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AA Degree Transfer to State Colleges

Your 60 credit hours for the Associate in Arts degree includes 36 hours of general education and 24 credits of common prerequisite courses that prepare you for transfer to a baccalaureate program at PBSC, another Florida College System (FCS) institution, a State University System School, or a private institution. 

Florida Colleges & Universities:

 Upon the award of an Associate in Arts degree from Palm Beach State College, a student is guaranteed admission to one of the Florida state university system institutions or state colleges through Florida Statute 1007.24. State college Associate in Arts graduates receive priority for admission to a state university over out-of-state students. 

However, state college A.A. graduates are not guaranteed transfer into the college or university of their choice.

 To facilitate your acceptance in your desired program of study at a state university system institution, it is vital that you carefully plan your coursework while at Palm Beach State.  Please consult with your PBSC Advisor and use the Florida Virtual Campus system and FloridaShines Guides to help plan your program of study at Palm Beach State. This will ensure your smooth transfer to a state university system school.    

Finding a program:

  • The Baccalaureate Program Inventory lists the bachelor degrees offered at Florida College System (FCS) schools. 
  • Here's the link to the directory of schools for the State University System of Florida (SUS)  
  • You can also search for FCS and SUS programs using the FloridaShines degree program search tool.  
  • In addition to statewide articulation of the AA, Palm Beach State also has transfer agreements for several programs of study.  To ensure a successful transfer please check with your PBSC Advisor for guidance and specific program information related to your program of choice.  
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