Transient Form Process

What is a Transient Student? 

A transient student is one who is already enrolled at UNF and temporarily enrolls at another institution to transfer credits back.


Before pursuing transient enrollment at another institution, students must obtain approval from their UNF academic advising office, UNF Registrar's office, UNF Financial Aid office (if student indicates that they will be receiving aid) and the transient school online by submitting a transient form via


Concurrent enrollment / transient student status is limited to 7 semester hours for lower division students.  


 Exceptions to the above policy will be made for:

  • Students completing the summer residency requirement at a State of Florida Public University may be approved for up to 9 semester hours; however, students will not be approved for 7 hours at a community college and 9 hours at a state university so choose your institution and courses wisely!
  • Study Abroad classes

So, what do I need to do?

  • See an academic advisor to discuss appropriate transient courses.
  • Confirm that those courses are offered at the transient institution during the desired term.
  • Note the transient institution's course number, course title, and credit hours as well as any other prerequisites or co-requisites. This is the information you will need to complete your transient form.
  • Submit a transient student admissions application at to obtain the necessary approvals

How do I complete and submit the transient student admissions application? 

Step 1: Set your FloridaShines PIN

a. Login to the myWings student portal
b. Select the Student tab
c. Select Student Self Services from the My Records channel
d. Select Student Records from the Student Services menu
e. Select FloridaShines PIN Management from the Student Records menu
f. Enter your new PIN and select Update

Step 2: Access the FloridaShines Transient Student Admission Application

a. Go to
b. Hover over the Succeed in College icon
c. Select Take a Course at Another School
d. Read the Transient Student Admission Application instructions and select start or check the status of your Transient Student Admission Application now
e. Select UNF as your Home Institution
f. Enter your UNF Student ID Number and PIN. Select Continue.

Step 3: Complete the Florida Virtual Campus Transient Student Admission Application  

a. Read the Transient Student Admission Application introduction before selecting Next
b. Select the UNF college of your major from the drop-down list of schools or colleges and then select Next. If you are a freshman or a sophomore with an exploratory major, please select ACE as your college of choice. Honors students under 60 credits must submit the form to the Honors program.
c. Complete the Transient Student Admission Application
d. Answer two Financial Aid questions:
    • Have you been approved to receive financial aid and do you intend to use it for the requested course(s)?
    • Do you want to proceed with the Transient Student Admission Application if you or any of the requested courses
are not approved for financial aid?
    • The answers to these questions cannot be changed once the application has been submitted. You will need to
submit a new application to make corrections or changes.
e. Once complete, the application will be routed to:
    • Your UNF advisor for review and approval
    • The UNF Registrar’s Office
    • The Office of Student Financial Aid (if requested)
    • The Host Institution you have requested to attend

Step 4: Track the Status of your Application  

a. Log back into your FloridaShines Application
b. Check for Academic Advisor Authorization, signature from the college and date
c. Check for Registrar Certification, with signature and date
d. Check for Financial Aid Authorization, if requested, with signature and date
e. Check for certification from Host Institution Registrar
f. Check for Admissions Authorization from the Host Institution

You will receive email updates as it is approved  by each department. 

Does submitting the transient application take care of my registration and payment at the transient institution?

No. After your transient form has been approved, you will still need to:

  • Register and pay for the course at the transient institution
  • You may also need to provide additional information to the transient institution (like a UNF transcript)
  • If you plan to use financial aid to cover any portion of the cost for transient hours, contact One-Stop for the appropriate guidelines

Downloadable Forms

 Download PDF Version of the FloridaShines Transient Form Process

What do I do after I complete the course? 

All students must order an Official Transcript once the course(s) have been completed.


Send the official transcript to:

University of North Florida 
Office of Admissions 
1 UNF Drive 
Jacksonville, FL 32224