The FAMU IGNITE Transfer Program

Students who have taken or earned at least 12 hours after they have graduated High School, are generally considered Transfer Students.

The FAMU IGNITE Transfer Program lights your path to successfully earning a bachelor’s degree from the beginning to the end. The program will connect you to caring advisors, compassionate professors, and successful alumni. You will have access to nationally renowned internships and professional development opportunities as well as study abroad programs and global training experiences.

Design your academic pathway starting at your community college and earn your bachelor’s degree at FAMU.

The Ignite Transfer program goes beyond the State-wide articulation agreement and provides increased access to students who graduate with an Associate of Arts (AA) degree from a Florida College System (FCS) Institution. This collaboration between FAMU and the FCS provides greater clarity regarding pathways to completing a bachelor’s degree by guaranteeing admission and clearly outlining, via curriculum maps, the required courses for graduation or degree completion.

High School Dual Enrollment

Students who receive their high school diploma and Associate of Arts degree at the same time should complete the freshman application. You must apply to a specific FAMU college and major, and you must meet college and major prerequisite course and minimum GPA requirements.

Admission Offers Are Tentative

All offers of admission are tentative if you have high school or collegiate coursework in progress. Final admission is dependent on receipt and review of your final transcripts. Admission offers are subject to cancellation if your final coursework does not meet admission requirements.

Our Orientation office will contact you concerning your attendance at a one-day orientation program. At Orientation you will meet with an academic advisor who will review transferred course work and help you plan your class schedule. You will also meet with other transfer students as well as faculty and staff who can assist you as you make this important transition.

Fewer than 30 Transferable Semester Hours

If you will have fewer than 30 transferable semester hours of college coursework (12 or more earned after high school graduation) by the time you enroll at FAMU, you must:

  1. Minimally meet the first-time-in-college high school unit admission requirements
  2. Minimally meet the high school academic GPA and a minimum score for the redesigned SAT* [code: 5215] or ACT [code: 0726]
  3. Have a 2.50 GPA on a 4.0 system for all college-level academic courses attempted
  4. Demonstrate competency in a foreign language, world language or American Sign Language equivalent to at least the second high school level (e.g. Spanish 2) or the second elementary course at the college level (e.g. SPN 1211 – Beginning Spanish II)
  5. Be in good academic standing (minimum 2.0 GPA) and be eligible to return as a degree-seeking student to the last institution attended
  6. Meet the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL (code: 5215) Internet-Based score of 80 or Paper-Based score of 550 or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6, if applicable
30 or More but Fewer than 60 Transferable Semester Hours

If you will have 30 or more but fewer than 60 transferable semester hours of college coursework (12 or more earned after high school graduation) by the time you enroll at FAMU, you must*:

  1. Minimally have successfully completed (with a “C” grade or higher) at least one English composition course and one college-level mathematics course, each consisting of three semester credit hours
  2. Demonstrate competency in a foreign language, world language or American Sign Language equivalent to at least the second high school level (e.g. Spanish 2) or the second elementary course at the college level (e.g. SPN 1211 – Beginning Spanish II)
  3. Have a 2.50 GPA on a 4.0 system for all college-level academic courses attempted
  4. Be in good academic standing (minimum 2.0 GPA) and be eligible to return as a degree-seeking student to the last institution attended
  5. Meet the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL (code: 5215) Internet-Based score of 80 or Paper-Based score of 550 or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6, if applicable
*Students not meeting all of these requirements must meet the requirements for transfer students with fewer than 30 transferable semester hours.
60 or More Transferable Semester Hours

If you will have 60 or more transferable semester hours of college coursework (12 or more earned after high school graduation) by the time you enroll at UCF, or if you will have earned an A.A. degree or state-articulated A.S. degree from a Florida public community/state college or university, you must:

  1. Have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA at the last school attended and be eligible to return as a degree-seeking student to the last institution attended
  2. Demonstrate competency in a world language or American Sign Language equivalent* to at least the second high school level (e.g. Spanish 2) or the second elementary course at the college level (e.g. SPN 1211 – Beginning Spanish II)
  3. Meet the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL (code: 5215) Internet-Based score of 80 or Paper-Based score of 550 or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6, if applicable