To gain a general idea about transfer credits, please visit the Transfer Equivalency Chart to display 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.
The State of Georgia and the Board of Regents have made it a legal requirement for each student attending a college or university in the state to pass examinations in the areas of history of the United States and Georgia, and the provisions and principles of the constitutions of the United States and Georgia. There are a total of four exams included under the legislative requirements: United States History, Georgia History, United State Constitution, and Georgia Constitution. The state of Georgia and the Board of Regents' requirements pertaining to Constitution and History Exams for graduation with the associate and bachelor degrees are outlined below:
The requirements may be met by examination or by the successful completion of History 2110 and Political Science 1101. If the examinations are passed, students must select additional course(s) from Section 3, Social Science Foundations in Core Area E. (Note: Passing the exemption tests does not generate earned credit hours.) Students are strongly encouraged to check with advisor prior to registering for the exemption examinations to determine if program requirements will be fully met if exam(s) are taken and passed.
Decisions regarding satisfactory completion of these requirements by transfer students are made by the Student Advisement Center.
Academic Residence Requirement
The minimum academic residence requirement for each baccalaureate degree is as follows: