Transfer Credit

Transfer Credit to Toccoa Falls College

How will my transfer credit look at Toccoa Falls College?
(Credit equivalencies reflect prior evaluations only—additional equivalencies are added on a regular basis.)

Georgia Technical College System and TFC Equivalencies

Submission of Official Transcripts

An official transcript from each institution attended must be submitted to TFC’s Office of Admissions. For students currently enrolled in another institution, an updated complete official transcript must be submitted to TFC within 30 days of completion. Upon receipt of official transcripts from the transferring institution, the Registrar’s Office completes a transfer credit evaluation and sends the results to the prospective student. All acceptable transfer coursework is entered on the TFC transcript upon enrollment.

Applicability of Transfer Work to TFC Programs

While much or all of a student’s transfer credit may be acceptable at TFC, all of the transfer credit may not be directly applicable to the student’s major of choice. The final transfer credit evaluation should be compared to the major program of choice listed in the catalog. Courses accepted in transfer that do not fulfill a specific course requirement in the chosen major count as open electives. Only those courses with a C- or better are considered for transfer. Grades and GPA do not transfer.

Transfer Credit and the HOPE Scholarship 

Although grades and grade point averages do not transfer to Toccoa Falls College, Georgia State HOPE Scholarship criteria mandates that all college degree credit hours attempted after high school graduation and corresponding grades are counted toward the HOPE cumulative grade point average and hours attempted totals, even if those hours and grades are not accepted by TFC. Therefore for HOPE Scholarship purposes, the HOPE gpa and hours attempted may be different from the TFC transcript gpa and hours attempted.

All attempted hours and corresponding grades as shown on official transcripts are counted toward the HOPE cumulative grade point average (including remedial study taken prior to Fall 2011). Additionally, withdrawals are counted as attempted hours even if there is no academic penalty. Any college degree credit hours attempted or earned before high school graduation and hours exempted by examination do not count as hours attempted and are not included when calculating the HOPE cumulative grade point average.

Admission Standing

If a student has less than 12 semester hours accepted in transfer, he or she will be considered a New Freshman for first semester admission standing status. If a student has 12 or more semester hours accepted in transfer, he or she will be considered a New Transfer for first semester admission standing status.

Residency Requirements

Residency Requirements at Toccoa Falls College apply to three areas of the curriculum: At least the final 32 hours or final 25 percent of the degree, whichever is greater must be completed in residence through TFC. A minimum of 50 percent of major course hours must be completed through TFC. A minimum of 50 percent of minor course hours must be completed through TFC.

Additional transfer credit questions are addressed in the Academic section of the Toccoa Falls College Catalog.