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Transfer Students

Transfer students are undergraduate students that have earned 30 or more semester hours of transferable credit (45 quarter hours) from previously attended colleges or universities. Students that have less than 30 hours are considered a freshman and are required to meet admission requirements for Entering Freshman. As a transfer student, you must be eligible to return to the institution which you last attended.

To be considered as a transfer student at Columbus State University, you must:

  • Complete an undergraduate application (apply now) and pay $40 non-refundable application fee.

Submit your official transcript(s).  Electronic transcript can be submitted via a secured electronic format.  

 Columbus State University, c/o Office of Admissions, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907                                                                                                                                                                                                        
For more information, see the transfer section of our academic catalog, the transfer student FAQ, or Transfer Insert .

What Credit Transfers?

The university makes every effort to transfer credit for academic work completed at other institutions.  In general, courses completed at a regionally accredited college or university will transfer.  Requests for evaluation of transfer credit will only be considered after an admissions application has been submitted, application fee paid and official transcripts from all other institutions have been received.   For more information, please see the Transfer Credit section of our catalog.

Columbus State University has a list of Transfer Articulation Agreements we've made with other colleges that ensure easy transition from these nearby colleges into CSU.

View the transfer course equivalencies form to determine what courses from your previous institution may transfer to Columbus State University.

Other Sources of Credit

Other sources of possible credit include:

Post-Baccalaureate Evaluations of Credit

Evaluation of transfer credit will not be done on a course-by-course basis for a student who holds a baccalaureate degree.  Only the final GPA and number of hours are recorded.  Core areas (A- E and Wellness) and general electives will be waived.