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Transfer

Transfer credits will be considered for courses taken at a regionally accredited college or university. International institutions must be recognized as degree-granting by their country’s educational governing authority.

For a class to be eligible for transfer, a grade of at least C- or the equivalent must have been achieved in undergraduate classes and a grade of at least B- or the equivalent must have been achieved in graduate classes. Courses are also compared to those taught at Florida Tech to ensure you are prepared to succeed in your coursework.


Additionally, the following types of credit may be evaluated for transfer:

  • College Board Advanced Placement (AP): when scores of 4 or 5 are received and for courses in the Florida Tech catalog

  • College-Level Examination Program (CLEP): for subject examinations only when the minimum score is above or equal to the recommended percentile as published by the American Council on Education (ACE) and based on Florida Tech transfer credit policy

  • International Examinations: credit awarded for a C or better for the British GCE examinations at the advanced level (A-level) or the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) when two units are completed. Credit also awarded for grades of 4 or higher in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program for higher-level exams and certain standard-level exams for IB diploma holders.

Undergraduate

Transfer hours are evaluated in the date order received after admission.

Graduate

Graduate students must request transfer hours through our Student Success team after being admitted to their degree program.

Joint Service Transcripts (JST) will be reviewed for those courses listed only in the Military Courses section.

Credit is considered for Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) and CLEP subject area exams through DANTES. ACE recommendation and Florida Tech transfer credit policy will determine how credit is awarded. The relevant academic department will determine how the transfer credit applies to the student’s program.

Aviation Management Programs

Florida Tech awards academic credit to students who have a valid and current pilots license as well as students who have earned an Aviation Maintenance Technician Certificate from the FAA, or other aviation governing body.

Licenses/Certificates Considered for Credit:

  • Private, Commercial or Instrument Pilots License
  • General, Airframe or Powerplant Aviation Mechanics Certificate
Credit will be awarded after department review and successful completion of an Advanced Standing Exam determined by the most advanced license held.

Criminal Justice Programs

Students Eligible for Advanced Standing Credit towards their AA or BA in Criminal Justice programs will have successfully completed their Law Enforcement or Corrections Academy and have passed the Florida State Officer Certification Exam (SOCE).

  • Florida Certified Law Enforcement will receive up to 18 Advanced Standing Credits
  • Florida Certified Corrections Officers will receive up to 12 Advanced Standing Credits
Credit will be awarded after department review of the student’s Advanced Standing Credit Approval Request and Global Profile.

For more information pertaining to the transfer credit process, please chat with or call our Student Success team at 1-855-300-1469.