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Florida Southern College Welcomes 100+ Transfer Students Annually

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

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You are considered a transfer applicant if you have taken any university/college coursework after graduating high school.

Florida Southern College does not accept nor consider transfer students for admission into our BSN Nursing program. Our BSN Nursing program is designed as a direct entry program for first year freshman only, entering FSC directly out of high school, with a sequenced 4 year curriculum. No exceptions are considered and no internal transfer is possible.

Transfer Credits

To see how many credits we can transfer for you, send us an official college transcript.


Our merit scholarships provide qualified students the financial support they need to complete their degree.

Popular Programs

Florida Southern has all of the most popular programs to choose from. Complete your journey here.

phi theta kappa honor society transfer honor roll

Phi Theta Kappa Award

We are proud to offer qualifying Phi Theta Kappa members who have earned an Associate of Arts degree and have a 3.2 cumulative minimum GPA $2,000 per year. This award may be combined with the Transfer Academic Recognition Scholarship Award.

Students receiving first-year scholarships are not eligible for the PTK award.

Phi Theta Kappa Recognizes FSC

Jackson, Mississippi — Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) has named 150 colleges and universities to its 2021 Transfer Honor Roll in recognition of the dynamic pathways they have created to support transfer students.

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Will My Credits Transfer?

Florida Southern College has partnered with CollegeSource to provide students with an up-to-date library of established equivalencies from institutions that we have previously received transfer credit from. To view the comprehensive list of established transfer equivalencies across the country please visit FSC’s personalized TES® site.

TES Website

If you are searching for a course, or courses, in TES® that have not been evaluated, this does not mean you will not receive credit upon transfer. We have not had the opportunity to evaluate every course in the country; TES® is an ever expanding database every day. If you come across a course that has not been evaluated please request an Individual Transfer Credit Evaluation.

Request an Individual Transfer Credit Evaluation

To request an individual evaluation of your credit, please complete our Pre-Admission Transfer Credit Evaluation request form and submit all college transcripts along with the form.

Request Individual Transfer Credit Evaluation
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Traditional Undergraduate Transfer Admission

Students who have successfully completed work at a regionally accredited college or university may apply for admission to Florida Southern College. Applicants should submit a personal statement indicating the reason for the transfer. Official transcripts are required from each postsecondary institution attended. When available, students should also submit SAT or ACT scores.

Evaluation Process

Applicants are evaluated primarily on the strength of their academic achievement at the postsecondary level, with emphasis placed on subject areas paralleling Florida Southern College’s general education curriculum requirements. Particularly critical are courses in English and mathematics. Total credits attempted, credits earned, and grades posted serve as the basis for admission. (Students who wish to transfer before accumulating 25 semester hours of transferable credit must also submit high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores.) A Report of Social Standing form, available online, is required to complete a transfer application.

Social Standing

To be considered for transfer admission, a student must be eligible academically and socially to return to the last college or university attended. A student on academic or social dismissal from any institution is not eligible to enroll at Florida Southern College until reinstatement in good standing at the previous institution has been authorized.

A.A. Degree Holders

Students transferring without an A.A. degree at the time of matriculation are required to complete all general education courses not previously taken. Evaluation of transfer credit is on a course-by-course basis. Please see p. 63 for the General Education requirement.

Students who have earned an A.A. degree from a regionally accredited community college within the state of Florida will have met all of Florida Southern’s general education requirements, if the degree was awarded after December 1994. Under agreements with the state’s community colleges, A.A. degree graduates who earned their degrees in 1995 or subsequent years enter Florida Southern College as juniors with a maximum of 62 transferable credits.

Grade Requirements

Once admitted to FSC, official evaluations are completed by the registrar’s office. Only courses in which a student earned a grade of C or higher are considered for transfer credit. The maximum number of credit hours transferable from a two-year college is 62, while a student transferring from a four-year institution may enter Florida Southern with as many as 93 hours. If a student has attended more than one college or university, each transcript is evaluated independently. Regardless of the amount of applicable transfer credit, students must complete at least 50 percent of their major and minor (if a minor is elected) in Florida Southern College coursework. Transient coursework, CLEP and other examination credits, and study abroad credits earned through an affiliation agreement with another institution are not considered FSC credit. In the case of students entering teacher education, no more than eight semester hours of coursework may be accepted in the professional education sequence at Florida Southern College.

Institution Requirements

Students who have attended institutions which are considered in-candidacy-for-accreditation, or students who have college credits more than ten years old may have their credits accepted provisionally and validated by completing at least 24 semester hours of Florida Southern College work while maintaining at least a 2.0 grade point average.

Transfer credit hours for specialist education programs in military service schools may be awarded to a maximum of 18 hours. Semester-hours credit is determined by standards of the American Council on Education guide to the evaluation of experiences in the Armed Services.

GPA Requirements

Transfer students requesting admission to 3000-level coursework in the teacher preparation program of the School of Education must meet a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for all courses taken in the liberal arts general education courses and a passing score on all subtests of the General Knowledge Test. Florida resident students should complete this requirement before applying for admission to the teacher preparation program at Florida Southern College. Students transferring to Florida Southern College from colleges or universities outside the state of Florida should make arrangements to complete the General Knowledge Test in the first semester of their enrollment in the teacher preparation program at Florida Southern College.

Fast TRACC Guarantee Program

The Florida Southern College Fast TRACC Guarantee Program is designed to ease transferability and admission to Florida Southern College for transfer students. This includes transfer students from community colleges as well as four-year programs.

