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.
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:
- Advanced Placement
- Excelsior College Exams
- International Baccalaureate
- Student Request for Transfer Credit from Non-Regionally Accredited Institutions
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.