Catalog 2024 - 2025

Admissions - Associate, Certificate, Vocational Programs

Anyone planning to enroll in Indian River State College Associate Degree, Certificate and/or Vocational programs needs to complete an IRSC Application for Admission and Residency Declaration which can be found at

Admission to the Associate Degree and Certificate programs is open to all who apply with one of the following educational credentials:

  • a standard high school diploma which meets the validation standards identified in Administrative Procedure-7.11 
  • a high school equivalency diploma (GED®) as prescribed in Section 1003.435, Florida Statute
  • previously demonstrated competency in college credit post-secondary coursework with at least 30 semester hours of college credit with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA, as prescribed 1007.263, Florida Statute
  • Home-School Affidavit signed 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.

New Associate in Arts degree-seeking students are required to complete SLS 1101. Student Success during their first semester of attendance. Please see your advisor for details.

Effective Fall 2017, Associate in Arts degree-seeking students must enroll in the first required math course appropriate for their degree by the time they have earned fifteen college credits or reached the 25% benchmark toward degree. These students must enroll in a math course each subsequent semester until the math general education requirement has been met.

Certain specialized programs, such as Health Sciences have additional requirements for admission and may have specific application deadlines. If you are interested in a Selective Admission program, please contact a student success coach, an advisor, the department, or check the appropriate webpage at

Once an application has been processed, a series of notification emails will be sent to the student's personal email account indicating any missing requirements needed to complete the admissions process. Once admissions has been completed, students will be assigned an advisor, who will assist them in establishing and completing a Guided Pathway.

Students whose continued attendance is interrupted by four or more major terms (two calendar years) must submit an updated Application for Admission and Residency Declaration and are subject to the Admission Guidelines in effect at the time of re-entry. Returning students may complete their re-admission application at

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