Transfer Student FAQs

Who is my academic advisor?

Until you declare a major, the Office for Undergraduate Education (OUE) academic advisors are your official advisors. You may meet with any OUE academic advisor to discuss course selection, general education requirements, selecting a major/minor, graduation requirements or College policies and procedures.

When should I declare my major?

Emory College of Arts and Sciences students are asked to declare their majors by the second semester of their second year. If you already know your area of concentration, you may declare. Majors should be declared no later than the end of your first semester junior year.

Where can I review the classes that I received credit for?

OPUS. Click on your Academic Planner to run your Advisement Report. A list of credits received as well as general education requirements satisfied/pending are listed. OPUS is your official record of your academic credits, so make sure it is up to date each semester with the correct information.

Who can I speak with about my Transfer Credit Evaluation?

You may speak with any OUE academic advisor about your transfer credit evaluation. If you believe there are clerical errors, you can contact the Office of Admission for corrections at admission.processing@emory.edu.

Can I appeal my Transfer Credit Evaluation?

Yes, but you will need the class description and syllabus from your previous institution, as well as a course description for the equivalent courses at Emory. You will need to fill out a Transfer Credit Appeal form for each course that you want to appeal.

When do all my transfer credits/appeals need to be completed?

All credits from previous institutions must be submitted to Emory College by the end of your first semester. If you have questions about credits, or would like to appeal, you must take care of this before the last day of classes of your first semester.

What are the graduation requirements for transfer students?

Complete 124 academic hours and 3 PE hours; Cumulative GPA >2.0; At least 64 credits taken at Emory; and the Last 3 semesters of classes must be taken “in residence” at Emory (CIPA programs will count towards residency)

What is the withdrawal policy for transfer students?

Like all Emory College students, transfer students may withdraw from courses after the Add/Drop/Swap period through the sixth week of classes, as long as a 12 credit hour course load is maintained after the withdrawal.  A “W” will appear on the transcript, however will not affect the term or cumulative GPA.

In addition, during one of the first two semesters of full-time residency at Emory College of Arts and Sciences, transfer students may withdraw from courses after the Add/Drop/Swap period through the tenth week of classes, as long as a 12 credit hour course load is maintained after the withdrawal. Only one late withdrawal is allowed in the first year.  Again, a “W” will appear on the transcript, however will not affect the term or cumulative GPA.

Please refer to the official Emory College of Arts and Sciences calendar for withdrawal date deadlines.