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State Universities Are Generally Following the Statewide Course Numbering System in Awarding Appropriate Transfer Credit, Report No. 09-20, March 2009
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In general, the Statewide Course Numbering System is effective in enabling students to transfer course credit between Florida’s public postsecondary institutions. The system produces savings for the state and students who do not have to retake courses they have already completed. Our review of a sample of students who transferred from community colleges to state universities found that
  • most (75%) of the courses taken by community college students were eligible to transfer to the university they attended; courses not eligible to transfer were typically associated with upper division coursework and special programs; and
  • state universities generally awarded appropriate credit for these courses in accordance with the Statewide Course Numbering System.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Florida College System
State University System
Private Colleges and Universities
Board of Governors

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 10-52 DOE Improved the Statewide Course Numbering System; Oversight and Accuracy Issues Remain,published in September 2010.
  • Report No. 07-49 Students Encounter Barriers When Transferring Credit from Non-Public Institutions to Community Colleges,published in December 2007.
  • Report No. 07-22 Institutions Do Not Have to Accept Transfer Credit for Many of the Courses in the Statewide Course Numbering System,published in March 2007.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
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