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Transient Students to Other Institutions

General transient information:

DSC is the home institution, while the other institution is the host institution.

When applying for transiency, students are encouraged to provide the Records Office with a course description for each transient course requested. This must accompany a completed paper or electronic copy of the Transient Form.

All tuition and fees owed to the host institution are to be paid directly to that institution. If applicable, potential reimbursement via financial aid would follow.

Students who attempt transient courses at a host institution must provide an official transcript with final grades from the host institution upon completion of the transient courses.

Note: Students must remember that the college residency requirement is 25 percent of the degree requirements.

Note: As an exception to our general transfer grade amnesty policy, all transient course attempts, including those with grades of F or W, will be posted to a student's Daytona State transcript.


Outgoing Transient Students

Daytona State College students currently enrolled in a degree or certificate program who want to take courses at another regionally accredited institution must:

  1. Have a transient form to completed and approved by the Records Office, and if applicable, the student’s bachelor, associate of science/certificate program chairperson before credits will be accepted. Daytona State College is not responsible for the acceptable of any credit other than the credits approved by Daytona State College.
  2. Be applicable to the student’s current degree or certificate program of study requirements at Daytona State College; course descriptions may be required.
  3. Have successfully completed the appropriate prerequisite(s) for each transient course requested.
  4. Already have met all placement requirements for the requested courses. If applicable, test scores for placement must not be expired.
  5. Obtain approval from the Veteran’s Affairs Office if student is receiving Veteran’s Benefits.
  6. Be in good academic, financial and judicial standing, with no absolute holds.
  7. Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. (First-semester DSC students also must be co-enrolled in Daytona State College courses.)


Note: All hours taken as a transient will be recorded on the Daytona State College transcript and will be computed in the GPA along with the credits earned at Daytona State College.

For assistance in determining these guidelines, students are strongly encouraged to visit with an Academic Advisor at any Daytona State campus.


How to apply to be a transient student:

  1. If applicable, the student must have the approval of the associate of science/certificate program chairperson before the form can be processed.
  2. Students who wish to receive financial aid while taking courses at another college as a transient student must complete a consortium agreement indicating the course name, credits, and cost. The agreement must be signed by the host institution and presented to the Daytona State Office of Financial Aid. Note: Effective in 2012-2013, Florida's public colleges and universities may have an overall consortium agreement administered by floridashines.org, so individual agreements may not be necessary.
  3. Students receiving veteran's benefits must obtain approval from the Veteran's Affairs Office.
  4. Students who wish to attend a private or out-of-state institution must submit a hardcopy Transient Form to the Records Office. This form is available online or at any Daytona State campus. 


Transferring courses back to Daytona State:

Failure to provide DSC with an official transcript from the host institution may affect a student's financial aid status, if applicable.

NOTE: It is the student's responsibility to provide the Office of Admissions with an official transcript upon completion of approved coursework. Daytona State is not responsible for the acceptance of any credit other than the credits approved by Daytona State. Transient credit hours will be recorded on the Daytona State transcript and will be computed into the cumulative GPA.