Transient Status for Athens Technical College Students

Students who are pursuing diploma or associate degree programs of study at Athens Technical College may occasionally wish to take courses at other regionally accredited colleges for transfer to Athens Technical College. Such students should first seek the advice of their respective program advisors and/or the Registration and Records Office to ensure that transient student status will meet residency and other graduation-related requirements. Regular admission students seeking transient status must be currently enrolled and in good academic standing. Students who do not declare a program of study (special admission status) are ineligible to be transient students at other institutions.  Students will not be approved as a transient without approval from their home college advisors.

Athens Technical College approves transient student status only for courses included in (or equivalent to those listed in) programs of study offered at the college.  In addition, Athens Technical College does not approve transient status for students to take classes that are being offered at the home college during the same semester. Students must satisfactorily complete all ATC course prerequisites before gaining transient approval. Transient admission is for one term only; students must submit transient request forms each term they plan to enroll in courses at other colleges. Requests to take online courses offered by other Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) colleges must be submitted using an online process. To request face-to-face classes at TCSG colleges or at other regionally accredited colleges, students must complete a transient credit request form. Students must print and complete the form before submitting it to the Office of Registration and Records on the Athens Campus.

The director of Registration and Records will verify that students are currently enrolled and are in good academic standing. The director will also determine whether the courses they plan to take as transient students apply to their programs of study. If students satisfy the criteria, the director of Registration and Records will approve the request.

After completing courses, transient students must request that the registrars at the other colleges send official transcripts to the Athens Technical College Registration and Records Office. That office will award transfer credit for courses completed with grades of C or higher. Students should access their student records via BannerWeb to verify that the transfer credit has been awarded.

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