Congratulations! You've earned the opportunity to study a subject you love in a location frequently described as paradise. The first thing you should do is celebrate! After that, there are a few things you can take care of immediately. Then, when you're ready, you can take the remaining steps toward becoming a full-fledged Panther.
The next steps for transfer and international students may vary slightly. Here are the steps for admitted domestic freshman in priority (recommended) order:
If you haven't already visited campus, then now's the time. Making your final enrollment decision will be a lot easier once you have a feel for the university and the Florida Tech community. You may schedule a visit or sign up for an admissions event anytime!
File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
You may think you won't qualify for need-based aid, but you won't know for sure unless you file the FAFSA. To be considered for need-based financial assistance, admitted students must file the FAFSA and have it sent to the university using Florida Tech's School Code: 001469. You may file the FAFSA any time after Oct. 1 and we encourage you to do so as soon as possible. Contact the Office of Financial Aid if you require any assistance.
Reserve Your Aid
Your Financial Aid Offer is headed your way! The offer letter has a lot of information about the types of aid you’re being offered. For help understanding your offer, visit Floridatech.edu/aid-offer or set up an appointment to meet with us virtually or in person. Once you have reviewed your aid, it is important to take the next steps to accept your financial aid. Accepting your aid does not obligate you to attend Florida Tech, it simply reserves the funds for your use. Ready to take the next step? Visit FloridaTech.edu/aid-next-steps to reserve your aid.
Activate your "TRACKS" account
By now, you should have received an email with instructions on how to activate your Florida Tech TRACKS account. TRACKS is your universal login and password for secure student systems at Florida Tech, including email and course registration. Your TRACKS activation email would have been sent to the address you provided on your application. You must activate TRACKS within two (2) weeks of receiving this email. If you have not received or have lost your TRACKS email, or if your link has expired, you must contact university tech support at (321) 674-7284 or via email.
Demonstrate English Proficiency (if applicable)
U.S. and international students whose first or home language is not English must provide evidence of English proficiency by sending scores from one of the following to Florida Tech:
- PTE Academic
- Cambridge English: Advanced
- ELS112 Certificate
- Kaplan Intermediate or Higher
Minimum required scores are outlined in the English Proficiency policy.
English proficiency is required for issuance of immigration documentation and enrollment. Students who are admitted but do meet English Proficiency requirements will be invited to enroll in English training courses at the ELS Language Center on campus before beginning academic coursework.
Start "Panther Pass" & Pay Your Tuition Deposit
Panther Pass is a pre-orientation portal for admitted students, designed to take you step-by-step through all the tasks you need to complete before your arrival on campus. When you log in to Panther Pass, the first steps you will see are:
- Verify your major and entry term
- Update your personal information
- Review and secure your merit-scholarship awards
- Pay your non-refundable $300 tuition deposit
Paying your tuition deposit confirms your intent to enroll and secures your spot in the class. To unlock the remaining steps you must complete prior to your arrival for orientation, you must also pay your fully refundable $200 housing deposit
As you complete steps in Panther Pass, you can save your place. It is not necessarily to complete all of Panther Pass in one sitting.
Complete the process
Ready to complete a few more steps? Panther Pass will guide you through the following pre-enrollment steps:
You can log on and off as often as you wish to complete your tasks. Don't wait until the last minute. Several tasks you need to complete have deadlines. Task deadline dates are indicated in Panther Pass.
Use your @my.fit.edu email
Once you have confirmed your enrollment by paying your tuition and housing deposits, all university communications regarding your class registration, e-bill, housing assignments, meal plan updates, and more will be sent only one place: your @my.fit.edu email address. Your @my.fit.edu account information will be sent to the email address you provided on your application. Be sure to check your new @my.fit.edu email account daily.
Send Final Official Transcripts
Admitted students are required to submit a final, official high school transcript to Florida Institute of Technology. These transcripts must be mailed directly from the issuing school, not hand-delivered or sent electronically, to the Office of Undergraduate Admission, 150 West University Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901 USA. Transcripts must include a date of graduation.
