Undergraduate Admissions

Program Information

The Florida State University School of Communication offers three limited access undergraduate major programs (advertising, digital media production, and public relations) and one open access major (media communication studies). The requirements and application processes are different for limited access majors than they are for open access majors.

Open Access Majors
As an open access major, there is no additional application that is required for the media communication studies major. Prospective MCS students only need to apply for admission to Florida State University and to subsequently declare as an MCS major. For more information, please review the Office of Admissions website.

Limited Access Majors
The competitive application process for prospective ADV, DMP, and PR majors opens for those who have completed minimum course requirements, have at least 52 hours of undergraduate coursework, and have an all-college GPA of 3.0 or higher. This application process occurs once each year in the spring semester. New majors are admitted only for the summer and fall semesters.

The remainder of this page is dedicated to instructions for applying to the three limited access programs.

Transfer Students

Undergraduates not currently enrolled at FSU must apply to the University through the Undergraduate Admissions Application. This is separate from the School of Communication application. Please apply first to the University using the Undergraduate Admissions Application process. This will result in an identification number that will help you apply next to the School of Communication.

Application Process

Students seeking admission into a major program within the School of Communication should complete the following: (1) download the Application Instructions HERE, and (2) beginning Friday, December 1st, 2023 students will be able to submit the compiled materials using the online application form.

The online application form can be accessed here: https://comm-fsu-sm.smapply.us/

Applications are due on or before Thursday February 1st, 2024, 11:59 p.m. EST deadline.


Application Information Sessions

Information sessions are held in the fall and spring semesters to give interested students more information about the application process and to answer questions concerning the application process.


Undergraduate Application Deadlines

The application window will open December 1st. The deadline to apply for summer or fall 2024 admission is Thursday February 1st, 2024, by 11:59 p.m. EST. All documents and supporting materials must be received prior to this deadline.

Admissions decisions will be announced in March 2024.

Please contact the Advising Center at 850-644-7278 with any questions.


For Additional Assistance

Prospective undergraduate students may call the College of Communication & Information Advising Center at 850-644-7278 for an appointment to discuss the application process.