Study at Another Institution, Undergraduate Students
(Effective Fall 2017)
A currently enrolled student may not take courses at other institutions for transfer to a Florida Tech undergraduate degree program, unless the course is relevant to the student’s degree program and is not offered at Florida Tech. A student who is not registered for courses at Florida Tech for the semester in which he/she wants to take a course elsewhere may be allowed to take courses under certain conditions. Prior approval is mandatory. The student must complete and submit all applicable forms with all required signatures and a written justification. A copy of the other institution’s published course description(s) may be required.
Melbourne campus students who request to study at another institution for a summer term will be directed to take the course(s) online if the course is offered through Florida Tech Online during Summer-1 or Summer-2 terms. These students pay Florida Tech Online rates (no other discounts apply). This policy does not apply to graduate students. International students need to contact ISSS and their sponsors for special exceptions to the policy.
Florida Tech’s forgiveness policy is not applicable under the Undergraduate Request to Study at Another Institution policy. Financial aid recipients may wish to consult their financial aid counselor before requesting to study at another institution.
All requirements affecting transfer of credits taken elsewhere for application toward a Florida Tech bachelor’s degree apply. After becoming a Florida Tech student, no more than three courses may be taken elsewhere and applied toward a Florida Tech degree. The residency requirements for graduation apply.
A course that includes a significant writing or speaking component must be taught entirely in English to be eligible for transfer.
No credit will be awarded for a course taken elsewhere if the student was ineligible for any reason to take the equivalent course at Florida Tech.
The student must request an official transcript be sent by the other institution directly to the Florida Tech registrar’s office. Any student in their final year or term must request official transcripts be sent immediately on completion of the course or as near as possible to the end of the Florida Tech term in which they plan to graduate to avoid having their graduation date delayed until the following term.
Florida Tech Online students should email OLfirstname.lastname@example.org for mandatory prior approval by the credential evaluator in the online learning office before beginning study at another institution.