Health History Form
ALL students are required to submit a health history form. This can be found on Panther Pass or the Health Center website. You will NOT be eligible to register for classes until this form has been completed in full and reviewed by the health center staff. Please note: If you have not already received the two required MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) vaccines, these must be administered at least 30 days apart, please plan accordingly.
For Flight Training Students
Students who have enrolled in a College of Aeronautics program with flight training must have in his or her possession an Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) medical certificate from an FAA-approved medical examiner prior to the start of flight training through FIT Aviation. You may locate the aviation medical examiner near you using the FAA website.
Orientation & Registration
Orientation is not your ordinary mandatory week. It’s a rite of passage for incoming students. The week is designed to make the transition into Florida Tech a smooth ride, but it’s also where students create lifelong memories and friends.
During the week, you will attend convocation, an unforgettable welcoming ceremony for you and your family. You’ll receive academic advising, sign up for classes and purchase your books. We’ll even take you shopping to pick up any other items you need.
Orientation Mobile App (iOS) (Android)
Class registration occurs during orientation, when you will sit down with your advisor. We understand that you might feel a bit of anxiety enrolling for a class so close to the start of the semester. Please know that our advisors know how important you class schedules is to you and do their very best to make sure you are set-up for success.
Our campus is home to a Barnes and Noble Bookstore, stocked not only with all your necessary class materials, but of course Florida Tech branded apparel and merchandise. Our bookstore offers price-matching, book rentals and pre-ordering.
First Year Experience
The First Year Experience staff are a team of advisors solely dedicated to student success. Everything from academic advising, to collaborating with faculty and staff to address individual needs, our team is here for you.
First Year Experience Homepage
Advisors by Major
On-campus living is an experience in community building and studies show that living on-campus improves the college experience. We make sure our students feel at home as well as provide the convenience of being in the heart of campus.
Campus Housing Homepage
Living learning Communities
Learning doesn’t just take place in the classroom, it’s when you get outside of your comfort zone. Becoming active in student organizations, going to campus events or trying out a new hobby, our Office of Student Involvement is passionate about enriching the lives of our students.
Clubs and Organizations
With 120 clubs and organizations (and counting), you are bound to connect with like-minded people and create life-long friendships.
Full list of clubs and organizations
Student Government, Greek Life, Campus Activities Board and our Clubs and Organizations are always creating new experiences for students to participate in.
Corq Mobile App for Student Activities
From organized trips to some of the best theme parks in the world, including Disney, Universal and Kennedy Space Center to learning how to surf, the opportunities to create memories while having the time of your life are prolific.
Rent a Kayak
Learn to Surf
Sail on the Indian River
We hope you are as passionate about giving back to the community as we are. Civic engagement is a cornerstone of the student experience. Our students are avid volunteers, fundraisers and awareness-builders for causes they care deeply for. Building houses for Habitat for Humanity, going on community services trips around the world,
Civic Engagement Homepage
Curious to see what types of meals we are serving up? You can see our daily menus and get a “taste” of what’s to come. We have seven dining options, including a grocery store. We also provide a nutrition guide to the food served on campus. One of the unique aspects of dining on campus is our daily international food options.
International Dining Series
Florida Tech offers various employment opportunities for undergraduate students, including Federal Work Study for domestic students who qualify through FAFSA and department-funded positions called College Roll which is open to all students.
Federal Work Study
Faith, Health, and Wellness
Self-care is an important practice for students balancing their course load and other commitments. From meditation workshops, yoga classes, counseling and even companion animal therapy, there are many ways to help invigorate your mind, body and spirit.
Holzer Health Center
Counseling and Psychological Services
Clemente Center Fitness
Panther Aquatic Center
Other Campus Services and Offerings
Shipping and Mailing
Academic Support Center