Transferring Associate Degrees to UWF
UWF tries to make transferring into the university as easy as possible. Savvy transfer students know that there are procedures that can make a big difference in how easy it is to transfer and in how many credits will need to be taken after they transition.
FL AA - Degree Holders @ UWF
Students who complete the Associates of Arts (AA) degree within the state of Florida will find themselves exempt from the university general studies requirements for UWF graduation. They will begin at UWF with 60 semester hours. UWF does not go back and count units specifically; rather, we apply the 60 credits as a block with the proof of a completed AA.
The AA is a very nice complement to the academic progress of a student. Those who begin their studies at a state or community college should strongly consider completing their AA prior to transferring to UWF.
AA Transfer Agreements @ UWF
Students who expect to complete an AA degree prior to enrolling at UWF should visit FACTS.ORG information and for a complete listing of these agreements. Interested students will need to select UWF from the drop-down window and then choose the anticipated major to receive a complete explanation of what can be expected from the transition to UWF.
Completing the AS Degree at a Florida Institution
Remember, the AA degree from within the state of Florida is different from completing the Associate of Science (AS) and the Associates of Applied Science (AAS) degree at the same institution. There are very few options for UWF to accept many credits in transfer from an AS/AAS degrees. Often, these curricula are targeted, applied science programs with a specific outcome achieved. These degrees typically do not include the academic core units that are found in the AA, and as a result students who complete the AS/AAS degree would usually find themselves needing to complete the entire general studies curricula in addition to the regular major. In other words, it’s possible for a student to receive few-to-none of the credits completed during an AS/AAS curriculum at UWF.
Receiving an AA at the time of HS Graduation
Many high school students graduate with an AA degree completed at the same time. They expect to be juniors at UWF when they transition, but the Board of Governors for the State University System requires UWF to code these students as First Time in College students anyway. Visit the Would I Be a Freshman page to learn if you would be classified as a freshman (FTIC) or a transfer. The tipping point is the total number of credits accumulated after your high school graduation. Most AA programs in high schools complete the entire AA degree before the high school graduation occurs.