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Transfer Applicants

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!

Students who have completed 1-23 credit hours are considered “freshman transfers,” and students who have completed 24+ credit hours are “transfers”.

Materials Required

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

In addition to official materials, transfer students should be in good conduct and academic standing at their current institution and must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3.

We accept an unlimited number of transfer credit hours with a grade of C- or higher. A minimum of 32 semester hours must be completed at Oglethorpe as well as at least half of the semester hours required for a major to earn an Oglethorpe degree.

Once admitted, a preliminary evaluation will be offered including credit hours that have been accepted. An official credit for credit equivalency report will be prepared for once a transfer students commits to attending Oglethorpe.

Transfer students are considered for merit awards ranging from $10,000 to $21,000/yr. Grants are also available based on eligibility and financial need as determined by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Oglethorpe grants transfer credit for Advanced Placement scores with a minimum score of 4. Official AP test scores from the College Board must be submitted to the admission office before credit is officially awarded.

Transfer applicants are evaluated on a rolling admissions basis but we encourage submissions as soon as possible.

Our generous aid packages make the price of an Oglethorpe education in line with the huge state schools. You’ll get a great education at a great value. Specifically for transfer students, we offer 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.
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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.