Oglethorpe University welcomes students who wish to transfer to Oglethorpe from other accredited institutions, provided they are in good standing at the last college or university attended. Students who have completed more than 12 credit hours at the college level are considered transfer students. Transfer students must provide transcripts from all colleges attended and have at least 2.3 cumulative grade-point average on all college work attempted in the last two years. We accept an unlimited number of transfer credits, and students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours and 50% of the major coursework at Oglethorpe University in order to receive a degree.
Military ACE Credits
These are courses recognized by the American Council on Education (ACE).
Courses recognized by ACE may be accepted by the registrar. Programs not recognized by ACE are not accepted. Included among ACE-recognized courses are those appearing on the AARTS (Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System). A maximum 30 semester hours is accepted.
CLEP stands for College Level Examination Program.
Oglethorpe awards credit for CLEP to students who achieve a minimum score of 50 on a Subject Examination. Please contact the Oglethorpe Registrar to learn which CLEP examinations are granted credit.
Earning a Second Baccalaureate Degree
Students who have completed a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution may be awarded a second and different baccalaureate degree from Oglethorpe. Upon completion of the requirements, the student’s record and transcript will reflect the conferring of a second degree and a diploma will be awarded.
Students who have earned their first baccalaureate degree at Oglethorpe should re-apply for admission and will then only need to meet the requirements of the intended major of the second degree.
For students who have earned their first baccalaureate degree at another institution, this degree is treated as transfer credit. Up to a maximum of 84 semester hours may be transferred to Oglethorpe.
The requirements for the second degree are:
- Completion of a minimum of 36 semester hours and 50% of the intended major coursework at Oglethorpe.
- Maintenance of a 2.0 or higher cumulative grade point average.
- Completion of a major other than the major(s) completed at the time the first degree was awarded.
All transfer policies are stated in the University Bulletin:
- Sec 5.29 Earning a Second Baccalaureate Degree
- Sec 5.19.5 Earning Two Majors at Oglethorpe