Transfer Student Admissions


Q: Where are you located?
A: Tallahassee, FL; where the state bends; about 45 minutes from the Gulf; capital of Florida; city/county has approximately 259,000 residents.

Q: How do I apply?
A: Complete an application (online if you wish) and send a check or a money order (in U.S dollars) for $20.00. Transfer students also need to send college transcripts from each institution attended. Letters of recommendation and interviews are not required. You can call the office of Admissions at 850.644.6200.

Q: When should I apply?
A: FSU accepts applications up to one year prior to the anticipated term of entrance. We recommend that you submit your application at least six months in advance. Do not wait until the A.A. degree is awarded to apply. Admission decisions are often made prior to the A.A. being earned. Students can be accepted "contingent upon completion of the A.A. degree." Some limited access programs may have a separate application deadline. Check with your specific department for exact dates. You should apply earlier if you are seeking on campus housing due to the limited number of spaces available in transfer housing. Most current students begin signing apartment leases in February for the following year. Applying well before that time will maximize the number of living options open to you.

Q: Do I need to submit an essay?
A: No, an essay is not required of community college transfers with an A.A. degree.

Q: What are your transfer student admission requirements?
A: Students with an A.A. degree who have completed all of the CLAST requirements and completed 2 years of high school foreign language or 8 hours of college level foreign language may be admissible to the university.
FSU’s limited access programs are limited enrollment (capped) and require different admission requirements. Check the University Bulletin on the admission requirement for these programs.

Q: Are high school courses required for Admission?
A: High school courses are not required for admission if you transfer with the A.A. degree. However, if you fulfilled the foreign language requirement in high school, you must submit an official transcript from your high school.

Q: Do I have to take the SAT/ACT?
A: The SAT/ACT is not required for admission for Community College students transferring with an A.A. degree from a Florida public community college.

Q: Must all admission documentation be submitted prior to the application deadline?
A: Yes. Your application will not be considered if your file is incomplete by the application deadline..

Q: Is it easier to be admitted for the Summer?
A: Our standards are basically the same, but since demand is less, students not quite meeting our Fall requirements have a better chance of receiving favorable consideration.

Q: How long does it take to find out an admissions decision?
A: Usually four to six weeks after all documents are submitted. Undergraduate students are welcome to check the status of their application online. This service is available from 7 am - 5 pm Eastern time and has up-to-the-minute data.