Admissions - Associate, Certificate, Vocational Programs

Any person planning to enroll in Indian River State College Associate Degree, Certificate and/or Vocational programs must complete an IRSC Application for Admission and Statement of Residency. Applicants may complete this form online at

1. Under the open-door admissions policy in effect at IRSC, students with one of the following educational credentials will be admitted to Associate Degree programs:

    • a valid high school diploma which meets the validation standards identified in AP-7.11 
    • a high school equivalency diploma (GED®) as prescribed in Section 1003.435, Florida Statute
    • a high school Certificate of Completion as prescribed in Section 1003.433(2)(b) Florida Statute
    • previously demonstrated competency in college credit postsecondary coursework to include at least 30 semester hours or more of college credit with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and college level placement scores on the SAT, ACT, or Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.).
    • Home-School Affidavit submitted by the student’s parent or legal guardian attesting that the student has completed a home education program pursuant to the requirements of Section 1002.41, Florida Statute.

    2. According to state law, all degree-seeking students entering the Florida College System or State University System must be tested for placement purposes. The P.E.R.T. is administered by IRSC. Students who register for any mathematics, English, reading, or college level professional coursework, must have placement scores. Scores are valid for two (2) years. Associate Degree-seeking students must begin college preparatory instruction (if required) once they enroll in more than 12 credits and must continuously enroll in at least one preparatory course each term until the requirement is met.

    3. Degree-seeking students must submit official transcripts from high school and all post-secondary educational institutions attended to Admissions and Records. All students entering Selective Admissions Programs and/or students receiving financial aid must have their transcripts on file and evaluated prior to their first term of enrollment. All other degree-seeking applicants must complete their admissions and submit all transcripts by the established deadline for the term. The student is responsible for requesting official transcripts and paying related fees from the sending institution.

    4. All degree-seeking students are required to complete New Student Orientation to complete admissions.

    5. Academically superior students may be admitted to the IRSC Dual Enrollment program while still in high school after they have obtained the approval of their high school principal or others designated by their county’s Superintendent of Schools. (See Dual Enrollment and Early Admissions section).

    6. Certain specialized programs, such as Health Sciences and Cosmetology, have additional requirements for admission and may have specific application deadlines. Applicants to the Selective Admissions programs should contact the appropriate department for further information.

      Once a student’s application has been processed, a series of three notification emails of any missing documents will be sent to the student's River Mail account. Students whose continued attendance is interrupted by four or more major terms will be required to submit an updated IRSC Application for Admission and Statement of Residency (students may complete this form online at and are subject to the Admission Guidelines that are in effect at the time of re-entry. Admitted students will be assigned an advisor/counselor, who will assist the students in establishing and completing a Student Success Plan.

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