If you’ve already earned credits from another college or university, you may be able to transfer credits to apply toward your online program at the University of West Florida.
UWF will only accept credits from institutions whose accrediting agency is included on the list of UWF approved accrediting agencies. For some programs, we accept credits from the College Level Examination Program, Advanced Placement or military. Please see our catalog for a full list.
After we have received official copies of your transcripts, our transcript team and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will review your credits to determine if they transfer to UWF, and then determine how many, if any, applied toward your degree program. Credits from pre-college, technical or vocational courses cannot be transferred.
In order for a credit to be applied toward your degree, it must be equivalent to a grade of C or higher (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) for undergraduate programs.
|Program||Maximum Transfer Credits|
|Clinical Lab Sciences, B.S. – MLT to MLS||81|
|Community Education, B.A.||90|
|Exceptional Student Education, B.A.||90|
|Health Sciences, B.S.||90|
|Instructional Design and Technology, B.S.||90|
|Maritime Studies, B.A.||90|
|RN to BSN||92|
|RN to MSN||92 for BSN|
12 for MSN
If you are a graduate student, you may be able to have your previously earned credits apply toward your program. UWF will only accept credits from institutions whose accrediting agency is included on the list of UWF approved accrediting agencies. The credits may be applied toward your degree upon approval of your academic department and the department chairperson.
To be applied toward your degree, transfer credits for graduate programs must be equivalent to a grade of B or higher and have been earned within the past six years. Graduate credits may be accepted if older than six years if the department validates that you have current knowledge related to the course’s subject matter.
If you are transferring credits to a specialist degree, the credits must have been earned within the three years of the date of your admission but no more than seven years after your graduation date.
|Program||Maximum Transfer Credits|
|Computer Science, M.S.||6|
|Criminal Justice, M.S.||6|
|Curriculum & Instruction, M.Ed.||6|
|Data Science, M.S.||6|
|Educational Leadership, M.Ed.||6|
|Environmental Science, M.S.||6|
|Exceptional Student Education, M.A.||6-10|
|Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN||9|
|Geographic Information Science Administration, M.S.||6|
|Healthcare Administration, M.H.A.||10|
|Health Promotion & Worksite Wellness, M.S||10|
|Information Technology, M.S.||6|
|Instructional Design and Technology, M.Ed. – Technology Leadership Specialization||6|
|International Affairs, M.A.||6|
|Nurse Executive, MSN||9|
|Nursing Education, MSN||9|
|Political Science, M.A.||6|
|Public Administration, M.S.A.||6|
|Public Health, M.P.H.||10|
|Social Work, M.S.W.||6 or 9|
|PROGRAM||Maximum Transfer Credits|
|Curriculum & Instruction, Ed.D. – Curriculum and Assessment Specialization||10|
|Instructional Design and Technology, Ed.D||10|
UWF Approved Accrediting Agencies
UWF will only accept credits from institutions whose accrediting agency is included on the list of UWF approved accrediting agencies, outlined below:
- Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) Western Association of Schools and Colleges
- Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
- Middles States Commission of Higher Education (MSCHE)
- New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
- Northwest Commissions on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
- WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)