Transfer Credit Policy

Review Date: 
February 2015
Policy Statement: 

Non-Resident Credit Policy, Explanations and Information

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 should 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.

Procedures: 

How To Request Transfer Credit for Courses Not Previously Evaluated:

1. Check the online equivalency database for updates. New evaluations are posted daily:
https://oscar.gatech.edu/pls/bprod/wwsktrna.P_find_location

2. Notify the Registrar’s Office Transfer Credit Department of any un-awarded credit by sending an email to comments@registrar.gatech.edu

3. Submit courses for evaluation

Information - Transfer Credit:

1. Georgia Tech does not offer correspondence courses and does not grant credit for correspondence courses taken at other institutions. Academic units reserve the right to take such things as delivery method into consideration. For example, on-line courses and computer-instructed courses may not be accepted by some academic units for credit.

2. Georgia Tech does not grant credit for the College Level General Educational Development Tests, 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.

3. Georgia Tech does not grant credit for professional certificate programs.

4. 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.
  • Experiential learning.

5. Non-resident credit is not computed as a part of the student's grade point average at Georgia Tech.

Advanced Placement & International Baccalaureate:

1. See directions below to view AP and IB equivalencies.

  1. Go to https://oscar.gatech.edu
  2. Select the "Transfer Equivalencies" icon
  3. Select the asterisk (*) from the pull down menu
  4. Click "Continue" button
  5. Select your option from the pull down menu
  6. Click "Get Courses" button

2. Once enrolled at Georgia Tech, students are not allowed to take College Board (Advanced Placement and SAT II), International Baccalaureate or A-Level Examinations for credit. All examinations must be completed prior the student's enrollment date. Students who offer satisfactory evidence that they are qualified to do so may receive credit for a course by examination at Georgia Tech. Such an examination is called an examination for advanced standing.

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