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!
- 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
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.
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.
Transfer Work under Articulation Agreements
Oglethorpe offers the opportunity to transfer work through collaborative efforts with other institutions by way of Articulation Agreements.