
    Orientation - College Credit
    Students who are new to Northwest Florida State College are encouraged to attend a New Student Orientation. Students can register for an orientation at During orientation, students will receive valuable information about college resources, advising, and academic programs.

    NORTHWEST FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE is dedicated to the concepts of equity and equal opportunity. It is the specific intention of the college not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, ethnicity, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, genetic information, or gender, in its employment practices or in the admission and treatment of students in its programs and activities.

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Northwest Florida State College
100 College Boulevard
Niceville, FL 32578-1295