Ready for something new? You’re not alone.

Florida Southern annually welcomes more than 100 transfers — dedicated students from across the country who have attended other regionally accredited colleges and universities.

  • Maybe you’ve completed an associate’s degree and are ready to take on new challenges.
  • Maybe you’re dissatisfied with your current college or university.
  • Maybe you need a change of scenery.
  • Maybe you know U.S. News & World Report ranks Florida Southern among the top 10 “Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the South.”

Whatever your reason, we’re glad you’re here. Students like you transfer to Florida Southern because we offer the benefits of smaller classes, more hands-on learning experiences, greater attention from faculty, and increased opportunities for internships and international travel, not to mention the respect a degree from FSC commands among grad schools and employers around the world.

Ready to join them? Apply today!

With flexible credit transfer policies and financial aid and scholarship opportunities just for transfer students, Florida Southern is the right place for you.

Thinking of transferring? Florida Southern is a great choice.

Applying to Florida Southern

A transfer student is one who has earned college credits after graduating from high school, or a high school graduate who is currently in the process of earning college credits.


Like all incoming students, transfers are admitted on a selective basis and should have prepared for Florida Southern College through achievement in high school and early college course work. By doing well in a range of courses, you can also demonstrate your ability to succeed at Florida Southern.

Steps to Applying

Applying to Florida Southern as a transfer student is easy. We just need the following:

  • Completed application
  • Personal statement
  • All official college transcripts
  • Extracurricular and community service summary
  • Social standing form
  • If transferring less than 25 credits, we also need your:
    • Official high school transcript
    • SAT and/or ACT scores

Apply Today

Deadlines for Spring

Priority Date December 1
Enrollment Deposit Due December 15

Deadlines for Fall

Priority Date June 1
Enrollment Deposit Due July 1

Admissions offers will be sent within 10 days of receiving a completed application

Meet Your Counselor

We get it… transferring to a new college is a big deal. We’re with you each step of the way, promising flexible policies and helpful resources that ensure a smooth transition.

We’d love to meet you.
Schedule your campus visit 

Photo: Peggy Hogan

Meet Peggy 

Peggy works with transfer students and international students from Canada, Caribbean, Central America, and South America.

Photo: Lori Netti

Meet Lori

Lori works with transfer students and international students from Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Will my credits transfer?

We know this is a big concern, and we take it as seriously as you do.

For courses in which you’ve earned a C or better, we’ll typically transfer credits as follows:

  • Up to 62 credits from a community college
  • Up to 93 credits from a four-year college or university

To see how many credits we can transfer for you, it’s best to schedule an on-campus interview with your transfer counselor. If you bring copies of your official college transcript(s), we can provide an initial review of transfer credit.




An affordable option

You can afford Florida Southern. We’ll show you how.

Consistently rated a “best value” by college guides, Florida Southern offers financial aid and scholarships to the vast majority of our students. Each year, $20 million + in college aid is awarded on the basis of academic merit, talent in athletics of fine arts, leadership, community service, and other factors – including scholarship opportunities specifically for transfers!

Academic Recognition Scholarships

Various amounts
Florida Southern recognizes the academic accomplishments of transfer students who have earned at least 25 transferable credits.

  • Up to $12,000* with a minimum 3.75 GPA
  • Up to $11,500* with a minimum 3.50 GPA
  • Up to $10,000* with a minimum 3.25 GPA
  • Up to $9,500* with a minimum 3.0 GPA

*To receive the total amount you must live on campus.


Phi Theta Kappa Award

We value the achievements of Phi Theta Kappa members and are proud to offer them a special scholarship. An unlimited number of scholarships are available to qualifying PTK members who have earned an Associate of Arts degree and have a 3.2 cumulative minimum grade point average. This award may be combined with the Transfer Academic Recognition Scholarship Award. Students receiving first-year scholarships are not eligible for the PTK award.

Financial Aid

We understand that everyone’s financial situation is different. That’s why we work hard to make sure your Florida Southern education is affordable as well as practical. Federal aid is a possibility, as we award need-based aid to transfer students based on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). What’s more, your Florida pre-paid tuition plan and Florida Bright Futures eligibility may also apply. Our best advice? Talk with us to discover all your options.

More about applying for financial aid 

After You’re Admitted

Congratulations! You are well on your way to becoming a Moc.

What's Next

Enroll Today!

Save your place at Florida Southern College and submit your online enrollment deposit today.

Deposit Now

We’ll see you at Orientation!

Fall Checklist

Welcome! This enrollment checklist will help keep you on track and ensure a smooth transition to FSC.

    Your enrollment deposit saves your place at Florida Southern and secures your residence hall room. The enrollment deposit is $500 if you plan to live on campus and $300 if you’ll commute. You may pay online or by phone at 1.800.274.4131.

    U.S. Citizens must complete the FAFSA. This paperwork must be completed before we can finalize your assistance package. Florida Southern College’s FAFSA code is 001488.

    These forms review emergency contact information, insurance coverage, and provide a place to indicate your housing preferences. They must be completed by both commuters and residential students alike.

    A helpful resource, this will answer your questions and help you transition successfully to Florida Southern College.

    To award your credits, Florida Southern needs an original transcript from every school where credit was earned.

  • COMPLETE ALL MEDICAL FORMS. To avoid delays with moving in and starting classes, submit all medical forms as soon as possible. Download your medical forms 

  • FINALIZE FINANCIAL AID AWARDS. Download your financial aid forms 

    Before the semester begins, please make sure all your bills are paid. Check with the Business Office if you have questions or concerns.

    Make plans to attend New Student Orientation on and get a glimpse at the many academic and extracurricular opportunities waiting for you at Florida Southern. Residential and commuter students alike should plan to check in on Sunday, August 23.