Transfer Requirements & Deadlines

Overview

Transfer Requirements and Deadlines

Admission to USF is more competitive than ever, but the process of applying is not difficult. Unless otherwise noted, our transfer requirements and deadlines are consistent across all three campuses: Tampa campus, St. Petersburg campus and Sarasota-Manatee campus.

General:

Application Deadlines

Apply early! Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis as applications are completed and all supporting documents are received.

Transfer & Second Bachelor's Degree Students

Desired Term of Entry Application Open Date Application Deadline File Completion Deadline
Fall (August) Sept 1 June 1 June 15
Spring (January) Feb 1 November 1 November 15
Summer (May/June) Sept 1 March 1 March 15

Former Students Returning to USF

Please complete an application no later than 20 business days prior to the first day for your desired term of entry.

We recommend you regularly check the status of your application to ensure our office has received all required application materials. You will receive your decision by mail once a decision is rendered.

How to Apply

1. Complete the online application
2. Pay the non-refundable $30 application fee or submit a NACAC application fee waiver
3. Send your official high school transcript(s) to USF

  • Ask your high school to send transcripts to USF electronically. If this option is not available, official transcripts should be mailed to:

University of South Florida
Office of Admissions
4202 E Fowler Avenue, SVC 1036
Tampa, FL 33620

4. Send official SAT or ACT scores to USF

5. Submit official college transcript(s) to USF from each college or university attended

  • 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:

University of South Florida
Office of Admissions
4202 E Fowler Avenue, SVC 1036
Tampa, FL 33620

  • Any college or university work that was completed at a non-U.S. institution must be submitted along with a course-by-course Foreign Credential Evaluation from a Credential Evaluation Service.

6. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLY: International students whose native language is not English will need to send official IELTS or TOEFL scores to USF:

7. Students can track their admission status by activating their NetID, logging in to the MyUSF portal, clicking on “My Resources,” and selecting “OASIS” to check on the application status.

General Requirements for all Majors

Terminology

  • Lower-Level (LL) Transfer = 12-29 hours of transferable credit including in-progress
  • Mid-Level (ML) Transfer = 30-59 hours of transferable credit including in-progress
  • Upper-Level (UL) Transfer = 60+ hours of transferable credit including in-progress

 Completion Ratio

All transfer students must have a courses completion ratio ≥ 67%. Completion ratio is the percentage of courses completed versus attempted

 Lower-Level (LL) Transfer

  • Transfer GPA ≥ 2.5
  • High School GPA ≥ 2.5
  • High School Units: 4 English, 4 Math, 3 Natural Science, 3 Social Science, 2 Foreign Language.
  • Final High School Transcript
  • Standardized Test Scores if HS GPA is ≥ 2.5 and ≤ 3.0
    • SATR ≥ 24, SATWL ≥ 25, SATM ≥ 24, OR
    • ACTR ≥ 19, SATE ≥ 17, SATM ≥ 19

 Mid-Level (ML) Transfer

  • Transfer GPA ≥ 2.5
  • 2 years of foreign language in high school and/or 2 semesters at the collegiate level
  • Final High School Transcript
  • C or better in college-level English Composition course
  • C or better in college-level Math course

 Upper-Level (UL) Transfer

  • With an Associate of Arts (AA) from a Florida College System Institution
    • Transfer GPA ≥ 2.0
  • Without an Associate of Arts (AA) from a Florida College System Institution
    • Transfer GPA ≥ 2.3

Second Baccalaureate (SB) Transfer

  • Final University Transcript
  • With a USF Bachelors’ degree
    • Bachelors GPA ≥ 2.0
  • Without a USF Bachelors’ degree
    • Bachelors GPA ≥ 2.5

 Former USF Student Returning (FSR)

  • USF GPA ≥ 2.0
  • Overall GPA ≥ 2.0
  • In good standing and eligible to return to the last institution attended
  • Minimum GPA for the declared major, pre-requisites met if applicable

Additional Requirements for Selective Majors

USF Does Not Require Essays or Personal Statements

No essay or personal statement is requested to be evaluated for admission to USF.  Any submission of an essay or personal statement will not be opened or reviewed


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