Transfer Credit and Foundation Course Waiver

Waiver of Computer Science Foundation Courses

  • To qualify for a waiver, courses taken at another institution must has at least a letter grade of “B” or its equivalent.
  • Submission time window is as follows: 1st week of February (Spring semester) and 1st week of September (Fall semester). No application will be accepted outside of the submission time window. Please allow at least 4 weeks for the processing of your request. You can check your results in paws.gsu.edu.
  • Complete the following steps to submit a foundation course waiver request.
  • Fill out the Foundation Course Waiver Form at OGMS. Attach the syllabus or course description of each course by uploading a single PDF file. (Note: You must submit copies of course descriptions from course catalogs or websites instead of your own descriptions. A URL may also be given if the material may be currently accessed from the Internet using the given URL. You may also submit additional supporting materials such as assignments, exams, etc.)
  • Submit a copy of official transcripts and highlight the courses you use for your waiver request. Email the transcripts as a single PDF file to zyan@gsu.edu with “Foundation Course Waiver Transcript” as the subject title.
  • Note: Information provided by students for reason of obtaining course waiver is considered as true and accurate. If such information is found to be falsified or inaccurate, it may be grounds for cancellation of enrollment and/or disciplinary action.

Computer Science Transfer Credit

  • All graduate transfer credits must have been earned at an accredited graduate college. All credits requested in transfer must has at least a letter grade of “B” or its equivalent in graduate level courses. No “S/F” or “P/F” graded courses may be transferred. Petitions will not be considered for an exemption from this requirement. Please note that transfer credit may impact your GPA.
  • For PhD students, all credits requested cannot be counted as CORE course credits. If the course in a previous institution is considered qualifed for credit transfer but the number of credits for that course is not the same as that for GSU’s equivalent, the credits will be transfered to CSc 8099. CSc 8099 can only be counted as elective courses (not CORE or breadth courses) towards your PhD degree. Complete the following steps to submit a credit transfer request.
  • For PhD students, submit your request after you pass the Qualifying exam. For MS students, submit your request in your first semester. Submission time window is as follows: 1st week of February (Spring semester) and 1st week of September (Fall semester). No application will be accepted outside of the submission time window. Please allow at least 4 weeks for the processing of your request. You can check your results in paws.gsu.edu.
  • Complete the following steps to submit a foundation course waiver request.
  • Fill out the REQUEST FOR TRANSFER OF GRADUATE COURSES form at OGMS. Attach syllabus or course description of each course by uploading a single PDF file. (Note: You must submit copies of course descriptions from course catalogs or websites instead of your own descriptions. A URL may also be given if the material may be currently accessed from the Internet using the given URL. You may also submit additional supporting materials such as assignments, exams, etc.)
  • Submit a copy of official transcripts and highlight the courses you want to transfer. Email the transcripts as a single PDF file to zyan@gsu.edu with “Credit Transfer Transcript” as the subject title.
  • Note: Information provided by students for reason of obtaining transfer credit is considered as true and accurate. If such information is found to be falsified or inaccurate, it may be grounds for cancellation of enrollment and/or disciplinary action.