Students who have attended a regionally, accredited institution since graduating from high school are considered transfer applicants. In order to be admitted, transfer applicants must:
If the transfer applicant has a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on college-level work and has earned less than 18 semester hours of course work (excluding developmental courses), the applicant must meet the admission criteria for new first-time freshmen. NOTE: The applicant will be admitted as a transfer student, but will be evaluated using the new freshman criteria.
All transfer coursework will appear on the GSU transcript. Credit is given for courses, taken at a regionally accredited institution, in which a grade of “C” or better was earned. The appropriate department head determines if an accepted courses will be used toward a degree. The equivalence of a course taken at an institution within the Louisiana system is determined by the Board of Regents transfer articulation matrices, and Grambling State University. All other course equivalences are determined by the appropriate department head. We do not accept credits earned at institutions not regionally accredited.
NOTE: You can access the transfer articulation matrices that indicate the correlation of courses among Louisiana’s public colleges and universities by going to the Board of Regents website and viewing the Master Course Articulation Matrix.
|MINIMUM ADMISSION STANDARDS for TRANSFER STUDENTS|
|Minimum College-Level Hours Earned||
18Student must have completed a college-level English and Math.
|Minimum GPA on College-Level Courses||2.0 GPA|
|Standing||Eligible to return to previous school|
|MINIMUM ADMISSION STANDARDS for ADULT STUDENTS|
|AGE 21 - 25|
|Freshmen: Must meet the minimum freshman admission standards in place at the time of graduation from high school.|
|AGE 25 or OLDER|
|Freshmen: Degree-seeking applicants who are 25 years of age or older may be admitted without meeting the core requirements of a traditional new freshman, and without submitting ACT scores. However, for placement in appropriate English and mathematics courses, placement examinations will be administered and the results will be used to determine course entry level.|
Regular Transfer status will be given to all transfer students who meet the basic admission requirements, and who have:
Probationary Transfer status will be given to all transfer students who have received an admission exception to the minimum GPA requirement of 2.0. Probationary transfer students will be given one semester in which to bring the cumulative GPA up to 2.0.
Provisional Transfer status will be given to all transfer students prior to completion of the semester in which they are currently enrolled, who meet the requirements of a Regular Transfer. Receipt of updated transcript (official) will be required before the provisional status is changed to regular transfer status.
Transfer credits will be evaluated for coursework shown on official transcripts. Transfer credits will be added to the permanent record only for persons who are admitted as degree-seeking students. All courses will be used to calculate the cumulative grade point average.
TRANSFER STUDENTS APPLYING FOR FEDERAL AID MUST HAVE MADE SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS (SAP) IN THEIR PREVIOUS YEAR ACCORDING TO GSU’s FINANCIAL AID STANDARDS ON HOURS ATTEMPTED AND COMPLETED.
Note: Falsification of any information or intentional omission of information may lead to refusal of admission or dismissal from the university, if admitted.
An articulation agreement is a contract that sets forth the terms and conditions of students’ transfer to Grambling State University.
Articulation between institutions of higher education means transferring credit for courses and/or programs from one institution to another without misinterpretation. You are responsible for making sure that you are taking the appropriate courses for transfer to another institution. Students should check the current catalog for the latest course information and course prerequisite requirements.
The ultimate goal of articulation is to help you become an educated and productive student, knowledgeable in your chosen field of study without having to take a course again after you transfer to get credit toward your bachelor's degree.
Please visit the Regents’ Master Course Articulation Matrix for guidance on transferring to Grambling State University from another Louisiana institution.
The GSU Louisiana Transfer Associate Degree website can be used to help you plan for your transfer to Grambling State University. You should begin using the information contained in this website as soon as you have declared a major at the community college. Students should consult with the advisor at the community college to ensure that the appropriate courses are being taken.