Taking Courses at Other Institutions
as a Transient Student
Except for studying abroad, business majors are strongly encouraged to complete their course work at the University of Florida.
General Rules & Guidelines
- The following courses MUST be taken at UF (unless taken via study abroad): core business, major area of specialization, restricted elective, and 3000-4000 level minor courses offered by the College.
- The School of Business prohibits students from taking classes at UF and another educational institution during the same semester. You can, however, enroll at a community or state college (other than Santa Fe College) while taking UF business courses online via our distance learning option.
- Grades earned at other institutions will NOT factor in to your UF GPA (except for those from international exchange schools); however, grades earned in tracking courses at other institutions WILL factor in to your Universal Tracking GPA.
- Only courses from UF or another state of Florida public university will count toward UF's nine hour summer requirement.
- It is your responsibility to ask all other schools that you attend to send your official transcript to the UF Registrar's Office.
- Do not break residency by attending another school during your final 30 credit hours at UF.
- Out-of-state and international courses require approved course equivalencies.
- Before taking a non-UF course for a minor, certificate, or another UF degree program, verify that the sponsoring department will accept non-UF course work.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Taking Courses at any Community College, State College, or Public University in the State of Florida
- Identify the course(s) you want to take and the institution you will attend. If you plan to take a Universal Tracking course at a community college, state college, or public university in the State of Florida, view the list of approved course equivalencies and links to these schools.
- Look on the transient institution's website to determine a) the application process for transient (or non-degree seeking) students, b) the beginning and end dates of the semester you plan to attend, and c) course availability.
- Apply to the institution you plan to attend.
- When you are admitted, go to FLVC.org and complete an online Transient Student Admissions Application. For step-by-step instructions on using FLVC.org please review this Powerpoint presentation. PLEASE REMEMBER TO PUT YOUR UFID IN THE COMMENTS SECTION OF THE TRANSIENT STUDENT APPLICATION
After submitting your request, the transient application will be automatically routed to a School of Business advisor. If approved, your form will automatically be sent to the UF Registrar, and then on to the other school. You can check the status of your request on the FLVC.org website at each stage of the approval process, or receive e-mail notification by providing a valid address on your online form.
NOTE: WHEN YOU RECEIVE NOTICE THAT YOUR APPLICATION HAS BEEN REVIEWED BY A WCBA ADVISOR, READ THE COMMENT SECTION TO DETERMINE THE CONDITIONS OF YOUR REQUEST (OR TO FIND OUT WHY YOUR REQUEST WAS DENIED).
When the grade(s) you earned are posted, submit a transcript request to the other institution. Transcripts should be sent to the following address:
University of Florida
Transfer Credit Evaluation
PO Box 114000
Gainesville, FL 32611-4000
Instructions for Taking Courses at Private or Out-of-State Institutions
- When attending a private or out-of-state school, you must complete a hardcopy Transient Student Form and bring it to 233 Bryan Hall for approval. To obtain approval, you must know the EXACT course number and title of the course(s) you plan to take.
- If you want to take a Universal Tracking course at a private or out-of-state institution, you should first determine whether the specific course at that institution has been approved as equivalent to the UF course by checking the WCBA Course Equivalency Database.