Application Requirements

Upper-Level Requirements

To be considered for admission, all transfer applicants are required to have successfully completed a minimum of 67 percent of all credit hours attempted at currently and previously enrolled institutions. In addition, a minimum transferrable GPA of 2.30 is required. Exceptions include:

*per the Consortium Agreement entered into by USF, Hillsborough Community College, Polk State College, State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota, St. Petersburg College and Pasco-Hernando State College.

Selective Admissions Programs of Study

The following majors are selective admissions programs. This means upper-level transfer applicants must meet the stated GPA minimums to be admitted.

Programs of Study Minimum GPA Required
 Architecture 3.00
 Business 2.50 
 Education 2.50 
 Mass Communications 2.75 
 Nursing (60+ credits) 3.20** 
 Social Work 2.75 

**2.50 for applicants with an A.S. in Nursing degree from the Florida College System.

USF offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Science (BSAS) for Associate in Science degree graduates from the Florida College System.  Detailed information on this degree program is available at

Admission Requirements

You will need to submit the following to be considered for admission:

***Electronic transcripts transmitted to USF from the Florida College System do not include courses from other colleges/universities. It is highly recommended you have transcripts from any prior schools sent electronically to USF. This will expedite review of your application. If this option is not available, all documents should be sent to: Office of Admissions 4202 E Fowler Avenue, SVC 1036, 
Tampa, FL 33620.

Additional Requirements

Applicants with 102+ transferrable credits must submit a personal statement indicating the reasons why they wish to transfer to USF. Please include an explanation of why excess credit hours are needed to complete a bachelor's degree and a plan for graduating quickly and efficiently. Applicants are expected to take only those courses necessary to complete a degree within three terms.

Please note: Applicants will be charged double the tuition rate for each credit hour beyond 132 (for students in a 120-hour degree program) or 110 percent in excess of the hours required. Additionally, applicants who have attempted 180 credit hours are no longer eligible for financial aid as an undergraduate applicant (including federal student loans).