Transfer Applicants

Transfer applicants must

  1. have a transferable academic grade point average of 2.0 or higher;
  2. meet admission requirements for entering freshmen if they graduated high school within the past 5 years and are transferring less than 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of credit;
  3. have a clear conduct record;
  4. be in good standing at the last college attended for which credit is transferred to North Georgia;
  5. have completed any Learning Support and CPC deficiency requirements (hours earned for learning support and/or CPC courses are not counted as transferable hours earned) and earned 30 semester (45 quarter) transferable hours beyond learning support and/or CPC deficiency courses;

Applicants who have a transferable college GPA that is lower than 3.0 must also have successfully completed the following credits:

  1. A course that is the equivalent to North Georgia's ENGL 1101 (English Composition I), with a grade of "C" or better;
  2. A mathematics course that is the equivalent of North Georgia's MATH 1101 (Introduction to Mathematical Models), MATH 1111 (College Algebra), MATH 1113 (Pre-Calculus) or MATH 2450 (Calculus I).

A student who wishes to apply as a transfer student must submit the following:

  1. Application for Undergraduate Admission with the non-refundable application fee
  2. Official copies of transcripts from EACH institution attended
  3. If the student has earned fewer than 30 semester hours of transferable credit they will need to send their Official high school transcripts and official SAT / ACT scores
  4. Applicants who are U.S. citizens and were born outside the U.S. must submit proof of U.S. citizenship
  5. Applicants who have been granted permanent U.S. residency must submit proof of permanent residency.
  6. Applicants seeking F-1 or J-1 visas must complete the International Student Application and meet international requirements.
  7. Prior to enrolling, a student must submit a North Georgia Certificate of Immunization showing proof of immunization as required by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. The immunization form should be submitted to Student Health Services office.

A transferring student should ask the registrar of each university which he/she has previously attended to send official transcripts to North Georgia. The applicant's academic qualifications for admission will ordinarily be based on these university transcripts; however, the Director of Admissions may require high school transcripts to use in the evaluation. Students will not be admitted without required transcripts.

Transfer credit is generally accepted from regionally accredited institutions. A credit evaluation is completed by the Registrar's Office after a student has been accepted to North Georgia. This evaluation is done to determine if a course is equivalent to a North Georgia course.

If you wish to know which courses will transfer from your prior college(s) to North Georgia, please go to the Course Transfer Equivalencies section located on the Admissions web site under transfer student requirements and select your college from the list. The Transfer Equivalencies site can assist students to determine how credit has been transferred to North Georgia in the past for other students. The site is not exhaustive but includes work brought into North Georgia by prior students. It is a guide only. The listing or exclusion of certain institutions and/or courses does not reflect the transferability of course credit. Students are responsible for verifying whether the institution is which they are transferring from is regionally accredited. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, or Cadet Admissions if a prospective Cadet, with question.

All official international transcripts must have a foreign course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). The evaluation must be sent directly from the agency to the appropriate Admissions office (for new students) or to the Registrar's office (for all other students).

A full list of NACES members are listed online at For your information, the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) does not recognize evaluations from World Education Services (WES). For more details on agencies accepted by the PSC, review the PSC web site at

Even if the institution that the student last attended is accredited, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions or Cadet Admissions may reject the application or all or any part of previously earned credits for degree credit at North Georgia if there is any reason to believe that the quality of the educational programs of the previous institution is unsatisfactory. An applicant will not be considered for admission unless the transcript shows an honorable discharge from the university last attended. Students who are not in good standing will not be admitted. Work undertaken at another institution by a student during a term of suspension or dismissal from North Georgia or any other institution cannot be transferred to the University for credit toward a degree. Transfer students entering North Georgia shall be subject to the following policies:

  1. The amount of academic credit accepted for work done in another institution within a given period of time may not exceed the amount of credit that could have been earned at North Georgia during that period of time.
  2. The total number of hours that may be earned toward a degree by either extension or correspondence courses shall not exceed 30 semester hours.
  3. Students enrolled in undergraduate degree programs leading to the baccalaureate degree must complete the Regent's Writing and Reading Skills Test as a requirement for graduation. This paper and pencil exam, which consists of a one-hour reading test and a one-hour essay, is administered once per semester (including summer) on dates established by the Board of Regents (BOR).
  4. Students are required to take the Regents' Test the first semester they attend unless they are in Learning Support English or Reading. All students who enroll in the Regents' Skills course for at least the third time must receive more individualized instruction in special sections of the course. The Regents' Test is administered by the Testing Office.