Early Action Application Process

The Early Action application process is for well-qualified students who want to attend Five Towns College but do not want a binding agreement. This is different from what other colleges may call Early Decision which is binding. Instead, when you apply to Five Towns College, the Early Action process is a way to minimize the stress some have while waiting for the College’s decision about your acceptance plus you receive a financial incentive.

  • The Early Action application process is a way to receive an admissions decision early after you submit your application and required materials. If accepted, you will be given a one-time incentive grant as well as long as you meet the deadline.

NOTE: The Early Action Incentive Grant (EAIG) is no longer available to those who have not yet applied for the Fall 2023. It will become available again for those applying for the Fall 2024. Please check back here for more information soon.


  • By applying for Fall 2023 and submitting all of the required documents by December 1, 2022, an admissions decision will be determined within 30 days.
  • Then, if accepted, you will be entitled to a one-time, Early Action Incentive Grant (EAIG) of $1,500.  
  • To receive this EAIG, students must indicate that they are committed to the College by submitting an enrollment deposit of $200 in the following 30-day period.
  • Please note that for Summer High School Scholars who were seniors during the summer of 2022, a special incentive related to on-campus housing is available if you apply by November 1, 2022 for the Fall of 2023. Please ask Admissions staff about this.

Long Island’s College for Creative Students

Creative students thrive in a small, congenial college environment while studying specialized programs, including audio recording technology, business, film and television, interactive media arts, music performance, music teacher education, mass communication, theatre arts and more. Learn from excellent faculty and immerse yourself in a creative campus that will stimulate you to be your best!

Applicants are encouraged to visit Five Towns College during an Open House or schedule a Campus Visit. Explore our professional Audio and Film and Television Studios, MIDI Lab, Music Practice Rooms, Keyboard Lab, three performance theaters, classrooms designed with Smart Board Technology and more! See our student-run Commercial Radio Station (WFTU) in action, the FTC Television Studio, the Interactive Media Arts Lab, or one of the Sound Athletics basketball, soccer or volleyball games in play. The Sound Athletics program has an Esports Team and the Esports Lounge is equipped with the latest technology. Sound Athletics offers Cross-Country, too!

Let us help guide you on your journey to becoming the next Five Towns College student! Feel free to email admissions@ftc.edu to schedule a Campus Visit or apply to Five Towns College today!

Call 631-656-2110 to speak to an Admissions Counselor.