Take a Course at Another School
Florida offers 40 places to shine. If you are already enrolled in a state college or university, Florida makes it easy for you to take a course at another state college or university as a transient student.
Transient Student Admission Application
Students can mix and match courses from across the state as long as they fulfill state, institution, and program requirements. Students who are enrolled in one state college or university, but take a course at another state college or university are called transient students.
If you are enrolled in a state college or university, you can request approval to take a course at another state college or university by completing and submitting an online Transient Student Admission Application. A separate application must be completed and submitted for each institution, but you can request approval for up to four courses on one application. If you are enrolled in a private college or university or an out-of-state school, please check with your institution for information and instructions about taking a course at another college or university.
What You Need to Know Before You Apply
Before taking a course at another institution, you must get permission from both institutions. Your home institution will also make the final decision on residency that will determine whether you are eligible for in-state tuition. It is a good idea to check the deadline for admission for the institution where you wish to take the course to ensure your application is submitted on time.
Important: Students reciving financial aid must be prepared to pay tuition for these courses. Students will be reimbursed when their financial aid is disbursed which is often after payment deadlines and add/drop periods.
Before beginning the application process, be sure to have this information available:
- Student identification number and PIN/password
- Social Security Number (If you don't have a Social Security Number, please enter nine zeros.)
- Term and year when you want to take the course
- Course information, including prefix, number, title and credit hours (If you used the online course catalog to find and apply for a course, this information will be pre-populated in the application.)
The application will be sent electronically to your home institution. After your home institution approves the application, it will be sent electronically to the institution where you want to take the course. During this process, you will receive updates on the status via email from the institutions. While Florida Virtual Campus doesn't control the application process, you can check the status of your application at any time by logging into the Transient Student Admission Application. It can take up to 10 days, on average, for the institutions to process an application.
If your application is accepted, you will receive an email notification from the transient institution that may include special information about next steps, including information about an admissions application fee, if any. Your home institution and the institution where you will take the approved course will work together to confirm enrollment, release financial aid, and obtain your grades at the end of the course. If your application is denied, please contact the person who denied the application for more information. Contact information is included in the email you receive.