Transfer Credit and Foundation Course Waiver

Waiver of Computer Science Foundation Courses

  • A waiver request can only be submitted in your first semester since your enrollment at GSU. Courses taken at another institution must have at least a letter grade of “B” or its equivalent.
  • Completely fill out the Request for Foundation Course Waiver form. Attach the syllabus or course description of each course. 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. An official transcript must also be attached (or a copy from your Graduate Admission file). Copies of grade reports are not acceptable.
  • Submit the completed form and attachments as a single PDF file to csgrad@gsu.edu with “Foundation Course Waiver” as the subject title. Submit your request in your first semester. The 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.
  • Note: Information provided by students for the purpose of obtaining course waivers 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

  • Completely fill out the cover page and appropriate sections of the Request for Transfer of Graduate Courses form. Attach a syllabus or course description for each course. 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. An official transcript must also be attached (or a copy from your Graduate Admission file). Copies of grade reports are not acceptable.
  • All graduate transfer credits must have been earned at an accredited graduate college. All credits requested in transfer must carry a letter grade of “B” or above 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 Ph.D. students, all credits requested cannot be counted as CORE course credits. If the course in a previous institution is considered qualified 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 transferred to CSc 8099. CSc 8099 can only be counted as elective courses (not CORE or breadth courses) towards your Ph.D. degree.
  • Submit the completed form and attachments as a single PDF file to csgrad@gsu.edu with “Transfer Credit” as the subject title. For Ph.D. students, submit your request after you pass the qualifying exam. For M.S. students, submit your request in your first semester. The 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.
  • Note: Information provided by students for the purpose 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.