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.
Probationary Transfer status will be given to all transfer students who have received an admission exception to the minimum GPA requirements of 2.0. Probationary transfer students are given one semester to bring the cumulative GPA to 2.0. (Please note that exceptions are limited and based on GPA.)
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