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Are You Planning to transfer to MGA?

  1. Contact the Admissions Office to apply. Start the application process here.
  2. Have transcripts from ALL previous colleges and universities attended in the past sent directly to the Admissions Office. The form requesting transcripts from past colleges or universities attended may be helpful, but is not necessary.
  3. If there are more than 30 transferable earned credit hours, some of the freshmen admissions requirements may be exempted. Additional details can be found here.
  4. International college/university transcripts must be submitted in English translation. All official international transcripts must also be submitted to an International Credentials Evaluation Service for a course-by-course evaluation. The official evaluation document (prepared by the service provider) should then be sent directly to the Middle Georgia State University Admissions Office. For your convenience, several educational credential evaluation service providers are listed below.

Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
7101 SW 102 Ave
Miami, FL 33173
Website: JSilny  
Phone: 305.273.1616

World Education Services
PO Box 5087
New York, NY 10274-5087
Phone: 212.966.6311

Educational Credentials Evaluators
PO Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
Phone: 414.289.3400

2655 Le Jeune Rd
Suite 602
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Website: SpanTran      
Phone: 305.749.0333

Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, Inc.
PO Box 6908
Beverley Hills, CA 90212
Phone: 310.275.3530

Will All of My classes Transfer?

Class transferability depends on what class was taken and where. Course credit from institutionally accredited colleges and universities will be accepted. Review the Transfer Credit Policy  here. To find out if a previous college or university is institutionally accredited, look up the university in the US Department of Education database here.

If your college or university is accredited by one of the seven accrediting agencies below, we will accept the course credit:

  • Accrediting Commission for Community & Junior Colleges (ACCJC) Western Association of Schools & Colleges
  • Higher Learning Commission (formerly part of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools) (HLC)
  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education (formerly part of Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools) (MSCHE)
  • New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE)
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
  • WASC Senior Colleges & University Commission (WSCUC)

General education courses (such as US History, College Algebra, Intro to Psychology, etc.) will transfer to their MGA counterpart and credit will be awarded. To get an idea of what general education course credits will transfer, visit our Transfer Articulation Catalog here. This does not include every general education course taken.

For courses that are beyond general education and typically reserved for a degree's focus (such as advanced database management, child development, personal finance, etc.), every effort will be made to award credit for these courses which may be used as elective courses in a degree program.

MGA also has agreements, known as Articulation Agreements, with select colleges and universities that allow MGA to accept course credit that otherwise would not transfer. To view the articulation agreements click here.

MGA distinguishes between upper and lower level courses. Upper level courses are numbered 300 or 3000 and above. Lower level courses are numbered 200 or 2000 and below. A lower level course may not be transferred for credit for an upper level course at MGA. If BIO 211 was taken: Cell Biology at another university, for example, credit will not be awarded for MGA's upper level Cell Biology course.

MGA uses a semester calendar, not a quarter calendar. All quarters, clock hours, or anything else, will be converted to semester hours. A 5 hour credit course on the quarter system, for example, will convert to a 3.33  semester credit hour course at MGA.

If you feel that you have not received credit for a course you have taken and should have, you may always petition for a course substitution or exception. The form to do that can be found here.

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

MGA recognizes that learning can take place outside of the classroom and through life or work experiences. Prior Learning Assessment at MGA is intended to encourage completing a degree and/or certificate. In many cases, PLA can help students save time and money by reducing the number of courses a student must take.

MGA will also award a maximum of 40 credit hours towards a degree through prior learning assessments which include Advanced Placement Program College Entrance Exam (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), DANTES/DSST Subject Examinations, and departmental challenge exams. More information about AP, CLEP, and DSST credit can be found in the catalog here.

For further information about PLAs, please contact the school that your prior learning would fall under:

School of Arts & Letters- 478.471.2490
School of Business- 478.471.2724
School of Health & Natural Sciences- 478.471.2734
School of Aviation- 478.374.6980
School of Computing- 478.471.2801
School of Education & Behavioral Sciences- 478.757.2544

Military Transfer Credit

The total number of hours earned through military experiences cannot exceed 15 credit hours.

Requests for course credit based on military experience can be made through the academic advisor, the program director, the department chair or the Office of the Registrar. The process for receiving military transfer credit is:

  1. Requests for credit is initiated by completing the Military Evaluation Form and turning it in to the Office of the Registrar.
  2. Using the guidelines provided by the American Council on Education (ACE), the Office of the Registrar and the head of the appropriate department (School of Computing, School of Arts & Letters etc.) work together to make a decision on what credit will be awarded.
  3. The Office of the Registrar grants credit upon approval and students may view their credit via their online SWORDS account.