Students may take courses even if they do not intend to earn a college degree or certificate from Daytona State College. A special credit (non-matriculated) student is one who enrolls in courses to upgrade career skills, takes courses for personal enrichment, or enrolls in courses for the purpose of transferring to another institution. Special Credit students must meet all course placement and prerequisite requirements.
Students are required to provide transcripts to document degrees earned and to have placement tests waived and prerequisites documented. Special credit students are not eligible to receive financial aid.
Note: Classes taken for these purposes are for credit unless you choose to audit a course. See the audit request form for more information.
Applications are accepted year-round.
Daytona State College has an open-door policy, which gives all students the opportunity to pursue an education beyond high school. Admission to the College is granted to applicants who have a Florida standard high school diploma, a GED® diploma or to home school graduates. Applicants from private schools and high schools from states other than Florida will be considered in accordance with current state statute if their diploma is recognized as equivalent to a Florida standard high school diploma.
1. Get Admitted!
If you have already earned an Associate of Arts or a bachelor’s (or higher) degree, submit a final, official transcript from the college or university where you earned the degree. An official transcript is one that arrives in a sealed envelope. Have all official transcripts sent directly to: Daytona State College Admissions Office, 1200 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114.
If you earned your degree in another country (and have not earned a U.S. degree), please download the information sheet, Evaluating Credentials from Outside the U.S., and follow the instructions. Contact Admissions for more information about your transcript requirements. Please DO NOT submit your original documents to the College.
All documents to establish Florida residency for tuition purposes must be submitted to the Admissions Office prior to the first day of classes for the semester for which residency is sought.
2. Get Advised!
If you are taking classes that require a pre-requisite that is not already on your Daytona State College transcript or if desired, contact Academic Advising at any campus. Take copies of your college / university transcripts, if any. More information is available from the Academic Advising office.
3. Get Registered!
Sign up for your classes online via your FalconNet Online Services or in person at any campus Falcon Center. You can check course availability online. More information is available from the Registration Office.
Remember that you must still meet any placement or pre-requisite requirements for the courses you wish to take.
4. Get a Receipt!
Pay for your classes either online via your FalconNet Online Services or in person at the Office of Student Accounts at any campus. The Office of Student Accounts offers a number of payment options to assist you to make payments while your financial aid is being processed or if you will not be using financial aid. REMEMBER – you are not officially registered until you have paid in full.
5. Get an ID Card, Parking Decal and Books!