International Admissions

International Admissions

Admitted Student Information

Pete FIT BoundCongratulations! We look forward to welcoming you as an official member of the Florida Tech Family!

Before you can officially enroll at Florida Tech, there are some steps you need to complete. These steps are listed and explained in your acceptance packet, as well as here.

Admitted undergraduate students: Follow the steps below!

Admitted graduate students: Before proceeding, please complete and return the Acceptance Confirmation Reply form and Medical History form that were delivered as part of your acceptance packet. Then follow the steps below! 

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 email

Start "Panther Pass" & Pay Your Tuition Deposit

Pete on ComputerPanther 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.

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.

Demonstrate English Proficiency 

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:

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

Minimum required scores are outlined in the English Proficiency policy

English proficiency is not a requirement of admission, but it 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 or Florida Tech Bridge Program (Link) on campus before beginning academic coursework.

Submit I-20 Documents

Once you have paid your tuition deposit, it is time to complete the I-20 request process. Follow these instructions to obtain your I-20. If you have not demonstrated English proficiency at this time, you must do so as part of the I-20 request process.

Obtaining your I-20

After Receiving Your I-20

Upon receipt of your I-20, make an appointment with the U.S. embassy or consultate responsible for issuing nonimmigrant visas for your home country. This is the first step toward obtaining your visa.

Complete Panther Pass

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
  • Access the required health history form
  • Choose a housing and meal plan
  • Complete Housing Application
  • Take care of financial obligations
  • Learn about Florida Tech Orientation

get ready for orientation

All new students are required to attend orientation. Please visit the Orientation page for your required check-in date and orientation information. Bookmark this page and check back often for any updates.