Transfer Credit to Miami Dade College

Transferring credits to Miami Dade College allows your previous academic study, examination, or career experience to be evaluated for possible college credit.

Official transcripts from each institution attended are required for all degree-seeking students. Failure to submit all official transcripts may result in loss of eligibility and removal of financial aid awards. Non-degree-seeking students are not required to submit transcripts and are not eligible for federal financial aid. Please be aware that transcripts submitted after your financial aid has been processed could result in loss of eligibility or removal of your awards, including prior year(s) aid.

Academic Credit

Credit may be earned for courses taken at regionally accredited colleges and universities in the United States as well as accredited foreign colleges and universities. Courses may be accepted from nationally accredited institutions if they participate in the Florida Statewide Course Numbering System (SCNS).

Submit your Official Transcript

You must request a separate official transcript from each institution you have attended in the past. Hand carried transcripts will not be not accepted. Transcripts should be mailed directly from institution to institution, or sent electronically by a third party provider (contact your previous institution for additional details).

Paper Transcripts must be sent to:

Miami Dade College
Attention: Transcript Processing Services
11011 S.W. 104th Street, Room R301
Miami, Florida 33176-3393

Electronic Transcripts Providers

  • Escrip-Safe - college transcripts
  • Parchment Exchange- college transcripts
  • National Student Clearinghouse- college transcripts
  • FASTER/SPEEDE – high school and college electronic transcripts
  • SMART/Joint Service Transcript – military transcripts

Transfer Credit Evaluation Timeline

  • College transcript evaluations are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis from the time transcripts are received by the Transcript Evaluation Office. This process can take anywhere from 3-4 weeks; completion time depends upon the volume of transcripts received. During peak period (August- September), transcript evaluation can take up to 4-6 weeks.
  • MDC will award credit only for courses with passing grades (i.e., A, B, C, and other grades considered passing by the issuing institution such as S and P) applicable to the student’s degree/certificates.
  • MDC may award credit for courses with “D” grades if applicable towards the student’s program of study.
  • Courses are posted only towards terms in which you are active with the college. You must be enrolled in a college credit program to receive transfer credit. Transcripts from non-degree seeking students will not be evaluated.

Students Applying to Limited Access/Competitive Programs (i.e., Nursing, Physician Assistant)

You must be active with the college prior to your application deadline in order for your transcripts to be evaluated by this deadline date. Please check with your program academic advisor for clarification on deadline dates.

All previous enrollment are considered when calculating academic progress, including periods in which you did not receive federal financial assistance. Transfer credits that are accepted toward your program of study will also be considered in the calculation of your academic progress. Official College Transcripts must be submitted to the college and evaluated before academic progress is calculated.

Evaluation Process

A transcript is evaluated using the incoming institution’s course descriptions to issue direct equivalencies. Whenever it is not possible to give a direct equivalent to a course offered at Miami Dade College a general elective will be awarded instead. These general electives can be substituted if approved by the academic department.

General Elective Equivalencies:

Catalog Number Description
TNFR 9901 Communications Transfer Credit
TNFR 9902 General Elective
TNFR 9903 Developmental Transfer Credit
TNFR 9904 Humanities Transfer Credit
TNFR 9905 College Level Math Elective
TNFR 9906 Developmental Mathematics Credit
TNFR 9907 Natural Science Credit
TNFR 9908 Natural Science Credit
TNFR 9909 Physical Education Elective
TNFR 9911 Social Science Transfer Credit
TNFR 9912 Post-Secondary Adult Vocational Credit
TNFR 9916 General Developmental Education Credit
TNFR 9917 Reading Transfer Credit
TNFR 9918 Writing Transfer Credit

Once a student has earned a higher degree (AA or higher) only the degree and applicable courses towards their current program will be posted. Students who have earned a higher degree must select a program other than an AA degree.

Course Substitutions

A course substitution is the process by which a course completed by a student may be used to satisfy program requirements for graduation in lieu of a different course specified in the degree program towards graduation.

How to Obtain a Substitution

  • In order to obtain a substitution the student must gather sufficient documentation and justification to warrant the substitution. Course substitution requests must include a description and syllabus of the course to be substituted. Submit your documentation for review and consideration to the Department Chairperson of the academic area to be substituted. 
  • Approved substitutions will appear on your academic record as soon as the petition has been processed.

Note: Substitutions granted by Miami Dade College may not be transferable to other institutions.

Transcripts from International Colleges and Universities

If you attended a college or university outside the U.S. you may be eligible to transfer credits to Miami Dade College. You must submit the original transcripts to the Admissions & Registration office at your home campus.

  • Foreign transcripts must be submitted along with an ATA certified translation if you have not completed a higher education degree. For a list of certified translators you can visit
  • If you have earned a higher education degree from a foreign institution and you are not on an F1 or J1 student visa, you must submit the original transcripts along with an evaluation report of your transcripts done by a NACES member organization.  Request a course-by-course evaluation and degree equivalency statement. Document-by-document evaluations will not be accepted by Miami Dade College for transfer credit. NACES member agencies can be found at:  

    The fee for this evaluation is the student’s responsibility.


Miami Dade College awards credit for standardized exams such as:

  • Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Cambridge International (AICE), DANTES/DSST, Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT), and Excelsior College/UEXCEL.
  • Please allow 2-3 weeks for credit-by-examination credits to be evaluated.
  • Due to the high volume of AP examinations received from the months of May to August please allow a longer wait time for processing and evaluation.
  • For a list of acceptable exams and equivalency please visit our Testing & Assessment Department website to review the Articulation chart.

Military Experience

Air Force - Request your official transcript from Community College of the Air Force/Air University.

Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, and National Guard - Request your official Joint Services Transcript.

Foreign Language Requirement

If you have completed two years of a foreign language (including sign language) or higher in high school you must see your academic advisor in order to waive this requirement.

Note: Students do not receive college credits for foreign language taken in high school.

Contact Us

Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus
11011 S.W. 104th Street, Room R301
Miami, Florida 33176
Phone: 305-237-0440