Graduate Studies

Office of Graduate Studies
USF St. Petersburg Bay 204
140 Seventh Avenue South,
St. Petersburg Florida 33701
Phone: 727-873-4567
Fax: 727-873-4889

Maintained by D. Knudsen.
Last updated 6/24/11

 

Institution Based Credit

USF has two degree-granting institutions: USF Tampa (which includes USF Polytechnic and USF Sarasota-Manatee) and USF St. Petersburg.  Students may, with the approval of their graduate program, take credits at any of the USF institutions or regional campuses.  However, the majority of credits needed for a degree must be earned through instruction offered by the institution granting the degree.  Students may request a transfer of credit toward their degree program.  There are two types of transfer credit:

Internal Institution Transfer of Credit
Credits earned from USF St. Petersburg

External Institution Transfer of Credit:
Credits earned from USF Tampa, USF Polytechnic, USF Sarasota-Manatee or other regionally accredited institutions.

Requirements for Transfer of Credit:
                Hours:    Credits may be transferred as indicated on the appropriate tables below.
                GPA:       Credits transferred in must have a grade of B or better

  • For internal institution credits, the grade of the transferred course(s)
  • Are calculated in the GPA at USF
  • Are noted on the transcript as the grade earned
  • For external institution credits, the grade of the transferred course(s)
    • Are not calculated in the GPA at USF
    • Are noted on the transcript by a T if from a non-USF institution
    • Are noted on the transcript by a N/A if from a USF Regionally accredited institution*

Evaluation/Approval: The graduate program/department will be responsible for evaluating, approving, and initiating the transfer as soon as possible following admission.

Time Limits: All coursework transferred into a graduate program can be no older than

  • Seven (7) years at the time of graduation for a master’s program
  • For readmission, refer to the Readmission Policy.

*USF accepts credits from all regionally accredited institutions in the nation.

INTERNAL INSTITUTION (Courses taken at USF St. Petersburg)

To Masters Degree

Courses (4000 and above) taken as an undergraduate but not applied to undergraduate degree

Discretion of the program

Graduate Courses applied to Undergraduate Degrees

None (Discretion of the Program for approved Accelerated Degree programs)

Uncompleted Certificate
(Graduate Degree Seeking Students)

Up to 12 graduate hours*

Completed Certificate

Up to 12 graduate hours*

Uncompleted Master’s/Ed.S. Degree

Discretion of the Program

Completed Master’s/Ed.S.  Degree

Specific course requirements in common across both degree programs may be waived with the substitution of other approved coursework at the discretion of the program.

Uncompleted Professional Degrees

Specific course requirements in common across both degree programs may be waived with the substitution of other approved coursework at the discretion of the program.

Completed Doctoral

Specific course requirements in common across both degree programs may be waived with the substitution of other approved coursework at the discretion of the program.

EXTERNAL INSTITUTION

To Masters

Courses (equivalent to 4000 and above) taken as an undergraduate but not applied to undergraduate degrees

Up to 12 hours

Graduate Courses applied to undergraduate degrees

None

Non-degree Seeking Status

Up to 12 graduate hours*

Uncompleted Certificate

(Graduate Degree Seeking Students)

Up to 12 graduate hours*

Completed Certificate

Up to 12 graduate hours*

Uncompleted Master’s

Up to 40% of the USF program

Completed Master’s or Ed.S Degree

Specific course requirements in common across both degree programs may be waived with the substitution of other approved coursework at the discretion of the program.

Uncompleted Doctoral or completed Professional Degree

Up to 40% of the USF program

Completed Doctoral

Specific course requirements in common across both degree programs may be waived with the substitution of other approved coursework at the discretion of the program.

*a maximum of twelve (12) credits can be transferred to a degree

 

 


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