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Transfer Students

Transferring to Florida Southern is Easier Than You Think

Are you ready to take the next step in your academic journey? More than 100 students just like you transfer to Florida Southern each year, taking advantage of FSC's flexible credit transfer policies, financial aid, and special scholarships just for transfer students!

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Why FSC?

Exceptional Academic Programs

Exceptional Academic Programs

At Florida Southern, you’ll find small classes, hands-on learning, great attention from faculty, and increased opportunities for research, internships, and travel.
Undergraduate Programs
A Supportive Community

A Supportive Community

You'll have access to academic advisors to guide you on your career path, clubs and organizations to connect you with like-minded peers, and individual attention from passionate teachers who prioritize success.
Campus Life
Excellent Career Outcomes

Excellent Career Outcomes

Employers and graduate schools look for candidates with experience. FSC's signature opportunities ensure alums have connected with a professional network and gained valuable expertise in their area of interest; 98% are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.
Top Choice for Transfers

Top Choice for Transfers

Our flexible credit transfer policies and robust financial support exemplify FSC's commitment to transferring students successfully. FSC offers substantial financial aid, distributing over $58 million in scholarships and ensuring transfer students can access resources to thrive.
Transfer Scholarships

Will My Credits Transfer?

Florida Southern accepts college-level coursework from other accredited institutions of higher education, as long as they meet the College's transfer eligibility requirements. Typically, we transfer:

Courses with a


or better.

Up to


credits from a community college.

Up to


credits from a four-year college or university.

Transferring to Florida Southern College has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. The professors are experts in their fields, and it is clear they truly care about their students. The campus is beautiful, and there are so many great amenities to explore. FSC also has tons of great clubs and ways to get involved with campus life. I'm proud to be a Moc for life!
Erin Mullen
Secondary Education Major
Transfer Preview Day

Transfer Preview Day

Transfer Preview Day provides more than just a glimpse at campus life; it opens the door to new possibilities!

Visit FSC

Visit FSC

Come visit campus through a daily tour! During your visit, you will be able to sit in on a brief information session, go on a one-hour walking tour guided by current students, and meet with an Admissions Counselor to discuss next steps for applying, financial aid, enrolling, and more!

How to Apply

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 opportunities.

Completing Your Application

We're all about making applying as simple as possible. That's why we offer three easy ways to apply to FSC - none of them require an application fee.

FSC Preferred App Common App Coalition App

Deadlines for 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 Application Date: July 1
Priority Deposit Deadline: July 1; Rolling Deadline: July 15


Priority Application Date: December 1
Deposit Date: December 15

Supplemental Materials

  • An official final high school transcript. (If you plan to transfer less than 25 credits.)
  • Official copies of all college transcripts.
  • Standing Form or Common Application College Report or Coalition Application Transfer Report
  • International students: We require official TOEFL iBT, IELTS, or SAT/ACT Test scores if English is not your native language.

Send your materials by email to or fax to 863.680.4120. You can also have them mailed to:

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

Accepted students will automatically receive a transfer credit evaluation.

The Support You Need to Finish Strong

FSC offers transfer students ample aid to complete their degrees. When you apply, you are automatically considered for a range of scholarships totaling up to $23,000 per year.

Already Accepted?

Congrats! Ready to take your next steps towards becoming a member of the FSC community?


Submit Your FAFSA

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 863.680.4131.

Deposit Today!

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


Complete Housing Form

This form allows our community living team to know your housing preferences and emergency contact information. Due ASAP after submitting deposit and found on the enrollment tab of your FSC application status page.


Review Transfer Evaluation of Credits

An evaluation of your college transcripts submitted from previous colleges and universities attended was completed by the Florida Southern College registrar's office and emailed to your application email address. Be sure to review the documents sent to you on how your credits transferred to Florida Southern College.


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.

Once we receive your final official college transcripts with grades included from your most recent semester, our registrar office will be able to begin working on your final transfer credit evaluation and academic degree audit based on your major. Final transcripts must be submitted prior to a Transfer Advising Days appointment.


Provide Proof Of Student Identity

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 by July 15 and found on the enrollment tab of your FSC application status page.

Upload ID

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


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. Transfer advising days will take place beginning on July 15 over the phone or on Zoom. In advising meetings, students will...

  • Receive a degree audit that outlines out how transferred courses will go into your degree
  • Go over course schedules and offered courses
  • Get registered for Fall 2024 classes

Frequently Asked Questions

You may already have college experience, but it's still totally normal to have questions about transferring. From how to transfer credits to requirements and deadlines, we've put together a list of our most frequently asked questions.

Meet your Counselor

Our professional team of admissions counselors are available to guide you through each step of the application process.