A.A., University Transfer Degree

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Polk State College

Associate of Arts, University Transfer Degree

The Associate of Arts degree at Polk State College, sometimes referred to as the University Transfer Degree, will prepare you with the knowledge and skills to succeed in a state university. The program allows you to complete all required general education courses as well as prerequisites for many four-year degrees.

If you know you want to earn a bachelor’s degree but aren’t ready to select an area of study, the University Transfer Degree is a great option to get you started.

What can I do with this degree?

  • Gain a firm foundation for continued success in college.
  • Improve your communication and technological skills.
  • Identify areas of interest that you may want to pursue through further education or as a career.

What’s in it for you:

  • A personal coach to guide you through the enrollment process and along the path to graduation.
  • 100% fully online classes.
  • Credit for college credits previously earned from accredited institutions.
  • Scholarships, financial aid and grants for eligible students.

Admission Requirements

Associate Programs: Open Access

  • Prospective students with qualifying high school diplomas or an equivalency are eligible to apply. Generally qualifying students have earned a standard high school diploma, General Education Development (GED) diploma, or a college placement test-eligible certificate of completion. Home-schooled students who have met the school attendance policy as defined in Florida Statute 1002.41 and have completed all curriculum requirements for graduation as defined by Florida Statute 1003.43, must submit a completed Home School Affidavit.
  • Students must submit official transcripts to the College.

Bachelor’s Degree Program Admission

  • Admission to this program requires an AS/AAS or AA degree (or the equivalent) from a regionally-accredited school or college. If the student’s associate’s degree is not from a regionally- accredited institution, but one that is accredited by a body that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, a course-by-course evaluation will be done in accordance with Polk State College’s transfer practices and policies.
  • Students must have at least a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 point scale.

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