The Lewis College is preparing the next generation of clinicians and scholars to enhance individual and community health in a culturally diverse society. Recent milestones include a new interdisciplinary baccalaureate in clinical informatics, a graduate certificate in health informatics, an occupational therapy master's degree, an R.N. to B.S. online degree program and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) degree program. The new B.S.N. to Ph.D. track identifies and encourages young nurses to pursue nursing research careers.
Applicants who have completed all or part of their education outside the United States are required to have their foreign credentials evaluated by an independent evaluation service. It is recommended that you use Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. We will also accept evaluations of foreign credentials from Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc., and World Education Services.
The Office of Academic Assistance provides academic advisement for students in the Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions.
- We counsel students and applicants on admission to the undergraduate professional programs as well as graduate programs.
- We assist students in course selection, schedule revisions, graduation audits and graduate residency.
- We provide prescriptive advising, which interprets information about rules, requirements and policies of the university and departments.
- We recruit prospective students.
- We connect you with the next advisement level after acceptance.
Accepted students are paired with development advisers within the department of nursing or health professions to focus on life and career goals.
Students are encouraged to be proactive in their academic planning. Our advisers can help you fully understand your options and avoid needless mistakes.
Attention applicants and prospective students:
We cannot address transfer credit inquiries for individuals who are not yet accepted to Georgia State. Our transfer evaluations are done on a course-by-course basis for each student. It is not possible for us to determine which of your courses will be transferable prior to your acceptance. The Office of Admissions has information and an application available here: Undergraduate Admissions.
For transfers from schools within the University System of Georgia, information on how Georgia State meets the core curriculum can be found in the Georgia State Undergraduate Catalog. Students who complete an associate degree from a system school typically have met all freshman/sophomore requirements in Areas A, B, C, and E.
How it Works:
- A maximum of 60 semester hours can be applied toward degree credit from any 2-year college.
- A maximum of 81 semester hours can be applied toward degree credit from any 4-year college.
- No more than 12 semester hours of “D” credit can be used only in areas where “D” credit is acceptable (see the undergraduate catalog for the grade of “D” policy).
- If you are transferring quarter hours, you will receive credit for 3.3 semester hours (1.5 quarter hours is equal to one semester hour).
- Dummy numbers (1099, 2099, 3099, and 4099) are assigned by the admissions office to unfamiliar course titles. It is the student’s responsibility to bring a course description from the previous institution so the course may be evaluated and equated to a similar Georgia State course. (please see Transfer Credit Evaluation)If credit is missing from your transfer evaluation.
- Check to be sure your final transcript has been received and reviewed by the Office of Admissions. The Office of Admissions is located in 200 Sparks Hall and can be reached at 404-413-2500.
- A transfer equivalency table is available at here. Please use this table only as a guide. There is no guarantee that your courses will transfer over to Georgia State until you actually apply for admissions and your courses are reviewed by our admissions office.
Non-resident Georgia (out-of-state) students that are taking courses via distance education, review the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) link on the Georgia State's website to determine if the courses you are planning to enroll in are accepted by your home state and/or home institution. If the courses are not authorized, you may not receive Georgia State credit taken in those states. For questions, contact the Office of Academic Assistance.
The reentry application is needed if you have not enrolled for classes for one academic year (three consecutive semesters). Graduate students may apply to reenter only to the graduate program(s) under which they were previously enrolled.
The Lewis College accepts non-degree students based on course availability.
Transient status admission is for one semester only. If you wish to enroll for a subsequent semester, you must file a reentry application with the Office of the Registrar.