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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

Credits transferred from students who apply and are offered admission to FSC will be automatically added to the FSC TES® system daily beginning Summer 2021.

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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.

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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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 for Fall 2022

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

Transfer Students Applying for Fall 2021?

Please use one of these application links to apply.

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 $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:

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!

Provide proof of identity.
Due January 7, 2022

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.

Upload ID

Acceptable forms of ID include: state issued driver’s license, state issued photo identification card, or unexpired government issued passport. Deadline to upload is January 7 at 5:00 PM.

Complete the new student enrollment forms.

Due December 15, 2021

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.

Complete all medical forms.

Due December 15, 2021

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.

Download Forms

Submit documents by December 15. Incomplete or inaccurate information will prevent move-in to residence hall and/or class.

Decline Health Coverage
Due before February 1, 2022

As part of the College’s plan to ensure all students have access to healthcare, all full-time students are automatically enrolled in the College’s Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan. Students entering FSC in the Spring 2022 semester and who wish to decline coverage must opt out through the United Healthcare Student Center on or before February 1, 2022.

Learn More

Due before February 1, 2022.

Review the Enrollment Guide

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

Finalize Payments

Due January 1, 2022

Before the semester begins, please make sure all your bills are paid. Check with the Business Office if you have questions or concerns. Spring bills will be available through the FSC Portal. Please review your bill and payment options. By enrolling in our interest-free payment plan, you can spread your balance for the year out over ten months. Payment is due by January 1, 2022.

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Spring bills will be available through the FSC Portal and payment is due before January 1, 2022.

Send in Final Transcripts and Test Scores

Due January 4, 2022

Final high school transcripts must be official and reflect your date of graduation. If you’ve taken dual-enrollment courses — we’ll need an official transcript from each school(s) where credit was earned in order to award credit.

Credit by Examination (AP, CLEP, AICE) requires that we receive your official test scores from the testing agency. IB coursework requires an official copy of the IB diploma or the IB score.

Transfer students must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended previously, and a completed social standing form.

Log In

You’ll want to review your unofficial FSC transcript through the FSC Portal to ensure it reflects the credits you’ve earned.

Upload photo for FSC ID

Due January 5, 2022

Please be sure to view the Student ID Instructions PDF for photo guidelines. Photos must be in a JPG format; instructions include direction for how to use your iPhone to create JPG photos.

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The College reserves the right to refuse the photograph if it does not meet the above criteria or if deemed inappropriate by the Campus Safety and Security Office.

Attend New Student Orientation

Our one-day spring Orientation on January 10 gives new students a chance to meet with their academic department and get acclimated to college life at Florida Southern.

Review the Academic Calendar

Important dates to know.

Connect with Future Mocs

Keep up with what's happening on campus!

Complete Financial Aid

When reviewing financial aid award offers, it is important to compare out of pocket expenses rather than total financial aid offered. To stay on track with the financial aid forms and documents that will need to be completed, visit our financial aid next steps checklist. Spring bills are due January 1.

Submit your FAFSA

Priority Deadline: December 15, 2021

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

Students entering in January 2022 should submit the 2021-2022 FAFSA (opens October 1, 2020).

Pay your enrollment deposit to hold your place

Priority Deadline: December 15, 2021

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.

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

Find Your Counselor

Please answer the following questions to meet your admissions counselor for your area.