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Domestic Transient Study


Domestic Transient Study is designed for students who are completing their first year at Emory College of Arts and Sciences. The program allows students to enroll at accredited institutions within the United States (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands) during the summer to earn credits towards their Emory College of Arts and Sciences degree. Students must be in good standing at Emory with a GPA of 2.0 or higher to be eligible for Domestic Transient Study.

To participate in Domestic Transient Study, you should:

  1. Fill out the application online, attach required course documentation, and pay the one-time $100 application fee
  2. Receive letter from DTS coordinator detailing course approval (or rejection)
  3. If approved, apply to the external institution as a transient or visiting student. Emory will provide the institution with your Letter of Good Standing.
  4. After you’ve completed the transient coursework, you must request that the host institution send an official transcript to:

Domestic Transient Study
Office for Undergraduate Education
Emory College of Arts and Sciences
301 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322

Or electronically to transientstudy@emory.edu

The application portal is now open and will remain open over the summer.

Please note: Students seeking approval for international transient study must contact the Office of International and Summer Programs (OISP). You can find out more study abroad information on the OISP website.

Application Process

First Time Applicants

If you have never submitted a Domestic Transient Study Application, then you should indicate that you are completing an initial application in the first portion of the Domestic Transient Study Application. You will pay your $100 application fee through the separate link included below.

First Time Application Form

Click the link below to make a credit card payment. Payment accepted with MasterCard or Visa Credit Card Only.

Note: For students who can demonstrate financial need, you may request an application fee waiver by emailing transientstudy@emory.edu. You will be informed via email whether you qualify for the waiver.

Supplemental Applications

If you have already applied for Domestic Transient Study but wish to add a different school or additional courses to your application, then you can create a second, supplemental application in the system. You should indicate that you are completing a supplemental application in the first portion of the Domestic Transient Study Application. Please note: No payment is required for supplemental applications.

Credit Posting

Deadline for submission of transient credit: Students are strongly encouraged to request their transcripts before October 1 in the following fall semester. Doing so will ensure your financial aid package is processed appropriately and you are registering for the following semester of courses based on the correct number of earned hours. However, transcripts that arrive at a later date will continue to be evaluated and posted by the Domestic Transient Study office.

Special Circumstances

Upperclass Students

In addition to freshmen, upperclass students who have completed 64 hours of coursework at Emory College and are in good standing may be eligible to receive sixteen semester hours and one semester of residence credit towards their degree for advanced-level courses taken at another college or university. Courses must apply towards the student’s major/minor program of study and be courses not offered at Emory. Eligible courses may be completed fall, spring or summer.

To be eligible, the chair of the appropriate department at Emory must approve the programs of study, certify the advanced level of the proposed courses of study, and provide a compelling reason why the student cannot complete their major/minor programs of study at Emory. Once the department chair has certified the courses of study, students must complete the Domestic Transient Study application process for final approval.

Students may also seek eligibility for transient study through the Committee on Academic Standards (CAS) Appeal process. Eligible courses may be completed fall, spring or summer. Once CAS has granted permission for transient study, students must complete the Domestic Transient Study application process for final approval.

Questions About Domestic Transient Study?

Arielle Chism is responsible for the Domestic Transient Study program. Her office is in White Hall 215. Students with questions can reach her by e-mail or drop by during her open office hours every Thursday from 2-4 PM.

Arielle Chism
Student Academic Services Specialist
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