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2010-2011 Catalog 
2010-2011 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Transfer to a State University


Section 1009.286, Florida Statutes, establishes an “excess hour” surcharge for a student seeking a baccalaureate degree at a state university.  It is critical that students, including those entering Florida colleges, are aware of the potential for additional course fees. 

“Excess hours” are defined as hours that go beyond 120% of the hours required for a baccalaureate degree program.  For example, if the length of the program is 120 credit hours, the student may be subject to an excess hour surcharge for any credits attempted beyond 144 credit hours (120 x 120%).

All students whose educational plan may include earning a bachelor’s degree should make every effort to enroll in and successfully complete those courses that are required for their intended major on their first attempt.  Florida college students intending to transfer to a state university should identify a major or “transfer program” early and be advised of admission requirements for that program, including the approved common prerequisites.  Course withdrawals and/or repeats, as well as enrollment in courses non-essential to the intended major, may contribute to a potential excess hours surcharge.

Contact information for each of the state universities in Florida is provided below:

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, FL 32307
(850) 599-3796

Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road PO Box 3091, Boca Raton, FL 33431
(561) 297-7300

Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Ft. Myers, FL 33965
(800) 590-3428

Florida International University
Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199
(305) 348-2000

Florida State University
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306
(850) 644-2525

New College of Florida
5800 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243
(941) 487-5000

University of Central Florida
4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816
(407) 823-2000

University of Florida
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611
(352) 392-3261

University of North Florida
1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224
(904) 620-1000

University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33620
(813) 974-2011

University of West Florida
11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514
(850) 474-3000