Up to 45 semester hours of credit can be awarded by taking AICE, AP, IB, or CLEP tests and achieving appropriate scores.* To receive credit, official test scores must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions. Credit will be awarded only once for the same subject, whether from credit by examination, dual enrollment, transfer credit, or FSU course credit. Credit awarded for dual enrollment or transfer courses takes precedence over credit by examination.
Students enrolled in college coursework prior to graduation from high school (dual enrollment) may be awarded college credit. An official college transcript will be required for the posting of credit. We will not post college credit from a high school transcript.
College courses taken through dual-enrollment will permanently be a part of your college transcript(s) regardless of the grade earned. An official college transcript must be sent to the Office of Admissions before you enroll. Any grades below C is subject to the offer of admission being rescinded. Transfer credit will be awarded for academic (non-technical/non-vocational/non-remedial) courses. If a student attempts a college course and also earns test credit through AP, AICE, CLEP, or IB, the test credit will not be added to the student's academic record. The Office of Undergraduate Studies will evaluate transfer credit to determine how it may fulfill FSU Liberal Studies requirements. Students may learn more about FSU's Liberal Studies requirements and search the Liberal Studies course database here. Earning the Florida Associate in Arts (AA) Degree will automatically satisfy liberal studies requirements.
Students who earned an AA degree while in high school must submit a final official transcript from their AA degree-granting institution showing that the AA degree was earned. A final official transcript will show both that the AA degree was earned and the date the degree was earned. Staff in the Graduation Planning and Strategies (GPS) Office are always excited to connect with high school AA students to answer any questions and brainstorm how to make the most of their time at FSU. Students can learn more about how having the high school AA degree makes their degree requirements unique and the opportunities available to them here.
* Subject to change. Legislation calls for an annual review to determine the appropriate examination scores and courses for which credit is to be granted.