Transfer Students

Application Instructions:

  1. Complete application for admission

  2. Submit official transcripts from each college attended

    Transcript mailing address:

    Valdosta State University
    Office of Admissions
    1500 N. Patterson St.
    Valdosta, GA 31698

  3. Verification of Lawful Presence

    Required by the Board of Regents to prove lawful presence in the US

Acceptance is based on the following criteria:

  • Minimum 30 semester transferable hours or 46 transferable quarter hours
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA on all attempted coursework
  • Completion of all remedial coursework
  • Completion of any College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) deficiency

If a student has fewer than 30 semester hours of transfer credit, freshman admission standards will apply. See Freshman Requirements.

Evaluation of Transfer Credit

Upon acceptance, students will receive a transfer evaluation showing with courses transfer to Valdosta State University. To see which courses will transfer from your institution, please refer to Transfer Credit Equivalency.

Transfer credit is granted based on the following criteria:

  • VSU grants transfer credit for courses taken at regionally accredited colleges and universities.
  • VSU gives credit for Technical Colleges with a COC accreditation. For a complete list, please visit Acceptable Courses from Technical Colleges web site.
  • A maximum of 90 semester hours of credit may be applied toward a bachelor degree.
  • VSU does not have a “forgiveness policy” for repeated grades.  All grades from academic courses are listed on the student’s VSU record.
  • If you have completed the General Education core requirements at a University System of Georgia college, you do not have to meet VSU’s general education requirements as long as you maintain the same major in transfer.  A change of major may affect areas of the core.
  • Core is considered complete, with the exception of lower division pre-requisites, for all students who have earned a bachelor degree prior to enrollment at VSU.  Advisors will assist you in an upper division program of study.
  • Transfer courses will be assigned VSU course numbers if they are equivalent in content and level.  For those courses without an exact equivalent, the course will be assigned a number based on the level of the class.  All 1000 level will transfer as 1XXX, 2000 level as 2XXX, etc.  If these courses are not marked as core, your advisor will determine how to use these courses in your program of study.
  • The following codes may appear on your evaluation of credit:
    1. % following a grade means the course was used to complete a high school course deficiency and cannot be used toward a degree
    2. a letter in parentheses following a course  indicates the core area from a previous University System of Georgia college
    3. the letter “R” in front of a grade means the course was repeated
  • Students transferring HIST 2111/2112 or POLS 1101 from a college outside Georgia must take a Georgia exemption exam
  • Information Regarding Valdosta State's Acceptance of Advanced Placement (AP) & International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit

Although a transfer student may be admitted to VSU with a 2.0 cumulative grade point average, admission to the major is not guaranteed. If your intended major is listed below, be sure you meet the major requirements before applying for admission.

College of the Arts

  • **Art Education – 2.75
  • Interior Design – 2.5 and an approved portfolio
  • Mass Media – 2.5
  • **Music Education – 2.5
  • Music Performance – audition required
  • Speech Communication – 2.25

College of Business Administration 

All majors (Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, International Business) – 2.5

(Alternatively, a 2.5 overall and a 3.0 over last 30 hours.)

The Langdale College of Business has a separate application requiring all majors to have a minimum GPA of 2.8 and successful completion of prerequisite courses before admission to the upper division.

College of Education & Human Services

  • American Sign Language/Interpreting-2.5
  •  Athletic Training– 2.75 for consideration, applicants are competing for a limited number of slots
  • **Communication Disorders – 3.0
  • Dental Hygiene – applicants are competing for a limited number of annual slots (currently 14)
  • **Early Childhood Education – 2.75
  • **Early Childhood Special Education-2.75
  • **Middle Grades Education – 2.5
  • **Physical Education – 2.5
  • Psychology - 2.5
  • **Special Education/Deaf Education– 2.5
  •  Sports Medicine – 2.75 for consideration, applicants are competing for a limited number of slots

**All teacher education programs require a passing grade on the GACE I (220 or higher on each of 3 parts) or appropriate exemption.

College of Nursing & Health Sciences

  • Athletic Training – 2.75 for consideration, applicants are competing for a limited number of slots
  • Dental Hygiene – applicants are competing for a limited number of annual slots (currently 14)
  • Exercise Physiology – 2.75
  • Nursing 2.8 for consideration
    (Applicants are competing for a limited number of slots. There is a separate nursing application. Please visit the College of Nursing & Health Sciences web site for more details on the process.)

 

Some programs of study may have additional admission requirements.  Requirements are subject to change.  Please see catalog or contact your intended major department if you have questions.