Transfer FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions


What is the difference between Aspire and 2+2?

Aspire works with FSU to ensure our graduates have a smooth transfer process. The 2+2 program guarantees admission to at least one of Florida’s state universities, but not necessarily to one of your choice, so there is no guaranteed admission into FSU.

Find information on the 2+2 Articulation System here.

Can I complete an AA at TCC and do an FSU online program?

Yes, if you are in Aspire and your desired major is offered through FSU Online, all credits taken at TCC will apply to the FSU Online program the same way they would to the on-the-ground program.

What if I do not enroll in Aspire, can I still transfer to FSU through TCC?

Aspire is not the only way to transfer to FSU. Many students earn their Associates of Arts degree from TCC and transfer to FSU through the 2+2 State Articulation Agreement.

 TCC academic advisors are available in the TCC Advising Center to assist you in determining your options to transfer to FSU or click for more information on the 2+2 State Articulation Agreement transfer option.

 Degree Major and Advising

How do I know if the program I am interested in at FSU is limited access and/or requires an application in addition to the FSU transfer application?

FSU's Academic Program Guide outlines all program (non-limited access and limited-access) prerequisites, requirements, and admission procedures.

What if I am undecided and don't know my major yet?

TCC has academic advising to get you started in general coursework and assist you in selecting a major that matches your personal, educational, and career goals.

All students take a College Success course as part of their general education requirements. By the time you complete those 18 credit hours at TCC, you should be decided on a major and be ready to declare a transfer major.

Can I change my major once I sign up for TCC2FSU?

Yes, students can change their transfer major while at TCC without resetting the Aspire start date.  Please keep in mind different majors have different requirements, so changing majors may result in more coursework and more time to complete the AA and pre-requisite coursework.

 Admission into FSU

Will I still have to apply for admission to FSU even though I completed the TCC application?

Yes. Be sure to pay attention to deadlines and specific program requirements. You should apply to FSU after earning 45 college credits. Apply through FSU’s Transfer Admissions website.

Do I just complete the list of TCC AA degree courses or are there any other requirements of which I should be aware?

It is important to refer to the Aspire Academic Maps and FSU Academic Program Guide so that you are aware of the grade point average you need to achieve and any other special requirements needed to complete all elements of both your AA at TCC and your bachelor's degree at FSU.

How can I meet with an FSU representative in person?

FSU Advisors are regularly available in TCC’s Advising Center in the Student Union. To see when FSU Advisors will be available, refer to Academic Advising or through the MyTCC** app Advising Center group or Aspire group.

In addition, TCC hosts FSU Day where representatives from most of FSU’s degree programs are present on TCC’s campus to meet with students each Fall and Spring semester.

** MyTCC is an app for TCC students to use to connect with the campus community. You must have TCC student credentials to access the app. TCC student credentials are issued as part of the admissions process.

 Transferring Credits

What if I have earned college credit previously?

Dual Enrollment, AP, IB, CLEP:

If you bring in accelerated credits (dual enrollment, AP, or IB), those classes must meet university milestones as classes in the degree program. You should submit all transcripts and test scores (sent directly from the testing agency) to TCC prior to enrollment and work with a TCC Advisor at Registration Help Sessions to learn how your courses will transfer.

Courses from another University:

If you have taken coursework from private or non-Florida public colleges or universities and you want to have the coursework considered for use at TCC and FSU, you must have these courses evaluated and approved prior to use in your AA degree. You should submit all transcripts to TCC prior to enrollment and work with a TCC Advisor at Registration Help Sessions to learn how your courses will transfer.

Can I transfer to another university besides FSU?

The Aspire is part of an exclusive partnership between the TCC and Florida State University. Click to view our other transfer options.

 Financial & Aid

How much does it cost to be part of Aspire?

There is no additional cost to participate in the Aspire program. While you are at TCC, you will just need to pay TCC tuition and fees. After you transition to FSU, you will pay FSU tuition and fees.

The Aspire is designed to help you reduce the time and costs associated with the completion of your associate’s and bachelor’s degrees by providing a clear guide explaining all the requirements. Aspire students receive reminders about when to apply for admission and financial aid, and other helpful communications about scholarship programs. There are a limited amount of Aspire scholarship opportunities available each semester.

 Other Student Types

Can international students sign up for Aspire?

Yes, international students are eligible to enroll and participate in the Aspire, however, there are several important points to consider: International students need to be aware that the “guaranteed admission” benefit of the Aspire assumes that the student meets all the general requirements for admission to the university.   
Credits earned at a foreign institution that may potentially apply to the AA at TCC must be reviewed by TCC Admissions and Records staff for transferability as well as applicability to specific requirements so that the student will know in advance how those credits apply.

How does Aspire work for readmission students?

Students who have previously attended FSU and are now at a TCC can sign up for a Aspire, but readmission students need to follow any new requirements when they are ready to reapply to FSU.

What if I want to transfer before I complete my AA degree?

FSU does accept applications from transfer students with less than 60 credits of college coursework, but they may not receive the benefits of the Aspire program. Transfer applicants with less than 60 hours (without an AA) must submit college transcripts, high school transcripts, and SAT/ACT scores. If you transfer to FSU without your AA degree, you will be required to complete FSU’s liberal studies requirements. The FSU Admissions Office has additional information for transfer students.

What if I complete my AS degree at TCC?

The AA is the University General Transfer degree, and therefore, AS degrees will not meet the requirements to transfer to FSU. However, AS degree students can complete AA requirements at TCC to apply to transfer to FSU under the 2+2 option.