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.

Note: As of November 29, 2017 there have been no changes to the Transient process. See below for General Rules and Guidelines.

Important reminder: When the grade(s) you earned are posted, order your final transcript and have it sent to the University of Florida. Transcripts should be sent to the following address:

University of Florida
Transfer Credit Evaluation
PO Box 114000

General Rules & Guidelines

  • Please allow 5-7 business days for your online form to be processed.
  • Be sure to put your UFID number in the Student Comments section of the online form. This will help us process your request as quickly as possible.
  • 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 Heavener 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 (i.e. BUL4310, MAN3025, MAR3023, etc.).
  • 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.
  • If you have additional questions about transient work, please discuss them with an academic advisor.
Courses in the
State of FL
Taking Courses at State of Florida Institutions
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. If you are requesting to take ACG2021(Financial Accounting) and ACG2071 (Managerial Accounting) at an institution (example: during Summer A and Summer B), respectively, be aware that ACG2021 is a prerequisite for ACG2071 and must be completed before beginning ACG2071. It is your responsibility to check with the host institution as to whether or not it is possible to take both courses in the same term if the end date for ACG2021 overlaps with the start date of ACG2071. Please check with the institution before applying.
  4. If applicable, apply to the institution you plan to attend as a non-degree/transient student.
  5. Go to FloridaShines and complete an online Transient Student Admissions Application. For step-by-step instructions on using FloridaShines please review this PowerPoint presentation. Please remember to put your UFID in the comments section of the Transient Student Application.
  6. 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 FloridaShines website at each stage of the approval process, or receive email notification by providing a valid address on your online form.

    Note: When you receive notice that your application has been reviewed by a Heavener Advisor, see tabs above to determine the conditions of your request (denied FloridaShine applications or approved FloridaShine applications).

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I take a course at another school, like a Florida community or state college or university? If so, what kinds of courses can I take?

You can take universal tracking, general education, and free elective courses at another university or community/state college in Florida, but you cannot take core, major, area of specialization, or restricted elective courses at another school unless they are pre-approved study abroad courses.

The grades you earn at other institutions will appear on your UF transcript, but they will not factor in to your UF GPA (excluding study abroad exchange credits); however, grades earned in tracking courses taken at other institutions will be used to calculate your tracking GPA. Reminder: You should not take courses at another school if you are in the process of completing your last 30 credit hours (see "Residence Requirement" FAQ above), unless you are studying abroad.

How do I enroll at another Florida university or community or state college?

To enroll as a transient student at another institution you must 1) submit an enrollment application to the host institution requesting admission as a transient student and pay a nominal application fee (refer to the school’s website for instructions), 2) submit an online transient form which will be automatically forwarded for approval to any public school in Florida; 3) register yourself for courses, and 4) ask the school you attend to send your transcript to UF. Refer to our page on taking courses at other schools for more detailed instructions.

Can I enroll at a community or state college and the University of Florida during the same term?

The Heavener 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.

Can I take a course away from UF as a transient or non-degree seeking student and be enrolled in the Internship Course, GEB 4941 during the same semester?

GEB 4941 Internship Credit & Transient Coursework: Although it is not permitted for students to dual enroll at UF and a non-UF institution at the same time (i.e., enrolling in any UF course while simultaneously enrolling at a community or state college), there is one exception. Students can take GEB 4941 internship credit concurrently while enrolling at a non-UF institution.

  • Example: Mark can enroll in GEB 4941 (1-4 credits) and take ACG2021 at Brevard Community college at the same time.
Courses Out of State
or Private School
Taking Courses at Private or Out-of-State Institutions
  • 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 course equivalency database.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I transfer the credit I earned at another institution?

To earn credit for courses you took at another institution, you must submit a transcript request to that institution asking them to send your transcript to UF. Electronic transcripts are preferred, but you can also submit an official, unopened hard copy transcript to the Registrar’s Office. Reminder: If you take courses at another institution, state law requires you to provide UF with a transcript. Failure to do so can result in the rescinding of your degree.

What if I want to take business tracking courses at an out-of-state or private school, or if I want to take tracking or other business core or major courses while I’m studying abroad?

If you want to take a tracking course from an out-of-state or private school, or if you want to take tracking, core, major, or area of specialization courses from an international school, you must determine if the course you wish to take is equivalent to the UF course. First, see if there is an established course equivalency on file by looking up the school you plan to attend on our course equivalency database. If the course does not appear in the database, or if it does but the equivalency has expired, you must submit the appropriate course equivalency form and allied materials to 333 Heavener Hall. If the course is deemed equivalent by its corresponding UF department, it will count toward your degrees.

