Transfer Admissions

Transfer Students

Transfer admission is a holistic and selective process. All transfer applicants must meet requirements for admission to the University and to the major/program of interest. Minimum University admission requirements are listed on http://admissions.fsu.edu/transfer/. As this is a two-step process and multiple factors are involved in an offer of admission, the College of Arts and Sciences cannot provide any type of guarantee of admission. 

  • Process
    • Review the general University transfer requirements, as well as those for the intended major.
    • Apply online through http://admissions.fsu.edu/transfer/ by the posted University deadline. None of the majors in the College of Arts & Sciences require a separate application. The FSU Office of Admissions will refer applications of those students meeting general University to the College of Arts and Sciences for a mapping decision.
    • Submit official high school and all college/university transcripts to the FSU Office of Admissions. These documents should be sent directly from each institution and should not pass through the student’s possession.
    • Submit official ACT (#0734) and/or SAT (#5219) results for every test taken. It is recommended that junior and senior transfer applicants also submit test scores.
    • It is very important that we receive all examination scores reports (AICE, AP, IB, CLEP) directly from the agency that administered the examination so that the appropriate credit can be awarded by FSU. The FSU Office of Admissions cannot post exam credit from another college or university’s transcript.  Failure to submit these score reports will delay how quickly the College of Arts and Sciences can review your application and may result in a recommendation that your transfer application be denied.
    • Submit the residency form. Questions about the residency form should be directed to the FSU Office of Admissions.
    • Use the Online Status Check to monitor the status of your application and materials.
      • The College of Arts and Sciences asks applicants to allow a minimum of 10 business days to review an application once it has been referred to the college/department.
      • Please note that all transfer applications are reviewed by the Mapping Coordinator (as-admissions@fsu.edu) in the College of Arts and Sciences based on the milestones and academic performance requirements established by the department offering the major. Individual departments do not review transfer applications.
  • Requirements
    • Associate of Arts (AA) Degree
      • Transfer applicants who have received an Associate of Arts (AA) degree from a Florida public post-secondary institution immediately prior to transferring, receive priority consideration for admission provided the application and all supporting documents are received in the FSU Office of Admissions by the deadline.
        • Effective Summer 2015, FSU transitioned to a new set of university graduation requirements. More information about these requirements can be found at http://registrar.fsu.edu/bulletin/undergraduate/information/undergraduate_degree/ and http://liberalstudies.fsu.edu/.
        • Students transferring with a posted AA degree from a Florida public post-secondary institution will automatically satisfy University General Education requirements. A course by course evaluation for all other applicants will be a part of the transfer admission review and orientation processes.
    • College of Arts and Sciences Transfer Requirements
      • General College Requirements
        • All transfer students matriculating into the College of Arts and Sciences with 40 or more earned semester credit hours, including accelerated examination credit, dual enrollment credit, and college credit earned post-high school, are required to have the following courses or their equivalents:
          • ENC1101 Freshman Composition and Rhetoric (3) completed with a grade of “C-“ or better. This requirement must be completed within the student’s first 15 earned semester credit hours.
          • ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context (3) completed with a grade of “C-“ or better. An equivalent course for ENC2135 would be a 2000-Advanced English Composition course such as ENC2210. ENC1102 English Composition II is acceptable for admission review purposes, but students transferring without a Florida AA degree will be required to take ENC2135 during the first semester of enrollment, if admitted.
          • A minimum of 3 semester hours of mathematics and 3 additional semester hours of mathematics/statistics coursework completed with a grade of “C-“ or better to including any specific math milestone courses required for the student’s intended major.
      • Major Requirements: Academic Mapping
        • Students transferring into Florida State University with 52 or more semester credit hours, including those students earning an AA degree from a State of Florida public college or university, are expected to meet through the fourth (4th) term milestones for the major of their choice. Please refer to the FSU Academic Program Guide (http://www.academic-guide.fsu.edu/all_programs.html) to view the milestone requirements within the Academic Map for each major.
        • For pedagogical reasons, it is preferable that students complete the sequenced courses such as organic chemistry at one institution and thus, it is for this reason that majors within the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry are held to only meeting the Term 1-3 milestones. Students choosing a major offered by the Department of Physics are required to completed all Term 1-3 milestones, as well as MAC2313 Calculus with Analytical Geometry III which is listed as a Term 4 milestone.
  • If Admitted
    • Admission, if offered by the FSU Office of Admissions, is term specific. If you are unable to enrolled for the term for which you applied, you will need to submit a new application by the deadline for a future term. Please check with the FSU Office of Admissions to determine which supporting documents will need to be submitted again. 
    • You are expected to pursue the major you have been admitted to through to graduation. Due to the restrictions of FSU’s mapping program, it is incredibly unlikely that a transfer student would be able to change majors at a later time. Students who are not admissible to their first choice major as the result of missing a course milestone requirement should consider remaining at their current institution to complete any missing milestone requirements rather than choosing a major which does not compliment the student’s academic and career goals.
    • Please have a final official transcript sent to the FSU Office of Admissions once your last term grades are available. Admission, if offered, is contingent upon successful completion of in-progress coursework. If you are not successful in an in-progress course during your last semester of enrollment, please contact the College of Arts and Sciences Mapping Coordinator (as-admissions@fsu.edu) as this could impact the offer of admission. Similarly, if you indicated that you were earning an AA degree from a State of Florida public college or university and do not earn the degree, you will be expect to report this to the FSU Office of Admissions (850-644-6400) and College of Arts and Sciences Mapping Coordinator (as-admissions@fsu.edu).
    • Please refer to http://dos.fsu.edu/newnole/ for information on your next steps now that you have been accepted.
    • Please also review our “Get to Know the College of Arts and Sciences” video [Insert video link].
  • If Denied Admission
    • ​​​​​​​If you were denied admission as a result of a missing a milestone, please contact the College of Arts and Sciences Mapping Coordinator (as-admissions@fsu.edu) to determine what requirement(s) was missing and how the situation might be rectified.
      • If admission was denied due to an academic performance issues (e.g., low GPA, excessive number of unsatisfactory grades), you may wish to consider alternative majors that may be compatible with your academic and career goals.
      • Please review the FSU Academic Program Guide (http://www.academic-guide.fsu.edu/all_programs.html) to identify other possible major options.
      • Once an alternative major has been identified, contact the Mapping Coordinator for the academic college which houses that major for information about transfer requirements.
      • If a suitable alternative is identified, please contact the FSU Office of Admissions to have the major listed on your application updated and then referred to the appropriate Mapping Coordinator.
      • You are expected to pursue the major you have been admitted to through to graduation. Due to the restrictions of FSU’s mapping program, it is incredibly unlikely that a transfer student would be able to change majors at a later time. Students who are not admissible to their first choice major as the result of missing a course milestone requirement should consider remaining at their current institution to complete any missing milestone requirements rather than choosing a major which does not compliment the student’s academic and career goals.