FAQs for Transfer Students

 

I have taken freshman composition at another college or university. How can I get Area I credit for it?

English Composition courses are handled by the First-Year English Program, also located in Park Hall in Room 128. Contact Ms. Poor, kpoor@uga.edu.

All other undergraduate courses (2000 or higher) are handled by the Undergraduate Program Office, located in Park Hall 111. Contact Dr. Kallerman, jkallerm@uga.edu.

I have taken literature courses at another college or university. How can I get credit in Area III or Area IV?

Bring the following documents to the Undergraduate Program Office in Park 111:

      a copy of the catalogue description of the course(s) you took;

      a syllabus or reading list from the class.

The syllabus is the most important document, as it establishes not only the content of the transfer course but also lays out the workload and writing requirements for the course. We are a writing intensive program, and, as such, all courses deemed equivalent must include substantial writing requirements.

What is the English Department looking for when reviewing my courses?

In order for your course to fulfill either Area III or Area VI core requirements, it must be a chronological survey of either British or American literature. Courses organized primarily by genre (e.g., "Introduction to Poetry") or theme (e.g., "The Hero in American Literature") are generally not acceptable for core credit.

I took my course in the English Department at my previous school, but we studied literature from other countries as well. Will the English Department accept it?

Courses with titles such as "World Literature" or "Western World Literature" cannot count as English courses, but they may be accepted by the Department of Comparative Literature, located in Joe Brown Hall. Contact that department at 131 Joseph E. Brown Hall.

How many courses can I transfer into my English major?

Transfer students entering the UGA English Department are allowed up to three upper-division courses (3000 or higher) to be transferred into the English major.

How many courses can I transfer into my English minor?

Transfer students who want to complete an English minor at UGA are allowed one upper-division course (3000 or higher) to be transferred into the English minor.

How do I get my courses reviewed by the English Department?

Bring the following documents to the Undergraduate Program Office in Park 111:

          a copy of the catalogue description of the course under review; and

          a syllabus or reading list from the class.

As with courses for core credit, the syllabus is the most important document.

What is the English Department looking for when reviewing these courses?

In general, the English Department accepts courses from all accredited colleges and universities, but there are a few exceptions. When reviewing your course, the Undergraduate Coordinator will consider the depth of the syllabus (how well it covers the topic of the course) and the difficulty of the assignments (papers, exams, quizzes).