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Academic Flexibility


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3 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: I wish we did have a few more options but I do understand professors have lifes to

3 Recent Alumnus

Academic Flexibility: Good flexibility depending on the teachers and situations. Some will be lenient others will be strict with no wiggle room.

4 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: All of my classes transferred from my last school.

4 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: There are many classes to choose from and teachers are flexible.

5 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: Plenty of class availability for your schedule. I worked full-time and was able to keep a manageable school schedule to not be overworked or burdened.


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Have you ever thought that you may not be able to attend college either because you could not afford it, or because it was not possible with the schedule you already had? Truth is, at Northwest Florida State College, that can change. Academic flexibility radiates from Northwest Florida State College; there is a variety of classes, including mixed-media, campus lectures, weekend classes, Friday and Monday classes, and independent study. The real challenge that students are faced with at Northwest Florida State College is the power that they have to decide whether or not to attend and when.

Students have the power to set their own pace, and in Florida all of the credits earned at Northwest Florida State College (up to 60 credits) are guaranteed to transfer into another Florida university. So, when that time comes and you reach  your 60 credits, you  need to have a general idea about what, where, when, how, and if you want to transfer. Once you figure that out, you need to get to work on your schedule. After you have your schedule planned, get ready to change it. Then, if it has changed, adapt and overcome.

Facts & Statistics

Credit Requirements - Full Time
12 credits
Credit Requirements - Part Time
11 credits
Average Credits Per Course
Average Course Load - Full Time
12 course(s)
Average Course Load - Part Time
10 course(s)
Time Investment/Workload - Full Time
15 hours/week
Time Investment/Workload - Part Time
9 hours/week
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Tips for Earning Credits
To earn credits, pass all courses with a minimum of a 2.0 GPA, and take one or two "easier" courses during the summer that you know will come easy for you.
Transferring Credits In & Out
All credits transferred out are guaranteed to transfer into another Floridian university under the "2 + 2" rights.
Work & Life Experience Credits
To the best of my knowledge, the institution offers little or no work and life experience credits.
Typical Session Length
Typical session lengths span anywhere from two to five months, depending on whether the class during a summer session, fast-track session, or normal Fall/Spring session.
Class Style & Structure
Class sizes vary from one to 30 or more. Most classes are taught in classrooms, not auditoriums or lecture halls.
Course Registration Process
Course registration is open to current students online before it opens for new students. Registration can occur online, in person, or by phone.
Did You Know?
All courses required for an Associate degree at Northwest are guaranteed to transfer into any other school in Florida.

Student Polls

Describe the ease of the following    Based on 82 responses

Very hard
Very easy
  • Attending classes
  • Completing and submitting assignments
  • Enrollment process
  • Receiving financial aid
  • Scheduling classes
  • Transferring credits

How were your transfer credits awarded?    Based on 72 responses

  • 29% They replaced both electives and degree requirements.
  • 10% They only replaced core classes/degree requirements.
  • 1% They only replaced electives.
  • 10% None of my credits transferred.
  • 50% I'm a first-time student, so I had no credits to transfer.

Can you reasonably schedule classes around your work and family commitments?    Based on 73 responses

  • 70% Yes, there is a wide range of evening and weekend classes available.
  • 29% Some days I can, other days I can't.
  • 1% No, I've had to completely reshuffle my personal schedule to get to classes.

Did your school follow through with granting you the credit they estimated before you started?    Based on 73 responses

  • 48% Yes
  • 3% No
  • 49% Non-applicable
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