Admissions and Standards Committee


Motion on Transfer of Credit for Degrees Previously Awarded

Motion

For those students seeking a baccalaureate degree, transfer credit for degrees previous awarded by other institutions will be granted as follows:

1. Students who hold
--a baccalaureate from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States, or
--the equivalent of a baccalaureate from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States (as certified by GSU or a GSU-approved agency such as Silny), or
--an associate's degree designed to transfer to a baccalaureate program from a USG institution
will be granted credit for all of Areas A-E of the core and the Regentsí Test.

2. However, there are two exceptions to the policy stated in 1.

A. Students seeking a baccalaureate degree in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Science Education or Math Education who do not hold a baccalaureate degree in one of these fields will only be granted credit for all of Areas B, C, and E. They will be granted credit in Areas A and D on a course-by-course basis.

B. Students seeking Bachelor of Science in Nursing will only be granted credit for all of Areas A, B, C and E. They will be granted credit in Area D on a course-by-course basis.

3. Students who hold any other associate's degree, such as an associate's degree from a non-USG institution or an associate's degree not designed to transfer to a baccalaureate program will be granted transfer credit on a course-by-course basis.

4. This policy repeals all contradictory policies.

Rationale

There is currently no stated policy on transfer credit for previously awarded degrees. This has caused confusion. This policy codifies our current general practice.


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