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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 accepts credits for transfer as long as the following criteria are observed:

  1. Credits is awarded for college-level coursework completed at a U.S. institution of higher education accredited by one of the accreditors below or its equivalent from a foreign institution. Courses must be similar in nature and content to courses in our undergraduate curriculum to be transferred.
    1. Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC)
    2. New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
    3. Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
    4. Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
    5. Northwest Commission on College and Universities (NWCCU)
    6. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
      1. The University of North Florida (UNF) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master's and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, George 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of North Florida. Individual contact to the Commission on Colleges about the University of North Florida accreditation status should occur only if there is evidence that appears to support significant noncompliance with a requirement or standard. 
    7. WASC Senior College and University Commission
  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).