Guaranteed Transfer to the State University System
All Florida community college associate in arts graduates are guaranteed certain rights under the statewide Articulation
Agreement listed in Florida Administrative Code 6A-10.024. The Articulation Agreement governs the transfer of students
from Florida public community colleges to the state university system. Guarantee of university admission does not
guarantee admission to a limited access program. In a limited access program, the admissions requirements are more
selective and may include a higher grade point average (GPA), higher test scores, auditions and/or portfolios. Selection
for admissions to university limited access programs is competitive. However, community college A.A. graduates have the
same opportunity to enroll in these programs as students who began at the university.
Student Bill of Rights
Florida Community College Associate in Arts graduates are guaranteed the following rights under the Statewide
Articulation Agreement (State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.024). This “Student Bill of Rights” guarantees that an AA
degree student will transfer intact from any Florida Community College to any State University.
• Admission to one of the state universities, except to limited access programs*.
• Acceptance of at least 60 credit hours by the state universities toward the baccalaureate degree.
• Adherence to university requirements and policies based on the catalog in effect at the time the student first
entered a community college, provided the student maintains continuous enrollment.
• Transfer of equivalent courses under the Statewide Course Numbering System.
• Acceptance by the state universities of credit earned in accelerated programs (e.g., CLEP, AP, EXCELSIOR, Dual
Enrollment, Early Admission and International Baccalaureate).
• No additional General Education core requirements.
• Advance knowledge of selection criteria for limited access programs.
• Equal opportunity with native university students to enter limited access programs.
Should any guarantee be denied, students have the right of appeal. Each state university and community college shall
make available the established appeal procedures through their respective articulation officers.
*Limited Access is the designation given to programs that require additional admission requirements which are more selective than general admission requirements. These
may include the following: increased total GPA and test scores; additional courses and prerequisites; and auditions and portfolios.
Foreign Language Requirement
For undergraduate admission to a state university, students must have earned two credits of sequential foreign language
at the high school level. If a student did not complete this requirement while in high school, the requirement can be met
through successful completion of eight credit hours in one foreign language, or demonstration of proficiency by passing a
CLEP (College Level Examination Program) foreign language test. Satisfaction of this university admission requirement may
not satisfy a specific university graduation requirement of foreign language for certain majors. Students are encouraged
determine the graduation requirements for the university they plan to attend.
The eleven public universities in Florida have a transfer manual that lists common prerequisites for each university major.
The manual is available on-line and recommends pre-professional courses that should be taken at the community college
level in order to meet the requirements of these selective admissions programs. Also, some university programs require
the second year of a modern foreign language for the baccalaureate degree. Students are advised to meet with an advisor
to review these pre-professional requirements. Students should be aware that most university majors, i.e., business
administration, engineering, computer science, pre-med programs, education, etc., require specific courses to be taken
at the community college as part of the A.A. degree, prior to applying to the university. Failure to meet a university’s pre-
professional requirements for a limited access program could delay a student’s admission to the program of his/her choice.