7.1.2.1. Core Equivalencies for Transfer Students

Core credits and transfer equivalencies for transfer students are determined by two criteria: a student’s prior specific course work taken elsewhere before to the time the student first matriculates to Oglethorpe and the total semester hours transferred in by the student at the time the student first matriculates to Oglethorpe. The awarding of specific Core credit based on total semester hours transferred is designed to ensure that students transferring credit are not placed at a disadvantage with respect to the aims, content or skill development emphasized in the Core curriculum. This guideline are used by the registrar to evaluate and award equivalency credit for Core classes where appropriate. If questions of equivalencies arise, the registrar will seek advice from the Core director and faculty members of the appropriate disciplines.

Transfer HoursCourse Credits from Previous CollegesCore Equivalents
1-14Music Appreciation or Music Historyn-OR-nArt Appreciation or Art HistoryCORE 103n-OR-nCOR 104
Over 14Writing CoursenLiterature or Philosophy* courseCOR 101 and/or COR 102
Over 30Course in History, Politics, Sociology, Anthropology, Philosophy* or EconomicsCOR 201
Over 45Two course in History Politics, Sociology, Anthropology, Philosophy* or EconomicsCOR 201 and/or COR 202
Additional requirements and things to note:

  • *If a philosophy course is used as an equivalency for COR 102, the same course cannot be used to achieve an equivalency for COR 201 or COR 202.
  • No Core equivalency is allowed for Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) course work.
  • When Core equivalency is denied, an appropriately transferred course is awarded Oglethorpe general elective credit in accord with standard practices in the policy on awarding transfer credit (see Sec. 6.8.2. through Sec. 6.8.4.).
  • The following courses cannot be fulfilled by transfer credit in any circumstance:
    • COR 203 Great Ideas of Modern Mathematics
    • COR 301 Historical Perspectives on the Social Order I
    • COR 302 Historical Perspectives on the Social Order II
    • COR 401 Science and Human Nature: Biological Sciences
    • COR 402 Science and Human Nature: Physical Sciences