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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

For more information on how coursework, degrees and other evidence of learning may qualify students for awarding of credit, please view the Transfer Credit Manual.


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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