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Transfer Students

A student who has taken a college or university course after graduation from high school or left high school before graduating to enroll full-time in college courses is considered a transfer student for purposes of admission to Georgia Southern.

Transfer Admission Criteria

Regular Transfer
To be considered for regular transfer admission:

  1. Minimum 30 transferable semester hours or 45 transferable quarter hours
  2. Cumulative college GPA 2.0+ (all work attempted)
  3. Eligible to return to current school

Conditional Transfer
To be considered for conditional transfer admission:

  1. Have earned at least 15 transferable semester hours (or 22.5 quarter hours)
  2. Cumulative college GPA 2.0+ (all work attempted)
  3. Must prove with course schedule that you are on track to have at least 30 transferable semester hours (or 45 quarter hours) completed by the time you enter Georgia Southern.
  4. Eligible to return to current school

Freshmen Transfer
To be eligible for freshman transfer admission:

  1. Have earned no more than 30 transferable semester hours (or 45 quarter hours)
  2. Minimum 1010 SAT (Math + Critical Reading only) or 21 ACT (composite)
    Writing portion required for all students entering Fall 2013.
    State minimum requirements for each portion of the SAT/ACT: 430 Critical Reading, 400 Math; 17 English, 17 Math
    NOTE: SAT/ACT scores taken after a student has been enrolled in college level credit in a college/university (after high school graduation) cannot be used for admission consideration.
  3. High School Academic GPA 2.0+
  4. Complete the required high school curriculum:
    • 4 English Credits
    • 4 Math Credits
    • 4 Science credits (at least 2 lab science)
    • 3 Social Sciences credits
    • 2 Foreign Language credits (same language)
  5. Cumulative college GPA 2.0+ (all work attempted)
  6. Eligible to return to current school

Students are required to send official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions where they have attempted work. All transcripts must be received before an admissions file will be reviewed.


Note: If you graduated from High School 5 or more years prior to your intended enrollment date, you are considered a Non-Traditional student. To learn more, visit our Non-Traditional Students page.


Transfers, Spring Transients and Fall Transients with remedial, learning support, and/or college prep make-up courses from high school must:

  • Exit those courses with a “C” or better, and
  • Accumulate 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours beyond those courses

Remedial, Learning Support, and College Prep make-up courses DO NOT count towards transfer hours or the transfer GPA. If you have these types of courses, you are no longer eligible for Freshman Transfer Acceptance.


Meet your Admissions Team

Christy Rikard, Assistant Director of Recruitment
Nicole Noel-Charles, Coordinator of Transfer Recruitment
Nadia Vining, Transfer Credit Evaluator
Lauren Campbell, Transfer Credit Evaluator

Questions? Email us.

Office of Admissions • P.O. Box 8024 Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478- 5391 • admissions@georgiasouthern.edu