University System of Georgia expands transfer agreement with Technical College System of Georgia colleges including Savannah Technical College
ATLANTA – The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) approved a policy change during their June 7, 2011 meeting that will allow additional courses from the Technical College System of Georgia’s accredited colleges to transfer to all of the USG’s 35 degree-granting institutions.
Until now, credits in five core courses from the TCSG (mathematics, algebra, pre-calculus and two courses in English composition) were transferrable. The Regent’s vote allows the transfer of five additional TCSG courses in American literature, psychology, economics, sociology and public speaking.
To be eligible for the agreement the TCSG colleges must be accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Savannah Technical College holds this accreditation.
Says TCSG Commissioner Ron Jackson, “The action by the Board of Regents to add five additional TCSG courses to our transfer agreement is another important move toward the goal of seamless education for Georgia students. The TCSG and the USG will continue to be focused on creating greater opportunities for all of our students by improving the articulation between our systems.”
Link to Board of
Regents 6-7-11 press release regarding the agreement: http://www.usg.edu/news/release/regents_take_action_to_help_students_transfer_college_credits