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Transfer students can find a welcoming, inclusive environment here at Clayton State. Each year, we admit more than 800 new transfer students. Your success is important to us. You’ll have access to support services to meet your needs and our mandatory orientation session means you can be admitted into Clayton State with ease.

Application Requirements

There are two ways to complete an application for admissions. Apply online via GA Futures or download a paper application.

A paper application must be completed if submitting an application fee waiver.  Fee waivers cannot be attached to the online application at this time.  Access our Fee Waiver policy for more details. 

Applicants are required to pay a non-refundable $40.00 application fee. Online applicants must use a credit or debit card to pay the application fee.

Applicants must submit an official transcript from each college or university previously attended. Students currently attending college should submit a "preliminary" transcript.

Official transcripts must have the institution’s seal and must be presented in an unopened official envelope from the sending institution.

Submit an official transcript

We can accept your transcripts in-person, by mail, or electronically.

You may mail or deliver your transcripts to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions Edgewater Hall, Suite 150 2000 Clayton State Boulevard Morrow, GA 30260-0285

We currently accept electronic transcripts from E-Transcript providers such as:

  • eSCRIP
  • Clearinghouse
  • Parchment

If your previous school(s), college(s), or universities offer this service, submit official transcripts to:

Transfer credit is normally accepted for college work earned at regionally accredited colleges and universities, provided the courses are comparable to the Clayton State University curriculum. A minimum grade of C or better will be accepted for transfer credit (D’s are accepted in some majors and for some lower division courses, please contact the school or college that you are interested in pursuing for more information).

An evaluation of your credit will be sent to you by the Registrar’s Office after you have been admitted. If you have questions regarding your transfer evaluation, please call the Registrar’s Office at (678) 466-4145.

Use our Transfer Equivalency Tool to get a general idea of how the courses you have taken at other institutions may transfer to Clayton State University. 

Regional accrediting bodies include:

  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges

NOTE: Students attending community colleges must have completed all of their learning support courses.

Applicants can be classified as Non-traditional Transfer.

Non-traditional Transfer

A Non-traditional Transfer is someone who graduated from high school, or would have graduated from high school, more than five years ago, and has some but less than 30 semester hours or 50 quarter hours of transferable college course credit. 

Application Requirements

Non-traditional Transfer:

Graduated more than 5 years ago

Earned less than 30 Semester Hours or 50 Quarter Hours

Application for Admission

Required with application fee or official application fee waiver

College Transcripts

Minimum 2.0 GPA in transferable coursework

High School Transcripts

Official final transcript confirming high school diploma from accredited or approved high school, or satisfactorily completed the GED

SAT/ACT Scores

Not required for Non-Traditional Transfer students


Required for Non-Traditional Transfer students


Fall: July 15

Spring: November 15

Summer: April 15