Florida State University's Panama City campus is gearing up for a big change this fall. The remote campus is admitting freshman students for the first time.
Up to 200 incoming freshmen will soon join the Seminole family right here in Panama City.
Applications are rolling in to the campus in the hundreds.
"Out of those approximately 600 applications, we've admitted about 40 students at this point, and we've turned away several hundred students because they haven't met the criteria that FSU desires in their freshmen students," said Dr. Ken Shaw, Panama City campus Dean.
Requirements are similar to those at the main campus in Tallahassee. That includes SAT and ACT scores and overall GPA.
"We have another 200 students that we're reviewing, and a number of those applications we're still waiting on transcripts to come from high schools or their test scores to be submitted," said Shaw.
Shaw says there's still plenty of space and time to become a Seminole and have the entire four year college experience in Panama City.
To accommodate the incoming students, the University is hiring additional faculty and offering freshmen and sophomore level classes.
The Panama City campus will accept applications until July 29th. Classes begin on August 26th.