Usf Transfer Acceptance Rate

Last Updated on January 17, 2023

If you have graduated from high school and have earned 12 to 29 transferrable credits prior to enrolling at USF (including in-progress credits), USF considers you a lower-level transfer applicant. At least 12 transferable credits (not including credit by exam) must be earned post high school graduation and prior to the file completion deadline for the term you have applied for.

Read more about USF transfer requirements, USF transfer GPA, USF application deadline Spring 2021.

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Transfer Agreements76 incoming
Equivalencies1,768 outgoing

Financial Information

Scholarships and Financial Aid:Your need-based financial aid award will take into consideration your financial need, other resources you have received, as well as federal and state regulations and University financial aid policies to determine the appropriate financial aid package. Through a combination of federal, state, and university funding, we seek to assist you in bridging the gap between the expected family contribution and the total cost of attending USF.Tuition and Fees:The total cost of attending the Hilltop Campus of USF includes tuition, student fees, and expenses for housing and dining, books and supplies, transportation, and personal items. The total estimated cost of attendance is $68,462 for 2020-2021.

Information for Transfer In Students

Accepts Transfers:Transfer into 43 majors and 70 minors, from accounting to nursing to urban agriculture.View Agreements:

Application Deadlines for Transfer

Fall PriorityJanuary 1
Fall RegularMarch 1
FAFSA ApplicationMarch 1
Spring PriorityNovember 15

Transfer Requirements & Deadlines


Admission to USF is more competitive than ever, but the process of applying is not difficult. Unless otherwise noted, our transfer requirements and deadlines are consistent across all three campuses: Tampa campus, St. Petersburg campus and Sarasota-Manatee campus.

USF transfer requirements


  • Lower-Level (LL) Transfer = 12-29 hours of transferable credit including in-progress
    • Must have some completed post-secondary work
  • Mid-Level (ML) Transfer = 30-59 hours of transferable credit including in-progress
  • Upper-Level (UL) Transfer = 60+ hours of transferable credit including in-progress

 Completion Ratio

All transfer students must have a courses completion ratio ≥ 67%. Completion ratio is the percentage of courses completed versus attempted

 Lower-Level (LL) Transfer

  • Transfer GPA ≥ 2.5
  • High School GPA ≥ 2.5
  • High School Units: 4 English, 4 Math, 3 Natural Science, 3 Social Science, 2 Foreign Language.
  • Final High School Transcript
  • If HS GPA is ≥ 2.5 and < 3.0
    • SATR ≥ 24, SATWL ≥ 25, SATM ≥ 24, OR
    • ACTR ≥ 19, SATE ≥ 17, SATM ≥ 19
  • If HS GPA is ≥ 3.0
    • SATR ≥ 24, SATWL ≥ 25, SATM ≥ 24, OR
    • ACTR ≥ 19, SATE ≥ 17, SATM ≥ 19, OR
    • C or better in
      • college-level English Composition course and
      • college-level Math course

 Mid-Level (ML) Transfer

  • Transfer GPA ≥ 2.5
  • 2 years of foreign language in high school and/or 2 semesters at the collegiate level
  • Final High School Transcript
  • C or better in college-level English Composition course
  • C or better in college-level Math course

 Upper-Level (UL) Transfer

  • With an Associate of Arts (AA) from a Florida College System Institution
    • Transfer GPA ≥ 2.0
  • Without an Associate of Arts (AA) from a Florida College System Institution
    • Transfer GPA ≥ 2.3

Second Baccalaureate (SB) Transfer

  • Final University Transcript
  • With a USF Bachelors’ degree
    • Bachelors GPA ≥ 2.0
  • Without a USF Bachelors’ degree
    • Bachelors GPA ≥ 2.5

 Former USF Student Returning (FSR)

  • USF GPA ≥ 2.0
  • Overall GPA ≥ 2.0
  • In good standing and eligible to return to the last institution attended
  • Minimum GPA for the declared major, pre-requisites met if applicable

USF application deadline Spring 2021

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

Transfer & Second Bachelor’s Degree Students

Desired Term of EntryApplication Open DateApplication DeadlineFile Completion Deadline
Fall (August)Sept 1June 15July 1
Spring (January)Feb 1November 1November 15
Summer (May/June)Sept 1March 15April 1

Former Students Returning to USF

Please complete an application no later than 20 business days prior to the first day for your desired term of entry.

We recommend you regularly check the status of your application to ensure our office has received all required application materials. You will receive your decision by mail once a decision is rendered.

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