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Each year, Florida State University enrolls approximately 3,000 transfer students. We encourage you to apply at least six to nine months prior to the term you wish to enter and, after browsing our website, we hope you will contact us with any remaining questions.

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Each year, Florida State University enrolls approximately 3,000 transfer students. We encourage you to apply at least six to nine months prior to the term you wish to enter.

University Application Process

  • Apply online
  • Submit official high school and all college/university transcripts (sent directly from each institution). College coursework from a non-U.S. institution must be evaluated by a Foreign Credential Evaluation Agency
  • 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
  • Submit all AICE, AP, IB, or CLEP results if you have earned college credit through one of these accelerated mechanisms
  • Submit the residency form
  • Determine if the major/program of interest has a different application deadline and/or additional admission criteria, e.g., prerequisites, audition, portfolio, etc
  • Use the Online Status Check to monitor the status of your application and materials

Admission Requirements

Transfer admission is a holistic and selective process, and no single criterion guarantees admission. Rather, we consider all of the documentation submitted, and we carefully review your academic record to ensure you are prepared for the academic rigor you will encounter at Florida State University. The more college credit earned after high school graduation, the less we focus on your high school performance. Some colleges and departments limit the number of students they admit to their programs; thus, your intended major could factor into our admission decision.

Major Requirements

All transfer applicants must select a major. In addition to meeting general University requirements, you must also meet the criteria established for admission to your selected major. Please refer to the Academic Program Guide for detailed information with detailed program descriptions, an academic map, and a link to your department of interest. Because major requirements often include specific course requirements, it is crucial that you provide all AP, IB, AICE, or CLEP exam results so that we have a complete record of all the course credit you have earned.

Additional information is available through the Office of Admissions.