Transfer, Transient, Extension and, Correspondence Credit

In order to earn a master's degree at North Georgia, a student must earn a minimum of 24 hours of credit in residence applicable toward the degree. Some programs may require a higher number of credits in residence; consult the transfer-credit policy for the specific program. Credits may be transferred from another regionally accredited institution subject to the following conditions: (1) work already applied toward another degree cannot be accepted; (2) work must have been completed within the six-year period allowed for the completion of degree requirements; (3) work must have been applicable toward a graduate degree at the institution where credit was earned; (4) work offered for transfer must have the approval of the student's advisor, the program coordinator, and the dean of the appropriate school; (5) acceptance of the transfer credit does not reduce the residence requirement stated above; (6) any graduate student may apply to the dean of the appropriate school in writing for authorization to complete certain courses at another college or university as a transient student by submitting a Transient Permission Form. Transient student permission will not be granted to students on academic notice, probation, or suspension, or for the purpose of repeating courses.