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Transfer Students

Students who have attended other colleges and postsecondary institutions must meet the same admissions requirements as new students. Students must request official transcripts from each postsecondary institution attended. There is a one-semester grace period to provide all prior college transcripts, even if no credits are to be transferred, as well as an official high school transcript. The official transcript must be submitted directly to the Admissions Office. Transcripts received from students will not be considered official unless they are in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution.

If official transcripts have not been received or the evaluation is not complete at the time of registration, the student should bring an unofficial transcript when meeting with an advisor for scheduling purposes. Transfer students who have met Daytona State equivalents for ENC 1101 (College Composition) and MAT 1033 (Intermediate Algebra) or higher are not required to take the college placement examinations.

Transferring Courses and Grades to the Daytona State College Transcript

The college requires submission of all prior college transcripts, even if no credits are to be awarded in transfer. All lower-level (developmental, freshman and sophomore) transfer credit courses will be evaluated and posted to your Daytona State College record. Grades of D and higher received at prior colleges will be included in the cumulative grade point average, except for developmental courses. The Records Office will evaluate and post credits to your DSC record. Completed transfer evaluations can be viewed on your MYDAYTONASTATE account, located under My Academics > Records > View Transfer Credit Report.

The college will include on the Daytona State College transcript all courses and grades that were attempted at a prior college except for the following:

  • New students transferring to Daytona State College will automatically take advantage of the Academic Second Chance Policy for Transfer Students. The college will not transfer grades of "F" and "W" onto the Daytona State College transcript; although, they will count toward financial aid satisfactory academic progress. Students who were enrolled at the college prior to Fall 2009 must submit an Academic Second Chance appeal in order to have these courses removed from the transcript. For more information refer to the Academic Second Chance Policy.
  • Courses that were taken at an upper-level (junior, senior etc.) for which there is no comparable Daytona State College course.

We accept credits from institutions accredited by the following regional accreditation agencies:

  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Learning
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, Commission on Higher Education
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Accrediting Commission for Junior Colleges

Transfer Credits from Non-Regionally Accredited Institutions

If the transfer institution is not regionally accredited by one of the agencies listed above, credits are evaluated on a course-by-course basis by departmental review. Supporting documentation is required to validate the transfer of courses to insure they are academically equivalent to courses offered at Daytona State College, including equivalency of faculty credentials and course syllabi. Students must submit official transcripts to the Admissions Office and the documentation for credit to be considered. However, if the student chooses not to have any of these credits considered for transfer to Daytona State College only the official transcript is needed. Contact the Records Office for further information.

Transfer of International credits:

  • Request an official college transcript. An official transcript is one that is mailed directly from the issuing institution to the Daytona State College Admissions Office or hand-carried in a sealed envelope.
  • Obtain official course-by-course evaluation of educational credentials prepared by one of the recognized National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Please refer to the NACES LIST or contact NACES at or (An official evaluation is one that is mailed directly from the evaluation service to the DSC Admissions Office.
  • In order to receive credit for coursework taken at an international institution, provide translated course descriptions or detailed course outlines for all courses that may apply to your program of study at Daytona State College to the Records Office.
  • Courses are evaluated on a course-by-course basis by the appropriate department chairperson.
  • Students are not required to transfer international credits; however, they must provide Daytona State College with the official transcript and evaluation of their educational credentials.

Non-Traditional Credit Evaluation/Conversion of Credit

The state of Florida Statutes and Rules define the types of non-traditional credit that may be accepted for transfer and specifies minimum scores when applicable. Credit may be awarded per FAC 6A-10 guidelines and the Articulation Coordinating Committee Credit-By-Exam Equivalents, adopted November 14, 2001, and the American Council on Education recommendations and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The Advanced Standing and Conversion of Credit are the methods of earning credit for knowledge gained outside the normal classroom setting.

Advanced Standing methods include: • Nursing

Conversion of Credit methods include: • Military Training • Business and Industry Training Programs • Vocational Credit to College Credit

Request the official transcript, official examination results or official credentials be mailed to the Admissions Office or provided to the Assessment Services Office.

The Records Office reviews the transcripts, credentials, etc. for completeness and clarity in accordance with state of Florida Statutes and Rules when applicable. The Advanced Standing or Conversion of Credit form and credentials are forwarded to the appropriate department chairperson for determination of credit acceptance and DSC equivalencies.

The procedure for researching and submitting documentation and credentials of learning experiences are as follows:

  • Business and Industry Training programs courses are researched in the ACE National Guide for Training Programs.
  • Vocational to College Credit courses are submitted on the Conversion of Credit Form from the appropriate department and approved by Assessment Services.
  • Advanced Standing – Nursing credit is submitted on the Advance Standing Form by the Nursing Department with documentation of licensure attached.
  • Military courses are researched via the American Council on Education (ACE) guides under ACE Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Forces.
  • Specification that if the course to which the military training or coursework is determined equivalent fulfills a general education or major course or degree program requirement, the credit will apply toward the award as such. Otherwise, credit will be granted to the extent elective credits are needed to fulfill program requirements.
  • A receiving Florida public postsecondary institution may accept in transfer any military credit that was previously evaluated and awarded by a Florida public postsecondary institution, and that is appropriate to the student's program of study.

Military evaluation process follows the State Rule 6A-14.0302 Credit for Military Service

The appropriate chairperson determines course and credit to be awarded and records the course/credits on the Conversion of Credit Form. All materials are returned to the Records Office for processing. Duplicate Credits will not be awarded for any course for which the student has a grade of C or higher, or has earned prior credit by exam. Credit awarded is posted to the student's academic record with the grade of "CR" (credit). Student will receive credit hours earned. Earned credits are not computed into the student's GPA. The student may access the credits awarded via the DSC website on FalconNet. The student is mailed notification if no credit is awarded and the denial of credit is recorded on the student's Educational Plan.

Transfer Students who have earned a prior Associate of Arts or Baccalaureate Degree

  • Students who transfer to Daytona State College, who have previously earned an associate of arts or baccalaureate degree from another college are not normally allowed acceptance to the AA program. The only exception to this policy would be for a student, whose transcript evaluation indicates that at least 15 credits (including the foreign language requirement) are needed to meet our AA degree requirements, indicating that the prior education is not comparable. Students transferring with a prior degree are not allowed enrollment in the AA program to rehabilitate their GPA or to meet university prerequisites. Students with a prior degree are encouraged to enroll as non-matriculated students and take courses that meet their personal and career goals.
  • Students transferring to Daytona State College who have earned an associate of arts degree from a Florida public college or baccalaureate degree or higher from regionally accredited U.S. institution at the time the degree was earned are deemed to have met the General Education requirements for degree programs at Daytona State College, and also qualify for an exemption from the college placement tests. Specific majors may still require the completion of specified course requirements or prerequisites.