Full Sail University

Frequently Asked Questions

Below, you’ll find some common questions that come up about Full Sail University. If you’re looking for information that you can’t find here, please contact us.

What do I need to do to be considered for admission to Full Sail?

You must have a standard High School diploma or GED from a recognized and accredited school to begin a degree program at Full Sail. Two letters of recommendation are also suggested, but not required. See the Admissions section for more information.

How do I apply for admission at Full Sail University?

The first step in the enrollment process is to schedule an interview with an Admissions Representative; this will give you the opportunity to ask us any questions you may have, and, most importantly, determine whether Full Sail is right for you.

Once you've decided to enroll, you will need to fill out an application and pay the $75 registration fee. Full Sail’s registration fee can be deferred. Please reach out to your Admissions Representative for more information.

After you have enrolled, a deposit of $200 is required to reserve a seat for a degree program. The total amount of $275 will be credited towards tuition but is not covered by financial aid. If you wish to enroll in a second program, after the completion of the first program, you will need to provide an additional $200 seat deposit, equaling $475 total in enrollment fees.

Where do I mail my application?

You can apply online at apply.fullsail.edu.

Physical copies of transcripts and other enrollment documents can be mailed to: Full Sail, ATTN: Enrollment Department, 3300 University Blvd., Winter Park, FL 32792.

How long will it take to process my application?

The application may take 1-2 business days to be processed. Once it has been processed, we will contact you regarding any additional documents and/or admission requirements that we may need to complete the application process. All applicants will be notified in writing of the admission decision once the Application, the $75 registration fee, and all required documents are completed and submitted.

When does the next semester start?

Admission to Full Sail is done on a rolling basis. Degree programs commence each month. Once a particular degree program has filled, you can be placed on a waiting list for that month or choose another start date.

While there is no deadline date for application, we strongly suggest applying at least three months prior to the start date of your choice to provide you with enough time to make all the necessary arrangements.

Will my AP/IB credits transfer to Full Sail?

If you participated in Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate programs in high school and have taken the national exams, you may be eligible to have your score reviewed for Full Sail transfer credit. For more information, please contact your Admissions Representative.

Can my CLEP exam scores transfer into Full Sail credits?

If you have taken a CLEP exam, you may be eligible to have your score reviewed for Full Sail transfer credit. CLEP scores are evaluated on an individual basis according to the subject matter of each exam.

Do you require SAT/ACT or GRE/GMAT for admission?

We do not require them as part of the admissions process. See the Admissions section for a detailed list of admissions requirements.

What are the portfolio requirements for certain degree programs?

Computer Animation and Game Art Degree Program applicants must provide evidence of artistic skill. More information about Art Portfolios can be found in the Art Portfolio - Bachelor's FAQ section.

Can online master's students with relevant work experience test out of any courses?

Yes, online students who have at least five years of management and/or leadership experience may be eligible for credit by examination (CE) for the following graduate degree programs: Business Intelligence master of science, Digital Marketing master of science, and Entertainment Business master of science. A maximum of five courses may be considered for credit by examination - see the Graduate Admissions section for a detailed list of admissions requirements.

Can I transfer credits from another school to Full Sail?

To find out which of your courses will be accepted as transfer credits, please send an official transcript to your Admissions Representative at 3300 University Blvd., Winter Park, FL 32792. Be sure to include your full name, address, phone number, and email address. Your representative will contact you after having determined which credits will transfer to Full Sail.

Can I transfer Full Sail credits to other colleges?

Your Full Sail credits may transfer, but it is at the discretion of the receiving school which credits they choose to accept. You will need to contact the school to which you wish to transfer. For more information about your transfer credit scenario, call 800.226.7625 to speak to an Admissions Representative.

I have more questions about Admissions. How can I learn more?

You can contact Full Sail's Admissions Department at: 800.226.7625 toll free or at 407.679.6333. Admissions Representatives are available to answer your questions Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 6:00pm EST.