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Application and $75 fee
Applicants must submit a completed application for admission and fulfill all of its requirements. An application fee of $75 must be submitted with the application.
Bachelor’s degree or higher
A Full Sail bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, or a baccalaureate-level or higher degree from another accredited postsecondary educational institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education along with transcripts.
Degree held must be of similar scope/subject matter as the intended graduate degree program, with a transfer academic average of 2.5. Documentation of high school graduation or GED is not required.
Applicants with a GPA lower than the required 2.5 must submit a Letter of Intent, résumé and college transcripts for Program Director review.
Government-issued photo identification such as a driver’s license, passport, or state-issued ID card.
Verification of English proficiency if not primary language
All required documentation that is not in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation. Click here to view international requirements.
As part of the application process, applicants will be asked to complete an interview with an Admissions Representative.
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Technology orientation and assessment
Applicants to online-only degree programs will be required to complete an orientation module that presents information on operating the learning management system, best practices for online learning, troubleshooting issues, and technical support. The orientation will end with an assessment to confirm that the applicant has received sufficient instruction.
Once enrolled into a program, students will complete the orientation module. The module explains the best practices for conducting online learning, overall operation of the online platform, procedures for troubleshooting problems and contacting the technical support team, and general school policy as it applies to the online format.
Game Design Master of Science Program applicants should have extensive academic coursework in Computer Animation, Game Art, Game Design, Game Development, Mobile Development, or Software Development. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Game Design master of science curriculum before applying to ensure they have acquired the requisite skills in order to be successful in the program.
An applicant’s career objectives will be considered as part of an admissions decision.
Credit by Examination
Undergraduate, campus-based students are eligible for credit by examination (CE) to earn credit toward graduation. Undergraduate campus students who have work experience or who cannot provide a college transcript prior to the deadline for submission, may take a CE test in each course for which credit is being sought and must obtain a score of 75 percent or better in order to receive credit. CE tests must occur within the fi rst two weeks of attendance at Full Sail. For those classes that begin the fi rst week, the test must be taken before the course begins. A minimum of 25 percent of an undergraduate degree program’s semester hours or equivalent must be taken to receive a degree from Full Sail University. Matriculation agreements with other postsecondary institutions or universities are handled on an individual basis and may negate the usual testing procedure.
CE tests can only be taken one time. There is no fee to take the exam, but it must be scheduled through Enrollment or the Student Success Department prior to the beginning of a course. If a student starts a course, they are no longer eligible to take the CE test for that course.
Online students who have at least five years of management and/or leadership experience may be eligible for credit by examination (CE) for the following graduate degree programs: Business Intelligence Master of Science, Entertainment Business Master of Science, or Internet Marketing Master of Science. A maximum of five courses may be considered for credit by examination.
Prospective students will be asked to submit their undergraduate transcript, a resume, and a letter of intent to qualify for credit by examination. The final decision to allow CE tests rests with the Program Director of the graduate degree program. Not all courses in these programs are eligible for credit by examination, and students must achieve a score of 85 percent or better in order to receive credit. A majority of the credits required for a graduate degree program must be completed at Full Sail University.
If credit is earned, the tuition and credit hours are revised for the degree program accordingly. Successful completion of a CE test results in a test-out (TO) on the student’s transcript. The credit does not affect the student’s GPA but does count as hours toward graduation and maximum time frame.
CE tests are not available for all courses. Some technical courses may require both a written test and a practical test. Many intermediate and advanced courses in the program’s core curriculum are not eligible for credit by examination. A specific list of courses available for credit by examination may be obtained from the Enrollment team. Credits earned via credit by examination may change a student’s eligibility for certain types of financial aid.
In additional to the above admissions requirements, military program track (MPT) applicants must also be active members of the armed forces. Visit Military Benefits for more information and applicable degree programs, or call 800.226.7625 to speak with an Admissions Representative about how to begin.