Step 1 – Create a Student Profile – Fill out an Online Application

Create a Student Profile by filling out an Online Application. This Student Profile helps FTI’s Admissions, Student Services, and Financial Aid personnel assist you in successful enrollment. Creating a Student Profile does not guarantee or obligate you to enrollment with FTI. Please contact a member of FTI’s Admissions Team for assistance at (386) 447-4345 if you have any questions.

Create your Student Profile here:


Step 2 – Define Interests and Goals – Meet with our Admissions Team

Meet a campus Admissions Team member in person or by phone to discuss your interests and find out about our programs of study and career training opportunities. If you are undecided about a career or educational pathway, the Admissions Team member will explain options and provide support to assist you in making an educated decision. You will be offered the opportunity to tour our facilities, your program of interest’s classrooms, and meet with the Program Facilitator. To schedule an in-person appointment, or to discuss your interests, please call FTI’s Admissions Team at (386) 447-4345.

For more detailed information regarding programs, completion rates, school rules and regulations, schedule and more:


Step 3 – Decide on How to Fund Your Education – Explore Financial Aid Resources (if applicable)

FTI offers several ways to help fund your education. Financial Aid, Local Agency Sponsorships, and Scholarships are examples of funding opportunities. If you are seeking Financial Aid assistance, FTI will provide several options and resources to explore. All students are encouraged to complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) regardless of the program’s PELL eligibility as it is a factor in applying for certain scholarships and other sources of student funding. For questions regarding Financial Aid, please call an FTI Financial Aid Specialist for assistance at (386) 447-4345.

NOTE: When applying for FAFSA for PELL-eligible programs, it is important to call to schedule an appointment with a Financial Aid Specialist at (386) 447-4345. Please note that it takes up to 72 hours for a FAFSA application to process.

To Apply for your FAFSA: (Use School Code: 041583)

To Estimate your FAFSA financial aid eligibility: (click on “FAFSA4caster”)

(NOTE: This is only an ESTIMATE of eligibility, not an application for financial aid)

For a listing of other Financial Aid Resources:


Step 4 – Reserve Your Seat – Complete the Admissions Process

Meet with a FTI Registrar to submit identification, social security card, residency documents, education documents (GED, High School Diploma, College Transcripts), and program registration fees.

Please bring the following to registration:

  • Program Registration Fees (must be paid to reserve your seat in your class of choice)
  • Social Security Card
  • Driver’s License or State-Issued Picture ID
  • High School Diploma, GED Transcripts, or Proof of Enrollment in a GED Program (if required by program)
  • Eligibility for Florida In-State Tuition Rates – You must show proof of 12 CONSECUTIVE MONTHS of Florida Residency (choose 2 of the documents below)
    • Florida Driver’s License or Florida State-Issued Picture ID
    • Florida Vehicle Registration
    • Florida Voter’s Registration
    • Declaration of Domicile
    • Purchase Record and Documentation of Florida Primary Residence
    • Homestead Exemption Documentation
    • Full or Part-Time Employment Records
    • Lease for Apartment/House in Florida
    • Florida Professional/Occupational License
    • Florida Incorporation
    • Membership in Florida Organizations
    • Documents Evidencing Immediate Family (Parents or Children) in Florida
  • All Applicable Registration Documents and Information
  • Background Check Documentation will be completed during registration (if applicable)

NOTE: If student is personally financing their education, payment for fees/tuition not covered by deferment, scholarship, etc. are due 2 weeks prior to the first day of class.*

* Payments may be made by Cash, Check, Money Order, Cashier’s Check, and/or Credit Card (3% fee assessed for credit card transactions)


Step 5 – Obtain Parking Pass, Student ID, etc.

At the time of registration, you will obtain a student ID badge and parking decal from the Registrar.


Step 6 – Schedule TABE Assessment Testing (if applicable)

Students who provide proof of a college degree at the associate level of applied science of higher are exempt from assessment testing, as well as any student who is serving as an active duty member of any branch of the United States Armed Forces (documentation required).

Students who entered the 9th grade of a Florida public school in the 2003-2004 school year, or any year after, and earned a Florida standard high school diploma, are exempt from assessment testing. Official transcripts must be provided to receive exemption.

Students that received a GED in the 2014 school year, or any year after, are exempt from assessment testing. Official transcripts must be provided to receive exemption.

All other students must complete the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) prior to enrollment.

Students may schedule testing through the Registrar’s office or by calling the Testing Center at (386) 447-4345 ext. 1848. Students must bring valid State-Issued Picture ID.


Step 7 – Attend Orientation

All students are required to attend FTI Orientation at the beginning of their FTI educational career. At the time of orientation, students will meet instructional and support staff members and learn what is expected of them as a student at FTI. For questions regarding orientation dates and times, please reach out to a member of FTI’s Admissions Team for assistance at (386) 447-4345.

NOTE: There may be an additional orientation session specifically related to your program of study.