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On Campus:75%
  • Fall 08/25-12/12
  • Spring 02/02-05/22

Tuition & Payments
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

Additional Information
Receive From Canada

Campus Diversity
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Campus Links
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NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
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New College of Florida is the state's public honors college. Founded in 1960, the College is nationally acclaimed and recognized for its innovative approach to learning. Independent study, original research, and experiential learning are strongly encouraged. Grades are not awarded. Instead, students receive narrative evaluations written by faculty, and coursework is evaluated on demonstrated mastery of material (pass/fail). Classes are small, typically not larger than 20 students. January serves as the College's Independent Study Period (ISP). Students secure project approval from faculty in the fall term and complete their projects in January. Projects may be completed on or off-campus. (NSE coordinators should determine with both the home and host institutions whether the ISP will be a part of the student's schedule and how this would affect the student's costs, financial aid budget and return to the schedule of the home institution.)

Campus Location - New College's waterfront location on Sarasota Bay provides excellent research opportunities and a beautiful natural setting. The campus is a short drive from Florida Gulf beaches and shares shoreline with the adjacent Ringling Museum and historic Asolo Theater. Students have easy access to the Sarasota-Bradenton airport and to public transportation into downtown Sarasota. Tampa International Airport (50 miles from campus) is served by multiple shuttle services.

Helpful Information - The College never awards grades or grade point averages. It is important to clarify in advance with the home institution, how New College courses will transfer to the student's degree program. Students will receive narrative evaluations on all coursework, but there is no formula to convert the narratives to grades or a grade point average.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology

Area Studies: European Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, International Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art History, Visual Arts

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Genetics

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Earth Sciences: Science

Economics: Economics

English: Literature

Environmental Studies: Environmental Studies

Foreign Language: Chinese, Classical Languages, French, German, Russian, Spanish

General Studies: Arts and Science, Classical Studies, Gender Studies, Humanities, Individualized Degree Program, Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Studies, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences

History: History

International Studies: International Studies

Marine Sciences: Marine Biology

Mathematics: Applied Mathematics, Computation Science, Mathematics, Mathematics-Physics

Medieval/Renaissance Studies: Medieval/Renaissance Studies

Performing Arts: Music, Music History, Music Theory and Composition, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religious Studies

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Political Science, Public Policy Studies

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Gender Studies, Sociology

Closed Programs
None are closed, but students must be highly flexible in their choice of courses. If a student needs a particular course to graduate, New College could be a challenging fit. Enrollment in any given course is not guaranteed. Students must be comfortable with alternate choices if a first choice course is capped or closed.

Courses in psychology and biological sciences may be capped and unavailable to NSE students.

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes

Registration Priority
  • With seniors
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 3.5 GPA
  • Registration takes place three days before classes begin. NSE participants will register with regularly enrolled students.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Preferred
  • Single term exchange Accepted
  • Require students who will live on campus
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Only available at March conference
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 560 paper, N/A computer or 83 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate or post-baccalaureate students
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan B
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan B: 20
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 6/10/2014.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee: $160 Year Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $75 Year Plan B Mandatory

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $450 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan B
For Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
  • Figures are current as of 6/10/2014.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $3,396
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 8
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 8
Notes About Housing
$3396 for fall term includes January ISP period. If a student does not participate in the ISP period, the housing fee will be refunded for that period. Housing for spring semester is $2708. Daily RATE is $23.75

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1,440 declining balance plan.
Notes About Meal Plans
$1440 declining balance plan for fall term includes January ISP period. If a student does not participate in the ISP period, meals will be refunded for that period. Refund not to exceed balance remaining on the account.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.