Information for Transfers

Did you know that USF is one of the top transfer destinations in the U.S.? Whether you come to USF from a community college, a private college, or another state university, we will work with you to make sure your transition is smooth. There’s a lot to like at USF: American Athletic Conference, an innovative Honors College, extensive study abroad and internship programs, interdisciplinary research opportunities, vibrant student life, an ideal location in metropolitan Tampa Bay and more.

Why Choose USF?

You’re talented. And we know you have many options when considering where to transfer. What makes USF an attractive option? Read on to learn more about the advantages of living and learning at USF’s dynamic Tampa campus.

Applying to USF

USF admits both lower-level (12 to 59 transferable credits) and upper-level transfer applicants (60+ transferable credits), second bachelor's degree applicants and former students returning. Transfer applications are considered for the Spring, Summer and Fall terms.

Already Applied

If you’ve already applied to USF, take a look at the next steps you’ll need to complete. Many tasks can be completed online, such as checking your application status, submitting required fees, accessing forms and more.

Visiting USF

Visiting USF is the best way to determine if it’s the right fit for you. Attend Transfer Thursdays, which are designed for students like you, or any of our other events. Or drop by our office to speak directly with an admissions counselor.


USF offers more than 100 undergraduate majors, including the Bachelor of Science in Applied Science specifically for transfer students. The Honors College provides alternative programs for academically superior students.


Learn about the costs to attend USF, financial aid, and the competitive, need- and merit-based scholarships available to incoming transfers.

Student Life

Learn about on-campus housing and dining choices, including options for people with special dietary needs. Student Health Services, Campus Recreation and USF’s over 500 student organizations keep students healthy and engaged.

Campus Safety

The well-being of every member of the USF community is a top priority. Learn about the numerous services available to help ensure your student’s safety while at USF.

Find Your Admissions Counselor

Have questions? Get answers and guidance from your admissions counselor!