|University Transfer and Graduation Information|
Transfer Information (A.A.)
Any student transferring from FCCJ with an associate in arts degree is guaranteed the transfer of credits earned toward that degree and junior-level standing within the state university system by the State Articulation Agreement (SBE Rule 6A-10.024, FAC). However, a transferring student is not guaranteed admission to specific colleges or programs within the university.
The following are steps that require action on your part for transferring to be successful:
University Transfer (A.S.)
Any student transferring from FCCJ with an associate in science degree in radiography, hospitality management, electronics engineering, nursing, and business administration and management is guaranteed the transfer of credits earned toward that degree and junior level standing at designated universities within the state university system by the State Articulation Agreement (SBE Rule 6A-10-024).
Students enrolled in degrees not identified above who intend to transfer to a state university upper division upon receipt of the associate in science degree will be guaranteed admission to a state university. Graduates of any associate in science degree program may articulate all general education courses and may articulate some technical courses from that program into the corresponding baccalaureate programs in the state university system. Students with A.S. degrees not covered under statewide articulation agreements who plan to transfer to a state university should contact a counselor or adviser to assist in identifying courses that will ensure the maximum number of course credits are transferred.
University Transfer (A.A.S.)
Students who intend to transfer to a state university upper division upon receipt of the associate in applied science degree must satisfy certain additional requirements before being accepted for transfer. These requirements do not affect the award of the associate in applied science (A.A.S.) degree by Florida Community College at Jacksonville but do affect the ability of the senior institution to accept students with the A.A.S. degree.
Students with A.A.S. degrees who plan to transfer to a state university should contact a counselor to determine the additional requirements necessary for transferring.
State Articulation Agreement
Floridas statewide articulation agreement provides specific guarantees for associate in arts graduates. In essence it provides a 2 + 2 agreement between the 28 Florida community colleges and the nine state universities. The 2 + 2 articulation agreement states that associate in arts (A.A.) degree graduates of a state-approved Florida community college must be admitted as a junior to any state university as long as the university has space, money and the curriculum to meet the students needs. This is a students "right." However, the articulation agreement does not guarantee entrance into a specific major, should that major be "limited access." Most universities are divided into different colleges (e.g. College of Education, College of Business, College of Engineering), each of which establishes its own admission requirements. So whether students spend their first two years at a community college or the university, they still must meet specific admission requirements for that major, usually beginning with the junior year.
The state of Florida has given students certain rights and responsibilities. The following is a brief outline of the articulation agreement.
Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF) Statewide Agreement
In November 1992, the signing of an articulation agreement took place between the State Board of Community Colleges and the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida. Florida has long been a leader in the articulation of students between Floridas Community College System and the public State University System and, once again, Florida has taken the lead by the signing of a statewide agreement between the Community College System and the private colleges and universities.
The intent of the agreement was to establish "an effective and orderly transfer process for students entering a state community college, completing an associate in arts degree and transferring to an independent college or university." Under the agreement, community college students holding an associate in arts degree are guaranteed junior standing, recognition of the general education core and the application of a minimum of 60 credits hours toward the baccalaureate degree. For each college and university a counseling manual is available in the student affairs office on each campus. The manual contains admission and course prerequisite information to properly advise students planning to transfer to these institutions.
College Credit Students
Upon request of students, the College will provide to the students or to individuals or institutions designated by the students, an official transcript of their academic record. Transcript requests may be made in person or in writing to the campus enrollment services office.
No transcript request will be processed until all financial obligations to the college are clear and the students admission file is complete.
Students are advised to make requests for transcripts approximately two weeks before the transcript is needed.
Vocational Certificate Students
Upon request of students, the College will provide to students or to a person/institution designated by students, an official transcript of their academic record. Transcript requests may be made in person or in writing to the campus registration office. Transcript requests will be taken by telephone if the recipient of the transcript is another educational institution. No transcript request will be processed until all financial obligations to the college are clear.
Students are advised to make requests approximately two weeks before the transcript is needed.
Graduation Information (College Credit)
Honors graduation is determined by students all college cumulative grade point average at the end of the term they graduate, as follows. with honors 3.5 3.74; with high honors 3.75 or higher
Note: Since the annual commencement program is printed prior to the recording of grades for the spring term, it is necessary to identify honors graduates for the spring term, for commencement program purposes only, based upon their all-college cumulative grade point average at the beginning of the spring term.
FCCJ holds only one commencement exercise each year at the end of the second academic term, generally in May. However, students may be grad- uated at the end of any term in which they complete the graduation requirements. Students graduating at the end of fall or summer terms may participate in the next formal commencement exercise. Students graduating at the end of spring term are expected to attend the ceremony. Graduation dates will be the date of the end of the term in which students complete the academic requirements for the degree or certificate for which they are an applicant.