Do I need to establish a course equivalency for a general education course taken out-of-state, at a private school, or through study abroad?

No. The Heavener School of Business does not require equivalencies for general education courses, but be sure to keep your syllabus in case there is any question as to whether the course qualifies as a composition, humanities, biological or physical science, international, or diversity course. If you wish to take courses at an out-of-state or private school, you must complete a hard copy transient form and then follow the host institution’s guidelines for transient students. To earn course credit, you must ask the host school to forward your official transcript to UF.

Can I take a course away from UF as a transient or non-degree seeking student and be enrolled in the Internship Course, GEB 4941 during the same semester?

GEB 4941 Internship Credit & Transient Coursework: Although it is not permitted for students to dual enroll at UF and a non-UF institution at the same time (i.e., enrolling in any UF course while simultaneously enrolling at a community or state college), there is one exception. Students can take GEB 4941 internship credit concurrently while enrolling at a non-UF institution.

  • Example: Mark can enroll in GEB 4941 (1-4 credits) AND take ACG2021 at Brevard Community college at the same time.
Denied FloridaShine
Applications
Why was my Florida Shines application denied?

Below are the most common reasons an application is denied. If you have additional questions, please discuss them with an academic advisor.

  1. Already completed course with C or higher - You have already completed this course with a C or better. You may not earn credit for a course already completed at UF with a C or better.
  2. Course is currently in progress - You are currently enrolled in this course this semester.
  3. The course does not have a proper course equivalency – The course you have requested to take is not one of our approved courses. Please see an Academic Advisor to discuss course equivalencies.
  4. Enrolled at UF for the transient term - You may not enroll in courses at UF and at another school in the same semester.
  5. Not in the Warrington College of Business - We cannot approve this application because you are not currently a student in the Warrington College of Business Administration.
  6. Request is for an upper-division course - Only Universal Tracking, General Education courses, and University-wide electives may be taken at other institutions. You must take all upper-division required courses at UF.
  7. Breaking 30-hour residency requirement - You must take your last 30 credits uninterrupted in residency at UF. Taking this course will interrupt your residency and you will be required to complete an additional 30 credits after you complete this course. If you do not plan to complete an additional 30 credits after this course, you must petition the College to break your residency. If you still want to take the course you may resubmit the form with comments indicating your understanding of the ramifications of this policy. Please see an advisor to discuss this in person if you have further questions.
  8. Approved ACG2021 but denied ACG2071; ACG2071 begins before ACG2021 at select schools - If your request has been approved to take ACG2021 Summer A, we cannot approve ACG2071 because it begins before ACG2021 ends. You are welcome to submit another transient application for ACG2071 at a school where it begins after ACG2021 ends.
  9. Maximum credit hours allowed to transfer – Only a maximum of 60 credits from a state/community college can transfer. Once a student has earned 60 hours (including HSAA) at a community/state college with 60 credits transferring to UF, they will not be approved to take additional coursework at a community or state college.
Approved FloridaShine
Applications
My Florida Shines application was approved, what should I do now?

Your FloridaShines application has been approved. Please take note to the following. If you have additional questions regarding your application please discuss them with an academic advisor.

  1. You may not enroll at UF concurrently while taking this course.
  2. Remember to send UF an official transcript when you finish the coursework. Additionally, be aware that tracking courses will factor into your business tracking GPA and not your UF GPA.
  3. Please note that coursework from a community or state college in Florida will not count towards your summer credit hour requirement. Only courses from public Universities (not State Colleges or Community Colleges) within Florida will count towards the 9-hour summer requirement.
  4. If your request to take ACG2021 and ACG2071 respectively, has been approved. Please be aware that ACG2021 is a prerequisite for ACG2071 and must be completed before beginning ACG2071. Additionally, be aware that tracking courses will factor into your business tracking GPA.
  5. If you have been approved to take ACG2001 and ACG2011 at an institution, you must take both ACG2001 and 2011 to earn credit for UF’s ACG2021 course.
  6. Your request to take one or more general education courses has been approved. General education courses are approved, but are not guaranteed to fulfill remaining requirements. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have selected courses that appear to have equivalents at UF so that they may fulfill your general education requirements. All general education courses taken away from UF are subject to evaluation regarding their equivalency.

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