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, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), 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 department 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.
In order to be considered for an evaluation, the student must be admitted to EGSC. Upon enrollment, the Office of the Registrar will officially evaluate all transcripts. An unofficial transcript will not be evaluated for transfer credit. Students with questions regarding their evaluation may contact the Office of the Registrar.
- EGSC only 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.
- Additional Resources: https://www.chea.org/regional-accrediting-organizations
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- Per USG Policy: Transferable Hours are defined as hours which would be acceptable by the receiving institution according to the USG’s and the receiving institution’s prevailing policies. These hours should include transferable hours earned at all postsecondary institutions attended.
- Per USG Policy: Transfer GPA is defined as the GPA calculated on all transferable hours (see previous definition) plus all attempted but unearned hours at regionally accredited institutions in courses applicable to transfer programs at the receiving institution https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section4/policy/C328/
- The University System of Georgia recognizes a core curriculum that is common to transfer degree programs. https://www.usg.edu/academic_affairs_handbook/section2/C738/
- Generally, core curriculum areas that are completed are accepted by University System Schools.
- USG and TCSG institutions accept the General Education Courses for transfer between their respective SACSCOC 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 and does not accept plus/minus grades. 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. https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section3/C340/
- 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 not considered to be equivalent to an East Georgia course, it will transfer in as an elective.
- 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.
- 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. https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section3/policy/C339
- Credit completed through the armed services will be evaluated according to EGSC’s policy for Military credit.
- Transfer grade point average (GPA) is the average of the student’s grades in all transferable courses.
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.
- Students with transcripts from a college or university outside the United States must submit a foreign credential evaluation from an approved International Evaluation agency in order for the credits to be evaluated by the Registrar's Office. For information regarding foreign credential evaluation requirements, please review the International Student Admissions page for additional information.
Post-Baccalaureate Evaluations of Credit
Evaluation of transfer credit will not be done on a course-by-course basis for a student who holds a baccalaureate degree. Only the final GPA and number of hours are recorded. Core areas (A-E) and general electives will be waived for Post-Baccalaureate students who completed their degree at another USG institution. Students who completed a Baccalaureate degree at a non-USG institution will need to speak with their advisors to determine if any additional courses are needed to complete their degree program at EGSC.
Satisfying USG Legislative requirements with Transfer Courses
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 another USG institution may satisfy both requirements by completing the equivalents of POLS 1101 & HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 or the legislative requirements in accordance with their previously attended USG institution.
- Students transferring to EGSC from a non-USG institution may satisfy the US/GA History component by completing the equivalent to HIST 2111/2112 and the US Constitution with credit for American Government; the Georgia Government component may be completed by registering for the Georgia Government exam OR students may opt to complete EGSC’s POLS 1101 to satisfy this requirement.
- 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.
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Credit by Examination
The University System of Georgia (USG) colleges and universities award academic credit to students who score well on certain exams, including the Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and Dantes Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) exams. (https://www.usg.edu/student_affairs/high_school/credit_by_exam) https://www.usg.edu/academic_affairs_handbook/section2/C781
Test scores (AP, CLEP, IB, etc.) must be officially submitted to the Institution for consideration. Course Credit for credit by examination will be awarded with a grade of “K” and will not count in a student’s academic GPA.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
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).
- The CLEP Subject Examinations measure achievement in specific subject areas. These exams require college-level knowledge and critical-thinking ability; sufficient preparation is required to do well. CLEP tests are given at many colleges and universities nationwide. A list of test centers is available at the CLEP Web site (here).
- 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 East Georgia State College courses are listed on the EGSC Website (here).
- Hours earned by examination are recorded on a student's permanent record with the notation "credit by examination" with the course name and number. Grades are not given; therefore, credit by examination does not affect a student's grade point average.
- Departmental examinations are available in certain subject areas not included as a part of the College Level Examination Program. An example of a departmental examination is the First-Aid examination.
- 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.
Advanced Placement Program
- Subject to approval by the appropriate East Georgia State College 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. Each student will receive confirmation of credit awarded.
- Advanced Placement tests and the equivalent East Georgia State College courses are listed on the EGSC Website (here).
- 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
Standard Level (SL)
High Level (HL)
College credit will vary dependent upon courses offered at East Georgia State College and eligibility requirements will be determined by the respective Schools (Social Science, Humanities, Math/Science).
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. Credit 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 inquiries about a course/courses for which an equivalent or elective credit is thought to be plausible but for which no equivalent or elective credit was granted, please contact the appropriate academic department. Students needing additional assistance with transfer credit policies should contact the Registrar's Office at (478)289-2014. East Georgia reserves the right to deny transferability of credit should it not meet the criteria outlined in the Transfer Credit Policy above.
Additional Articulation Agreements
Please see respective departments for further information on the articulation agreements listed below
Credits are accepted in transfer on a course-by-course basis per SACSCOC on Transfer of Academic Credit policy.
Fire and Emergency Services Administration Program (FESA)-
East Georgia State College and West Georgia Technical College
East Georgia State College and Southern Crescent Technical College
East Georgia State College and Albany Technical College
RN-BSN Bridge Program
East Georgia State College and Oconee Fall Line Technical College
East Georgia State College and Ogeechee Technical College
East Georgia State College and Southeastern Technical College
Additional Transfer Tools:
Use this free tool to explore how your credits will transfer from one college or university in Georgia to another college or university in Georgia
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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
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