Transfer Credit

To determine if coursework will transfer to Georgia Tech, please read the Institute’s transfer credit policy and review the transfer equivalency table. Collegiate credits earned as part of a dual enrollment or early college program can satisfy course requirements by major and receive transfer credit after review of the transfer equivalency table.

Transfer Credit

Transfer Equivalency Table

The transfer equivalency table lists all coursework and institutions (domestic and international) currently evaluated for transfer credit by Georgia Tech.  The Registrar’s Office manages and updates the table on a regular basis as transfer credit decisions are made by academic departments.

It is the student’s responsibility to review the transfer equivalency table and verify course requirements by major are transferable to Georgia Tech. If a student is unable to verify course requirements by major (minimum and recommended coursework), then a transfer credit evaluation request(s) will be required after a transfer application has been submitted. 

Students can search transfer credit by institution, subject area and term on the transfer equivalency table.  Be sure to select the correct TERM (see equivalent data for all terms) when initiating a search on the transfer equivalency table. 

Credit by Exam

Credit by exam received by another college/university can satisfy course requirements by major. Credit by exam awards received may transfer as long as the credit award is listed on the official college transcript and has a course equivalent at Georgia Tech. 

The course name, code, and credit hours should be listed on the official college transcript and transferability verified on the transfer equivalency table.  If the credit by exam award is NOT listed on the transcript, official test scores will be required and subject to Georgia Tech’s credit by exam policy.

  • AP Exams
  • IB Exams (International Baccalaureate)
  • SAT Subject Exams
  • General Certificate of Education - Advanced Level (A Level) 

Students with an official General Certificate of Education with A-level completion  receive the following transfer credit at Georgia Tech. 

Biology – Grade of A = BIOL 1510
Chemistry – Grade of A or B = CHEM 1310
Physics – Grade of A, B, or C = PHYS 2211 and PHYS 2212
Math - Grade of A or B = MATH 1551

International Credit Review

International transfer applicants with non-U.S. college or university coursework are required to have a foreign credit evaluation sent to Georgia Tech from a foreign credential evaluation provider.  The foreign credit evaluation must include a comprehensive course-by-course assessment and grade point average (GPA) equivalent evaluation.  

An official transcript from non-U.S. colleges or university is also required with the foreign credit evaluation. Georgia Tech recommends the official transcript be sent together with the foreign credit evaluation by the credit evaluation provider. 

Georgia Tech requires two English Composition courses (ENGL 1101 & ENGL 1102) to satisfy English Proficiency requirements. Test scores are not used to satisfy English Proficiency requirements. 

Most international students applying directly from a non-U.S. college or university will not see transferable English Composition coursework on the transfer equivalency table. English coursework taught abroad as a foreign language does not transfer as English composition coursework since it requires an intensive writing component and not just verbal comprehension.

Most students complete English Composition requirements within the U.S. or online from a regionally accredited college or university to receive transfer credit at Georgia Tech. Students may also submit a transfer credit evaluation request after applying for transfer credit review. 

Transfer Credit Evaluation

The transfer credit website provides instructions on submitting a credit evaluation request.  A student must be a current transfer applicant and have a Georgia Tech Identification Number (GTID) before a transfer credit evaluation request can be submitted to the Registrar’s Office and sent to the academic department for transfer credit review. 

A transfer credit evaluation request is ONLY required for coursework NOT LISTED on the transfer equivalency table that satisfies a course requirement by major (required and recommended coursework).

  • English Composition (ENGL 1101 or 1102)
  • Mathematics (Differential Calculus – Calculus I, Integral Calculus – Calculus II, Multivariable Calculus – Calculus III, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations)
  • Lab Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences)
  • Computer Science (CS 1301 or CS 1371)

Please allow a minimum of 15 – 20 business days for transfer credit evaluation decisions from the Registrar’s office. Students can log into the transfer credit website to monitor the status of credit evaluation requests.