Use this section as a reference as you take your next steps, and make sure to check to see if your program has any special requirements.
The first step is to talk to an admission representative about your plans, what program you’re considering, and when you’d like to begin school. You can reach the admissions department at 800.226.7625 and schedule an interview.
Here are a few ways Full Sail University's admissions process is different:
- No traditional application deadlines: Classes begin monthly for most programs, so you can apply anytime and start on the date that works best for you.
- Program design and course order: You do not need to sign up for specific classes every semester – all of our programs have a predetermined program design and course order.
- Acceleration: Full Sail’s undergraduate programs are taken on an accelerated schedule and can be completed in as little as 20 months.
If you’ve spoken to an admissions representative and completed your interview, and you’re ready to begin the application process, there are several items you’ll need to have ready:
- A government-issued photo identification such as a driver’s license, passport, or state-issued ID card.
- Funds to cover the $75 application fee. Full Sail’s application fee can be deferred. Please reach out to your Admissions Representative for more information.
- Verification of English proficiency if English is not your primary language (all required documentation that is not in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation). Click here to view international requirements.
Once you have these items, you’re ready to begin the online application. Completing your application will take 30-45 minutes, and you can save your application if you run out of time or need to gather additional information.
If you haven’t already completed your admissions interview, that will be your next step. An admissions representative will reach out to schedule an interview at a convenient time for you.
If you have completed your interview, your enrollment guide will reach out to finalize your application and gather additional information.
You will also receive an email that gives you access to our Launch Portal, where you’ll be able to submit documentation and complete the final steps for enrollment.
Throughout this process, if you have any questions or run into any issues, your enrollment guide can be reached at 800.226.7625.
Technology Orientation and Assessment
Applicants to online-only degree programs will be required to complete an orientation module that presents information on operating the learning management system, best practices for online learning, troubleshooting issues, and technical support. The orientation will end with an assessment to confirm that the applicant has received sufficient instruction.
Computer Animation and Game Art
Applicants should possess artistic skills. Traditional visual art classes and a foundation in sketching, sculpting, and painting are recommended prior to entering the program.
Game Development, Software Development, and Simulation & Visualization
Applicants must demonstrate a minimum foundation in algebra II, pre-calculus, and trigonometry. Introductory programming classes are also recommended. Applicants must complete the Math Self-Evaluation and obtain a satisfactory score on a skills assessment test to enter a program.
Our accelerated degree programs let you graduate quicker than at a traditional four-year university. They're designed to help you experience a typical entertainment industry schedule and put your degree to work faster. These 20-month programs typically include two classes per month plus a career module, totaling around 35 hours per week of classes.
These degree tracks share all the curriculum of our 20-month programs. And while they're still at an accelerated pace compared to traditional four-year universities, the additional nine months of study may afford students:
- More funding options, including an additional academic year of federal financial aid for those that are eligible.
- A lower average per-semester tuition cost due to the additional nine months (although the total tuition does not change).
- A smaller course load per month with around 17.5 hours per week of classes.
- More personal schedule flexibility and the opportunity to work outside of school.
Flexible enrollment options allow students to take up to four courses online at the beginning of their program and continue the rest of their education on campus. It includes the same curriculum as the 20-month and 29-month programs but with a few advantages:
- Savings on living expenses and housing during the first four months of your education.
- More time to secure housing and solidify relocation plans.
- A jump start on your education with the ability to start school sooner.
Ready to take the next step? You can request more information about our programs here or call us at 800.226.7625.
In addition to the above admissions requirements, Active Duty Track applicants must also be active members of the armed forces. Visit Military Benefits for more information and applicable degree programs, or call 800.226.7625 to speak with an Admissions Representative about how to begin.