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Undergraduate Transfers

Credit Transfers for General and Organic Chemistry Courses

Students may be eligible to transfer credits from other colleges and universities if the courses meet certain criteria.  These criteria are described below.  Please review them.  If you have questions, please contact the Undergraduate Chemistry Administrator or call 706-542-2013.

General Criteria.

  • Each course must have an equivalent of 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of lab.
  • Online General Chemistry lab courses are not an acceptable prerequisite for Organic Chemistry lab classes.

Transfers from schools in the University System of Georgia (USG):

  • Transfers for General Education Core credit (non-science majors)
    • Non-science majors looking to fulfill their General Education Core requirement for “Area II: Physical Science with a lab” should email the name of the institution, a course description, and a copy of the syllabus to the Director of General Chemistry Education.
  • Transfers for General Chemistry (1211/1212) and Organic Chemistry (2211/2212)
    • If the course number matches the UGA course number:
      • The transfer is approved automatically.
    • If the course number does not match the UGA course number:
      • The transfer will be accepted only after the student has taken a qualifying examination from the American Chemical Society (ACS). See "ACS Exams" below. 
      • Send your transcript (or a screenshot of your entire unofficial transcript) to the Director of General Chemistry Education.

Transfers from schools outside the University System of Georgia (USG)

  • Transfers for General Education Core credit (non-science majors)
    • Non-science majors looking to fulfill their General Education Core requirement for “Area II: Physical Science with a lab” should email the name of the institution, a course description, and a copy of the syllabus to the Director of General Chemistry Education.
  • Transfers for General Chemistry (1211/1212) and Organic Chemistry (2211/2212)
    • The transfer will be accepted only after the student has taken a qualifying examination from the American Chemical Society (ACS). See "ACS Exams" below. 

ACS Exams.

  • General Chemistry (first year). There are three ACS exams for General Chemistry: one for first semester, one for second semester, and one for both terms combined.   
    • If you wish to take the combined exam to get credit for a full year of General Chemistry:
      • You will obtain credit for both 1211 and 1212 if a passing score is earned on the full term ACS exam. 
      • If a passing score is not earned on the full term exam, you may take the first semester exam.  You will obtain credit for 1211 if a passing score is earned on the first-semester exam. 
  • Organic Chemistry (second year).There are two ACS exams for Organic Chemistry, one for each semester. 
  • All exams are comprised of approximately 70 multiple-choice questions. A passing score of 50% is required.  
  • The exams are given free of charge and last approximately two hours. You may take any particular exam only once. 
  • Exams are given on most days but must be scheduled 2 days in advance.  
  • Transferred credit will appear as an elective (i.e. CHEM 1GXX). 

 

Transfers for Upper Level Courses

Please direct any upper level Chemistry transfer questions to the Undergraduate Coordinator.

Please feel free to send questions to the Undergraduate Chemistry Administrator or call 706-542-2013.

 

Get Started!

To initiate the credit transfer process, send an email to the Director of General Chemistry Education with:

  • A clear description of your request.
  • Your transcript (or a screenshot of your unofficial transcript that shows the institution, course numbers, and grades for the lecture and lab of all courses you wish to transfer
  • Your name, email address, UGA ID number, and your phone number.

 

 

 

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Got More Questions?

Undergraduate inquiries: chemreg@uga.edu 

Registration and credit transferschemreg@uga.edu

AP Credit, Section Changes, Overrides, Prerequisiteschemreg@uga.edu

Graduate inquiries: tharrop@uga.edu

Contact Us!

Assistant to the Department Head: Kelli Porterfield, 706-542-1919 

Main office phone: 706-542-2626 

Fax: 706-542-9454

Head of the Department: Prof. Gary Douberly