Transfer credit must be awarded for successfully completed equivalent courses and used by the receiving institution to
determine satisfaction of requirements by transfer students on the same basis as credit awarded to native students. It is the
prerogative of the receiving institution, however, to offer transfer credit for courses successfully completed which have not
been designated as equivalent.
The Course Prefix
The course prefix is a three-letter designator for a major division of an academic discipline, subject matter area, or sub-
category of knowledge. The prefix is not intended to identify the department in which a course is offered. Rather, the
content of a course determines the assigned prefix used to identify the course.
Authority for Acceptance of Equivalent Courses
Section 1007.24(7), Florida Statutes, states:
Any student who transfers among postsecondary institutions that are fully accredited by a regional or national accrediting
agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, and that participate in the statewide course numbering
system, shall be awarded credit by the receiving institution for courses satisfactorily completed by the student at the
previous institutions. Credit shall be awarded if the courses are judged by the appropriate statewide course numbering
system, faculty committees representing school districts, public postsecondary educational institutions, and participating
nonpublic postsecondary educational institutions to be academically equivalent to courses offered at the receiving
institution, including equivalency of faculty credentials, regardless of the public or non-public control of the previous
institution. The Department of Education shall ensure that credits to be accepted by a receiving institution are generated in
courses for which the faculty possesses credentials that are comparable to those required by the accrediting association of
the receiving institution. The award of credit may be limited to courses that are entered in the statewide course numbering
system. Credits awarded pursuant to this subsection shall satisfy institutional requirements on the same basis as credits
awarded to native students.
Exceptions to the General Rule for Equivalency
The following courses are exceptions to the general rule for course equivalencies and may not be transferable.
Transferability is at the discretion of the receiving institution:
• courses in the x900-x999 series (e.g., art 2905)
• internships, practical, clinical experiences, and study abroad courses
• performance or studio courses in art, dance, theater, and music
• skills courses in criminal justice
• graduate courses
• courses not offered by the receiving institution.
• for courses at non-regionally accredited institutions, courses offered prior to the transfer date of the course.
• developmental and vocational preparatory courses may not be used to meet degree requirements and are not
Questions about the Statewide Course Numbering System and appeals regarding course credit transfer decisions should be
directed to the Director of Enrollment Services/Registrar (
) in the FKCC Office of Enrollment Services
or the Florida Department of Education, Office of Articulation, 1401 Turlington Building, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400. Special
reports and technical information may be requested by calling the Statewide Course Numbering System Office at (850)