A SNIF (Student Number Identifier Florida) is the unique 10-digit number assigned to students by the public school in which they are enrolled. FLVS must obtain and match the student’s unique Student Identification Number (SNIF) used by your current public school to the Florida Department of Education (per f.s. 1011.622). This 10-digit number must be validated in order for you to complete and receive credit for taking a course with FLVS.
If you are a private or homeschool student and this is your only public school enrollment, FLVS will create and assign a number for you.
If you don't know your SNIF, it can be obtained from your county school district office or by contacting your current school’s front office. You may also use your Social Security Number (SSN) if you prefer. Providing your Social Security Number (SSN) ensures that your data is matched and reported properly to other schools you attend if and when multiple Student Identification Numbers are created for you. Please be assured that FLVS takes all steps necessary to protect this information, including encrypting it when stored or displayed in our systems. FLVS takes your privacy and personal data very seriously. To protect your information, all SNIFs and SSNs are encrypted and only the last 4 digits can be seen by administrators.
Please note that your District Student ID is not the same number as SNIF and is completely optional. This is a number assigned by public schools and is present on a school ID badge and on Official Transcripts. This number assists the school in assigning the course credit to the appropriate student.