Frequently Asked Questions


The university website includes biographies for each faculty and staff. These profiles include information about their professional and academic backgrounds as well as their experience conducting research in their fields.

The course catalog provides course listings for each program of study–these are the courses that students are required to complete prior to graduating from Florida Poly.

Yes. In their junior year, students participate in capstone research courses where teams of student’s design, build, and test solutions to real industry problems. The internships and projects that students complete during the course of their program demonstrates proficiency in previous courses and makes a strong connection between students and actual employers in their field of study.

First-Time-in-College (FTIC) students who do not transfer in any college credits should expect to graduate in four years. Time to graduation for FTIC students who are transferring in college credit(s) will depend upon the amount of credits transferred in. Students can work with the registrar’s office to develop their own timeline as soon as they have been admitted to the university.

Those details are available on the admissions requirements page.

The undergraduate admissions website has detailed information about the application process and important deadlines. 

The undergraduate admissions website has detailed information about the application process and important deadlines. 

Yes. Florida Poly offers a Master of Science in Engineering and a Master of Science in Computer Science. For applicants seeking admission to Florida Poly’s graduate school visit the graduate admissions page. 

Yes. Any college credit that you’ve earned that matches the course requirements for your program of study can be transferred in for credit. This ensures that you will not need to retake any course that you have already earned for college credit. To see exactly how your coursework may transfer in to Florida Poly, visit the accelerated credit page. 

Yes. Per Florida regulation, students applying to Florida Poly are required to complete a Level 2 foreign language or American Sign Language Course (e.g. Spanish 2, French 2, etc.). Students who have not met this requirement will be required to complete a Level 2 college-level foreign language course prior to earning their baccalaureate degree. 

Yes, we do accept transcripts from international schools. We require transcripts that are translated into English and evaluated for U.S. credit equivalency if the school uses a different grading system and/or if they are not already in English. You can use the Academic Evaluation Services (AES), World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny & Associates, Inc to perform the official evaluation and translation.* All costs to perform these services are the responsibility of the student, and official sealed copies must be submitted. *If you are submitting international secondary school (high school equivalent) transcripts, you must submit a document-by-document evaluation with a GPA calculation. Post-secondary/university school transcript submissions must have a course-by-course evaluation completed.


A maximum of 45 semester hours may be granted by combining AP/IB/CLEP/AICE test credit. 

Your GPA is recalculated based on the academic core courses (including English, math, science, social studies and foreign language). Florida Poly uses a 4.0 grading scale, and also awards additional quality points for any weighted courses within the academic core. Courses marked as Pre-AP, Pre-IB, Pre-AICE, and Honors are given an additional .5 quality point. Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced International Certification of Education (AICE), and Dual Enrollment (DE) courses are given 1 additional quality point. 

By default, every student is considered an out-of-state resident for tuition purposes. This means tuition is billed at the out-of-state rate. The state of Florida requires documentation to prove a student is a resident and eligible for reduced in-state tuition rates. The Residency Classification Application should not be submitted and will not be accepted until after the tuition deposit is received on behalf of an admitted student. 

The deadline to turn in the Residency Classification Application, as well as all required documentation, is prior to the first day of classes. Residency for tuition purposes is final as of the first day of classes. 

Yes. Florida Polytechnic University is authorized to issue Form I-20 for accepted students seeking an F-1 Student Visa. The first step for interested students is to visit our web page for International Admissions for a description of our program and contact information. There is information to help you apply to the university. You also can read about the Admissions requirements. Students also should visit for information on the Student Exchange and Visitor Program and to learn how to successfully navigate the U.S. immigration process. 

The awarding of transfer credits for coursework completed at Florida Polytechnic University is at the sole discretion of the recipient institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm, in advance of enrollment, if the prospective recipient institution will accept credits earned at Florida Poly. The university does not imply, promise, or guarantee that any credits earned at this university will be transferable or accepted by any other institution.