Transfer Students - General Overview
Students who have previously attended a postsecondary institution and have earned more than twelve (12) semester hours of credit are considered transfer students. Students wishing to transfer to a public university are strongly encouraged to do so after earning an associate in arts degree from a Florida community college.
Transferring with an Associate in Arts (AA) Degree
In accordance with the Articulation Agreement, associate in arts graduates of a Florida community college are guaranteed admission into a public university although it may not be to the student's preferred institution.
Transferring with an Associate in Science (AS) Degree
Graduates of a Florida community college with an associate in science degree may articulate into the state university system following certain criteria. For more information, please visit the "AS to Baccalaureate Degree Articulation Agreements PDF."
The Department of Education maintains a statewide course numbering system for postsecondary and dual enrollment education. If a course is recognized by the statewide course numbering system, the course should transfer. Students should be cautioned that if they change their major, the credit may not count towards their degree. Students intending to pursue a baccalaureate degree should take the common prerequisites for their major while at the community college in order to facilitate ease of transfer.
The Florida Virtual Campus (FLVC) Web site also assists with transfer of credit questions.
Common Prerequisites are standardized across all public universities and community colleges in Florida to facilitate efficient transfer of lower-level academic credit into the State University System.
Typically, students will be informed of all degree program common prerequisite requirements through the academic advising process. These requirements can be found in the Common Prerequisite Manual on the Florida Virtual Campus (FLVC) Web site .
Additional lower level courses may be required for entry to a particular university degree program, and not all prerequisite courses are offered at every Florida public postsecondary institution. If you have specific questions, contact the academic department to which you will be seeking admission.