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Transfer Enrollment Information


Please verify the accuracy of the following information:

Name: Is your name spelled correctly? All of your academic records are established from the admission application, so please report any inaccuracies. Please complete the Change Form if you wish to make a change to your name.

Address: We convert all addresses to U.S. Postal standards, so there may be slight differences between how you write your address and how we have entered it in our database. Please let us know if your address changes. You can submit an address change on your Application Status Check under the Verify Address section.

Email Address: Email is our official way of communicating with you. Our office and others on campus will regularly email you important information. Please make sure that we always have your most up-to-date email address. To ensure receipt of our emails, include admissions@fsu.edu in your address book. Please complete the Change Form if you wish to make a change to your email address.

Residency Status: We determine your residency status after receiving the residency declaration form that you submitted. Note that all students who wish to claim Florida residency for tuition purposes must complete the Residency Declaration form located under the Checklist section on your Application Status Check before enrolling at the university. Please email residency@fsu.edu with any questions regarding your residency status.

Term of Entrance: The term in which you were accepted is specified on your decision letter. If you wish to be reconsidered for another term, please contact the Office of Admissions at 850.644.6200 and ask to speak with a transfer officer about changing your term.

Major: Is the correct major listed, or has your academic interest changed since you initially applied? If you are having second thoughts about your major, you may research your academic options at the Academic Program Guide website. Please contact the Office of Admissions at 850.644.6200 and ask to speak with a transfer officer to further discuss your options of changing your major, since your application must be forwarded to the new academic program for review.

Conditions of Admission

We outlined the conditions of admission in your acceptance letter, which is visible on the Application Status Check. If you do not meet the conditions listed there, your admission may be rescinded. Please contact the Office of Admissions immediately if you think you may not meet the conditions of admission.

Activate Your FSUID

You will receive an email from FSU Information Technology Services (ITS) with your unique FSUID. To activate your FSUID, log in to the myFSU portal, click Manage FSUID/Password, and follow the on-screen steps to complete the activation process.

Please note, if you were previously admitted to the University a unique FSUID was already assigned to you. To gain access to the myFSU portal, please log in using the FSUID you were initially assigned.

Housing on Campus (housing.fsu.edu)

University Housing offers a diverse living and learning community with suite-style and apartment-style residence halls. Each residence hall has unique characteristics. Detailed information on each hall can be found at University Housing.

  • If you have been admitted for the summer or fall semester, we encourage you to visit the University Housing website for information about the housing contract.
  • If you have been admitted for the spring semester, you may submit a housing contract beginning in September.
  • Keep in mind that housing on campus is not guaranteed, and is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. It is not unusual for housing on campus to fill up quickly.

Orientation (dsst.fsu.edu/newnole/orientation)

Orientation will be online for all incoming students and their family members for the Summer and Fall 2021 terms. Be sure to register for a mandatory virtual orientation session, at dsst.fsu.edu/newnole/orientation.

After activating your FSUID, you will need to complete the Starting at State Module and then select your orientation session. We require all degree-seeking undergraduate students to attend a new student orientation session.

  • In your myFSU portal, you will see the following prompt: Have you completed the Starting at State Module? CLICK HERE to log in and complete it. Click this link and complete the Starting at State requirement
  • After completing the Starting at State requirement, your myFSU portal will prompt you to register for Orientation with the following message: Have you registered for New Student Orientation? To register or update your reservation CLICK HERE. Click this link and complete your reservation.
  • During Orientation, you will become acquainted with University policies and procedures, participate in academic advising, and register for classes.
  • You should register for orientation as soon as possible after being admitted to FSU to ensure the widest selection of orientation dates are available. Your space will be saved when your payment is received.
  • To learn more about orientation and registration, visit the Orientation Registration page. (Distance learning students should review their New Student Checklist).

Required Health Information (uhs.fsu.edu)

Healthcare Compliance Information: As a new student to our university, Florida law requires you to provide health history and immunization information to the Health Compliance Office before you can register for classes. You can find the required form at University Health Services.

Health Insurance: Florida State requires that all full-time students have health insurance. You must either enroll in the University-sponsored plan or provide proof of comparable health insurance coverage by submitting your insurance information online at University Health Services. You cannot register for classes until you meet this annual requirement.

  • To learn more about the mandatory health insurance requirement and the costs associated with the University-sponsored plan, please visit Health Compliance.
  • Check your myFSU Portal to see the status of your immunization and health insurance status. If your portal indicates a problem with either immunizations or insurance, you may contact University Health Services by email at healthcompliance@fsu.edu or phone at 850.644.3608 for further assistance.

Financial Aid (financialaid.fsu.edu)

The Office of Financial Aid assists students with securing federal, state, and institutional financial aid. To apply for financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

  • To receive consideration for all types of aid, submit the 2021-2022 FAFSA as soon as possible.
  • If you have been admitted to FSU for Summer 2021 and wish to apply for financial aid, please complete both the 2020-2021 FAFSA and the 2021-2022 FAFSA.
  • If you wish to accept Federal Direct Stafford loans as part of your financial aid award, make sure you complete the Loan Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note. This must be completed for Florida State, even if you previously received loans at another school.
  • To view your financial aid information, you must first claim your permanent FSUID (see instructions above), then you can log in through your myFSU Portal.
  • If you will be receiving Florida Bright Futures or any other state of Florida scholarship, ensure our school code (371) is listed on your state scholarship application. You can update this online or call the State of Florida Office of Student Financial Assistance at 1.888.827.2004.

