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Transient Students

Transient admission status allows students enrolled in a degree-seeking program at another institution to take courses not offered at the parent institution at Florida State University on a space-available basis. Students must be in good academic standing at the parent institution and Florida State (if previously enrolled at FSU).

Incoming transient applications may be submitted no earlier than one semester in advance of the term for which the applicant is seeking admission. Deadlines for each semester are as follows:

Spring Summer Fall
December 1 April 1 August 1

  • Students whose home institution is a Florida state college or university should apply through FloridaShines.
  • Students whose parent institution is a non-Florida public institution should download and complete the transient form. Approved applications may be emailed to with "transient application" in the subject line.

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Florida State University encourages applications for admission from qualified students regardless of race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other protected group status in accordance with all pertinent federal, state, and local laws on non-discrimination and equal opportunity.