Hello again, and thanks for your reply with additional and helpful information.
Wow! I'm impressed with your 3.75 GPA! You're doing very well!
As it is stated on USF's website regarding lower level transfers, you need at least 30 transferable
credits and at least a 3.0 GPA to make the transfer. My first recommendation to you would be to contact the Undergraduate Admissions office and find out if the credits you've taken so far, are tranferable and will be accepted by USF. Also, ask if they will be applicable to your major (or if they were 'core' courses, that's fine--they might be applicable to the core requirements there, as well).
You're fine with the GPA requirement (for now), but you would need at least 18 more credits before you would be eligible for a lower level transfer. If you don't want to remain at the Community College you're at, right now, you would have the option of applying to USF as a Freshman, not a 'transfer', but ask if the 12 credits you've already taken could be transferable. Not all credits are transferable, that's why you need to find out before moving forward, if the credits you've already earned for the courses taken, will be accepted or not, by USF.
If you're willing to stay at the Community College until you earn the additional 18 credits, and keep your GPA up to no lower than 3.0, then you will be able to apply for the lower level transfer, but again, you will want the most credits possible, transferable, so make a list of the courses you are planning to take for those 18 credits at the C.C. and ask USF if they will be accepted. If not all of them will be accepted upon transfer, perhaps you can take other courses that you know for sure will be accepted.
Get in touch with an Admissions counselor soon, and try to get information about your credits/courses that you will need, which will be transferable. Here is the contact information:
University of South Florida
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
4202 East Fowler Avenue, SVC 1036
Tampa, FL 33620
I wish you much good luck in your educational endeavors.
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