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Experience Florida Southern College from Home
Every day is a good day to visit!

We’ve moved our visit events online. Take advantage of these informative webinars to learn more about how Florida Southern can help you achieve your goals.

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Next Upcoming Transfer Event

Step 1:
start your Application

Our application Florida Southern College supports the most popular application platforms in higher education. Use the one that works best for you.


Florida Southern Preferred Application

One of the best ways to apply to FSC is to use our own Florida Southern Preferred application. It provides all the tools you need to quickly and successfully apply to Florida Southern.

Other Ways to Apply

If you are already using the Common App in your search process we also support these popular application platforms.

Check Your Application Status

Log in to your Applicant Status Page using your username and PIN to review your personalized checklist. Once we receive all of your documents, your application will be presented to the Admission Committee for review.

Step 2:
Rolling Admission Dates

Students choose the application timeline that meets their personal goals. Transfer students are accepted on a rolling date basis but we strongly encourage you to apply before the priority deadlines to maximize your scholarship and visit opportunities.

Transfer Admission

Rolling Admission dates mean transfer students receive decisions approximately 2 to 3 weeks from the date their application and all credentials have been received.


Priority Date:
December 1

Notification Date:
2 to 3 weeks from the date their application and all credentials have been received

Deposit Date:
December 15


Priority Date:
June 1

Notification Date:
2 to 3 weeks from the date their application and all credentials have been received

Deposit Date:
July 1


Academic Recognition
Scholarships Available

Florida Southern recognizes the academic accomplishments of transfer students who have earned at least 24 transferable credits.

  • Up to $20,000* with a minimum 3.75 GPA
  • Up to $19,000* with a minimum 3.50 GPA
  • Up to $18,000* with a minimum 3.25 GPA
  • Up to $16,000* with a minimum 3.00 GPA
  • Up to $15,000* with a minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Up to $14,000* with a minimum 2.50 GPA

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

Learn More about all our transfer scholarships

Step 3:
send supporting Materials

Submit the following as soon as possible to help us get you your admission decision.


If transferring less than 24 credits, we also need your:

Send your materials to:

Office of Admissions
Florida Southern College
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801-5698



Step 4:
Next Steps Once Admitted

Congratulations! We can’t wait for you to join us on campus!

Submit your FAFSA
Due As Soon As Possible

We encourage all families to complete a FAFSA. Be sure to include Florida Southern (001488) as a school of choice.

Pay your enrollment deposit to hold your place

Your enrollment deposit saves your place at Florida Southern, makes you eligible for scholarships and financial aid, 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.

Deposit Today!

If you do not plan to enroll at FSC let us know by declining your offer of admission.

Complete the new student enrollment forms
Priority Deadline: May 7

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. Due ASAP after submitting deposit.

Complete all medical forms
Due July 1

To avoid delays with moving in and starting classes, submit all medical forms as soon as possible.

Students and parents are also required to read our Student Health Center’s notice of privacy practices, which outlines student medical information disclosure.

Submit Final Official College Transcripts

After you have completed your current semester courses, be sure to request your final official college transcripts to be sent directly to FSC from all colleges and universities previously attended. FSC cannot accept college credits from unofficial transcripts. Be sure to also submit any official AP, IB, AICE, or CLEP examination scores so we can grant credit for examinations completed with an acceptable score.


Provide proof of Student identity
Due As Soon As Possible

We have recently updated our policies for verification of student identities. You will need to complete this process prior to beginning coursework at Florida Southern College. To satisfy this requirement, you must provide a copy of your government issued photo identification. You are encouraged to provide this identification in advance of your arrival by uploading a copy via your Student Status page. You will be required to provide your official ID when you arrive on campus in order to receive your FSC ID. Due ASAP after submitting deposit.

Upload ID

Acceptable forms of ID include: state issued driver’s license, state issued photo identification card, or unexpired government issued passport.

Submit Social Standing Requirement Form
Due As Soon As Possible

If you have not completed already, be sure to submit a Social Standing Form, to be completed by a college official at your most recent college or university attended. For more information, visit our Social Standing Form information page and send the link to your college official to complete the form. This is required to be completed prior to enrolling at FSC. Due ASAP after submitting deposit.

Finalize Financial Aid Awards

Accept or decline your student loans, review terms and conditions, and complete other important next steps to finalize your aid package.

Register for Transfer Advising Days

Enrolling transfer students will be required to register for an appointment to meet with an academic advisor to create your schedule.

Looking to enroll at Florida Southern College as a transfer student?

View our recording of our Transfer Admitted Student Webinar to learn more about academic advising, class registration, housing and community living, and making FSC your new home away from home!

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Frequently Asked Questions

You have some questions. We have the answers.

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Transfer Student Housing

Florida Southern has partnered with Lakeland’s Holiday Inn Express & Suites to provide incoming transfer students the ultimate in community living. 24-hour concierge, free breakfast, heated outdoor pool, fitness center, and housekeeping to keep your room fresh, are all perks associated with staying in this unique facility.

Learn More about transfer student housing

If you are a School or Independent Counselor looking to connect with one of our team members, send an invitation for an upcoming college fair you are hosting, or you would you like to have a representative from Florida Southern College visit your school, please e-mail fscrecruitment@flsouthern.edu directly and we would be happy to assist you.

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My professors were truly dedicated to helping all of their students succeed academically and in our post-grad goals. They took extra time out of their days to talk about my future, how I was going to get there, and what they could do to help.

— Ellen Cuppage