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Transfer students can find a welcoming, inclusive environment here at Clayton State.

Each year, we admit more than 800 new transfer students. Your success is important to us. You’ll have access to support services to meet your needs and our mandatory orientation session means you can be admitted into Clayton State with ease.

Application Requirements

Apply online via GA Futures.

Fee waivers cannot be attached to the online application at this time. Access our Fee Waiver policy for more details. 

Need help with the application process? Watch the video below!

Applicants are required to pay a non-refundable $40.00 application fee. Online applicants must use a credit or debit card to pay the application fee.

Applicants must submit an official transcript from each college or university previously attended. Students currently attending college should submit a "preliminary" transcript.

Official transcripts must have the institution’s seal and must be presented in an unopened official envelope from the sending institution.

Submit an official transcript

We can accept your transcripts in-person, by mail, or electronically.

You may mail or deliver your transcripts to:

Office of Recruitment and Admissions
Edgewater Hall, Suite 150
2000 Clayton State Boulevard
Morrow, GA 30260-0285

We currently accept electronic transcripts from E-Transcript providers such as:

If your previous school(s), college(s), or universities offer this service, submit official transcripts to:

International Credentials

You must submit all official transcripts from your high school and/or all post-secondary records. All transcripts must be in English; if not in English, they must be translated by a certified company. Please submit the certified translations along with your original official transcripts in the indigenous language.

If you have 30 or more transferable credits from an accredited college or university, you must submit an official copy of all college transcripts. (If you are unsure you have the transfer credits, please submit your secondary school transcripts as well).

Clayton State University requires that all international academic documents (transcripts, mark sheets, certificates, leaving examination results, etc.) be formally evaluated by an independent evaluation service, which can be found below:

*High school transcripts: document-by-document with GPA (For test optional eligibility consideration)

*College/University transcript: course-by-course evaluation

All official evaluation and authenticated attached transcripts must be either sent by mail directly from the evaluation service to the address below, or electronically to

You may mail or deliver your transcripts to:

Clayton State University
Office of Recruitment and Admissions
Edgewater Hall, Suite 150
2000 Clayton State Boulevard
Morrow, GA 30260-0285

Transfer credit is normally accepted for college work earned at regionally accredited colleges and universities, provided the courses are comparable to the Clayton State University curriculum. A minimum grade of C or better will be accepted for transfer credit (D’s are accepted in some majors and for some lower division courses, please contact the school or college that you are interested in pursuing for more information).

An evaluation of your credit will be sent to you by the Registrar’s Office after you have been admitted. If you have questions regarding your transfer evaluation, please call the Registrar’s Office at (678) 466-4145.

Use our Transfer Equivalency Tool to get a general idea of how the courses you have taken at other institutions may transfer to Clayton State University

Regional accrediting bodies include:

  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges

NOTE: Students attending community colleges must have completed all of their learning support courses.

If you have been out of high school for more than five years, visit the Adult/Non-Traditional Students page.


  • Fall:
    • Priority* Deadline - July 15
    • Regular Deadline - Aug. 1
    • Final Document Deadline - Aug. 10
  • Spring:
    • Priority* Deadline - November 15
    • Regular Deadline - Dec. 1
    • Final Document Deadline - Dec. 10
  • Summer:
    • Priority* Deadline - April 15
    • Regular Deadline - May 1
    • Final Document Deadline - May 10

*Benefits of Applying by the Priority Deadline

Applying by the priority deadline offers several key advantages for students:

  • Applying early ensures timely decision notifications, providing more time to plan and reducing the stress associated with waiting for admission decisions.
  • Early applicants receive priority consideration for financial aid and scholarships.
  • Early applicants also have enhanced opportunities for securing spots in desired academic courses and preferred housing options.