Transfer Credit Policies
When an applicant is accepted for undergraduate transfer admission, courses
completed with grades of C or better (D grades discussed below), that parallel the
curriculum of Georgia State (exclusive of developmental, vocational, occupational courses, etc.)
will be accepted for transfer credit, provided they were earned at institutions of higher
education with full accreditation.
The determination of how transfer credit may be used to satisfy specific course
requirements for a degree is made by the department that administers the degree
program. Also, the department may elect to test the student’s proficiency in
transferred course work.
These general guidelines apply to transfer credit:
• A maximum of 12 semester hours of D grades (including both Georgia State and
transfer credits) may be applied toward degree requirements; however, transfer credit
will not be given for English composition courses with grades of less than C. Additional
restrictions may be included in certain degree programs. Be sure to check the
description of your planned degree program in the current Undergraduate Catalog.
• Students can view transfer equivalencies online. This information is for reference
only. Equivalents are subject to change upon official evaluation by Georgia State
University. The inclusion or exclusion of courses on this list does not guarantee
or automatically preclude the acceptability of courses.
• Because Georgia State has a minimum academic residence requirement (39 upper
division credit hours), the amount of transfer credit applicable to a degree program
may be further limited.
• Georgia State 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.
Some credit may transfer with a 1099, 2099, 3099, or 4099 number (for example:
BIOL 2099 or HIST 1099). If you receive credit with one of these numbers, it means
that although Georgia State does not offer an equivalent course, we did award you
general credit for the transfer course. Speak with your advisor if you believe that a specific
class should be applied toward your degree.
• To review the complete policy, please refer to section 1320.10 in the catalog.