Acceptance of Transfer Credit
East Georgia State College (EGSC) accepts transfer credit in accordance with the polices, rules, and practices of the University System of Georgia, and its institutional mission. The EGSC course equivalency for each transfer course is determined by system-wide agreements, articulation agreements between specified institutions, and faculty members of the respective departments and is based on criteria such as level, course content, quality, course outcomes, and a student’s degree program.
Where applicable, the Registrar’s Office processes transfer credit based on these faculty decisions.
- EGSC accepts credit hours transferred from regionally accredited institutions. post-secondary institutions will normally transfer to EGSC if they are comparable to courses offered for academic credit here or would earn academic credit if they were offered.
- The University System of Georgia recognizes a core curriculum that is common to transfer degree programs.
- USG and TCSG institutions accept the General Education Courses for transfer between their respective accredited institutions. 28 courses transfer between the Technical College System colleges and the University System of Georgia colleges and universities.
- EGSC uses the University System of Georgia uniform grading scale. When courses with plus/minus grades are transferred these grades are equated to standard grades of A, B, C, D, or F on a 4.0 scale.
- All courses attempted at previous institutions will be listed on the East Georgia transcript, along with the grade earned at the previous institution equated to a standard A-F grade. If a course is not accepted in transfer, it will be listed as “NONT - Not Accepted” These courses are not counted in a student’s transfer/overall academic GPA.
- If a course is accepted but not considered to be equivalent to an East Georgia course, it will transfer in as an elective.
- EGSC operates under a Semester system. Therefore, all transfer Credit is awarded in semester hours. Quarter hours will be converted to semester hours with a ratio of .667 quarter hours per semester hour. Therefore, a 5 quarter hour course will receive 3.33 semester hours at EGSC. Course work transferred from another institution will transfer to EGSC with the same number of semester credit hours the student received at the previous institution.
- Credit completed through the armed services will be evaluated according to EGSC’s policy for Military credit.
- A student’s cumulative GPA, which consists of his or her institutional and transfer
GPA, will be used to determine whether the student is eligible for honors at graduation
during the point of degree completion.
If a student repeated a course at the same institution, only the last attempt is counted.
- Subject to approval by the appropriate EGSC academic department, high school students who participate in an Advanced Placement Program will be awarded appropriate course credit provided a score of three (3) or better is earned on The College Board Advanced Placement Test (AP).
- Official test scores should be mailed directly from The College Board to the Office of the Admissions/Records Office for review.
- Advanced Placement tests and the equivalent East Georgia State College courses are listed on the Credit by Exam page.
- Students may earn up to 18 semester hours of college credit by making satisfactory scores on the Subject Examinations of the College Level Examination Program (CLEP).
- To earn CLEP credit a student must earn a score of 50 or above. Students earning a score of 50 or above on the College Composition Subject Examination must also write an essay, which will be graded by the English Department. The English Department must approve and "pass" the essay only before credit for College Composition I will be awarded.
- CLEP credit is not awarded for any science-related course that has laboratory requirements. A student may not attempt a CLEP examination for a course in a field in which credit has been earned for a more advanced course.
- No examination may be repeated in an attempt to receive credit.
- CLEP tests and the equivalent EGSC courses are listed on the Credit by Exam page.
- Course credit by examination will be awarded with a grade of “K” and will not count in a student’s academic GPA.
- Departmental examinations are available in certain subject areas which are not included as a part of the College Level Examination Program. (i.e. First aid, foreign language, etc.).
- The Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs must grant permission for a student to attempt a departmental examination. The Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs will refer the examination results to the Deans and faculty members of the respective subject area, who will grade and review the examination to determine if the student meets the competencies and course knowledge to be granted credit for the course.
- EGSC will allow academic credit for appropriate courses within the institution’s core curriculum for corresponding International Baccalaureate (IB) subject area coursework.
- Course credit will be awarded for courses taken in an International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in which a student obtained designated end-of-course assessment scores.
High Level scores on IB courses are a strong indicator of academic performance that is beyond that expected of a typical high-school student.
Standard Level (college preparatory) scores of five or more and Higher Level (college comparable) scores of four or more will be considered for credit suggesting that the IB Program work is comparable to a college-level course.
- The total college course credit awarded for IB assessment may not exceed 24.
- The course credit schema below will be used by East Georgia State College with allowances made for variable credits in each category to account for labs and/or for depth of material cove red in the IB Program subject area that may be comparable to more than one college-level course:
|International Baccalaureate Semester Credit Hours Allowed|
|Score||Standard Level (SL)||High Level (HL)|
- College credit will vary dependent upon courses offered at EGSC and eligibility requirements will be determined by the respective Schools (Social Science, Humanities, Math/Science).
- In accordance with BOR Policy -3.3.4 all students seeking to obtain an undergraduate degree from an USG institution are required to demonstrate proficiency in US History and Constitution and Georgia History and Constitution. Both requirements may be satisfied at EGSC by completing POLS 1101 and HIST 2111 or 2112.
- Students transferring to EGSC from a USG or TCSG Institution may satisfy both requirements by having completed the equivalents of POLS 1101 & HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 or by completing the legislative requirements in accordance with their previously attended institution.
- Students who earn transfer credit for HIST 2111 or 2112, or POLS 1101 from states other than Georgia DO NOT meet the Georgia Legislative requirements. In order to fulfill the Georgia requirement for an American Government or History course taken at an out-of-state institution a student must take and pass the Georgia portion of these courses through an exam offered by EGSC. Please contact the history and/or political science department for additional information.
- Legislative requirements cannot be satisfied by exam credit. Students who have received “K” credit will still need to take the appropriate courses to satisfy these requirements.
- Courses completed at the Technical College System of Georgia or out-of-state technical
institutions are reviewed by the TCSG/USG Mini-Core approval list – please see the
transfer equivalency guide for more information.
- Re-evaluations may be requested for a potential direct equivalency.
If a student determines acceptance of credits may disadvantage him/her, the student may opt not to accept offered credits. Additionally, a student may appeal to the Dean of the appropriate school if he/she believes the assessment resulted in an error of the credits awarded. As with other academic matters, if the issue is not resolved satisfactorily at the school level, the student may elect to appeal to the Vice-President for Academic Affairs, whose decision will be final.
Transfer credit is not guaranteed and is considered on an individual basis. Each student will meet with an academic advisor who will review the student’s academic history and determine how transfer credit may be applied within the curriculum for their degree program. East Georgia reserves the right to deny transferability of credit should it not meet the criteria outlined in the Transfer Credit Policy above.
The Transfer Equivalency Tool is a database that allows students to gain a general idea of how courses taken at other institutions may transfer to EGSC. The tool is for reference only. The information contained in the tool is updated regularly and is subject to change. Not all courses from a given institution may appear on the tool. The absence of a course from the database does not necessarily preclude transferability; similarly, the inclusion of a course in the database does not guarantee transferability.