A student is classified as a transfer student if he/she has previously registered at any other regionally accredited college or university, regardless of the amount of time spent in attendance or credit earned. Transfer students must meet the same admissions requirements as new students. In addition to the high school transcript, transfer students seeking a degree or certificate at Palm Beach State must also provide official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities after completion of all grades. "In Progress" transcripts will NOT be evaluated as they are incomplete, therefore, do not submit transcripts until all grades have been posted.
Transfer students with college credit from colleges outside the U.S. must submit all official college transcripts in their original language and a certified course-by-course commercial evaluation from an accredited company (listed online at
). The student is responsible for commercial evaluation fees and each course will be individually assessed for transfer consideration by the College. If credits are accepted, credits will be awarded on a course-by-course basis.
Transcripts may be either sent directly to the College from the issuing institution or be hand-delivered in a sealed envelope sealed by the issuing institution. Faxed and student copies are not considered official transcripts. All transcripts must be received within one term or no registration will be allowed for subsequent terms.
International (F-1 Visa) students must submit all transcripts and commercial evaluations before the student's first term of enrollment at Palm Beach State.
Financial Aid students must have ALL official transcripts (high school and college) and ALL commercial evaluations received and evaluated by Palm Beach State before any financial aid can be awarded or disbursed.
For your convenience in requesting transcripts, print and use the
Request for Official High School or College Transcript
form to send to your previous schools. Detailed information about the acceptance and evaluation of transfer credits can be found in the College's
Transfer Credit Manual
Students may transfer credits from other institutions into Palm Beach State College; however, at least 25% of the degree or certificate program credit must be earned at Palm Beach State College (also known as "courses in residence"). Transfer coursework, credits-by-exam, and credits for prior learning cannot be used to satisfy the course residency requirement.
Palm Beach State College does not transfer degrees from non-regionally accredited institutions. The College Registrar reviews courses and has the right
not to accept all or any part of the previously earned credit.