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Transient Students

USF students who take courses at another accredited institution of higher learning are considered “Transient” students. Students who wish to request to take courses at another institution must submit the online transient form prior to registering for courses at the other institution. Students should use the comment section of the online form to explain the purpose of taking coursework elsewhere.

In order to be eligible for approval, the course you are requesting to take at another institution must meet the following criteria:

  1. Course(s) must be necessary for graduation in current declared major. This can include prerequisite courses necessary to take major required coursework.
  2. Must meet either of these:
    1. Course(s) are not available at USF and are academically necessary to be taken in that semester. This includes courses not offered at USF, courses that are filled, and/or course that overlap with another required course.
    2. Student has an uncontrollable, necessary, and documentable reason which prevents them from being available to take courses at USF.

The online form is offered through Florida Shines and is found HERE.