Transfer credit can be awarded for coursework completed at an accredited college or university, as listed below. Once admitted, UF will evaluate your transfer credits and you’ll have the opportunity to review this information with your academic advisor.
Credit is awarded for college-level coursework completed at a U.S. institution of higher education accredited by one of the following institutional accreditors or its equivalent from a foreign institution:
- Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC)
- New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
- Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
- Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
- Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
- WASC Senior College and University Commission
Foreign institutions must be recognized by the Ministry of Education in that country. Applicants with international coursework should review our international webpage to understand the required information we will need to evaluate international transfer coursework.
UF Course Equivalents: Transfer courses must be similar in nature and content to courses in the UF undergraduate curriculum to be considered as UF course equivalents.
Elective Credit: Academic courses that do not have UF course equivalents can transfer as elective credits within the appropriate academic department. Some degree requirements can be substituted with similar elective credit, but it is the prerogative of the UF colleges to determine how transfer credit is applied to UF degree requirements.
Nontransferable Courses: Courses that are remedial, technical, vocational, or doctrinal in nature are not transferable to the University of Florida.
Using Transferology to Check Credits
Here you will be able to enter information about the courses you’ve taken (or plan to take) to determine if your courses will transfer to the University of Florida, simply create a free account with Transferology and get started! Here you will be able to enter information about the courses you’ve taken to determine if they will transfer to UF. Once admitted to UF Online, your academic advisor will help you understand how your transfer credits satisfy your specific degree requirements.
Prospective UF Students
- Select “Will My Courses Transfer?” tab to the right.
- Enter the school name where you have taken or plan to take course(s).
- Enter the term and year of when the course was taken or will be taken.
- Enter the course prefix and select the course you have taken or plan to take.
- After you have entered all of your courses, click the “Search for Matches” button.
- If any “Maybe” courses appear, click “Contact the school for more information” to request a course evaluation or more information about the school. Once your request is received, the course equivalency will be reviewed by the appropriate academic department at UF. You will notified of the outcome when it becomes available.
Credit By Exam Guidelines
There are several credit-by-examination programs that earn credit toward a UF degree.
- You must submit official test scores to receive credit.
- A maximum of 45 semester hours may be granted by combining AICE, AP, IB and CLEP credit.
- Students beginning in the fall or spring term must have taken the exams and have their scores reported to the university before enrolling or, at the latest, before the end of the first term of enrollment at UF.
- Students who begin in the summer must have taken the exam(s) and had the scores reported before the end of their first fall term.
- If you submit appropriate scores, UF will grant credit and post the course equivalencies to your UF transcript. Equivalent courses earned by examination generally fulfill the same requirements that the UF course fulfills.
- Credit will be awarded only once for the same subject, whether the credit is earned by examination, dual enrollment, transfer credit or UF course credit. UF course credit takes precedence over all other forms of credit. Credit awarded for dual enrollment or transfer courses takes precedence over credit by examination. If duplicate credit exists, the exam yielding the most credit will be awarded.
Students completing approved AICE examinations with scores of A-E will earn UF credit.
Scores of E or higher on AICE French Language, German, Latin Language, and Spanish Language examinations fulfill the foreign language proficiency requirement for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Journalism and Communications, and B.A. programs in the College of the Arts.
Students completing approved AP examinations with scores of three or higher will earn UF credit.
Scores of three or higher on AP Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian, and Spanish language examinations fulfill the foreign language proficiency requirement for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Journalism and Communications, and B.A. programs in the College of the Arts.
CLEP examinations cover material that is taught in introductory-level courses at many colleges and universities. CLEP can provide information on the examinations offered.
As part of the Army Training and Doctrine Command, the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) provides resident instruction at the Presidio of Monterey in two dozen languages.
DSST (formerly DANTES Subject Standardized Tests) are credit-by-examination tests originated by the United States Department of Defense’s Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) program.
Students receiving IB examination scores of 4 or higher on both higher-level and standard-level examinations may receive UF credit.
Scores of 4 or higher on IB French B, German B, Italian B, Latin, and Spanish B examinations fulfill the foreign language proficiency requirement for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Journalism and Communications, and B.A. programs in the College of the Arts.
UExcel Examinations; Excelsior College Examinations (formerly known as Regents College Exams or the Proficiency Examination Program), are developed by Excelsior College using national committees of faculty consultants and national studies to assess how well the tests measure the performance of students in actual college courses.
Learn more about credit by examination here.
Frequently Asked Questions
- There is no age limit on transfer credits. They do not expire.
- Courses with “D” grades are transferable; however, a higher grade may be needed to satisfy some UF Degree requirements.
- Students should expect to receive 60 transfer credits with an AA degree from a Florida public community/state college or from a Florida public state university.
- The maximum number of transfer credit from a two-year college is 60 credits.
- Students must complete upper division courses (course numbers 3000-4000) for major requirements at UF, unless the UF college approves the student to take these courses at another accredited baccalaureate degree-granting institution.
- Students are required to submit final official transcripts from all institutions attended before or during their enrollment at UF. Failure to declare attendance at another institution can invalidate admission to UF and any credits or degrees earned.