Student Bill of Rights
The Community College Associate in Arts Articulation Agreement governs the transfer of students from Florida public community colleges into the State University System. The agreement addresses GENERAL ADMISSION to the university and PROGRAM ADMISSION.
The Articulation Agreement designates the Associate in Arts degree as the transfer degree. In doing so, the Agreement guarantees that:
- Community college AA degree holders will be granted admission to one of the state universities, but not necessarily to the university of choice or to a limited access program.
- Upon transferring to a state university, AA degree graduates will be awarded at least 60 credit hours towards the baccalaureate degree.
- The university catalog in effect the year the AA degree student first enrolled at the community college will remain in effect for the student's program, provided the student maintains continuous enrollment as defined in that catalog.
- Once a student has completed the General Education Core and this is so noted on the transcript, regardless of whether or not an AA degree is awarded, no other state university or community college to which the student may transfer can require additional courses to the general education core.
- When transferring among institutions participating in the Statewide Course Numbering System, a receiving institution must accept all courses taken at the transfer institution if the same course with the same course number is offered at the receiving institution.
- Credits earned through acceleration mechanisms (e.g. College Level Examination Program, Advanced Placement, Early Admission, International Baccalaureate, and Dual Enrollment courses) within the AA degree at the community college will be transferable to the state university.