With flexible credit transfer student policies, financial aid and scholarship opportunities just for transfer students, Florida Southern is the right place for you.
We are pleased to partner with the state of Florida’s accredited two and four year community colleges to offer flexible transfer credit policies.
To see how many credits we can transfer for you, send us an official college transcript.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Our application Florida Southern College supports the most popular application platforms in higher education. Use the one that works best for you.
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.
If you are already using the Common App or the Coalition App in your search process we also support these popular application platforms.
Please use one of these application links 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 and visit opportunities.
Rolling Admission dates mean transfer students receive decisions approximately 2 to 3 weeks from the date their application and all credentials have been received.
2 to 3 weeks from the date their application and all credentials have been received
Florida Southern recognizes the academic accomplishments of transfer students who have earned at least 24 transferable credits.
* To receive the total amount you must live on campus.
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:
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