You're In! Now What?

Visit campus

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 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 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  by sending scores from one of the following to Florida Tech:

  • iBT
  • PTE Academic
  • Cambridge English: Advanced
  • ELS112 Certificate
  • Kaplan Intermediate or Higher

Minimum required scores are outlined in the. 

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

Pete on Computer

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:

  • Complete placement exams as required
  • Setup your email
  • Input your safety alert information
  • Upload a student ID photo
  • Make health insurance decisions
  • Choose a housing and meal plan
  • Take care of financial obligations