Advising Support from UMAC
What is a transfer student?
A transfer student is an
undergraduate who has previously attended a regionally accredited institution
of higher education and who plans to permanently attend
Who advises transfer students?
Students who have an area of specific interest should declare the appropriate major and seek advisement in that department as they are the best source of information. (Students with fewer than 40 semester hours earned who have not chosen a major are advised in the Center.) Transfer students should alert their advisor to previous coursework.
When do transfers register?
Students attending ASU for the first time should attend an OARS Orientation program and, if offered, register early as part of the program. Otherwise, students register by class (freshmen, sophomores, etc.) according to the published campus schedule. (Classification is calculated based on credit hours, so a new transfer student's classification could change after a transfer evaluation from what was initially indicated on the acceptance letter.) Students should consult the schedule for day and time to register and contact their advising department to become familiar with that department's advising/registration procedures. (The general registration procedure is outlined in Q&A: How Do I Register? from the Center.)
What is a transfer credit evaluation?
A transfer credit evaluation shows transferred courses with ASU equivalents, transferred courses without ASU equivalents, and courses that did not transfer. The Registrar's Office evaluates and enters into BANNER the student's work attempted at other accredited institutions from official transcripts. D grades will transfer for any course in which a D is acceptable for ASU students. Coursework taken at the lower division (e.g. 1000 or 2000 level courses) cannot be transferred into a course which ASU teaches at the upper division (3000 or higher) level. For example, 'Principles of Marketing' taken at a junior college cannot be used in lieu of ASU's MKTG3700.
The Registrar's Office sends a copy of the evaluation to the student and to the advising department. A student with a transferred course without an ASU equivalent may pursue the matter further by taking appropriate support documentation to the chair of the department offering similar coursework. If a student intends to register for any courses which require specific prerequisites, the student must have all necessary course equivalencies and/or prerequisite bypass permissions set on-line prior to registration.
An advisor may view transfer work on BANNER (SHATRNS).
To find out how transfer courses fit into a major at ASU, a student should consult with the ASU catalog and an advisor in the department offering the major the student is interested in pursuing (see ADV101: Undergraduate Advising Departments). Transfers may have several hours of transfer work which do not fit into a specific degree program at ASU, so, for example, a student with an associate's degree may find that he or she needs more than two additional years' work in order to earn a bachelor's degree.
What is the residency requirement for transfers?
To receive a bachelor's degree from
What are the legislative requirements?
Students must demonstrate knowledge
of US History, Georgia History, the US Constitution, and the Georgia
Constitution. Normally, ASU students meet these requirements by taking POLS1101
and either HIST2111 or HIST2112. Transfers who have taken a POLS1101 and/or a
US History course which did not satisfy the
How many Humanities courses are required?
At ASU, students are required to take HUM2001, and 2002 for a total of 8 semester hours. These are courses which combine literature with art and music of various time periods. It is possible for some courses in literature, art appreciation, music appreciation, speech, etc. to count in lieu of these ASU Humanities courses. Contact the Languages, Literature & Communications Department for clarification on a particular course. The department offers HUMN2011 to enable trasfer students with 6-7 hours of humanities credit to complete the required number of core hours.
What is the Physical Education requirement?
Students seeking a bachelor's degree are required to take three courses in Physical Education. The requirement includes a three hour Wellness & Fitness course, a course in aquatics (WELL14xx), and one additional activity course (WELLxxxx). If a student is physically unable to participate in regular physical education courses, the student will be allowed to complete these requirements with specially adapted courses.
What is the Regents' Test (RTP)?
All undergraduates must demonstrate proficiency in reading and writing skills by passing both parts of the Regents' Test. The test is administered each term (just after midterm). If a student transferred in over 30 hours of credit from within the University System, the student must take the test during the first term of enrollment at ASU. If a student transferred in over 30 hours of credit from outside the University System, the student must take the Regents' Test no latter than the second term of enrollment at ASU. If a student successfully passed (or transferred in) ENGL1101 & 1102 and are not successful on the Regents' Test, the student will be required to take remediation (RGTR0198 and/or 0199).
ENGL1210 (Preparation for Regents' Test) is strongly recommended for students who transfer ENGL1101 credits to ASU.