Office of the Registrar

Office of the Registrar

How to Request To Study At Another Institution

This policy is for Melbourne campus undergraduate students only. Florida Tech Online undergraduate students should contact for the complete policy for online students.

Before beginning study at another university, Melbourne campus undergraduate students must obtain approval from their academic unit and the Office of the Registrar in order to insure transfer credit will be awarded. A currently enrolled student may not take courses at other institutions for transfer to a Florida Tech undergraduate degree program.

  1. Students requesting to study at another institution must meet all catalog policies covering transfer credits and residency requirements.
  2. Once becoming a Florida Tech student, a maximum of three courses can be taken at another institution and applied toward any one degree.
  3. Florida Tech’s Forgiveness Policy is not applicable to transfer credits. Courses failed at Florida Tech may be retaken at another institution for transfer credit to meet a program requirement but not to remove the grade from the Florida Tech GPA.
  4. Requests to take courses for which prerequisites or corequisites have not been met must be submitted with an approved Co/Prerequisite Waiver form.
  5. Financial aid recipients may wish to consult the Office of Financial Aid before requesting to study at another institution.
  6. International students require a signature from the Office of International Student and Scholar Services before submitting a Undergraduate Request to Study at Another Institution form.
  7. Sponsored international students require written sponsorship approval sent directly to the Office of the Registrar.

After following the steps above, the student must bring the completed Request to Study at Another Insitution form to his or her faculty advisor to determine that the requested course is applicable to the degree program and if there is an established Florida Tech equivalency. This determination is made either by checking the Banner database or contacting the registrar’s transfer credit coordinator at ext. 7263.

If the requested course does not have an established Florida Tech equivalency, the student is to submit the request form and applicable course description to the academic unit responsible for evaluation of the equivalent course to determine one of the following:

  1. There is an equivalent Florida Tech course offered by this academic unit.
  2. There is not an equivalent course, but the requested course is eligible for transfer credit as an elective in which case the subject and level of the elective should be entered (e.g., Humanities Elective, HUM 2xxx).
  3. The course requested is not suitable for Florida Tech transfer credit.
  4. Additional information is needed before a determination can be made.

Melbourne campus students who request to study at another institution for a summer term will be directed to take the course online if the course is offered through Florida Tech Online during Summer-1 or Summer-2 terms (students pay Florida Tech Online rates and no other discounts apply). International students on Melbourne campus should contact ISSS and their sponsors for special exceptions to the policy.

The form is returned to the student who then obtains any additional needed information and forwards to his or her faculty advisor and department head for signatures. The student will submit the completed request form to the registrar’s office for final approval. On completion of the approved course, it is the student’s responsibility to request that an official transcript is mailed from the approved institution directly to the registrar’s office.

A request for exception to this policy must be submitted with written justification from the student and written endorsement by the faculty advisor, department head and associate dean.