Welcome Transfer Students!

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.

They appreciate the fact that New College's 10:1 student-to-faculty allows for an intimate academic environment, encouraging 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

Should I apply as a transfer student?
You should apply as a transfer if you have (or will have) enrolled in any college course work after high school graduation.

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?
Yes! Click here to see scholarships available for transfers.

Who can talk with me about transferring?
Ann Quinn, Transfer Coordinator, aquinn@ncf.edu

Required Application
Common Application (to include fee or fee waiver*)
Official transcripts for all college course work (including any dual enrollment)
Official high school transcript*
Official SAT/ACT scores*
Academic recommendation (sent directly to us from your school or recommender)
*We are sometimes able to waive these requirements. Please contact Ann Quinn at aquinn@ncf.edu to discuss.

How will my credits transfer?
For more information, please review New College's transfer credit policy.

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 three semester contracts, one Independent Study Project, and 15 units (60 semester credit hour equivalents). The maximum credit possible for other transfer students is three semester contracts, one Independent Study Project, and 13 units (52 semester credit hour equivalents).

All students must be in academic residence for a minimum of four contracts and two Independent Study Projects

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.

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; four credits correspond to one Independent Study Project (ISP).

Residential Requirement
New College of Florida is a residential college and students are required to live on campus unless granted an exemption.

Deadlines & Decision Dates

Fall 2016
Our deadline for priority admission is Nov. 1, 2015. All students who meet this deadline will receive a decision by April 1, 2016, however some students will receive their decisions sooner. We will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis (and students will receive their decisions on a rolling basis) until April 15, 2016. 

Guaranteed scholarships are available until April 15, 2016.

Spring 2016
Our extended deadline for receiving all materials for your admission file is Dec. 9, 2015. Only transfer students are eligible to apply for Spring admission.

 *All required materials must be received by New College Admissions in order to receive a decision. Please plan ahead to make sure we get all of your materials on time!

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
5800 Bay Shore Rd
Sarasota, FL 34243

Phone: (941) 487-5000
Admissions Fax: (941) 487-5001
Fin Aid Fax: (941) 487-5010