Requirements for Admission

Applicants must submit the following to be considered for admission:

  • Application for Admission—Applicants must submit the completed application and fulfill all the requirements therein.
  • $40.00 application fee—The application fee must be submitted with the application. The application and application fee may be submitted prior to submission of the following supporting documents.
  • Documentation of High School Graduation, or General Educational Development (GED) scores, or other equivalent, state-approved diploma examination—Full Sail requires that all applicants have completed high school and received a standard high school diploma or have passed the GED. Applicants must provide documentation of their high school graduation, or passing GED scores prior to starting a program. Applicants who hold a GED must submit GED test score results and/or their GED transcript. The GED must be approved by a State Department of Education to be considered. Note that GED Tests cannot be taken online and can only be taken at an official testing center. Full Sail may request additional documentation to verify the successful completion of high school (such as, but not limited to, student transcripts) and/or to assess the preparation provided by the issuing institution. In all cases, Full Sail retains the sole discretion to determine whether or not the secondary training completed by the applicant is sufficient to satisfy the high school graduation admission requirement.


Note: All required documentation that is not in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation. If native language is other than English, verification of language proficiency is required.

Computer Animation and Game Art Bachelor of Science Degree Program applicants should possess artistic skills. Traditional art classes are recommended prior to entering the program. A foundation of sketching, sculpting, and painting are important for the animation industry and are essential in developing the 3D artist.

Game Development Bachelor of Science Degree Program applicants must demonstrate a minimum foundation in Algebra II. Advanced math classes such as pre-calculus and trigonometry are strongly recommended. Introductory programming classes are also recommended.

A skills assessment test covering advanced mathematical concepts will be administered prior to beginning class. A satisfactory score on a Math Self-Evaluation and Skills Assessment Test is required to enter the Game Development Bachelor of Science program or the Software Development Bachelor of Science program. Applicants may request a Math Self-Evaluation from the Admissions Department to help them prepare for the skills assessment test.

Applicants wishing to transfer credits toward the completion of the Entertainment Business and Music Business Bachelor of Science Degree Program must possess one of the following to be eligible:

  • An associate’s, or higher level degree from another accredited postsecondary educational institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, which is related to the educational program objectives of the Entertainment Business and Music Business Bachelor of Science Degree, with a transfer academic average of 2.0 minimum GPA. A copy of official transcripts is required. Transcripts are required to include graduation date, final GPA, and degree earned. Eligible applicants will be required to complete three additional Full Sail courses: College Mathematics, Computer Science and Internet, and Introduction to Media Arts.
  • A Full Sail Associate or Bachelor of Science Degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.


Graduate School applicants must possess the following to be eligible:

  • A baccalaureate or higher level degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Degree held must be of similar scope and subject matter as to prepare applicants for the educational program objectives of the Graduate School Degree Program, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. Applicants who meet these criteria will be considered for admission pending an evaluation of a copy of official transcripts. Transcripts are required to include graduation date, final GPA and degree earned. A copy of official high school transcripts or GED is not required.


Applicants with an unrelated degree must submit a Letter of intent, résumé and college transcripts for Program Director review.

Applicants to the Game Design, M.S. program must possess a baccalaureate or higher level degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Degree held must be of similar scope and subject matter as to prepare applicants for the educational program objectives of the Game Design, M.S. program, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Applicants who meet these criteria will be considered for admission pending an evaluation of a copy of official transcripts. Transcripts are required to include graduation date, final GPA, and degree earned.

Game Design Master of Science Program applicants should have extensive academic coursework in Computer Animation, Game Art, Game Design, Game Development, Mobile Development, or Software Development. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Game Design Master of Science curriculum before applying to ensure they have acquired the requisite skills in order to be successful in the program.

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Important Dates

  • 11/24/2014 - December Start Date
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Prerequisites vary between degrees. You can contact your admissions representative for further details.
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