Business

Transfer Students

The College of Business Administration would like to welcome you to our website! We’re excited about your interest in Business. The following is important information for prospective students to the university and information for those who have been recently accepted to our institution:

Prospective Transfer Students

The first step in the admission process to Georgia Southern University is to apply! You can learn more about the requirements for admission by visiting the Office of Admissions website at:http://admissions.georgiasouthern.edu/?link=type_transfer

Please mail all official transcripts from your previous institution(s) to the Office of Admissions at the following address:

Office of Admissions
Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 8024
Statesboro, GA 30460

The Office of Admissions will initially evaluate your transcript(s) to determine which courses may count in your selected degree program at Georgia Southern University. Further evaluation of your credit will take place by an advisor in the Student Services Center after you have been successfully admitted to the university and are registered for orientation (see information below for Accepted Students).

Please note that it is highly possible that a number of your transfer credit hours will not be accepted by our university and neither by our college. For more information about specific courses that will transfer, please see the Transfer Course Equivalencies website at:https://adminservices.georgiasouthern.edu/transferequivalency/

The College of Business Administration is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Students transferring Upper Division courses (courses at the 3000-level and above) must have attended a school accredited under the same association. For a listing of AACSB accredited institutions, please visit: www.aacsb.edu

Should you have any questions regarding admissions or credit evaluation, please contact the Office of Admissions at (912) 478-5391. The Student Services Center cannot evaluate your transcripts before you apply to the university. The official credit evaluation process can only begin once you have been accepted and are registered for orientation.

Accepted Transfer Students

If you have been recently accepted to Georgia Southern University, the next step in your admission process is to register for SOAR (Southern’s Orientation, Advisement, and Registration). Once you have registered for SOAR, the College of Business Student Services Center will contact you through e-mail, regarding early advisement. Early advisement is a great way to get a “head-start” on your course selection and can be completed either through 1) e-mail or 2) face-to-face with an advisor in the Student Services Center. You will be contacted after you register for SOAR, at which time the Student Services Center will begin your transfer credit evaluation. Here are some key things you should know about early advisement and transfer credit evaluation:

Early Advisement

Once you have registered for SOAR (Southern’s Orientation, Advisement, and Registration), our Student Services Center will contact you regarding “early-advisement”. The Student Services Center believes that being “early-advised” will help answer many of your questions and concerns regarding our majors; therefore, we strongly encourage you to be advised before attending your scheduled SOAR session. This will help you determine the courses you should enroll in during your first semester. While early advisement is a simple, convenient way to determine what courses are required for your chosen degree program, you are required to attend SOAR. You are expected to attend all information sessions, as well as, registration during SOAR.

You will initially begin in our Pre-Business program before selecting your anticipated major(s). The Pre-Business program at Georgia Southern consists of the following 3 requirements that you must complete before enrolling in Upper Division courses (3000-level and higher) required for your selected major(s):

  1. Student must earn (or has earned) a total of 45 or more semester hours
  2. Student must earn (or has earned) an overall Georgia Southern GPA of 2.5 or higher
  3. Student must earn (or has earned) a grade of “C” or better in ACCT 2101 “Financial Accounting”

Transfer Credit Evaluation

Once you have registered for SOAR, our Student Services Center will begin your credit evaluation process. An advisor in the Student Services Center will evaluate your transfer credit to determine which courses can be used in your chosen degree program. Please note that it is highly possible that a number of your transfer credit hours will not be accepted by our university and neither by our college. (For more information about specific courses that will transfer, please see the Transfer Course Equivalencies). Many transfer courses are not equivalent to courses offered at Georgia Southern University. If this is the case for you, an advisor will contact you regarding the Petition for Academic Exception form that requests permission to count the course(s) as an equivalent or substitute for a Georgia Southern course. In this special case, you will need to obtain a copy of the course description and/or the course syllabus from your transfer institution to be included with your petition.

 

Last updated: 3/12/2013


School of Accountancy
Parker College of Business
Room 2203
Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 8141
Statesboro, GA 30460

For general questions,
Phone: 912-478-2228
soa@georgiasouthern.edu

For MAcc questions,
Phone: 912-478-5767
macc@georgiasouthern.edu