Admission to Georgia State is a selective process and meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Each year, Georgia State University receives more than 13,000 transfer applications for some 4,200 spaces. Our most successful candidates for transfer admission have a minimum grade point average of 2.5.
All transfer applicants must:
- Have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average, as computed by Georgia State University, on all college-level academic course work attempted at all regionally-accredited institutions previously attended.
- Have completed 30 semester credit hours or 45 quarter hours of college-level academic course work. If you earned less than 30 semester credits or 45 quarter hours, you must meet all freshman admission requirements.
- Be in good standing at the previous institution and eligible to re-enroll there.
- Have completed all College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) units and Learning Support course work required by any University System of Georgia (USG) previously attended.
When you are ready to apply, complete the online GSU undergraduate admission application and submit it with a $60 application fee. http://www.gsu.edu/admissions/transfer.html
Please note - Be certain to record all colleges and universities ever attended on the application. Failure to do so is cause for denial or dismissal.
Generally, transfer applicants are advised to submit their application packets 4 to 6 months prior to the start of their desired term of entry. Usually, if a file is complete by the priority deadline, you can expect to be notified of our decision in 4 to 6 weeks. Applicants interested in early registration dates, orientation, university housing, and financial aid are urged to apply and complete their application by the Priority Deadline Dates.
Fall Semester priority deadline = February 1
Spring Semester priority deadline = October 1
Summer Semester priority deadline = February 1
Fall Semester regular deadline = June 1
Spring Semester regular deadline = November 1
Summer Semester regular deadline = April 1
Have the registrar at every college or university you have ever attended send an official transcript to Georgia State University Office of Admissions, regardless of how long you attended or how much credit you earned.
If you have not completed 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours of college-level academic course work, you must submit an official high school transcript and electronic SAT and/or ACT test scores.
To expedite your transfer application, please remember to submit the following:
- A completed GSU Undergraduate Application
- $60 application fee
- Official transcripts from all previous institutions attended
- High school transcripts and test scores, if needed....
Mail all transcripts to:
Georgia State University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
P. O. Box 4009
200 Sparks Hall
Atlanta, GA. 30302-4009
Applicants are encouraged to always apply for financial aid, even if you don't think you qualify, as it sets you up for the HOPE scholarship and other opportunities. Georgia State's financial aid code is 01574.
Additional information - "Financing Your Education"
Transfer credit inquiries cannot be fully addressed for individuals who are not yet accepted to GSU. Our transfer evaluations are done on a course-by-course basis for each accepted student. Therefore, it is not possible for us to determine how your courses will be transfer prior to your acceptance.
Once a student is considered admissible to Georgia State, the Office of Admissions enters the course work the way it appears on each separate transcript. It takes an additional 3 to 5 days for the course work to be articulated/equated into Georgia State's letter/number system. Once this is performed, an advisor will be able to state how the courses transfer toward a particular degree program.
A Transfer Equivalency Table is available at http://www.gsu.edu/success/equivalency_charts.html. Please use this table only as a guide. There is no guarantee that your courses will transfer over to Georgia State University until you actually apply for admissions and your courses are reviewed by our admissions office and you academic advisor.
The Transfer Equivalency Table will allow you to see how courses transfer to Georgia State University. Please be aware that this list reflects courses that have been previously reviewed for transfer credit. As students transfer in from new colleges or bring in new credit, the equivalency tables will be updated. This information is for reference only. Equivalents are subject to change upon official evaluation by Georgia State University. The inclusion or exclusion of courses on this list does not guarantee or automatically preclude the acceptability of courses. It gives an idea on what the course is equal to at Georgia State, but it does not state how it will or will not transfer into any particular degree program.
The Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia requires Georgia State University to verify each accepted students lawful presence in the United States.
Lawful presence can be confirmed by providing one of the following documents.
- A current Georgia Driver's License or ID Card issued after January 1, 2008.
- US Certificate of Naturalization
- A current Passport
- A Permanent Resident Card (USCIS form I-151 or I-551)
- US Certificate of Birth Abroad
- US Certificate of Citizenship (USCIA form N-560 or N-561)
- A certified U.S. Birth Certificate (photocopies not acceptable)
- Military ID (photocopies not acceptable)
Please note : verification can also be confirmed through the Federal Aid Financial Aid Form (FAFSA)
Managerof Transfer/Adult Recruitment
Military Learners & Transient Admissions
Georgia State University
P. O. Box 4009
Sparks Hall - Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30302-4009