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Transient Status for Mercer Undergraduate Students
An undergraduate student who wishes to take academic courses elsewhere as a transient student and apply those credits toward a Mercer degree must obtain written approval in advance from the student’s advisor and the Registrar’s Office. The student must be currently enrolled at Mercer and have been enrolled and attended classes at Mercer for at least one semester prior to requesting permission to study elsewhere. Transient Permission Forms are available in the Registrar’s Office. Failure to obtain written approval in advance may preclude acceptance of the transfer credit. A student normally will not be permitted to attend another institution as a transient student for more than two consecutive academic terms. No correspondence work will be accepted for credit toward a degree. Mercer University does accept courses from the Independent Study Programs of the University of Georgia for transfer credit; the maximum credit accepted is 9 semester hours.
A student must be in good academic standing to be approved to take courses as a transient student. Ordinarily, the last 32 semester hours of degree work must be earned in residence at Mercer University. At least 12 semester hours of upper division work in a major, concentration, or specialization and 6 semester hours of upper division work in a minor, if elected, must be done in residence.
Courses that are equivalent to courses offered at Mercer will transfer as long as the host institution has national accreditation and the student earns grades of C or better in the courses. Course outlines (syllabi) and catalog information may be required before approval for transient status is granted.
Courses taken at another institution will in no way affect the Mercer cumulative grade point average; however, all transfer credit attempted will be considered when determining University honors at graduation.
Transient credit from two-year colleges is limited to 64 semester-hours (refer to section on transfer credit). If 64 hours have previously been transferred from two-year colleges, transient credit will displace previously transferred course hours that are not needed for the student’s program completion.
It is the student’s responsibility to request that a transcript from the other institution, containing final grades, be sent to the Registrar’s Office at Mercer University. No credit will be awarded until an official transcript is received from the institution attended.