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:
Once the student's transfer credit evaluation is completed, an email is sent to the FalconMail address and the transfer credit summary report will be available online at the Records section of their FalconNet account.
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:
- courses that meet the Academic Second Chance provisions
- courses that were taken at an upper (junior, senior etc.) level for which there is no comparable Daytona State College courses.
Grades received at prior colleges will be included in the cumulative grade point average, except for developmental courses.
General Education Requirements
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.
The regional accreditation agencies are:
- 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
Second Associate of Arts Degree
Students who transfer to Daytona State College, or 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.
Transfer Credits from Non-Regionally Accredited Institutions
Credits from non-regionally accredited institutions 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. Students must submit official transcripts to the Admissions Office and the documentation for credit to be considered. Contact the Records Office for further information.