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Regents Approve 17 General Education Courses for Transfer to Support Complete College Goals

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Atlanta — March 14, 2012

Today, the Board of Regents voted to accept an additional 17 general education courses in the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) as transferable to the University System of Georgia (USG) for credit in the core curriculum, the basic courses all students must take to earn a degree.

With the approval of these 17 additional courses, there are now 27 courses transferable to USG institutions from TCSG institutions accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The increased number of courses enhances how TCSG students are able to pursue baccalaureate degree opportunities at USG institutions.

“The addition of these courses to satisfy the core curriculum strengthens the USG’s commitment to Georgia’s students and their ability to attain a college education. The USG and TCSG are committed to answering Gov. Deal’s call for more Georgians to complete college,” said Interim Chief Academic Officer David Morgan.

On November 11, 2011, the regents approved a plan in the form of a report, “Complete College Georgia,” that commits the University System’s 35 institutions to increase college completion. The TCSG board approved the same agreement in December 2011.

USG faculty on the Regents Academic Advisory Committees reviewed each course and recommended all 17 general education courses be accepted for transfer from TCSG institutions to the General Education Council composed of faculty and staff from the System office and USG institutions. The General Education Council, which approves USG institutions’ core curriculum, unanimously endorsed their recommendations.

The articulation agreement also established the Postsecondary Oversight Council who will continue to monitor the implementation of these additional courses for transfer between the two Systems.

A list of all 27 transfer courses, including those courses approved today, can be found here: http://www.usg.edu/academic_planning/documents/GE_transfer_chart_colorcoded.pdf.

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