Information for Transfer Students
In addition to all required admission documentation, the transfer student is responsible to have his/her official transcript(s) sent to Bainbridge State College from every college or university he/she has previously attended. Once all admission documentation and all college and university transcripts have been received, the student’s transfer credits will be entered into his/her Bainbridge State College record. All transcripts must be official, and must be delivered to the Student Services building in the institution’s sealed envelope. Electronic transcripts are accepted as official if transcript is received through the sending institutions official provider.
Transfer Admissions Requirements
If a student has fewer than 30 semester hours of earned transfer credit, freshman admission standards will apply. Admission requirements are posted in the Bainbridge State College catalog.
Evaluation of Transfer Credits
The courses which are accepted by Bainbridge State College, and transferred to a student’s record, will be posted to the student’s BANNER Web account. If the student has a question concerning the courses transferred to their account, the student should contact the Registrar’s Office located in the Student Services Building (229)243-6924.
Transfer courses accepted by Bainbridge State College will be given an equivalent Bainbridge State College course prefix and number. If Bainbridge State College does not have an equivalent course, then elective course credit will be given to the student where a 100 or 1000-level course will transfer in as a 1—, a 200 or 2000-level course will transfer in as 2—, a 300 or 3000-level course will transfer in as 3—, and a 400 or 4000-level course will transfer in as 4—. The student should contact his/her academic counselor to verify where, if at all, such a class will fit into the student’s program of study.
Transfer Equivalency Tool
Click here to find out what courses Bainbridge State College normally transfers in from your school. (NOTE: The transfer equivalency tool is not an official tool. The Registrars Office is responsible for the official evaluation of transfer credit.) https://bainbridge.gabest.usg.edu/pls/B620/zwsktrna.P_find_state
Acceptance of Transfer Credits
Bainbridge State College only accepts college-level courses completed at a post-secondary institution that is accredited by one of the following Commission on Colleges (COC) regional accrediting organizations:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Maximum Transfer Credits
In order to earn a degree or certificate from Bainbridge State College, a student must complete at least 18 credit hours or 25% of total credit hours required for the student’s program of study at Bainbridge State College.
University System of Georgia Transfer Credits
Bainbridge State College adheres to the University System of Georgia articulation agreement concerning transfer of core areas between University System of Georgia institutions.
Transfer of Test Scores and Coursework from the Technical College System of Georgia
Bainbridge State College adheres to the University System of Georgia articulation agreement concerning transfer of test scores and coursework from all Technical College System of Georgia institutions accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Information concerning this agreement can be found here.
Transfer of repeated courses
If a student completes a particular class more than one time at another institution or institutions, and if that course is accepted by Bainbridge State College, Bainbridge State College will transfer the higher of the two grades into the students account.
If a student would have further questions concerning Bainbridge State College’s transfer articulation policy, the student should contact the Office of the Registrar located in the Student Services Building on the Bainbridge campus at (229) 243-6924 or (229) 724-2100 at the Early County Site.