Transferring from TBR Institutions
General education requirements in the TBR system comprise blocks, such as Communication and Natural Sciences. Students who complete general education blocks at other TBR institutions before they transfer to ETSU have also met those blocks at ETSU, even if the courses they took to satisfy the blocks are not equivalent to courses in ETSU’s general education core. Students who partially complete a block at another TBR institution have also partially completed it at ETSU.
Transferring from Non-TBR Institutions
Student transferring from non-TBR institutions must meet all general education requirements at ETSU, regardless of how courses taken at other institutions may have met general education requirements at the previous non-TBR institutions.
Advanced Placement Credit, Course Substitutions and Waivers of Requirements Granted by Other Institutions
ETSU does not recognize completion of general education blocks when previous institutions, within or outside the TBR system, (a) award advanced placement credit, (b) permit general education course substitutions or (c) waive general education requirements. Any advanced placement credit, substitutions or waivers related to general education must meet standards approved by ETSU.
Other Guidelines Regarding General Education and Transfer
Some institutions or particular academic departments within institutions require a minimum grade of “C” in certain general education courses. These minimum grade requirements will also apply to the transfer of general education courses. Even if transfer credit hours are granted for a course, any requirement for a minimum grade of “C” by the receiving institution will be enforced.
Certain majors require students to take particular courses to fulfill general education requirements. Students and their academic advisors should note any major-specific stipulations regarding fulfillment of general education requirements.
General Education History Requirement: Rules for Transfer Students
Transfer students may meet the general education History requirement as follows: