Upper-Level Transfer Application Requirements for International Applicants

If you are an upper-level transfer applicant (60+ 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. Exceptions include:

  • Upper-level applicants with an AA/AS degree from Hillsborough Community College, St. Petersburg College or Pasco Hernando Community College. Applicants from these schools must have a minimum GPA of 2.00*
  • Applicants with an AA/AS degree from a Florida System College who intend to major in Public Health, General Studies or Information Science. These applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.00.

*per the Consortium Agreement entered into by USF, Hillsborough Community College, St. Petersburg College and Pasco Hernando Community College.

Selective Admissions Programs of Study

The following majors are selective admissions programs. This means upper-level transfer applicants must meet the stated GPA minimums to be admitted.

Programs of Study
Minimum GPA
Architecture 3.00
Athletic Training 2.80
Business 2.50
Communications 2.50
Education 2.50
Engineering 2.50
Mass Communications 2.75
Nursing (60+ credits) 3.65
Nursing (Earned A.S. degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution) 2.50 - A.S. in Nursing
Social Work 2.75

Application Requirements

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

  • Application for admission
  • Non refundable US$30.00 application fee
  • An official course-by course foreign credential evaluationalong with a copy of the post-secondary transcript in the original language and the English translation.
  • 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 102+ transferrable credits). Additionally, you will be expected to take only those courses necessary to complete your degree within three terms.