Transfer Requirements

Major Requirements

All transfer applicants must meet requirements for admission to the University and to the major/program of interest. Minimum University admission requirements are listed on this page. For information about the major/program of interest, refer to the Undergraduate Academic Program Guide found at academic-guide.fsu.edu/ for a detailed program description, to view the academic map, and to link to the department's website. Because of mapping, it is very important that we receive all credit earned through accelerated mechanisms (AICE, AP, IB, CLEP).

Foreign Language Admission Requirement

All transfer applicants must have satisfied the state of Florida's foreign language admission requirement by having earned two units in one foreign language (i.e. proficiency through Spanish II) or American Sign Language in high school, or having completed through the second elementary/beginning course of one foreign language (i.e., proficiency through SPN 1121 - Beginning Spanish II) or American Sign Language in college (or documented equivalent proficiency).

College Level Proficiency Skills in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics

All transfer applicants must have demonstrated college-level proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics prior to being considered for admission. This can be achieved by having a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA in six semester hours of approved college-level English composition and a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA in six semester hours of approved college-level mathematics with no grade below "C-," or by having the appropriate subscores on the ACT and/or SAT:

  • Reading - 22 on the ACT reading or 500 on the SAT critical reading
  • Writing - 21 on the ACT English and ACT E/W or 500 on the SAT writing
  • Math - 21 on the ACT math or 500 on the SAT math

Associate in Arts (AA) Applicants

Applicants transferring directly after earning the AA degree from a Florida public institution will receive priority consideration for admission.

Junior/Senior-Level Applicants

Junior and senior applicants (60 or more semester hours of transferable credit as determined by the Office of Admissions) must:

  • Have at least a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average (GPA) on all college work attempted.
  • Have at least a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) on all college work attempted at the last institution.

Freshman/Sophomore-Level Applicants

Freshman and sophomore applicants (12-59 semester hours of transferable credit as determined by the Office of Admissions) must:

  • Meet freshman admission criteria.
  • Have at least a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) cumulative GPA on all college work attempted.
  • Have at least a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) GPA on all college work attempted at the last institution.

Excess Credit Hour Surcharge

In 2009, the Florida Legislature implemented a new law (Section 1009.286, FS) to encourage students who enroll in a state university to complete the baccalaureate degree program as quickly and efficiently as possible. It established what is commonly referred to as an "Excess Credit Hour Surcharge" by charging an additional student payment to those students who do not complete the baccalaureate degree in a timely fashion. Accelerated coursework (AICE, AP, IB, CLEP, and dual enrollment) taken while in high school will not be considered in this hour count. To learn more about this surcharge, click here.

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