Students who wish to transfer to Oglethorpe from other regionally
accredited colleges are welcome to apply, provided they are in good standing at
the last institution attended. They are expected to follow regular
admission procedures and will be notified of the decision of the
evening degree program. Most financial aid awards and scholarships are
available to transfer students as well as first-time freshmen.
Transfer students must submit transcripts of all current and
previous college work. A separate official transcript from each college attended must
be received before any action will be taken on the application. High school
records are not required of students having more than one full year of transferable
credit, unless they will be applying for financial assistance.
Oglethorpe University will accept for transfer credit courses
comparable to University courses which are applicable to a degree program offered at
Oglethorpe. Acceptable work must be shown on an official transcript and must be
completed with a grade of “C-” or better. Oglethorpe does not accept a “D”
grade as transfer credit.
Transfer students on probation or exclusion from another
institution will not be accepted. Transfer students must have a minimum grade-point
average of 2.3 (on a 4.0 scale) on all college work attempted in the last two years
to be considered for admission.
Oglethorpe University will accept as many as 30 hours of United
States Armed Forces Institute (USAFI) credit.
Students who hold the R.N. credential from an appropriately
accredited institution are awarded credit for their arts and sciences courses. To earn a
bachelor’s degree, the student must complete the general education
requirements, a major, and other applicable requirements.
The maximum total number of semester hours that may be
transferred into Oglethorpe is 60. A minimum of 60 semester hours must be earned
through course work at Oglethorpe to satisfy the residency requirement and for an
Oglethorpe degree to be awarded. Prior to graduation, students must be in
residence during their final two sessions.
Credits earned at post-secondary institutions accredited by the
six regional accrediting bodies (e.g., Southern, Middle States, New
England, etc.,) will be accepted.
Courses recognized by the American Council on Education (ACE) may
be credited by the Registrar. To request an official ACE transcript to be sent
to Oglethorpe University contact the American Council on Education, ACE Transcript
Service, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20036-1193, (202)
939-9475. Programs not recognized by ACE will not be given credit.
A maximum of 30 semester hours may be earned through College
Level Examination Program (CLEP tests). Maximum credit for Advanced Placement tests
(AP testing) is also 30 semester hours. Please consult the section,
Credit by Examination, on the following pages.
In all cases, only 60 semester hours may be earned outside of
Oglethorpe University through any of the means described above. A
minimum of 15 semester hours of a major must be in course work taken
at Oglethorpe University.
Transfer students should note that only work completed at
Oglethorpe is reflected in the Oglethorpe grade-point average, and transfer work is not included in 46 determination for Latin academic
honors. To be eligible for academic honors, the student must
complete 60 or more hours at Oglethorpe.