Transfer Credit from Other Institutions

Albany Technical College recognizes previous postsecondary coursework by accepting credit earned from other regionally or nationally accredited institutions. Additionally, transfer credit may be awarded for military training or corporate courses where appropriate. There is no charge for transfer credit.

Criteria for transfer credit:

1. The course is essentially the same in content as the course(s) at Albany Technical College.

2. The course was completed with a grade of “C” or better.

3. An official transcript is on file in the student’s admission file from all postsecondary institutions attended.

4. Occupationally related course work has been evaluated and approved for transfer credit by the appropriate program dean and instructor, when requested by the Registrar.

5. Occupationally-specific courses were taken fewer than 10 years prior to admissions.

6. Continuing Education Units (CEU), remedial, and study skills courses are not accepted for transfer.

There is no time limit on transferability of general education courses. General education courses earned at the Doctorate, Master’s, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Associate of Arts, and Associate of Science levels from any regionally or nationally accredited institution will meet the general education core requirements of any associate, diploma, or certificate program offered at Albany Technical College.

Grade points are not assigned to transfer credit. Should a student receive advanced standing through transfer credit, the student will be required to complete at least 25% of the required curriculum for graduation from Albany Technical College.

It is possible for a combination of courses from another single institution to present the same material as in a single course at Albany Technical College. Credit may be transferred in an amount equal to the corresponding Albany Technical College course(s) when the evaluation yields a sufficient degree of comparability in content, nature, and intensity between the combination of the transfer institution’s courses and the corresponding courses at Albany Technical College.

Courses to be considered for transfer credit in the practical nursing program from colleges external to the Technical College System of Georgia must be reviewed and approved by the chairperson of the practical nursing program.

Credit is awarded once for a completed class. Once the evaluation is complete, the student has access to this information via their Bannerweb account.

Transfer credit for courses taken at non-accredited postsecondary institutions may be awarded if the course meets the criteria for transfer credit and the student earns a score of 80% or higher on a course exemption exam.

Credit for military service colleges is awarded according to the Service Members Opportunity College Guide (SOC Guide) recommendations.

A student seeking transfer status into the Practical Nursing program while enrolled in a nursing program at another College must:

1. Have an overall GPA of 2.5.

2. Complete the Practical Nursing Transfer Status Form prior to 30 days before the start of the semester.

3. Maintain a GPA of 2.7 in each term.

4. Failure in one or more course may result in termination in subsequent semesters.

5. Students who are terminated will be eligible for readmission to the Practical Nursing program after five (5) years.

A student seeking transfer status into the Practical Nursing program while enrolled in a nursing program from another College with an overall GPA of less than 2.5 will not be eligible to enroll as a transfer student.