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Transfer Student

Transfer Student (BOR Student Affairs Policy

An applicant seeking admission as a degree-seeking student, who has completed 30 or more transferable college credit hours. Transfer students with less than 30 transferable hours must also freshman admission requirements. If you have less than 30 transferable college credit, you will be classified as a Freshman with transfer credits. Therefore, in addition to your college transcripts, you will also need to meet the Freshman requirements by submitting a high school transcript.To be considered for regular transfer admission, students should have earned a minimum 30 transferable semester hours (45 quarter hours) from regionally accredited post-secondary institution(s), and be eligible to return to their current school.

For more detailed information about what specific class will transfer, please use the Registrar’s Transfer Equivalency Table.

Note: Students who transfer from technical colleges typically transfer in less than 30 credit hours. So, we suggest that if you are transferring from a technical college that you also submit your high school transcript to eliminate processing delays.

Application Process
  1. Apply online
  2. Pay the non-refundable $20 application fee online.
  3. Request transcripts from previous college, university, or technical school(s)
    You must submit transcripts from any and ALL previous colleges/technical institutions, must be in good academic standing, and be eligible to return to the institution last attended. Official transcripts are required whether or not the applicant wishes to receive transfer credit. *Students placed on academic suspension, exclusion, or dismissal from their previous institution will be ineligible to attend East Georgia State College UNTIL they have sat out their exclusion or dismissal period.

    Official formats for receiving transcripts include:
    College: Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, Mail

    *Faxed documents and copies provided by the student are NOT considered official and will not be used for admission purposes. Courses from one institution that are listed on another high school and/or college transcript will not substitute for an official transcript. Prior educational experience may not be omitted from an application package.
  4. Submit official high school transcript or GED, HiSet, or TASC scores. (If having less than 30 transferrable hours)
    East Georgia accepts mailed, emailed, or e-transcripts that come directly from the high school or testing agency. The high school transcript needs to indicate type of diploma received and date of graduation based on Section of BOR Student Affairs Policy Manual. Certificates of performance or special education diplomas are not acceptable. Applicants who have satisfactorily completed the GED, HiSET, or TASC high school equivalency diploma need only submit an official score report. 

    Official formats for receiving transcripts include:
    High School: GAfutures, Parchment, and Mail
    Equivalency: GED, HiSet, TASC
  5. Check your status online.
    This status will reflect whatever we have in our records at that exact moment. You will be aware of our admissions decision as soon as it is made without having to wait for an admissions letter.
Additional Items
  • Provide Verification of Lawful Presence in the United States.
    Applicants must provide evidence of lawful presence in the United States to qualify for in-state tuition classification. *Students who are International or are considered undocumented must submit a Lawful Presence Opt-Out form verifying that they understand they will be charged out of state tuition.
  • Provide proof of current Immunizations.
    Students who affirm that these immunization requirements conflict with their religious beliefs may request an exemption using the immunization form. Students with religious exemptions are subject to exclusion from campus in the event of an outbreak of a disease for which immunization is required. Students who are enrolled in fully online distance learning programs may also request an exemption from immunization requirements as long as they only enroll in fully online courses.
Technical College Credit

The TCSG-USG agreement specifies 27 general education courses that are guaranteed to transfer between SACSCOC-accredited institutions. Course work taken at two-year Technical Colleges which are accredited through the SACS Commission on Colleges and part of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) will be accepted in transfer as stipulated in the articulation agreement between the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia and the TCSG. View the list of courses accepted through the USG/TCSG articulation.

Exemption tests in Georgia History or Georgia Constitution are offered to transfer students whose American History or Political Science course(s) did not include Georgia History or Georgia Constitution and to students who have obtained credit in American Government or in American History via the CLEP or Advance Placement (AP) program, which does not include credit for satisfying the legislative requirements.