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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

1135 Transient Applicants

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Students who are currently enrolled in a transferable degree program at another accredited college or university in the United States who wish to register at Georgia State University for the purpose of completing work to transfer back to the home institution are transient applicants. Transient students may attend for only one fall or one spring semester. However, attendance as a transient student in summer semesters is unlimited.


Semester Deadline
Fall August 1
Spring December 1
Summer April 1

Note: All deadlines are subject to change.

For international student application deadline dates, please see 1165 International Students, Students with Non-U.S. Credentials, and Non-native Speakers of English .

After the Regular Deadline Dates, only transient applications that are complete at the time of submission (application, non-refundable application fee, and all required documents) will be processed and only if space is available and time permits.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission as a transient, a student must submit an application for undergraduate admission (including the nonrefundable fee) and request an official statement granting permission to enroll as a transient student from the home institution. The appropriate academic official at the home institution must send this statement directly to Georgia State University. The application will be valid for 3 terms (the initial term plus 2 additional terms). Students who do not enroll in the semester for which they were accepted and wish to register later must either reactivate their application or submit a new application by the application deadline and arrange for a current official statement updated for the new semester to be sent.

International students who are attending school on another institution’s immigration document (F-1/I-20, J-1/IAP-66) will not be issued any additional documents, but must also submit a statement of permission from the International/Foreign Student Advisor at the home institution.

The following regulations are applicable to transient students:

  • They should seek academic advisement at their home institution to determine if courses taken at Georgia State are acceptable to their degree program.
  • All scholastic discipline policies and all course prerequisite policies are applicable to transient students.
  • Transcripts for courses completed at Georgia State as a visiting student must be requested from the Office of the Registrar at registrar.gsu.edu/academic-records/transcripts/ to be sent to the home institution.
  • Transient students are admitted to and register through the college or school selected on their application. If the applicant does not indicate a college, and if a transient approval letter has been received, placement will be determined from the courses indicated in the letter.
  • To continue for an additional summer semester as a transient, a student must file a re-entry application and arrange for all necessary supporting documentation to be received in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the established deadlines (see 1170 Re-entry Applicants ). With the exception of summer semesters, registration as a transient student is limited to one semester. Students seeking exception to this policy must contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. If a student wishes to become a transfer student, the student must file a new application for undergraduate admission (including the nonrefundable application fee) and arrange for all transcripts to be received by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the appropriate deadline. Student copies of transcripts or official transcripts opened by the student are not acceptable (see 1125 Transfer Applicants ).