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In the wake of the tragic Parkland school shooting, please be aware of these resources should you need to talk with someone.  

Students can call 561-868-3980 or visit the PBSC Counseling Center website.

Faculty and staff should call the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) hotline at 800-272-7252

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Transfer Students

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.

To get started as a Transfer Student, simply follow the steps below:


Step 1: Submit an Online Application for Admission


Step 2: Pay $40 Application Fee

Note: The application fee must be submitted before any transcripts are evaluated. A student will not be eligible to receive financial aid or scholarships until Palm Beach State receives and evaluates official copies of all transcripts.


Step 3: Request Official Transcripts

  • Submit high school and, if applicable, all college transcripts. Florida public high school, college, and/or university transcripts should be sent electronically via the Florida Automated System for Transferring Electronic Records (FASTER). Secure PDF Transcripts should be sent to

  • The high school transcript may be waived for admissions purposes if a student has earned an Associate, Bachelor, or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution.  For details on how transfer credits will be applied at PBSC, review the "Transfer Student" section under Admissions in the College Catalog.

  • Students with college credit from colleges outside the U.S. must have a course-by-course commercial evaluation from an accredited company at or

View additional transcript information


Step 4: Placement Testing (if applicable)

  • Submit current ACT, SAT, Accuplacer, or PERT scores. PSAV students must take the TABE test.  Non-native English speakers must pass the LOEP test in addition to the PERT or TABE tests. Visit the Test Center webpage for details.

  • Students with successful completion of college-level English and mathematics courses from a regionally accredited college or university are not required to complete Placement Testing.


Step 5: Meet with an Academic Advisor (Recommended)


Step 6: Register for Classes & Pay Tuition


Step 7: Obtain PantherCard & Parking Decal

  • Bring a copy of your class schedule, vehicle registration, and valid photo ID to campus security office for parking decal. PantherCards can be obtained at any campus Bookstore.


Step 8: Purchase Textbooks & Attend Classes

  • See each course syllabus for required textbooks for purchase at any campus Bookstore and attend classes. Review professor's syllabus for attendance policy.
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