Transfer Credits

To determine the transferability of credits, a transcript evaluation is performed for every transfer applicant upon receipt of a completed application package. The University of North Florida typically will accept credits for transfer as long as the following criteria are observed:

  1. Credits may transfer from regionally accredited post-secondary institutions. Accreditation is a matter of public record and accreditation information should be readily available and accessible. UNF is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and accepts credit from other regionally accredited colleges and universities. 

  2. Prep courses or remedial courses below the college level are not transferable. 

  3. Vocational or occupational courses are not transferable. For example, many medical technology courses, computer technology courses, business technology courses, automotive technology and repair courses, paralegal courses and secretarial courses are considered occupational or vocational and do not readily transfer to UNF. 

  4. UNF will not accept orientation, freshman seminar, or any other unique course particular to an individual institution. 

  5. Credit cannot be given for life or professional experience. 

  6. UNF will accept credit awarded through one or a combination of state-approved acceleration mechanisms not to exceed forty-five semester credit hours. The state approved acceleration mechanisms are: College Level Examination Program (CLEP), College Board Advanced Placement (AP), the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES - formerly United States Armed Forces Institute of USAFI), American College Testing - Excelsior, Military service school credit as evaluated by the American Council on Education Guide to the evaluation of educational experiences in the armed services (a maximum of 15 semester credit hours), and Correspondence/Extension coursework credit from a regionally accredited institution (a maximum of 30 semester hours of which no more than 10 may be upper-level hours), and International Baccalaureate (IB).


Transcript evaluations for international transcripts must be submitted to UNF by an independent accredited foreign transcript evaluator. A list of acceptable evaluators can be found at the webpage of NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services).