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Transfer Admissions

USF Sarasota-Manatee accepts appropriate transferrable semester hours from regionally-accredited institutions. Admissions evaluates transfer credit to determine how it counts toward degree programs

For relevant forms please see the Undergraduate Forms page.

Select the number of college credit hours that you have to view the appropriate Transfer Admission Requirements:

  • Fewer than 12
  • 12-29
  • 30-59
  • 60 or Greater

Below 12 Hours

Applicants with fewer than 12 transferable hours earned after high school are considered First Time in College (FTIC) applicants and must apply for Freshman Admission.

Between 12 and 29 Credit Hours

Applicants with 12 but fewer than 30 transferable hours will be considered for admission with (1) have a cumulative post-secondary GPA greater than 2.0 (2.5 for business and education), (2) be in good standing with the last post-secondary school attended, (3) meet the USF Sarasota-Manatee FTIC scale with High School information.

Between 30 and 59 Credit Hours

Students with at least 30 but fewer than 60 transferable hours must (1) have a cumulative post-secondary GPA greater than 2.0 (2.5 for business and education), (2) Be in good standing with the last post-secondary school attended, (3) submit a high school transcript with a minimum of a 2.5 weighted GPA, (4) provide minimum test scores on the SAT of 460 in Critical Reading, 460 in Mathematics, and 440 in Writing or on the ACT of 19 in Reading, 19 in Mathematics, and 18 in English/Writing.

60 or More Credit Hours or AA degree

Applicants with 60 or more transferable semester hours or an A.A. degree from an institution within the Florida College System or State University System will be considered for admission with a 2.0 or higher postsecondary GPA. Limited access programs in business and education require a 2.5 transferable GPA.