Welcome Transfer Students!
Are you looking for something new? Each year, approximately 15-20 percent of New College's enrollment is comprised of students who transferred here from other colleges and universities around the country.
Some come to New College because they are seeking a more challenging academic program than was offered at their old school. Others appreciate the fact that New College's 10:1 student-to-faculty allows for a more intimate academic environment and a chance to interact closely with our expert faculty.
But the one thing that binds all transfer students to New College together is the fact that they want more intellectual freedom and a greater opportunity to be personally involved in designing their own education. Of course, our waterfront location and year-round warm temperatures are not bad enticements either!
Transfer Student FAQs
If you are currently a dual enrollment student, please apply as a freshman candidate (unless you plan to take college courses in the period between high school graduation and the semester you're applying to enroll at New College - if so, please call us to discuss your options). We will still consider your college course work for transfer credit, so please have your college transcript sent and request a transfer credit evaluation.
Does New College offer transfer scholarships?
How will my credits transfer?
The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid can arrange an unofficial projection of transfer credit. For official award of transfer credit to an enrolling student, New College of Florida needs a final official transcript from each previous institution. (Grade reports and unofficial transcripts are not acceptable for this purpose.) All previous institutions should send final official transcripts directly to the New College of Florida Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.
Transfer credit for an enrolling student will be awarded in time toward the New College degree. The maximum credit possible for a student who enters New College of Florida with a Florida College System Associate in Arts (AA) degree is 3 semester contracts, 1 Independent Study Project, and 15 units (60 semester credit hour equivalents). The maximum credit possible for other transfer students is 3 semester contracts, 1 Independent Study Project, and 13 units (52 semester credit hour equivalents).
Transfer credit is not assigned for exam results, except when the exam credit has been applied toward an earned Florida College System AA. However, exam results (e.g., AP, IB, AICE, and CLEP) may sometimes be used toward fulfillment of the Liberal Arts Curriculum general education requirements.
What is the maximum number of transfer credits allowed?
Transfer students who have been awarded maximum transfer credit may need to be enrolled longer than the minimum remaining four semesters to complete requirements for a major and a senior thesis, and may not be eligible to do study abroad except with special permission from the Student Academic Status Committee.
Generally, 16 credits correspond to one New College academic contract; 4 credits correspond to one Independent Study Project (ISP).
Deadlines & Decision Dates
Our deadline for priority admission is November 1, 2013. All students who meet this deadline will receive a decision by April 1, 2014, however some students will receive their decisions sooner. We will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis November 2, 2013 through April 15, 2014. Students will receive their decisions on a rolling basis.
February 15, 2014 is the guaranteed scholarship deadline for freshmen and priority deadline for transfers.
*All required materials must be postmarked or transmitted on or before the deadline, and received by New College Admissions no later than 10 days after that deadline. Please plan ahead to make sure we get all of your materials on time!