Graduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013
Transfer credit is awarded in accordance with the policies of the university system of Georgia, accrediting agencies, and SPSU. Courses under consideration for transfer credit are evaluated by the department chair whose department is primarily responsible for the course.
Transfer credit for graduate degree programs (credit earned in anyway except in a resident program course) is limited to a maximum of 9 hours
Transfer credit should not be confused with course substitutions. A course might not be equivalent to any course offered at SPSU, but still have enough content to be considered as a substitute for a course within a degree program. Transfer credit would be awarded for free elective hours and a course substitution petition would be initiated and processed through the curriculum committee.
To be considered for transfer credit, courses must normally:
Evaluation of Courses for Transfer Credit
In order for SPSU to perform an evaluation of transfer credits, the student
Students may be required to demonstrate proficiency by passing an examination in order to be awarded some credit.
The amount of transfer credit awarded can be limited by:
Responsibility for transfer credit decisions at SPSU:
The Student has responsibility for providing complete and correct information (including course descriptions, syllabi, and other required documents).
The Chair of the department at SPSU in which the subject is taught has responsibility for determining whether transfer credit will be awarded.
The Chair of the student's major program of study has responsibility for determining whether transfer courses are applicable to that degree program.
The Registrar is responsible for determining restrictions and limits on amounts of transfer credit that can be granted.
The Registrar has final authority in checking compliance with university-wide academic standards and graduation requirements.
Transfer Credit for Courses Earned Outside the United States
Transfer credit for courses completed at institutions of higher learning outside the United States shall be subject to the same criteria as those courses earned in the United States, but outside the State of Georgia.
In addition, the following conditions must also be met by the institution where the credits were earned:
The institution at which the credit was earned: