Transfer Credit

To gain a general idea about transfer credits, please visit the University Advisement Center website to view previously established equivalent courses from Georgia State University’s transfer catalogs.

Accepted students may receive transfer credit for courses completed with a grade of “C” or better, if the courses parallel the curriculum of Georgia State; development, vocational, and occupational courses are not acceptable for any transfer credit. Acceptable credits must have been earned at institutions of higher education with full accreditation by a regional association of colleges and schools, and where appropriate, the Commission on Colleges. The determination of how transfer credit may be used to satisfy specific course requirements is made by the department that administers the degree program requirements. The departments also have the privilege to test the student’s proficiency in transferred course work.

  • A maximum of 12 semester hours of “D” grades may be applied toward degree requirements, which includes both future resident credit (earned at Georgia State) and transfer credit. English composition courses may not be transferred unless earned with a grade of C or higher, and additional restrictions for transferring D grades may be included in certain degree programs. Be sure to check the description of your planned degree program in the current General Catalog. No credit will be awarded for a grade earned at a foreign institution that is equivalent to a grade of D in the United States.
  • Typically, courses completed at a two-year college will be granted lower-division credit.
  • The total number of hours that may be earned toward a degree by extension or correspondence must not exceed 30 semester hours.
  • Georgia State University does not grant credit for College-Level General Educational Developmental Tests, USAFI courses, or courses completed at any United States armed forces service school, with the exception of the military academies.

Academic Residence Requirement

The minimum academic residence requirement for each baccalaureate degree is as follows:

  • The candidate must earn 39 semester credit hours at Georgia State University in courses numbered 3000 or above with an average grade of at least a C (2.00 GPA).
  • At least one-half of the courses comprising the major or 11 hours in the major, whichever is less, must be taken at Georgia State University.
  • No student may receive a bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University who does not meet the minimum academic residence requirement. Credit by examination, credit by validation, CLEP credit, AP credit and courses specifically excluded by university policy cannot be used to meet the academic residence requirement.