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TCC2FSU Golden Guarantee Program

TCC2FSU Golden Guarantee Program IconTCC2FSU provides guaranteed admission into Florida State University for Tallahassee Community College Associate in Arts degree graduates when graduates meet the specified FSU program milestones and requirements. Other benefits include:

  • Personalized advising with transfer-focused TCC and FSU advisors
  • Specialized programming and college success workshops
  • Support for students wishing to stay on track and apply for FSU's competitive limited-access programs

With a smooth transfer process, personalized advising and excellent faculty and resources, we provide a strong foundation for graduates moving on to FSU.


TCC to FSU By the Numbers

# 1

TCC is the #1 transfer school to FSU


TCC transfers ten times more A.A. grads to FSU than any other college


Tuition at TCC is about half the cost of tuition at a state university

FSU's Chief Osceola rides Renegade into the Doak Campbell StadiumExperience

Located just one mile away from FSU's campus, TCC offers a rich student life to match FSU's. Find your passion and immerse yourself with TCC's many clubs and organizations including the Honors Program, Theatre TCC!, Model United Nations, our award-winning speech and debate team, and exciting study abroad programs.

Many activities hosted at FSU are also open to TCC2FSU students like sailing and canoeing at the FSU Reservation, playing golf at Seminole Golf Course, bowling at Crenshaw Lanes, attending a concert at Club Downunder, or watching a movie at the Askew Student Life Center Theater. Current TCC students who are officially accepted into the TCC2FSU program can also purchase special membership passes through FSU Campus Recreation at campusrec.fsu.edu/tcc2fsu. These passes are good for an entire semester and include either access to FSU recreational facilities, the ability to participate in intramural sports, or both.

Living Here

As Florida's state capital and the region's epicenter of higher education with three major institutions of higher learning, Tallahassee offers many of the amenities of a large city with the convenience of a smaller community. Nestled among picturesque canopy roads, historic landmarks and hiking and biking trails the natural beauty of our area is unsurpassed. And with upwards 60,000 college students, this vibrant community boasts enough performing arts, museums and cultural richness to please any taste. Tallahassee is an ideal place to live and learn.


TCC2FSU ensures our graduates a smooth transfer to FSU if you stay on track to earn your degree and meet FSU's academic milestones. Prior to the corresponding deadlines, you will apply for graduation from TCC and admission to FSU as a transfer student to begin the process. Visit our Transfer Information page for more information.

Ready to get started?


Before you get started, make sure you meet the following requirements:

  • You are just getting started in college. Must be entering TCC with 15 credit hours or less of college-level coursework (it is common and perfectly fine for AA degree-seeking students to begin their first semester at TCC having earned no credit hours previously). You will not be penalized for earning credit hours through high school dual enrollment classes, AP or IB exams, AICE courses, etc. (these hours are not counted toward the 15-hour maximum limit).

For example, if a student earned 12 hours of college credit through dual enrollment courses taken during high school, earned 3 more hours by passing an AP exam, and also earned 6 hours at their local community college after high school graduation, then the student will bring 21 hours to TCC that will be evaluated and may help meet the requirements of the AA degree.  However, only 6 of those hours will “count” as part of the 15-hour maximum limit for the TCC2FSU program, so this student is eligible to apply.

  • You are college-ready. Scores earned on SAT/ACT/PERT exams must place you directly into ENC1101 (College Composition) and MAT 1033 (Intermediate Algebra) or a higher-level math, or you are exempt from required testing (applies only to some students; this option can be discussed with your Advisor at Orientation).

For example, if a student is not exempt from testing, and their scores on the PERT exam require placement into TCC’s Level I & II Developmental Education courses in math (MAT0018 & MAT0028), and TCC’s Level II Developmental Education courses in writing (ENC0025) and reading (REA0017), then the student must simply complete these courses before they can join the TCC2FSU program. If this student completes the MAT0018, ENC0025, and REA0017 in the Fall semester, and then continues on to complete MAT0028 in the Spring semester, then they will be eligible to join the TCC2FSU program in the upcoming Summer semester.

  • You plan to transfer to FSU after graduation. Must enroll as an AA degree-seeking student at TCC with plans to transfer to FSU after earning the complete AA Degree from TCC. You cannot attend TCC for only one semester before transferring.
  • You meet the milestones for your intended major. TCC Advisors will help determine the classes needed each semester to keep you “on map” as you progress towards earning the AA Degree, and a minimum 2.0 GPA must be maintained at all times.
  • You are willing to attend TCC2FSU program events and advising.  Must attend a Welcome Meeting in your first semester to sign a formal Participant Agreement is required to officially join the TCC2FSU program (check your TCC email regularly for program updates and information).

If you don't meet these requirements, there are still many other available options for transferring after graduation. Visit the Advising Center to talk with an Advisor about your academic and career plans and to discuss options that may be available to you.

Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions about the TCC2FSU Program.

Next Steps

1. Complete the New Student Interest Form

You will receive feedback on your TCC2FSU program eligibility once all required application documents have been received by TCC Admissions (final high school transcripts, any required test scores, etc.). For many students, this means you will hear from us 4-6 weeks prior to the start of your first semester at TCC, even if you begin the application process much earlier. All students who meet eligibility requirements will be invited to join the TCC2FSU program in their first semester.

2. Apply for Admission to TCC

Follow the Steps to Apply for guidance and clarification, if needed. Once submitted online, check your personal email for a message from TCC (usually received within 24-48 hours) with important information about your application status and instructions to access your new TCC account. Then, check out ways to become involved and connected at TCC, and begin to talk to friends and research possible housing options in Tallahassee, if needed (TCC does not offer campus housing or endorse any privately owned facilities/complexes).

3. Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

This process can take longer than expected, and must be complete (and any awarded funds applied to your TCC account) before the course fee payment deadline so you can remain enrolled in your selected courses. You will complete both the FAFSA and TCC Financial Aid Application online, and other forms may be needed in special circumstances. All new students are urged to familiarize yourself with this process, get started early, and follow up to make sure all awarded funds are applied to your account correctly, if applicable.

Questions? Contact goldenguarantee@tcc.fl.edu for more information.