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Transfer Students

What is a transfer student?

This might seem like a simple question with an obvious answer. However, being a transfer student doesn’t just mean you have already earned some college credit. Choose your next step based on the parameters below.

Transfer Student

You are considered a transfer student if you have earned 12 or more credit hours directly from a college or university after high school graduation. These may be classes that you have taken on campus or online from a regionally accredited institution.

Any credits you have earned via AP, CLEP, or dual enrollment may also transfer to SEU in addition to those you plan to transfer from your prior college.

First Time in College Student

We gladly accept college credit earned while in high school (via dual enrollment, AP, or CLEP). However you are not considered a transfer student if these are the only ways in which you have earned college credit so far, or if you have earned less than 12 credit hours at another college or university. We invite you to apply for undergraduate admission as a traditional student, and our Office of Admission will work with you to discuss how your incoming credits will apply toward your degree.

How to Transfer to SEU

We’re so excited that you’re considering SEU! Transferring schools is a big decision, so we’ve put together a one-stop place for everything you need to know to make this time of transition as stress-free as possible. Let’s get started.

Will your credit hours transfer to SEU? We have collaborated with the Transfer Evaluation System (TES) from College Source to help you see how your credits may transfer. Simply follow this link, choose the school(s) you have previously attended, and search the courses that you have already completed. (Note: This list is continually updated.)

Don’t see your school or your completed classes? Don’t worry! We may still be able to transfer your credits. Connect with our Office of Admission to see how your credits may transfer.

  1. Visit SEU.edu/apply and check the box labeled Transfer when beginning your application.
  2. Once you have submitted your application, visit our admission requirements page and choose the Transfer Student tab to see how to submit the additional documentation needed for admission. 
  3. Follow all of the admission steps and financial aid steps for undergraduate students.

Please note:

  • We still require high school transcripts if you have completed under 60 college credits. 
  • Credits with the grade of “C” or higher, earned at an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association, are transferred on an unconditional basis, with the exception of developmental, vocational, technical or occupational courses. 
  • Once admitted to SEU, a student can request a transcript audit in order to know what his or her courses are substituting for. 
  • Students who wish to transfer credits from a school that is not regionally accredited may petition the Office of the Registrar for an exception to the policy by requesting their credits be evaluated on a course-by-course basis.
  • In order to receive your degree from Southeastern University, at least 25 percent of your classes must be earned from SEU.
  • SEU will accept courses if the credits were earned through a regionally accredited college or university nationwide including any institution that is part of the State of Florida school system
  • Course credit will transfer for grades of C or higher
  • Up to 90 credit hours may transfer in for bachelor’s degree students. (Students earning an associate’s degree via our online or partner site deliveries may transfer up to 45 credit hours.)

View our credit transfer policy here.

We hosts visit events throughout the year, so come on over! You can join us for any visit event or daily visit — or come to Transfer Day, which is designed just for students looking to transfer to SEU.

Sign up for an upcoming visit here.