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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.

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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?

Let us do the work for you! To see how many credits will transfer, request a credit evaluation.

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Up to
credits from a community college.
Up to
credits from a four-year college or university.

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.

Learn More about the fast track program

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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Transfer Advising Days

These thirty-minute appointments with an academic advisor may either be done virtually via Zoom or by phone.

Learn More about Transfer Advising Days

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.

Fall 2021

Florida Southern Application

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

Other Ways to Apply for Fall 2021

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

Interested in Applying for Fall 2022?

You don't have long to wait. We will be opening the Fall 2022 application on May 19.

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

Deadline extended to January 4, 2021

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

Deposit Date:
January 1


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 $19,500* with a minimum 3.75 GPA
  • Up to $18,500* with a minimum 3.50 GPA
  • Up to $17,500* with a minimum 3.25 GPA
  • Up to $15,500* with a minimum 3.00 GPA
  • Up to $14,500* with a minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Up to $13,500* 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:

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.

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!

Once students are accepted, they should go through the following steps:

  1. To accept your offer of admission at Florida Southern College, an admissions deposit is required. Once admitted, students should pay a $500 deposit (if you plan to live on campus) or a $300 deposit (if you plan to commute). Please note that admissions deposits are accepted on a rolling basis until the class is full. You may pay online at or by phone at 863.680.4131.
  2. Review your financial aid award offer and transfer credit evaluation. Contact your admission counselor with questions. Your financial aid award is mailed to you after admission and submission of FAFSA to Florida Southern College.
  3. Submit your social standing form. 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.
  4. Complete your next steps forms on the FSC Enrollment Checklist. Here you’ll be able to complete your New student enrollment form (AKA: housing application if you’ve submitted your housing deposit), medical forms, and provide a proof of identification.
  5. When the start of the semester gets closer, remember to check out our orientation information and send any updated official transcripts so we can update your transfer credit report for you. Make sure to check your email regularly for outreach from your transfer admission counselor.

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