TRANSFER STUDENT ADMISSION INFORMATION

We know you have lots of questions, so we’ve assembled information on application requirements and deadlines, how to apply, cost of attendance, how to qualify for Florida residency and more.

USF St. Petersburg accepts transfer credit from institutions that are regionally accredited at the time credits are earned or courses approved for transfer by the Statewide Course Numbering System (SCNS) from non-regionally accredited institutions. Applicants must be in good standing from the last institution attended. Finally, all transfer applicants are required to have successfully completed a minimum of 45 percent of all credit hours attempted at the current and previously enrolled institutions.

REQUIREMENTS AND DEADLINES

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Lower Level Transfers: 12-59 Transferrable Credits

If you have graduated from high school and at the time of USFSP application have attempted or earned 12 – 59 transferrable credits, USF considers you a lower-level transfer applicant.

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Pay the non-refundable $30 application fee or submit a NACAC application fee waiver.
  3. Request official high school transcript(s) be sent to USFSP.
  • Ask your high school to send transcripts to USF electronically. If this option is not available, official transcripts should be mailed to:

University of South Florida St. Petersburg
Undergraduate Admissions
140 Seventh Avenue South BAY 117
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

  • GED Students: Request an official transcript through GED Testing Services.
  • Home-School Students: Complete our Home School Transcript Template if an official transcript is not available.

4. Request official SAT or ACT scores be sent to USF.

5. Request official college transcript(s) be sent to USF from ALL college and universities previously attended.

  • Electronic transcripts transmitted to USF from the Florida College System do not include courses from other colleges/universities. It is highly recommended you have transcripts from any prior schools sent electronically to USF. This will expedite review of your application. If this option is not available, all documents should be mailed to:

University of South Florida St. Petersburg
Undergraduate Admissions
140 Seventh Avenue South BAY 117
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

6. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLY: Send official IELTS or TOEFL scores to USF

  • Any college or university work that was completed at a non-U.S. institution must be submitted along with a course-by-course Foreign Credential Evaluation from a NACES member evaluation service. In addition, international students whose native language is not English will also need to meet English proficiency standards (i.e. TOEFL or IELTS).
    Request official IELTS scores directly from the testing agency.
    Request official TOEFL scores directly from ETS. Our school code is 5828.

7. Track your admissions status at www.oasis.usf.edu.

Upper Level Transfers: 60+ Transferrable Credits

If you have graduated from high school and at the time of USFSP application completed 60+ transferrable credits, USF considers you an upper-level transfer student.

The following majors are selective admissions programs. This means upper-level transfer applicants must meet the stated GPA minimums to be admitted.

Programs of Study   |  Minimum GPA Required

  • Business   |  2.50 
  • Education  |  2.50
  • Mass Communications  |   2.75
  • Graphic Design  |  2.50 and Portfolio Review

HOW TO APPLY

1. Complete the online application.
2. Pay the non-refundable $30 application fee or submit a NACAC application fee waiver.
3. Request official college transcript(s) be sent to USF from ALL college and universities previously attended.

Electronic transcripts transmitted to USF from the Florida College System do not include courses from other colleges/universities. It is highly recommended you have transcripts from any prior schools sent electronically to USF. This will expedite review of your application. If this option is not available, all documents should be sent to:
University of South Florida St. Petersburg
Undergraduate Admissions
140 Seventh Avenue South BAY 117
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

4. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLY: Request official IELTS or TOEFL scores to USF.
Any college or university work that was completed at a non-U.S. institution must be submitted along with a course-by-course Foreign Credential Evaluation from a NACES member evaluation service. In addition, international students whose native language is not English will also need to meet English proficiency standards (i.e. TOEFL or IELTS).
Request official IELTS scores directly from the testing agency.
Request official TOEFL scores directly from ETS. Our school code is 5828.

Please note: You will be charged double the tuition rate for each credit hour beyond 132 (for students in a 120-hour degree program) or 110 percent in excess of the hours required. Additionally, students who have attempted 180 credit hours are no longer eligible for financial aid as an undergraduate (including federal student loans).

5. Track your admissions status at www.oasis.usf.edu.

Second Bachelor’s Degree

HOW TO APPLY

1. Complete the online application.
2. Pay the non-refundable $30 application fee or submit a NACAC application fee waiver.
3. Request official college transcript(s) be sent to USF from ALL college and universities previously attended.

  • If you completed coursework at USF, it is not necessary to submit official copies of your USF transcript.
  • Electronic transcripts transmitted to USF from the Florida College System do not include courses from other colleges/universities. It is highly recommended you have transcripts from any prior schools sent electronically to USF. This will expedite review of your application. If this option is not available, all documents should be sent to:
    University of South Florida St. Petersburg
    Undergraduate Admissions
    140 Seventh Avenue South BAY 117
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701

4.INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLY: Request official IELTS or TOEFL scores to USF.

  • Any college or university work that was completed at a non-U.S. institution must be submitted along with a course-by-course Foreign Credential Evaluation from a NACES member evaluation service. In addition, international students whose native language is not English will also need to meet English proficiency standards (i.e. TOEFL or IELTS).
    Request official IELTS scores directly from the testing agency.
    Request official TOEFL scores directly from ETS. Our school code is 5828.

Please note: Second bachelor’s degree applicants are expected to take only those courses necessary to complete a degree within three terms.  You will be charged double the tuition rate for each credit hour beyond 132 (for students in a 120-hour degree program) or 110 percent in excess of the hours required. Additionally, students who have attempted 180 credit hours are no longer eligible for financial aid as an undergraduate (including federal student loans).

Former USF Students

If you are a former USF student and would like to be considered for readmission, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be eligible to return to the University of South Florida and have a 2.00 cumulative USF GPA.
  • Be in good standing and eligible to return to the last institution attended as a degree-seeking student.
  • Have achieved a GPA of at least 2.0 as calculated by USF on a 4.0 scale on all college-level academic courses attempted at institution(s) attended since last enrolled at USF.
  • If you are re-applying to a selective admission program, you must meet the program’s minimum GPA requirement.

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Pay the non-refundable $30 application fee or submit a NACAC application fee waiver.
  3. Request official college transcript(s) be sent to USF from ALL college and universities previously attended.
  4. File an ARC petition if you were academically dismissed at the end of your last term of enrollment at USF or have a cumulative USF GPA less than 2.00.
  • If you completed coursework at USF, it is not necessary to submit official copies of your USF transcript.
  • Electronic transcripts transmitted to USF from the Florida College System do not include courses from other colleges/universities. It is highly recommended you have transcripts from any prior schools sent electronically to USF. This will expedite review of your application. If this option is not available, all documents should be sent to:
    University of South Florida St. Petersburg
    Undergraduate Admissions
    140 Seventh Avenue South BAY 117
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Any college or university work that was completed at a non-U.S. institution must be submitted along with a course-by-course Foreign Credential Evaluation from a Credential Evaluation Service

5. Track your admissions status at www.oasis.usf.edu.

USF St. Petersburg shares the following USF System codes:

School Codes

ACT - 0761

SAT - 5828

TOEFL - 5828

FAFSA - 1537

Electronic transcripts - 1537

Transcripts can also be hand delivered or mailed sealed from the institution to the address below.
Undergraduate Admissions
140 Seventh Avenue South BAY 117
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

APPLICATION DEADLINES FOR TRANSFER AND SECOND BACHELOR’S DEGREE STUDENTS

Desired Term of Entry

Fall (August) – July 1

Spring (January – December 1

Summer (May/June) –  March 1

Apply early! Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis as applications are completed and all supporting documents are received.

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