The University deadlines* are listed below; however, some academic programs have earlier deadlines than those established by the University, or may admit only for a specific term. Prospective applicants should refer to the Academic Program Guide for program application deadlines. All information used to make an admission decision must be received by the published deadlines.
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All information used to make an admission decision must be received by the published deadlines. In addition, the University reserves the right to close transfer admission earlier if warranted by enrollment limitations and the number and quality of applications.
*If the University deadline falls on a weekend, applicants have until the following Monday to submit their applications and all supporting documents.
Transfer admission is a holistic and selective process, and no single criterion guarantees admission. Rather, we consider all of the documentation you submit, and we carefully review your academic record to ensure you are prepared for the academic rigor you'll encounter at Florida State University. Typically, the longer you've been out of high school the more we focus on your college performance. Some colleges and departments limit the number of students they admit to their programs; thus, your intended major could factor into our admission decision.
All transfer applicants must have demonstrated satisfactory academic progress. Applicants who will have attempted 90+ semester hours of college credit (including withdrawals and repeated courses) before enrolling at Florida State University must submit a personal statement to firstname.lastname@example.org. The statement must address the reason(s) for transferring to FSU this late in the academic program and should also include a plan for a timely graduation.
Typically, students will be charged double the tuition rate for each credit hour beyond 132 hours for a normal 120-semester hour degree program. See below for details.
Freshman and sophomore applicants (12-59 semester hours of transferable credit as determined by the Office of Admissions) must:
Junior and senior applicants (60+ semester hours of transferable credit as determined by the Office of Admissions) must:
Applicants who have received an Associate of Arts (AA) degree from a Florida public institution immediately prior to transferring, receive priority consideration for admission provided the application and all supporting documents are received in the Office of Admissions by the deadline.
NOTE: Applicants who graduate from high school and who will receive an AA degree at the same time must meet the freshman admission requirements AND the major requirements when submitting the admission application.
All transfer applicants must have satisfied the state of Florida's world language admission requirement at either the high school or college level. At the high school level, students must have earned two sequential units of high school credit in one world language (e.g. Spanish I and Spanish II) or American Sign Language. At the college level, students must have completed through the second elementary/beginning course of one world language or American Sign Language (or documented equivalent proficiency).
All transfer applicants must have demonstrated college-level proficiency in English and mathematics prior to being considered for admission. You can demonstrate proficiency by having a minimum of three semester hours of approved college-level English composition and a minimum of three semester hours of approved college-level mathematics with no grade below "C".
International transfer credit is awarded for coursework completed at an accredited (recognized) institution of higher learning. No credit is awarded for technical, vocational, or below-college-level coursework, or courses completed with grades below "D-." An official course-by-course evaluation is required for all academic records from non-U.S. institutions. We recommend the evaluation be done by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.
All transfer applicants must select a major. In addition to meeting general University requirements, you must also meet the criteria established for admission to your selected major. General University admission requirements are listed on this page, but you should refer to the Academic Program Guide for detailed program information. The Academic Program Guide provides a detailed program description, an academic map, and a link to your department of interest. Because major requirements often include specific course requirements, it is crucial that you provide us with all AP, IB, AICE, or CLEP exam results so that we have a complete record of all the course credit you have earned.
A limited-access program utilizes selective admission to limit program enrollment. Limited-access status is justified when student demand exceeds available resources (student/faculty ratios, instructional facilities, equipment, or specific accrediting requirements). Criteria for selective admission include indicators of talent, performance, creativity, or ability to complete the program's required work. Admission to such programs is governed by the Articulation Agreement and the State Board of Education administrative rules.
For a number of degree programs, access is limited at the upper-division level to those students meeting certain additional criteria. These additional criteria are applied equally to students that will have earned 52+ credit hours at the time of enrollment in FSU, AA degree transfers from Florida public institutions, and rising juniors at Florida State University.
A number of different colleges offer limited-access programs. For specific admission requirements to a particular department or college, refer to the appropriate section of the Academic Program Guide.
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 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 are not calculated in this hour count. For more information on the excess credit-hour surcharge, please refer to the Registrar's Office.