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Transfer Students

Florida Southern Welcomes More Than 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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Will My Credits Transfer?

We are pleased to partner with the state of Florida’s accredited two and four year community colleges to offer flexible transfer credit policies. Through this 2+2 program, students entering from one of these institutions with an AA degree will have met all of Florida Southern’s general education requirements and essentially enter FSC as a junior—though an AA degree is not required to transfer to Florida Southern.

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courses with
or better
up to
credits from a community college
up to
credits from a four-year college or university

To see how many credits we can transfer for you, send us an official college transcript. We do not need ACT or SAT scores for students with 25+ hours.

Advanced Credit Policy

Academic Recognition Scholarships

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

  • Up to $17,500* with a minimum 3.75 GPA
  • Up to $16,500* with a minimum 3.50 GPA
  • Up to $15,500* with a minimum 3.25 GPA
  • Up to $14,500* with a minimum 3.00 GPA
  • Up to $13,500* with a minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Up to $12,500* with a minimum 2.50 GPA

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

Phi Theta Kappa Award

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

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

Transfer Student Counselors

Our knowledgeable transfer student counselors can advise you on next steps to ensure you’re on track to achieve your college and career goals.

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Peggy Hogan

Senior Assistant Director

All Transfer Student applicants for Fall and Spring terms except Polk County, Florida and all Spring term applicants except Polk County, Florida (includes International applicants for Spring).

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Brian Emery

Admissions Counselor

Polk County, Florida Transfer Students

Transfer Application Requirements

  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • Official College Transcripts
  • Official High School Transcript *
  • SAT/ACT Test Scores *
  • Social Standing Form

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* If you have earned fewer than 25 transferable college credits

Visit Florida Southern

Get a firsthand look at Florida Southern at events designed specifically with transfer students in mind! Meet our counselors. Find out about the transfer application process and financial aid.

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Rolling Admission Dates

Transfer students applying receive decisions approximately 2-3 weeks from the date their application and all credentials have been received.

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june 1 fall priority deadline
december 1 spring priority deadline

Start the application process well before the priority deadlines to ensure enough time to gather all the required documents. All documents are due by the priority deadline dates.

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