Selecting the Degree or Major
- Do you have career goals that require you to earn a specific degree or major?
- Which courses in high school or college have really sparked your interest?
- If you are unsure of your career goals, or haven't selected a major yet, visit Career Development.
Selecting the Institution
- Have you been a lifelong Gator or Seminole? Do you already know where you want to attend, regardless of cost or
availability of major?
- Do you prefer an institution that has a transfer articulation agreement with FSCJ?
- Do you prefer an institution that participates in one of the statewide articulation agreements?
- Would you prefer an institution in which the student population is similar to you in age, part-time/full-time
status, commuter student versus living on campus, etc.?
- Do you want to attend an institution in north Florida?
- Are you able to relocate and transfer to an institution in another city or state? If so, don't forget to find
out about housing options and costs.
- Do you want to attend classes on the college or university campus, or do you want to take distance learning and
- Do you need to attend classes at night or on the weekends?
- Do you prefer to have small classes or larger classes?
- Do you need to finish your bachelor's degree by a certain date?
- Do you prefer to attend full-time or part-time?
Cost/Access to Grants, Scholarships, Financial Aid Loans
- Do you need financial assistance to pay for college?
- Institutions which are accredited by accrediting organizations recognized by the U.S. Department of Education are
eligible to offer federal financial aid.
- Visit our Transfer Resources webpage to find out about accreditation.
Value of the Degree/Institution
- Do you want to attend a specific type of college or university because of its reputation? Because of its
graduation or placement rates?
- Visit the Resources section of our University Transfer Guide for links to
graduation rates and national rankings of colleges and universities.
Accreditation of the Institution
- Do you need to attend an institution with a specific type of accreditation? For example, if your major is
interior design, do you need to attend an institution with an interior design program accredited by Foundation for Interior Design Education Research (FIDER) ? Why you might need to attend an institution with a certain
type of accreditation: some industry or licensure certification exams may require that you earn a degree from an
institution with a certain type of accreditation, in order to be eligible to sit for the licensure exam.
- Visit the Resources section of our University Transfer Guide to find out