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Graduate Transfer Credit

Transfer Credit, Policy for Acceptance

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


To be considered for transfer credit, courses must normally:

• Represent college or university-level work

• Have been completed with a grade of "B" or better

• Have been taken at institutions holding college-level

accreditation by a United States regional accrediting authority

• 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