Transfer Resources

Types of Transfer Students

Transfer Information Session 

Lower-Level Transfer

If you have graduated from high school and have earned 12 to 29 transferrable credits prior to enrolling at USF (including in-progress credits), USF considers you a lower-level transfer applicant. At least 12 transferable credits (not including credit by exam) must be earned post high school graduation and prior to the file completion deadline for the term you have applied for.

In addition, you must meet the Florida Board of Governors minimums. A 2.50 transfer or postsecondary transferrable GPA is required.

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Mid-Level Transfer

If you have graduated from high school and obtained 30-59 transferrable credits (including in-progress credits), USF considers you a mid-level transfer student.

Students must have at least a C in both a college-level math course and a college-level English composition course.  A 2.50 transfer GPA is required.

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Upper-Level Transfer

If you have graduated from high school and obtained 60+ transferrable credits (including in-progress credits), USF considers you an upper-level transfer student. 

Students without an Associate of Arts (AA) degree from a Florida College System institution must have a minimum transferrable GPA of 2.30.  Students with an AA degree from a Florida College System institution must have a minimum transferrable GPA of 2.00.

All transfer students (lower-, mid-, and upper-level) must have a courses completion ratio ≥ 67%. Completion ratio is the percentage of courses completed versus attempted.

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Transferring with an Associate of Arts Degree (AA)

Students who have obtained an AA from a Florida College System institution and have a 2.0 GPA will be guaranteed admission, automatically meet the general education requirement and transfer with at least 60 credit hours. Additional requirements may be required of students pursuing programs which are limited access.

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Transferring with an Associate of Science Degree (AS)

Students transferring with an AS DO NOT automatically meet the general education course requirements. AS applicants will have credits evaluated as part of the admission process on a course-by-course basis. There is also the option of transferring with the AS and pursing the Bachelor of Science in Applied Science, which would guarantee the transfer of credits.

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Out of State Transfer

Students transferring from an out of state institution will have their credentials reviewed to assess transferable credit. An AA from out of state does not guarantee transfer of credit automatically. Certain courses that have been evaluated previously from certain institutions may be part of our articulation catalog, and transfer in seamlessly. To be proactive, reach out to an advising office related to your intended major by clicking here