Admissions and Standards Committee


Motion Regarding the Admission of Non-Traditional Transfer Students

1. Non-traditional transfer students are individuals who:
a. have earned 30 or more transferable semester credit hours, but
b. have not been enrolled in any college level classes for five or more years before the first day of the term for which they are applying.

2.Non-traditional transfer applicants from University System of Georgia institutions must have all CPC and LS requirements completed prior to transferring.

3.Non-traditional transfer students who do not meet the current transfer GPA requirement for regular transfer admission to Georgia State can be admitted by the Director of Admissions as limited admission transfer students.

4.In any one fiscal year, the Director of Admissions may admit no more than a number equal to 2% of the total number of new transfer students admitted for the previous fiscal year.

5.This policy will go into effect immediately.

Rationale:
Currently, all transfer students who have earned 30 or more transferable hours must meet the minimum Georgia State University GPA standards for transfer students to be admitted to Georgia State. Those who are denied admission can appeal the decision to the Admissions and Standards Appeals Committee for their review, but often these students express frustration in dealing with a university structure that appears cumbersome and inflexible. This proposal is intended to allow the Director of Admissions to exercise professional discretion in reviewing the applications of non-traditional transfer students who have experienced academic difficulty in the past, but who demonstrate the ability, maturity and commitment to be academically successful. Since such students who appeal typically granted approval, this procedure would significantly streamline the process for both the student and for Georgia State.


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