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
Spring 2023 (January Start) March 1, 2022 October 1, 2022 October 15, 2022
Summer 2023 (May/June Start) August 1, 2022 March 1, 2023

March 15, 2023

Fall 2023 (August Start) August 1, 2022 May 1, 2023

May 15, 2023

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.

General Requirements for all Majors

The requirements stated below are standards for admission to USF. Please be aware that admission to the academic program may include additional requirements. For more information on admission to the academic program, visit the Undergraduate Catalog

Terminology

  • Lower-Level (LL) Transfer = 12-29 hours of transferable credit including in-progress
    • Must have some completed post-secondary work
  • 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
  • Must submit official SAT/ACT scores
  • If HS GPA is ≥ 2.5 and < 3.0
    • SATR ≥ 24, SATWL ≥ 25, SATM ≥ 24, OR
    • ACTR ≥ 19, ACTE ≥ 17, ACTM ≥ 19
  • If HS GPA is ≥ 3.0
    • SATR ≥ 24, SATWL ≥ 25, SATM ≥ 24, OR
    • ACTR ≥ 19, ACTE ≥ 17, ACTM ≥ 19, OR
    • C or better in
      • college-level English Composition course and
      • college-level Math course

 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

Nursing

Nursing Admissions
  Spring Summer Fall
Transfer Students No Admission No Admission  Tampa Campus
Minimum 3.6 Transfer GPA

V-CARE Students 

(Military medics & corpsmen only)
No Admission No Admission

Tampa Campus

Minimum 2.9 Transfer GPA

Second Bachelors Degree Students 
(students with a first bachelor’s degree only)

Sarasota-Manatee Campus Minimum 3.0 GPA  Tampa Campus
Minimum 3.0 GPA 

St Petersburg Campus

Minimum 3.0 Transfer GPA


Nursing programs are limited-access. Transfer students meeting minimum criteria will be admitted to USF as Pre-nursing.  They must then submit a secondary application with the College of Nursing through NursingCAS.  Please visit the College of Nursing website for complete details.  

  • Second Bachelors Degree students applying for Spring admission submit an application to the Tampa campus but, if admitted to the Nursing program, take their courses at the Sarasota-Manatee campus
  • Second Bachelors Degree students applying for Fall admission submit an application to the Tampa campus but, if admitted to the Nursing program, take their courses at the St Petersburg campus
Common Admission Deadlines
  Term App Available App Priority Deadline Transcript Submission Priority Deadline App Completion Deadline Admission to USF Deadline
Upper Division Fall September 1 December 1 January 15 February 1 March 1
V-CARE Fall September 1 December 1 January 15 February 1 March 1
Accelerated Second Degree – Tampa Summer September 1 December 1 January 15 February 1 March 1
Accelerated Second Degree – St. Petersburg Fall September 1 February 1 May 15 June 1 July 1
Accelerated Second Degree – Sarasota-Manatee Spring February 1 July 1 August 15 September 1 October 1

Foreign Language Entrance Requirement (FLENT)

Students must have completed two academic units of the same foreign language in high school or two semesters of the same foreign language or American Sign Language (ASL) in college to be considered for admission.  If you already have fulfilled this requirement, submit official transcripts showing the foreign language or ASL courses completed. Refer to the following bullets for methods to meet the requirement and possible exemptions.  Students who have not met FLENT at point of admission may still be admissible, but must meet FLENT before graduating from USF.

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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