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Transfer Student

A student who has taken a college or university course after graduation from high school is considered a transfer student.

How to Apply

1

Submit Your Application

Complete your application online with the $25 non-refundable application fee. Students can Check Their Status online while working through the application process.

2

Request Your Official Transcripts

Request official transcripts be sent from every college or technical school you have attended. If you completed any college coursework outside of the US, you must submit your official transcripts to a NACES accredited evaluation service and have an original course-by-course evaluation sent directly to GSW. 

3

Send official copies of your SAT or ACT scores

If you have less than 30 transferable credit hours from your college(s), you must meet all freshman requirements by submitting your official high school transcript and official SAT/ACT scores (SAT Code: 5250 / ACT code: 0824).

4

Check Your Status

You can review what information is needed and what documents have been received by checking your status online. You will be aware of your admissions decision immediately.

5

Check Your Email

We will send a variety of emails to notify you of your acceptance and allow accepted students the opportunity to register early for housing, Storm Registration Days, and other exclusive opportunities.

6

Visit Georgia Southwestern

If you haven't already taken a tour of our beautiful campus, schedule a visit today! Our admissions specialists are happy to welcome you into the hurricane family.

Admission Requirements

Regular Transfer Admission

To be considered for transfer admission, students must:

  • Have earned a minimum 30 transferable semester hours (45 quarter hours) from regionally accredited colleges or universities.
  • Have a minimum 2.0 cumulative college GPA on all transferable work attempted.
  • Be eligible to return to their current school.

Freshmen Transfer Admissions

To be eligible for freshman transfer admission, students should:

  • Have earned fewer than 30 transferable semester hours (45 quarter hours) from regionally accredited colleges or universities.
  • Meet regular freshmen admission criteria including SAT/ACT, High School GPA, and Required High School Curriculum requirements. If you graduated from high school five or more years prior to your intended enrollment date, you may will need to meet Non-Traditional Freshman requirements.
  • Have a minimum 2.0 cumulative college GPA on all transferable work attempted.
  • Be eligible to return to their current school

Transcript Requirements

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 decision will be made.

Transfer students who have taken remedial, learning support, and/or required high school curriculum make-up courses in college must:

  • Exit those courses successfully
  • Earn credit for Area A equivalent courses that correspond to the mandated remedial/learning support courses with a ā€œCā€ or higher
  • Accumulate 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours beyond those courses

Maintaining Transfer Information

GSW will only maintain a record of non-enrolling student test scores and transcripts for 3 years. Admission applications and fees are only kept for two years. 

Student Receiving Assistance

Transfer Articulation

Compare the classes completed at your current or previous institution(s) with the equivalent course at our campus.

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Online Programs

GSW offers a variety of online programs that are ideal for transfer students and offer a seamless transition into your major.

Information Session

Transfer Orientation

All transfer students are required to review our Transfer Orientation videos to ensure a broad introduction to GSW.

Review what information is needed and what documents have been received.
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