Articulations with University System of Georgia Institutions
Transfer credit is generally awarded by SPSU for courses taken at other University System of Georgia (USG) colleges and universities.
Courses must normally:
- Represent college or university-level work
- Have been completed with a grade of "C" or better
- Be equivalent to courses at SPSU with regard to
- Credit hours
- Course content
- Level of instruction
- Not have been in a subject for which the student received a failing grade at SPSU
Special considerations for transfer of USG Core Curriculum courses:
Students completing a given area (A,B,C,D,E, or F) will be given full credit when transferring to a different institution if the major field of study remains the same.
In Area A, students will receive transfer credit for all satisfactorily-completed courses, regardless of whether the entire Area has been completed.
Grades of "D" are transferable for all USG courses except:
- ENG 1101 requires "C" or better
- MATH 1111 requires "C" or better
- MATH 1113 requires "C" or better
If students transfer the entire USG Core (60 semester hours) for a given major (without changing majors), the total credit hours required for the transfer student's baccalaureate degree at SPSU will not exceed the total credit hours required for a student who completed the USG Core at SPSU in that same major.
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.