Domestic Transient Study gives Emory College of Arts and Sciences students the opportunity to receive credit toward their Emory degree while enrolled as a guest at another accredited school in the United States (including Puerto Rico and U.S Virgin Islands). Students who matriculate at Emory as freshman and begin their college career here may take coursework elsewhere during the summer following their freshman year.
Students must complete the transient study application process and be in good academic standing after the completion of spring semester.
A combined total of twenty-four credit hours of the following types of credit may be granted for individuals entering Emory as first-year students:( 1) AP Credits;(2) IB, French Baccalaureate, A Level exams, and all other international exams credits;(3) Other college credit; and (4) Transient study credits earned after the freshman year at Emory.
Applications for Domestic Transient Study are available beginning on February 15th of each year. Students who submit completed Domestic Transient Study applications by April 15, 2014, will receive a response within three weeks (by Monday, May 6, 2014). Students may submit transient study applications after this date, but are not guaranteed to receive a response within a three-week timeframe.
International students who are visa holders and would like to take Transient Study overseas must contact the Center for International Programs Abroad (CIPA) at firstname.lastname@example.org. The center also has specific information about international summer programs on its website. Emory College of Arts and Sciences does not give transient credit for Semester at Sea programs.
Credit earned at other institutions may not comprise part of the last 64 semester hours or four semesters of work toward a degree in Emory College of Arts and Sciences, except as described under approved off-campus programs such as the Washington Semester and Study Abroad programs or as described immediately below.
Students who have completed sixty-four semester hours of course work in Emory College of Arts and Sciences and are in good standing may receive up to sixteen semester hours and one semester of residence credit toward their Emory degree for advanced-level courses taken at another college or university in the USA. All such courses must be approved in advance by the chairs of the appropriate departments at Emory, who must
1. certify the advanced level of the proposed courses, and
2. provide a compelling reason why these courses cannot be taken at Emory.
Approval is required in advance by a dean in the Office for Undergraduate Education and the Committee on Academic Standards.
The student has the responsibility to ensure that the Office for Undergraduate Education receives a final copy of his/her academic transcript from the host/visiting school. All credits for non-Emory courses must officially appear on the student’s transcript by the end of their first semester upon return to Emory. Students should find out when grades are posted at the host institution, and then request that their transcript be mailed to the address listed below or transmitted electronically via the eSCRIP_SAFE transcript delivery system.
Domestic Transient Study
Office for Undergraduate Education, White Hall 300
Emory College of Arts and Sciences
301 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322
Priscilla Echols, PhD
Office for Undergraduate Education
212 White Hall
Mondays, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Fridays, 1:00pm - 3:00pm or
Call for Appointments: 404.727.1499
Lydia Stewart Castle
Office for Undergraduate Education
217 White Hall
Wednesdays, 11:00 am – 1:00pm