Transfer Admission

Transfer admission policies are subject to change. Interested applicants should contact the Office of Admissions. Additional information can be found at GeorgiaSouthern.edu/transfer.

Applicants who have attended any college or university after high school should satisfy the following:

  1. Request the Registrar at each institution attended, regardless of length of attendance or amount of credit earned, send an official transcript to the Office of Admissions at Georgia Southern University.
  2. Present a satisfactory academic record from each institution attended. Admission will be evaluated in accordance with one of the following categories, as appropriate:
    1. Generally, students completing a transferable A.A. or A.S. degree with at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA (4.0 scale) in a college or university with parallel curriculum will be offered admission. Note: Georgia Southern does not recognize the Associate of Applied Science degrees.
    2. Students who have earned 30 or more transferable semester credit hours (45 quarter) of collegiate work: admission will be granted only if the student has a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all collegiate work attempted.
    3. Students who have earned fewer than 30 transferable semester credit hours (45 quarter): admission will be granted only if the student meets all current requirements for regular freshman admission to Georgia Southern University, is eligible to return to their previous institution, has at least a 2.0 cumulative college GPA, and has not taken any learning support/remedial/high school deficiency make-up courses while in college.
    4. GED transfer applicants are required to complete at least 30 credit hours (45 quarter) of transferable work with a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

Applicants will not be eligible for admission if they are under current dismissal from any other institution. Students who have earned under 30 semester credit hours (45 quarter) of college parallel credit at another institution, have not met Georgia Southern University’s freshman admission requirements, and/or are enrolled in or have completed remedial/learning support/high school deficiency make-up courses at another college will not be eligible for admission until they successfully complete the following: remedial/learning support/high school deficiency make-up courses, have earned 30 semester credit hours (45 quarter) of transferable credit with a cumulative 2.0 GPA, and have successfully completed a college level course in the same subject as the remedial/learning support/high school deficiency make-up course with a C or higher grade. Note: Remedial, or learning support classes do not count toward the 30 semester credit hours (45 quarter) of transferable work.

The Director of Admissions will ordinarily determine the applicant’s eligibility on the basis of the above requirements but may also require the applicant to meet any or all of the following:

  1. Present transcripts of high school work and meet freshman admission requirements.
  2. A personal interview.
  3. Present results for any psychological, achievement or aptitude test that the college may prescribe.

Some programs may require additional materials for review before admission to a program of study is approved. Students must be admitted to the University in order to be admitted to a program of study.