Lower-Level Transfer Application Requirements for International Applicants

If you are a lower-level transfer applicant (12 to 59 transferable credit hours), you are required to have successfully completed a minimum of 67 percent of all credit hours attempted at currently and previously enrolled institutions. USF requires a 2.50 transfer or postsecondary GPA (3.50 for nursing). In addition, all lower-level transfers must meet the Florida Board of Governors minimums.

You will need to submit the following to be considered for admission:

  • An application for admission
  • Non refundable US$30.00 application fee
  • Official secondary transcripts/academic records submitted directly to Office of Admissions in a sealed envelope (or a PDF sent via email from your school counselor)*
  • An official course-by-course foreign credential evaluation along with a copy of the post-secondary transcript in the original language and the English translation
  • Official SAT or ACT scores sent directly from the College Board or ACT (must include Writing section)
  • Official IELTS or TOEFL(required for applicants whose first language is not English). For more information, see Language Requirements.
  • Financial statement that shows funding support based on the estimated cost of attendance for one academic year or two semesters (only required if an F-1 or J-1 visa is required).
  • Copies of immigration documents, if currently in the U.S. on a temporary visa (for example, H-4, L-2, E-2)
  • A personal statement that outlines the reasons why you wish to transfer to USF (required for applicants with 12-23 transferrable credits)