Transfer Credit

Transfer Credit Evaluation

Transferring credit to FSW allows your previous academic study, examination, or career experience to be evaluated for possible college credit. FSW accepts transfer credit from other regionally-accredited postsecondary institutions, standardized credit-by-exam programs, and other recognized educational experience such as military training. Official transcripts from each institution previously attended are required. Failure to disclose and submit transcripts from all colleges attended, even if no credit was earned, may result in denial of admission to FSW or eventual dismissal from FSW.

Credit by Exam

FSW awards college credit for standardized examinations that document the required knowledge and competencies for one or more subject areas. This includes credit earned via Advanced Placement (AP), Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), International Baccalaureate (IB), DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST - military exams) and the UExcel (Excelsior College) Examination Program. Official score reports must be sent directly from the testing agencies to the Office of the Registrar. Awarded credit will appear on the student's permanent record and on the student's official transcript as earned credit only.

Military Credit

FSW awards credit for military courses and occupations completed by Active Duty and Reserve service members and Veterans. Each branch of service provides transcripts for current and former service members that include individual military education, training, and experience, which are recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education (ACE). Members of the United States Armed Forces including Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy (Active Duty, Reserve, and Veterans) should submit an official copy of their Joint Services Transcript (JST) to the Registrar's Office. JSTs will be evaluated for transferable credit according to the recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE). Air Force service members with credit from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) must submit an official CCAF transcript.

Credit from International Colleges and Universities

Students who attended a college or university outside the United States must submit their foreign academic transcripts and an accompanying course-by-course, commercial evaluation from a current member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Transcripts in languages other than English must be translated by a certified English translator.

Local Articulation Agreements and Industry Certifications

FSW has established and continues to maintain several Articulation Agreements with local technical colleges. Similarly, FSW may award credit for earned industry certifications. Discuss with your advisor how you may submit a request for articulated credit.

Submitting your Official Transcript(s)

Transcripts should be mailed directly from institution-to-institution or sent electronically via a secure, third party vendor (such as Credentials Solutions, Inc. or Parchment). If mailed, a transcript is official if it arrives to FSW in a sealed envelope issued by the sending institution. Official transcripts will bear the authorizing school’s signature as well as the official seal of the issuing institution. You must request a separate official transcript from each institution you have previously attended.

Official transcripts may be mailed to:

    Florida SouthWestern State College Office of the Registrar 8099 College Parkway Fort Myers, FL 33919

Official transcripts may be sent electronically to: