Transfer Application Requirements

Looking to transfer to Oglethorpe from another accredited institution? If you are in good standing at the last college or university attended, we welcome you!

Materials Required

  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • Application fee
  • Official transcripts from each college attended
  • If fewer than 24 semester credit hours have been completed, official high school transcript and test scores (either SAT or ACT)
  • Optional recommendation from an instructor or counselor


Oglethorpe was named to Phi Theta Kappa’s 2019 Transfer Honor Roll


Prospective transfer students should be in good conduct and academic standing at their current institution and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

There is no limit to the number of credit hours a student may transfer to Oglethorpe University, however a minimum of 32 credit hours and 50% of coursework for the student’s chosen major must be completed at Oglethorpe University.

Once admitted, a preliminary evaluation will be offered. This unofficial evaluation provides the student with an idea of what to expect with regard to transfer credits and course equivalencies. An official credit-for-credit course equivalency report will be completed one the student commits to attending Oglethorpe.

All admitted transfer students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships ranging from $16,000 to $21,000/yr. See below for information about Phi Theta Kappa scholarships. Additional grants are available based on eligibility and financial need as determined by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All Oglethorpe students receive a $1,000.00 grant just for completing the FAFSA each year.

Yes. Oglethorpe grants transfer credit for Advanced Placement scores with a minimum score of 4 or 5, depending on the course. Official AP test scores from the College Board must be submitted to the admission office before credit is awarded. See here for all AP score transfer equivalencies.

Transfer applicants are evaluated on a rolling admissions basis, however we encourage students to apply early for best course choice. Registration begins in April for the fall semester, and November for the spring semester.

Our generous aid packages make the price of an Oglethorpe education in line with the huge state schools. Specifically for transfer students, we offer merit scholarships $18,000-22,000/year and an additional $2,000 annually renewable scholarship to active members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Find out more about financial aid and scholarships.
campus life bagsOglethorpe students are a diverse, unconventional, and fascinating bunch, and their interests and activities are just as varied. Fortunately, our location in Atlanta and our vibrant campus culture make it easy to explore the world from every angle. Find out more about your new home.
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Core Equivalencies for Transfer Students

There are no “exemptions” from the Core Curriculum. Core credits for transfer students are determined by a student’s specific course work and the total semester hours transferred in by the student.

Full list of Core equivalencies.

Transfer Work under Articulation Agreements

Oglethorpe offers the opportunity to transfer work through collaborative efforts with other institutions by way of Articulation Agreements.

Full list of schools with formal agreements.