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Transfer Credits

To determine transfer credit, a transcript evaluation is done for each transfer applicant upon receipt of a completed application package.

The University of North Florida typically accepts credits for transfer based on the following criteria:

  1. College-level coursework completed at a U.S. institution of higher education accredited by one of the following accreditors or its equivalent from a foreign institution. Courses must be similar in nature and content to courses in UNF's undergraduate curriculum. 
    • Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC)
    • New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
    • Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
    • Northwest Commission on College and Universities (NWCCU)
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
      • UNF is accredited by SACSCOC 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 UNF's accreditation. Individual contact to the Commission on Colleges about UNF accreditation status should occur only if there is evidence that appears to support significant noncompliance with a requirement or standard. 
    • WASC Senior College and University Commission
  2. Prep courses or remedial courses below college level are not transferable. 
  3. Vocational or occupational courses are not transferable.
    • Examples include various medical technology courses, computer technology courses, business technology courses, automotive technology and repair courses, paralegal courses and secretarial courses. 
  4. UNF will not accept orientation, freshman seminar or any other course that's unique 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 45 credit hours. The state approved acceleration mechanisms are: 

Transcript evaluations for foreign transcripts, including course-by-course evaluation, 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).