The Domestic Transient Study opportunity is designed for students who are completing their first-year at Emory College of Arts and Sciences.  Students who are considering Transient Study should note the following general rules before submitting an application.

  1. Entering first-year students are allowed to transfer a combined total of eighteen credit hours (with a maximum of 12 hours from AP/IB credit) into Emory from the following sources:
    1. AP Credits (maximum of 12 hours)
    2. IB, French Baccalaureate, A Level exams, and all other international exams credits
    3. Other college credit
    4. Transient study credits earned after the freshman year at Emory.
  2. All students must be in good academic standing, with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher.
  3. Schools that offer Transient Study must be accredited and located within the United States.
  4. International Students who wish to take courses in their home country should apply for permission through the Study Abroad Office.

Applications for Domestic Transient Study are available each year beginning on February 15th. Registration delays at the host institution can be avoided by submitting transient study applications at least four weeks prior to the host institution enrollment deadline. Completed applications received before April 15th will receive a response within a three-week turnaround. Applications submitted after April 15th are not guaranteed to receive a response within the three-week timeframe.

Be sure to read over the Frequently Asked Questions section for further particulars on General Education Requirements, Credit hour and grade transfer, and limitations on transient study among other topics.

Please note that this policy only applies to students who began at Emory before Fall 2018. If you began your study at Emory in Fall 2018 or later, please refer to the College Catalog for the policy in effect for you.

Domestic Transient Study for Upperclass Students.

Students who have completed sixty-four semester hours of coursework in Emory College and are in good standing may receive up to sixteen semester hours and one semester of residence credit toward their Emory degree for advanced-level courses taken at another college or university. All such courses must be approved in advance by the chair of the appropriate departments at Emory, who shall

  1. Certify the advanced level of the proposed courses, and
  2. Provide a compelling reason why these courses cannot be taken at Emory.

In addition, prior approval is required by the Office for Undergraduate Education and the Committee on Academic Standards.