For Parents

Full Sail University has a unique approach to education, so we have some differences from traditional four-year universities.

We know how important it is to make an informed decision about your child's college experience. Here are some topics that come up often when we talk to parents of prospective students.

Location And Housing

Our campus is located in Winter Park, Florida, in a college-friendly area near other schools such as UCF and Rollins College. Affordable and convenient residential options surround the campus, many within walking distance.

Full Sail doesn't have dorms or on-campus housing. However, we have a dedicated Housing department that provides students with resources to support their decision-making process. Our Housing Guide has details on nearby places to live, safety information, choosing a roommate, and other important factors to consider. The Housing department maintains a roommate list and works with Enrollment Guides to make sure students have determined their housing situation before beginning their programs.

Student Life

Full Sail’s student community is close-knit and active. Through clubs, special events, and networking, students have many opportunities to make friends and collaborate on creative projects. Your child may have anticipated getting a part-time job in college, but that will be challenging to manage alongside a Full Sail schedule. Our degrees are fast-paced and time-intensive – just like the careers they are designed for – so it’s important that students have time and energy to devote to their education.

Academics

Because our degree programs follow an accelerated path, students prepare to graduate earlier than traditional undergraduate programs. This influences our scheduling and also how our tuition is priced. Full Sail’s undergraduate degrees have general education requirements just like other colleges.

But since our degrees have a foundation in creative technology, even gen-ed courses integrate interactive media and the tools found in students’ Project LaunchBox™ packages. And because each class in a degree is designed in a specific sequence, students will learn each subject in context within their field of study.

Visit Us

The best way to experience Full Sail University is to see us in person. We offer a monthly open house – the Behind the Scenes Tour – during which you can explore Full Sail’s campus and get in-depth information about your child’s degree program and career prospects.

Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question? If you’re curious about curriculum, financial aid, careers, or admissions, this section may help you find what you’re looking for.