Frequently Asked Questions

How do transfer credits work?

Rollins accepts transfer credits from regionally accredited institutions. You can transfer credits as long as you’ve earned a C- or higher in the class, and it compares to courses offered at Rollins. See if Rollins accepts credit from your school.

Are transfer students eligible for financial aid?

Yes, all transfer students can apply for need-based financial aid. Head to our scholarships and financial aid guide to learn more about the types of aid Rollins offers, and complete our Transfer Student Financial Aid Estimator to get an early approximation of what you can expect to pay to attend Rollins.


Does Rollins offer academic scholarships to transfer students?

Yes. At Rollins, transfer students are eligible for scholarships that range from $6,000 to $24,000 per year. Transfer students are eligible for academic scholarships based on their performance in high school and college. You can learn more about scholarships in our financial aid guide or by connecting with your counselor.

How long will it take to complete my degree?

It depends on how many credits you’ve completed already. Transfer students must complete at least 70 semester hours in the College of Liberal Arts.

What do I need in order to apply?

You’ll need to complete your application for admission and a personal statement. Before you apply, make sure you’ve filled out the FAFSA. We ask that you also provide official copies of your high school and college transcripts.

You do not need an associate’s degree to transfer, but students who apply for transfer with a completed AA from an accredited institution will be exempt from our general education curriculum.

If I applied to Rollins in the past, do I need to re-apply?

There’s no need to reapply if you saved your application. You can reactivate your original application online. If you were previously enrolled at Rollins and have been away for less than one academic calendar year, please contact the Dean of Students at 407-646-2345 about readmission. However, for previously enrolled students gone more than one academic calendar year, you can simply reactivate your application.

If I participated in dual-enrollment classes in high school, does that make me a transfer student?

No, you’re only considered a transfer student if you’ve taken college-level courses after high school graduation.

What if I will have my Associate’s Degree by the time I transfer?

You do not need an associate’s degree to transfer, but students who apply for transfer with a completed AA from an accredited institution will be exempt from our general education curriculum.

Do I need to submit test scores as a transfer student?

No, test scores are not required to apply as a transfer student.

What if I want to take a single class at Rollins?

Rollins welcomes applications from candidates seeking admission as a transient, guest, or special student if they intend to take courses for credit and are not degree-seeking candidates. You are limited to a maximum of two courses per term and are eligible to take these courses on a space-available basis. Admission is granted for one term only. Students who wish to continue their studies in this status must make a formal request for readmission for each consecutive term. Qualified applicants are only loan eligible, and must be enrolled at least half-time (six credit hours). If you’re interested, please complete the Special Student Application for Admission.

I’d like to pursue a second bachelor’s degree. How do I apply?

If you already have a bachelor’s degree and are interested in pursuing another, the second degree must be in a field that is completely separate from your first bachelor’s degree. Qualified applicants are only eligible for loans and will not be considered for other forms of financial aid. Interested parties can apply by completing the Special Student Application for Admission.

How many students transfer into Rollins on average?

This varies from year to year, but Rollins welcomes about 35 transfer students in the spring and around 80 in the fall.

When do transfer students typically hear back about admission?

On average, decisions are sent within 2-4 weeks of a completed application.

Lindsay Clark

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Lindsay Clark, director of transfer admission, will guide you through every aspect of the admission process.

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