Adopted by President’s Cabinet 8/25/15

East Georgia State College students (with a 2.0 or higher EGSC total institution GPA) who wish to take course work at another institution and receive academic credit at the institution may do so if the following conditions are met:

    1. Student must have already attended EGSC for at least one semester earning a total institutional grade point average of 2.0 or higher;
    2. Student must complete a Transient Form obtaining the approval of his/her advisor and the Registrar;
    3. Course description(s) from the transient institution’s catalog must be attached to the Transient Permission form.
    4. If the student is within the last 25% of hours needed for graduation, the student must also obtain the written approval of his/her academic dean; 
    5. Students with learning support requirements must obtain permission from the Director of the Academic Center for Excellence;
    6. Students may be approved for transient status for only one semester at a time;
    7. Students must make a minimum grade of “C” to assure that the course will be accepted in transfer;
    8. Students are reminded to consult with the financial aid office to determine if they are eligible to receive aid and if so, when will it be disbursed; 
    9. EGSC students may not receive any Title IV aid (Pell Grant, Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loans) at the host institution. These will be awarded by the EGSC (home institution) if the student is eligible and may reimburse the student for fees paid out-of-pocket; 
    10. Students attending another institution as a transient student will have a hold placed on their record awaiting an official transcript the student must request of course work as a transient to be sent to East Georgia State College’s Student Affairs Office of Records once the semester is over;
    11. Failure to receive a transcript from the transient institution may affect the student’s existing registration for the subsequent term with EGSC.
    12. In the event the student is unable to attend for the requested term, it is the student’s responsibility to obtain a letter from the transient institution stating that the student did not attend ad submit it to the Student Affairs Office for Records;
    13. A student who takes his/her last work for a degree as a transient student during any graduation semester may not be eligible for graduation that semester;
    14. A student must make application to the school he/she wishes to attend;
    15. International transcripts require an official comprehensive course-by-course evaluation provided by one of the following or an alternative credentials agency: World Education Services or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc.

East Georgia State College cannot request another institution to accept a student during any period of ineligibility at EGSC, but we have no objection to another institution allowing you to attend while on Exclusion. No transfer credit hour will be awarded at East Georgia State College for credit hours earned at another institution during any period of academic or disciplinary ineligibility.

Note: Courses taken as a transient will not be calculated in the East Georgia State College GPA. However, transient work may affect a student’s eligibility for graduation with honors.