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University of South Florida-Main Campus Transfers: 2020 Requirements, Dates, GPAs & More

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This is the complete guide for transferring to USF. We suggest you read until the end...

I get it - transferring colleges can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming. You are not alone. In fact, more than 700,000 students transfer colleges every year.

At USF, 59.0% of the entire student body are transfer students, so you won’t be alone.

What are the transfer requirements for USF?

USF requires a number of completed documents for consideration. The table below summarizes the most important pieces of information:

Admission Item Required?
High School Transcript Required of Some
College Transcript Required of All
Essay or Personal Statement Recommended of Some
Interview Not Required
Standardized Test Scores Required of Some
Statement of Good Standing from Prior Institution Required of Some

In addition to the above requirements, USF also requires a minimum number of credits completed to apply to be a transfer student.

USF requires a minimum of 12 credits.

What are University of South Florida-Main Campus’s Transfer Deadlines?

Many universities accept transfer applications during each semester. For this reason, we break down USF transfer deadline by fall, winter, spring and summer.

Closing Date Reported Deadline
Fall Transfer Deadline July 1
Winter Transfer Deadline -
Spring Transfer Deadline November 1
Summer Transfer Deadline April 1

Waiting until the last minute to finalize your application could result in a silly mistake.

We recommend you complete your application at least 1 week before the required deadline.

In fact, take a full 2 day break from looking at anything related to your application and then come back to look for errors. I bet you’ll find a few 😉

When are decision dates for University of South Florida-Main Campus transfer applicants?

If you applied to transfer to USF on or before the reported deadlines then you should have your decision date by the notification dates in the below table.

Deadline Notification Dates
Fall Transfer Deadline -
Winter Transfer Deadline -
Spring Transfer Deadline -
Summer Transfer Deadline -

Note this data is current as of 2019 and to the best of our knowledge this hasn’t changed.

What is University of South Florida-Main Campus’s transfer acceptance rate?

In 2019, USF received 9295 transfer applicants.

The school accepted 5842 students. Therefore, the transfer acceptance rate for USF is 62.85%.

This indicates how hard it is to transfer into USF...

Additionally, of the 5842 accepted transfer students, 3794 students enrolled - that means the yield was 64.94%.

USF accepts 63 out of every 100 transfer applicants.

What are the University of South Florida-Main Campus transfer GPA requirements?

USF requires a minimum college GPA of 3.97 - this is on a 4.33 point scale.

In addition, USF requires a minimum high school GPA of 2.5.

Additional Transfer Info. for USF

USF has noted the additional policies: Personal statement required of applicants with less than 24 semester hours. Minimum 3.0 GPA required of applicants with 25 to 59 semester hours; minimum 2.0 GPA required of Florida College System A.A. degree applicants; minimum 2.5 GPA required of applica.

Will you enjoy transferring to USF?

There are a lot of reasons to transfer to USF. Maybe your plan has always been to attend community college, and then move to a four year college to save money while completing your degree.

Maybe you had a bad experience at your first school - don’t worry this is more common than you think.

Or perhaps you’re drawn to Tampa...

Regardless of your reason for transferring, you’re already enrolled at another college or university so you know that the most important element in your college experience is the people and community

Finding success at USF is dependent on feeling comfortable - will you be able to find a place to find home and grow?

These are the questions that numbers and data cannot answer, but CampusReel can.

If you’re considering transferring to USF then I highly recommend that you watch the school’s videos on CampusReel. These are real students with real stories.

Final Verdict: How to transfer into USF

Let’s wrap up everything we’ve learned.
USF accepts 62.85% transfer applicants, which is competitive.

To have a shot at transferring into USF, you should have a current GPA of at least 3.97 - ideally you’re GPA will be around 4.13. In addition, you will need to submit standardized test scores.

The below tables show the SAT and ACT breakdown of USF students.

25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
SAT Math 540 630 585
SAT Reading 530 620 575
2018 Total SAT Score 1070 1250 1160
25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
ACT Math 23 - 23
ACT Reading 23 29 26
2018 Total ACT Score 46 29 37

University of South Florida-Main Campus’s average SAT score is 1160. To be a competitive applicant for University of South Florida-Main Campus your SAT score should come close to the average - for the ACT you should be aiming for the equivalent.

If you’re considering transferring to USF, you may also want to consider the schools:

Transfering to The University of Alabama
Transfering to University of Central Florida
Transfering to Florida International University
Transfering to Florida State University
Transfering to University of Florida