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Indian River State College (IRSC) is a public, comprehensive college with a statewide and national reputation for excellence. Located in Florida’s Treasure Coast region, each of the College’s five campuses —in Fort Pierce, Okeechobee, Port St. Lucie, Stuart and Vero Beach—provide unparalleled educational environments.

Students at IRSC enjoy small classes, personal attention and state-of-the-art facilities, with friendly professors and advisors who are active partners in their educational journey.

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Follow the first of the five steps of the admissions process by selecting your application type below:

If you have never before attended college—even if you have earned college credit through high school Dual Enrollment—you are considered a first-time student. Your high school diploma or GED®* guarantees you admission to IRSC. Get started by completing the online Application for Admission.

Florida residents must complete the Florida Residency Declaration for Tuition Purposes (Form FRD-1)  and scan and email it to records@irsc.edu, or FAX to Student Records at 772-462-4699, or drop off the completed form at any campus, or mail to: Student Records, Indian River State College, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981. (Refer to the Indian River State College Procedure for Florida Resident for Tuition Purposes. Additional information may be found in the Florida Department of Education Guidelines for Florida Residency for Tuition Purposes.)

Once your application and residency documentation is submitted, you must complete the remaining steps of the admissions process:

*GED is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education (ACE) and administered exclusively by GED Testing Service LLC under license.

Welcome back to Indian River State College! We’re pleased that you are resuming your education, and we are committed to supporting your success as a returning student.

To apply for readmission, students who have not been enrolled at the College within the last 12 months must please complete the online Application for Admission and enter your Student ID and PIN in the Returning Students section to begin.

Returning students who are Florida residents must complete the Florida Residency Declaration for Tuition Purposes (Form FRD-1) and scan and email it to records@irsc.edu, or FAX to Student Records at 772-462-4699, or drop off the completed form at any campus, or mail to: Student Records, Indian River State College, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981. (Refer to the Indian River State College Procedure for Florida Resident for Tuition Purposes. Additional information may be found in the Florida Department of Education Guidelines for Florida Residency for Tuition Purposes.)

Once your application and residency documentation is submitted, you must complete the remaining steps of the admissions process:

Additionally, Complete Florida has scholarships available for Florida residents who never completed a Bachelor’s degree, left IRSC in good standing for three (3) consecutive terms, and are returning to complete one of the following degrees:

  • Associate in Arts, University Transfer Degree
  • Associate in Science, Computer Information Technology
  • Associate in Science, Health Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Organizational Management
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science, Information Technology Management/Cyber Security
  • Bachelor of Science, Middle Grades Mathematics Education
  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science, Public Administration

Learn more at https://www.completeflorida.org/apply

Attention Argosy University students: get back on track with your studies at Indian River State College. Argosy students are eligible for an accelerated admissions process. Visit the Virtual Campus for online program offers and contact the IRSC Information Call Center for transfer student guidance.

If you are coming to IRSC from another two- or four-year post-secondary institution—in-state, out-of-state, or abroad—you are considered a transfer student. (Students who are transferring high school Dual Enrollment credits should select First Time in College student.)

First, complete the online Application for Admission.

Transfer students who are Florida residents must fill out the Florida Residency Declaration for Tuition Purposes (Form FRD-1) and scan and email it to records@irsc.edu, or FAX to Student Records at 772-462-4699, or drop off the completed form at any campus, or mail to: Student Records, Indian River State College, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981. (Refer to the Indian River State College Procedure for Florida Resident for Tuition Purposes. Additional information may be found in the Florida Department of Education Guidelines for Florida Residency for Tuition Purposes.)

Once your application and residency documentation is submitted, you must complete the remaining steps of the admissions process:

Dual Enrollment  students simultaneously earn high school credit toward a high school diploma, along with college credit toward an Associate Degree or credit toward a career training certificate for an eligible course.

Applicants must meet with their high school counselor and then submit the following materials to any IRSC campus to register for classes. Forms are available from the high school or the enrollment center at any IRSC campus.

  • Dual Enrollment Application (Form 508), signed by an appropriate high school official, parent or legal guardian (if the student is under 18 years of age) and the student
  • Dual Enrollment/Collegiate High School Admission Registration Form (Form 68), signed by an appropriate high school official, parent or legal guardian (if the student is under 18 years of age) and the student

Dual Enrollment students must also complete the online Application for Admission.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Have a minimum unweighted grade point average of 3.0 for any college-credit course and a minimum unweighted grade point average of 2.0 for career training clock-hour courses
  • Complete appropriate placement testing
  • Meet with an Indian River State College advisor to develop a Guided Pathway/Academic Plan

Placement Test Scores

All Dual Enrollment students are required to take a placement test before enrolling at IRSC. Students must achieve the minimum scores noted on either the ACT®, SAT® or P.E.R.T. to enroll in College Mathematics, English, Gordon Rule or other General Education Courses. Official ACT®, SAT® or P.E.R.T. scores must be sent directly to IRSC.

College-Level Minimum Scores:

  • Reading: ACT® 19; SAT® 24 (taken after 3/1/16); P.E.R.T. 106
  • Writing: ACT® 17; SAT® 25 (taken after 3/1/16); P.E.R.T. 103
  • Math: ACT® 19; SAT® 24 (taken after 3/1/16); P.E.R.T. 114

Degree-seeking students from all over the world study at Indian River State College. You must apply as an international applicant if you are not a United States citizen or a United States permanent resident and are interested in obtaining an F1 student visa and working toward a degree at IRSC.

International students seeking admission to IRSC must complete the online Application for Admission, pay the $30.00 USD application fee and submit all necessary documentation and test scores as outlined in the International Student Admission Packet at least three months prior to the first day of the semester in which they would like to begin their studies.

Contact Us

It is recommended that students contact IRSC International Student Services before they begin the process.

Students currently attending another college or university who wish to take one or more courses at Indian River State College and transfer their credit back to their "home" institution may be admitted as "transient" students. Transient students should be advised by their home institution regarding which courses to take at Indian River State College and to determine if they have satisfied the necessary course prerequisites.

Transient Students Presently Attending a Florida Public Institution

Complete and submit an online Transient Student Admission Application. This will serve as your application for admission to IRSC.

Transient Students Who Do Not Attend a Florida Public Institution

  1. Submit a transient student form or an official Letter of Good Standing from your home institution that states that (1) you are in good academic standing and (2) lists the course(s) in which you are eligible to enroll at Indian River State College.
  2. Complete the online IRSC Application for Admission.

Indian River State College welcomes our veterans with military-friendly classes, convenient course scheduling, and support services to help you reach your educational goals.

First, complete the online Application for Admission.

Then visit our Office of Veterans Affairs to research and apply for veteran benefits.

Fill out the Florida Residency Declaration for Tuition Purposes (Form FRD-1) form and scan and email it to records@irsc.edu, or FAX to Student Records at 772-462-4699, or drop off the completed form at any campus, or mail to: Student Records, Indian River State College, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981. (Refer to the Indian River State College Procedure for Florida Resident for Tuition Purposes. Additional information may be found in the Florida Department of Education Guidelines for Florida Residency for Tuition Purposes.)

Once your application and residency documentation is submitted, you must complete the remaining steps of the admissions process:

Whether you wish to earn a high school equivalency diploma (GED®), improve literacy skills or learn English (Adult Education ESL), Indian River State College offers many unique opportunities that will lead you to college-level classes, Quick Job Training or technical certificate programs. Adult Education programs are offered at several convenient locations and online.

Applicants must complete an IRSC Non-Credit Application. Students interested in enrolling in the online GED® Prep program must also complete a Computer Literacy Checkpoint.

Eligibility for GED® Preparation Classes

  • Be 16 years of age or older
  • Be officially withdrawn from a regular high school program
  • Schedule a diagnostic and placement assessment (TABE), and score a 4.0 or above on the TABE assessment to enroll in a GED® Prep e-Learning class
  • Register for courses with a facilitator
  • Make plans to attend ALL classes

Class Fees

State regulations require a per semester fee of $30.00 for Adult Education classes. This includes GED® Prep, and ESL classes. The cost covers all Adult Education classes taken during a semester.

*GED is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education (ACE) and administered exclusively by GED Testing Service LLC under license.

Admissions Workshops

Looking to start at IRSC next semester? Join us for “Admit One: Admissions Workshops” that take place throughout the year—online and at the Indian River State College Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce. Get answers to your questions, receive help completing your IRSC application and filling out financial aid forms, and more. Register online.

Priority Deadlines by Semester

Students must submit all documents (official transcripts, etc.) to IRSC and complete New Student Orientation before registering for classes.

  • July 2, 2020: Baccalaureate application process for Fall 2020 semester
  • July 23, 2020: Associate application process for Fall 2020 semester
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