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Admission Requirements Package

Students who plan to enroll at Clark Atlanta University must complete and submit the following credentials by the designated deadline stated above:

  • Application for Admission with a $35.00 non-refundable application fee
  • One official transcript from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Completed Dean's Certification Form

Mail transcript(s) to:

Clark Atlanta University
Office of Admissions
223 James P. Brawley Dr. SW
Atlanta, GA 30314
Fax or email the Dean Certification form to:

Transfer Applicants:   A transfer student has been enrolled in a minimum of twelve semester-hours or eighteen quarter-hours at another regionally accredited institution prior to coming to Clark Atlanta University.  A student with less than the minimum required hours will be evaluated as a first-time student and must submit high school records and all college transcripts.

A transfer student must complete an application for admission and list all previous colleges and/or universities and must include the records from these institutions. Any student who does not include a record from all previously attended institutions is subject to dismissal from the University.

The University requires that transfer students demonstrate satisfactory academic achievement, good character, and separation in good standing from all regionally accredited institutions previously attended (Dean’s Certification Form). 

Students may not transfer grades below "C." Transfer applicants must submit all materials by the deadlines established for application to the University for the term for which admission is sought.


Transfer Requirements and Procedures:   Students who apply for admission to Clark Atlanta University from another regionally accredited college or university must have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale at the last institution attended and provide the following to the Office of Admissions:

  • Dean’s Certification Form:  A statement from the last institution attended verifying that the student is in good disciplinary standing. The Student Affairs Officer at the previous institution must sign the statement;
  • Official academic transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions of higher education;
  • Catalogs with descriptions of all courses included in the official transcript from each of the previously attended post-secondary institutions of higher education.
  • A transfer student may receive credit for college level course transferred to Clark Atlanta University.  The courses accepted and credit hours completed will determine the classification of a transfer student.  Only Transcripts mailed from the transfer institution, addressed to Clark Atlanta University, Office of Student Recruitment and Admissions or Office of the University Registrar are acceptable.  No walk-in delivered or student issued transcripts will be accepted.

The following regulations apply:

  • Transfer credit for University core courses is approved in the Office of Student Recruitment and Admissions and major courses approved by the chair of the department in which the student applies for admission.
  • Transfer credit will be awarded on a course-by-course basis.  Only course in which the student has earned a grade of “C” or better will be considered for transfer credit.
  • A student may receive credit toward graduation for no more than ninety (90) credit hours unless otherwise defined by an articulation agreement between Clark Atlanta University and the previous institution.  A transfer student with ninety (90) credits of accepted transfer credits may earn an additional twelve (12) credits through the University’s Study Abroad program.  Transfer and transient credit hours (combined) may not exceed 90 credits.
  • Transfer credits exclude courses below the 100 level. 
  • Course credits completed on the campus of Clark Atlanta University including Atlanta University cross-registration and Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education (ARCHE) exchange programs with other colleges and universities and consortium agreements will be (1) treated as CAU credits and included in students’ residency requirements and (2) excluded from the ninety (90) credit transfer limit.
  • A transfer student must satisfy the Clark Atlanta University Core Curriculum requirements prior to graduating.  If a transfer student decides to change his/her major another evaluation of transfer credits must take place to meet graduation requirements.

Transfer Students with Associate Degrees: Students in two-year and community colleges may apply for transfer before completing the two-year program. Graduates who have received the Associate Degree are generally, but not always, classified as juniors when admitted to Clark Atlanta University. The courses accepted and the number credits completed will determine the classification of a transfer student.

Evaluation of Transfer Credits:  Credits earned at other institutions, including the other intuitions of the Atlanta University Center, are accepted as semester-hour credits in partial fulfillment of the graduation requirements.  Quarter-hour transfer credits will be converted to semester-hour equivalents (one quarter credit being equivalent to two-thirds semester-hour credit.) 

In order to be accepted for transfer credit, students must have earned minimum final grades of “C” from regionally accepted institutions.  All transcripts received by the University from previously attended institutions become part of students’ permanent academic records.  Grades earned at other institutions, which are not on a 4.0 scale, are converted to the 4.0 scale by the Office of Undergraduate Student Recruitment and Admissions or the University Registrar for appropriate comparisons. 

Transfer work for University core courses is evaluated in the Office of Undergraduate Recruitment and Admissions.  Transferred major courses to be applied towards the student’s degree program are evaluated by the intended major department.  The results are returned to the Office of Undergraduate Student Recruitment and Admissions for recording and are communicated to the prospective transfer student. 

Transferable credits may not include courses below the 100 level.  Each quarter hour is equivalent to .66 semester hours. 

Frequently Asked Questions


  • How do I notify the Office of Admissions of a name change?
    If the name printed on the transcript differs from the name on the application, please submit proof of name change or marriage certificate.
  • How does the transfer credit evaluation process work?
    Please refer to the Evaluation of Transfer Credits section
  • Is there a limit on transfer credits?
    A maximum of 90 credits may be transferred.
  • Will my grade point average (GPA) transfer?
    CAU does not transfer grades from previous institutions, only credits.
  • What if I have questions about my transfer evaluation?
    Transfer students can request to have courses re-evaluated for potential CAU equivalencies. Please contact the transfer coordinator for any additional assistance.
  • What are the transfer admissions standards?
    CAU grants admissions to transfer applicants who have 12 or more semester hours (18 quarter hours) and a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 or higher on all college work attempted.
  • Will CAU honor my associate's degree?
    Please refer to Transfer Students with Associate Degrees section.
  • How will I find out the courses for which I will get transfer credit?
    You will receive your completed official transfer evaluation in the mail.

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