Tuition Cost

You can find the most up-to-date information on the basic cost of attendance at Admissions Transfer Finances. The cost of attendance, and our net-price calculator, are available through the Office of Financial Aid website. Additionally, FSU created an FAQ to help answer many of your questions regarding how and when to pay tuition, the disbursement of financial aid, and so on. You can access the FAQ by logging on to Student Business Services. You can also find information on Tuition & Fees as well as Payment Information on the Office of Student Business Services' website.

Dining on Campus

Seminole Dining provides a variety of economical and flexible meal options with 28 on-campus locations. FSU also offers allergen-safe dining options. You can access detailed information at Seminole Dining.

Campus Initiatives

  • Engage 100
    • Engage 100 is designed to connect, engage, and challenge you during your first semester at FSU. These small, mentor-guided group experiences are centered on a particular topic or curriculum that will assist you in thriving in our university community.
    • Please visit engage100.fsu.edu to learn more and find your experience.
  • Student Resilience Project
    • The Student Resilience Project is a program required for all new undergraduate students. It is a web-based, research-informed toolkit developed to encourage students' wellness by helping them learn to manage stress in healthy ways and increase their sense of belonging on campus.
    • The website features videos, skill-building activities, resources, and information, including podcasts by campus experts.
    • Learn more about the Student Resilience Project at strong.fsu.edu.

Academic Degree Programs

The Academic Program Guide provides a program description, an eight-semester plan for graduation (the academic map), and a link to the department website for each of our undergraduate degree programs. Dance, Motion Picture Arts, Music, Music Theatre, Studio Art, and Theatre require an audition and/or separate departmental application. Be sure to check the departmental website for specific departmental requirements.

Transfer Credit

If you have earned an AA degree from a Florida public institution, or were admitted "subject to completion of the AA degree," you will receive a minimum of 60 semester hours of transfer credit. In addition, you will have satisfied our liberal studies (general education) requirements.

The Division of Undergraduate Studies will complete a liberal studies evaluation of all non-AA transfer students, and we will make that evaluation available to you.

Your academic College will determine the credits that are applicable toward your degree program.

Credit by Examination

Up to 45 semester hours of course credit can be awarded by achieving appropriate scores on AICE, AP, IB, and/or CLEP tests. To receive credit, request your official test scores be sent to the Office of Admissions from the testing agency.

Excess Credit Hour Surcharge

Florida Statutes (Section 1009.286, FS) encourages students enrolled in a state university to complete the baccalaureate degree program as quickly and efficiently as possible. Students who do not complete the degree in a timely fashion will be assessed an additional charge, commonly referred to as an "Excess Credit Hour Surcharge." The hour count does not include accelerated coursework (AICE, AP, IB, CLEP, and dual enrollment) taken during high school. You can learn more about the Excess Credit Hour Surcharge on the Registrar's information page.

Campus Visit

We encourage you to check out our virtual events with our Student Ambassadors and a variety of different virtual presentations at visit.fsu.edu. We look forward to connecting with you soon!

FSUCard

The FSUCard is your official FSU ID and provides access to libraries, residence halls, buses and on-campus laundry. Visit FSUCard Services for more information on how to obtain your card and services associated with the FSUCard.

Transportation & Parking Services

The University provides a variety of transportation services and parking facilities to meet your needs. For information about the various bus routes, on-campus parking, and to obtain a parking permit, please visit Transportation & Parking Services.

Student Veterans Center

The Student Veterans Center supports current and former military members and their dependents through resources and programs that ease the transition to college, facilitate personal development, and provide guidance toward rewarding careers. Students planning to use federal Veterans Affairs (VA) educational benefits, such as the GI Bill, will find detailed information at the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs website.

Office of Accessibility Services (OAS)

The Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) coordinates academic support services for qualified students with disabilities. To be eligible for services, you must have a diagnosed disability, provide appropriate documentation, request services, and register with OAS. You can request information by emailing oas@fsu.edu or by calling 850.644.9566 (voice) or 850.270.5370 (VRS). You can also register for services at the Office of Accessibility Services.

International Students

If you are an international student requiring an F-1 or J-1 visa you will be contacted by the Center for Global Engagement (CGE). They will assist you with the I-20 Application/DS-2019 process; detailed instructions will be sent to you via email upon your formal admission to Florida State University. Once you have obtained your I-20 or DS-2019, you will receive additional guidance on having your documents shipped to you.

Please note that if you have an active F-1 visa from another university, you will need to have your SEVIS record transferred to FSU. This process will also be explained via email, though you are encouraged to speak with your current International Student Advisor to initiate the transfer before speaking with your FSU advisor.

You are encouraged to visit the International Student section of the CGE website to learn more. You may also contact their office at 850.644.1702 or CGE-NewStudents@fsu.edu. Please note that during peak processing times there may be a 1-2 day delay before you receive a response.

University & Academic Calendars

Important dates, including the first and last day of the semester, University holidays, and examination schedules are listed on the University Calendar and Academic Calendar pages.


Admissions email: admissions@fsu.edu
Admissions phone: 850.644.6200
Admissions website: https://admissions.fsu.edu
Take a virtual tour of campus: https://visit.fsu.edu