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Transfer Credit

Transfer credit evaluation is completed by the Registrar’s Office.

Evaluations can take 2-4 weeks. Timeframes could vary due to the volume of transfer admission applications.

Questions About Transfer Credits?

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Transfer Course Equivalency Tool

Use this tool as a guide to see if the courses will transfer to the University of North Georgia. This tool is for reference only. New institutions are verified and added weekly. 

UNG equivalents are subject to change upon official evaluation by the academic department.

Categories of Transfer Credit

Direct Equivalents

Courses taken at prior institution/s that have a direct match to courses offered at UNG. These courses would need to be equivalent in content (course material), length (credits earned), and the age of completion.

Elective Courses

Courses that are taken at a prior institution/s that do not have a direct match to a course we offer at UNG or a course that requires a syllabus review (i.e. upper-level courses). These courses are listed with an "X" following their course numbering.

Non-Transferable Courses

These courses are few, but do not fit within the other categories. Examples are: remedial/learning support courses that are reviewed as less than college level at UNG, some nursing-specific courses, occupational/certification type courses, and some religion courses.

Re-Evaluation of Transfer Credit for Direct Equivalency

Any undergraduate student who would like to request a re-evaluation of an elective transfer credit must submit the following items to

  • Name
  • Student ID Number
  • Institution Information
  • Course Syllabus

Please Note

  • A re-evaluation request should only be submitted if a student is requesting that a transfer course equivalency be changed. A student or advisor wishing to substitute a transfer course for a degree program requirement should submit a Course Substitution Form via
  • Departmental decisions on course equivalents are final. There is no appeal beyond the departmental level.

Earning and Evaluating Transfer Credit

Credit by Exam

Credit-by-exam options are a great way to earn additional college level credit.

A total of 45 hours toward a bachelor’s degree program and 30 hours toward an associate degree program combined in all credit-by-exam credit may be awarded.
A student who has earned a grade other than a “W” in a course may not earn CLEP, DSST, or other exam credit for the same course. Learn more about credit-by-exam credit.

Interested in Earning Modern Language Credits?

Students wishing to earn credit in a modern language may test with the Foreign Language Achievement Testing Service (FLATS) offered by Brigham Young University. Depending upon test scores, students may be awarded credit for a modern language at the 1001, 1002, & 2001 level/s.

Credit for International Courses/Transcripts

All official international transcripts must have a course-by-course credential translation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES).

  • The evaluation must be sent directly from the agency to UNG.
  • International coursework is dependent upon UNG department approval.
  • Explore the full list of NACES members.
  • Students may be asked to provide additional documentation for review purposes, such as a syllabi, course calendar, etc.

Credit for Military Experience

Students who are currently serving or have served in a branch of the military may be eligible to receive college credit for their military courses or military occupations. 

Learn more on the Veteran & Adult Learner Programs website.

How to Review Currently Approved Transfer Course Equivalencies for Military Credit

A total of 45 hours toward a bachelor’s degree program and 30 hours toward an associate degree program combined in all credit-by-exam/other credit may be awarded.

Credit for Post-Baccalaureate Degree-Seeking Students

Post-baccalaureate, degree-seeking students are those individuals who have previously earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution and are seeking a new degree at UNG.

Post-baccalaureate, degree-seeking students will have their transfer coursework posted as a block of hours from their previous institution/s. To help meet prerequisites, transfer courses at the 1000 & 2000 level may be individually placed on a student record.

All grades completed as a part of the degree will be listed as “CR”, (credit, no grade).

Any additional undergraduate coursework earned after the primary degree will be listed individually with the grade earned.

Post-baccalaureate, degree-seeking students that have met all CORE curriculum requirements in Areas A-E must still meet all course and program prerequisites.

Credit for USG Regents Requirements and Legislative Requirements

Regents Reading & Writing

All students seeking a degree from a University System of Georgia institution must fulfill the Georgia Regents Reading and Writing Requirements.

If a student passes ENGL 1101 & 1102 with a grade of “C” or higher at a regionally accredited institution, the student will satisfy the requirements. 

Transfer students will update at the end of the first semester of enrollment.

U.S. & GA Legislative Requirements

UNG or USG Institution
  • HIST 2111, HIST 2112, or POLS 1101 will satisfy all Legislative Requirements, with a passing grade.
Technical College System of Georgia
  • HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 will satisfy US/GA History Requirements
  • POLS 1101 will satisfy US/GA Constitutional Requirements
All Other Institutions or Test Credits
  • HIST 2111 or 2112 will satisfy US History, only
  • POLS 1101 will satisfy US Constitution, only

Learn More About These Requirements

Testing options are available if you need to fulfill requirements that have not met UNG criteria.

Learn more about these requirements on the Department of History, Anthropology & Philosophy and Department of Political Science & International Affairs websites.

Transfer Credit Quick Facts

Transfer Credit Eligibility

  • Transfer credit is awarded for courses completed at regionally accredited institutions.
  • Transfer credit may not be awarded for internships, directed studies, practicums, workshops, orientation courses, remedial, learning support courses, occupational, or vocational courses.
  • Work-based/life credits can be reviewed for college level credit. Visit our Veteran & Adult Learner Programs website for more information.

Transfer Credit Processes

  • A UNG course number is assigned if determined to be an exact UNG equivalent.
  • Elective credit will assigned if a course cannot be deemed an exact UNG equivalent.
  • Credit is converted to semester hour equivalents.
  • To convert quarter hours to semester hours, multiply the quarter hour by 0.667.

Technical Institutions

  • Courses completed at the Technical College System of Georgia or out-of-state technical institutions are reviewed by the TCSG/USG Mini-Core approval list – please see the transfer equivalency guide for more information.
    • Re-evaluations may be requested for a potential direct equivalency.

Transfer Credit for Upper-Level Courses

  • 1000-2000 level courses completed at technical institutions or community colleges will not be reviewed for 3000-4000 level courses at UNG. A transferring institution must offer bachelor's level courses for upper-level review. 
  • Upper-level equivalents are determined by the appropriate academic department with receipt of a course syllabus, if it has not been approved prior to acceptance.

Planning with Transfer Credit

  • In order to determine how transfer credit can be used in a degree program of study, please refer to the university undergraduate catalog. Carefully review the core curriculum requirements and all program of study requirements.

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