Transfer Credit

Transfer Credit

Transfer Credit Information

In order to receive transfer credit for a course, you must submit an official transcript to the Transfer Credit Office at the following address:

Georgia Institute of Technology
Office of the Registrar
Transfer Credit
Atlanta GA, 30332-0315.

Once the transcript is received, it is evaluated, and the awarded credit is posted to the student's academic record. That credit may be viewed immediately on the student's OSCAR account by following the directions below. Please review your account to verify that the credit has been awarded before requesting a duplicate transcript.

Viewing Transfer Credit

Students follow the steps below to view their transfer credit in the OSCAR portal.

  1. Log into Buzzport
  2. On the Home tab locate the "Registration and Student Services" channel
  3. Select the "Registration - OSCAR" link
  4. Select "Student Services & Financial Aid"
  5. Select "Student Records"
  6. Select "Transfer Credit"

Transfer Credit for Online Courses

Currently, on-line versions of all Lab Science courses, International Affairs, Psychology, Economics and courses equivalent to HIST 2111 and HIST 2112 are not eligible for transfer credit consideration. In most cases mathematics are not eligible for consideration unless sufficient documentation is provided to show the course exams are proctored. If you are interested in taking the on-line versions of mathematics courses that meet this requirement, or have questions regarding this policy, please email the Registrar's Office for more information.

New Student Transfer Credit Information

Once an official transcript is received, it is evaluated, and the awarded credit is posted to the student's academic record. That credit may be viewed immediately after it is processed. Please review your account to verify that the credit has been awarded before requesting a duplicate transcript. To view your Tentative Evaluation of College Transfer Credit please follow the "Viewing Transfer Credit" directions above.

Courses will appear in the Transfer Credit Equivalency Tables after they have been evaluated. Please check this table to see if your courses have been evaluated. If you see "Approp Dept Must Evaluate" it will be your responsibility to have the course evaluated by the appropriate department. In order to assure a successful transition to Georgia Tech, you will need to follow the important listed below.

  1. If you are missing classes from your initial transfer credit evaluation, please first verify receipt of all official transcripts online in BuzzPort. If receipt of official transcripts has been confirmed and courses are missing, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
    BuzzPort
    Undergraduate Admission
  2. If any courses on your evaluation are listed as "Approp Department Must Evaluate," you will need to "Apply For Transfer Credit" and forward the information to the appropriate department(s). It is your responsibility to have your transfer work evaluated prior to registration for the term in which you are enrolling. Your courses for evaluation may be pre-requisites for Georgia Tech courses. Failure to have coursework evaluated in a timely manner may result in registration restrictions due to your lack of pre-requisites.
    Transfer Credit Evaluation Site
  3. If you are a newly admitted student and are currently enrolled in classes at another School, please have your institution forward a final official transcript to the Office of Undergraduate Admission after all grades are posted. If you need transfer credit processed when you attend FASET advising, please bring an unopened, official transcript to the Registrar table. If you will need to request permits for registration from the departments because you are currently enrolled in classes, you may bring a copy of your current schedule. Additional information about advising and registration can be found at the FASET web site.
    FASET Orientation Program
  4. Courses transferred by the Institute are subject to approval by your major.

Non-GT sponsored Study Abroad Credit

Before your study abroad term, you should verify that course work will transfer to Georgia Institute of Technology. Please refer to the Transfer Equivalency Catalog. If the international institution and/or course is not listed you will be required to submit a comprehensive course-by-course assessment as well as a grade point average (GPA) equivalent evaluation with an official transcript. The evaluation must be NACES approved member, such as World Education Services or Josef Silny & Associates. Credit is dependent on the evaluation and the Registrar’s Office cannot evaluate credit prior to receiving the evaluation.

Transfer Credit Policies

  1. Only official transcripts from other schools may be used to evaluate and/or award credit.
    • New students must request that an official transcript from all previously attended colleges be mailed to the Admissions Office.
      Georgia Institute of Technology
      Undergraduate Admissions Office
      Atlanta GA, 30332-0320
    • Current or previously enrolled Georgia Tech students must have the official transcript mailed to:
      Georgia Institute of Technology
      Office of the Registrar
      Transfer Credit
      Atlanta GA, 30332-0315
  2. The basic policy regarding the acceptance of the courses by transfer is to allow credit for courses completed with satisfactory grades (C or better) in other accredited colleges provided the courses correspond in time and content to courses offered at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Georgia Tech assumes responsibility for the academic quality of any work or credit recorded on the institution's transcript. Transfer credits will be accepted from newly-formed institutions of the University System of Georgia prior to accreditation.
  3. Georgia Tech will not award credit for courses successfully completed at another institution which were previously taken at Georgia Tech.
  4. A petition to the faculty must be approved to use course work more than ten years old.
  5. Georgia Tech reserves the right to test the proficiency of any student in course work transferred from other institutions and to disallow credit in courses in which the student cannot demonstrate acceptable proficiency.
  6. Georgia Tech does not grant credit for the College Level General Educational Development Tests, CLEP, USAFI courses, or courses completed at any United States armed services, with the exception of the military academies and schools with full accreditation by a regional accrediting body.
  7. Georgia Tech does not grant credit for professional certificate programs.
  8. The following items are among other circumstances in which non-resident credit is not granted:
    • Courses previously completed at Georgia Tech.
    • College courses taken to meet freshman admissions requirements.
    • Remedial courses.
    • Courses basically secondary school or pre-college level.
    • Courses with essentially non-academic content.
    • Vocational courses.
    • Learning support courses.
  9. Non-resident credit is not computed as a part of the student's grade point average at Georgia Tech. Georgia Tech transfers credits, not grades. Grades for courses completed at other institutions are not calculated into the Georgia Tech GPA.

Official policies regarding transfer credit are published in the Catalog.

Transfer Credit at the Undergraduate Level
Transfer Credit at the Graduate Level

Transfer Credit for Online Courses

Currently, online versions of all Lab Science courses, all International Affairs courses, all Psychology courses, all Economics courses, and courses equivalent to HIST 2111 and HIST 2112 are not eligible for transfer credit consideration.

In most cases mathematics are not eligible for consideration unless sufficient documentation is provided to show the course exams are proctored. If you are interested in taking the online versions of mathematics courses that meet this requirement or if you have questions regarding this policy, please email the Registrar's Office for more information.

Advanced Standing

Examinations:

 
  1. Students who offer satisfactory evidence that they are qualified to do so may receive credit for a course by examination. Such an examination is called an examination for advanced standing.
  2. Examinations for advanced standing require the recommendation of the department of instruction in which the course is offered, payment of the appropriate fee to the Bursar's office, and authorization by the registrar.
  3. Examinations for advanced standing will ordinarily be offered during the week of final examinations.
  4. A student will not be allowed to take an examination for advanced standing in a given course more than twice.
  5. Students will not be allowed to take an examination for advanced standing in a course for which the prerequisite(s) has not been met, except with the consent of the school offering the course.
  6. An examination for advanced standing will be reported with an S or U grade. Neither grade will be included in the calculation of the scholastic average.
  7. Advanced standing is not allowed for laboratory or studio classes, except with the consent of the school offering the course.
  8. Students may not use more than 9 credits of advanced standing to meet degree requirements.
 

Bursar's Office

 

Advanced Standing Form

 

Advanced Standing Form for Courses in Modern Languages

 

The official policy regarding Examinations for Advanced Standing is published under Rules & Regulations XII in the Catalog.

 

Catalog: Rules & Regulations XII