Common Requests & Forms

How to submit forms

  • In person to OUAA office
  • By fax: 404-413-7119
  • By mail:

    Office of Undergraduate Academic Assistance
    Robinson College of Business
    P.O. Box 3988
    Atlanta, GA 30302-3988

Documents cannot be emailed as they must contain signatures.

Change of College

If you wish to leave the BBA program to pursue a degree program that is part of another college on campus (such as the College of Arts and Sciences or the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies), you must submit the Change of College form. OUAA will then forward your records to the new college.

At that point, you should be sent information from the new college about your program and how your previously taken courses might fit into the new degree requirements.

Change BBA Major

If you wish to change to a different major (or declare a major if you are currently undecided) within the BBA program, you will need to submit the Change of Major form to the Office of Undergraduate Academic Assistance. There are 11 majors within the BBA program. More information on these majors is available in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Since there is significant overlap in requirements between the various BBA majors, many times changing from one to another does not result in additional requirements. However, this is very individualized and dependent upon what you have taken thus far. If you have questions about how the coursework you have already taken will be applied to a new major, you should schedule an appointment with your academic advisor.

Declare a Dual Degree

Students are now eligible to earn a dual degree within the Robinson College of Business. Students can apply for the dual degree, successfully complete the degree requirements for each major, and earn two bachelor of business administration degrees all within the Robinson College of Business. For additional details or questions please contact the Office of Undergraduate Academic Assistance 404-413-7115.

What is a dual degree?

A dual degree is declared when a student wishes to pursue two degree programs, such as one BBA and one BS. Since the Robinson College of Business only offers a BBA degree on the undergraduate level, any time a student wishes to pursue a non-business program in addition to a BBA, it is considered a dual degree. There may or may not be significant overlap in the coursework taken for both programs. Thus, the length of time necessary for completion can vary greatly – from one year to several years. Students who pursue a dual degree must work with both colleges involved when seeking advisement, as the OUAA will only be able to provide advisement and guidance for the BBA degree requirements.

Grade Appeals and Changes

A student may request a waiver of specific requirements of the college or substitution of courses in a business degree program by completing the RCB petition form and providing documentation/justification on a separate sheet of paper. Refer to the list below for the various categories of petitions that fall under the college’s authority. You should submit a university-level petition if your request falls under the university’s authority.

Students will receive a written response from the dean’s designee normally within 15 work days from the date the petition is received. (Work days are counted Monday through Friday except university holidays.) No guarantee can be made that decisions on petitions will be made before registration if they are submitted close to the beginning of a registration period.

Categories of petitions that fall under the college’s authority

  • College registration restrictions
  • Course substitutions (other than core curriculum)
  • Residency requirement for the major
  • Acceptance of transfer credit taken while on suspension
  • Transient coursework
  • Changing catalog editions

Transient Application

Students must make sure that the class will transfer back to GSU as an equivalent to a course in their degree program; typically this is done by submitting a syllabus to the Office of Academic Assistance. Additionally, in the case of transient status, the other institution has to meet the accreditation standards for acceptable credit. This is handled by the admissions and registrar staff.

Students must meet the appropriate regulations at both schools to be approved to take a class as a transient student (this includes prerequisites and the GPA requirements on upper-level business courses). Once a course has been attempted at GSU, students may not receive degree credit for the same course from another institution. A grade of ‘W’ is considered an attempt.

Transient Status

A student is considered a transient when temporarily attending another college or university with the intention of transferring course credit back to GSU for degree credit. In this status you cannot be enrolled at GSU simultaneously. There are several reasons a student might seek transient authorization. For example, a student who will be living away from campus for a semester (going home for the summer is a common example) and wishes to take a course while away from GSU would need to seek transient approval.

Students must submit a transient application and, in many cases, a syllabus for each course. An advisor reviews the student’s file, prerequisites, residency requirements, GPA minimums, and so forth. If approved for transient status, a copy of the transient application is sent to the host school and the student.

Students are responsible for having an official transcript sent to the registrar’s office after completing the course(s) taken while in transient status.

Note: Undergraduate students may not take a course in the metropolitan Atlanta area if the course is routinely offered at GSU.

Cross Registration Application

Students must make sure that the class will transfer back to GSU as an equivalent to a course in their degree program; typically this is done by submitting a syllabus to the Office of Undergraduate Academic Assistance. Additionally, in the case of transient status, the other institution has to meet the accreditation standards for acceptable credit. This is handled by the admissions and registrar staff.

Students must meet the appropriate regulations at both schools to be approved to take a class as a transient student (this includes prerequisites and the GPA requirements on upper-level business courses). Once a course has been attempted at GSU, students may not receive degree credit for the same course from another institution. A grade of ‘W’ is considered an attempt.

Cross Registration

Applying to take courses in a cross registration status is appropriate when the student will be enrolled at GSU simultaneously. This is approved only in situations where another institution is teaching a class that we are not offering (either during that specific term or that we simply don’t teach). Courses taken in a cross registration status are considered “resident” credits (that is, the registration and payment takes place at GSU, rather than the hosting institution).

To request this status, students must submit the appropriate Cross Registration form. There is a limited listing of schools at which a student may attend in a cross registration status.

See the Georgia State University webpage on Cross Registration »

Get the Cross Registration form »

Transfer Credit Evaluations

Transfer credits are evaluated with the intention of using every possible transfer credit to fulfill course requirements at GSU. There are a number of limitations as to where and how certain courses may be used, and sometimes questions as to what was covered in a particular course. When appropriate, we will request that you submit a syllabus to be evaluated by a faculty member. If you feel that you have already taken a course that is still required, please schedule an appointment with your advisor after reviewing the frequently asked questions in the Request for Review of Transfer Credit Evaluation form.

Transfer equivalencies table

Transfer Equivalency Tables display previously established equivalent courses from Georgia State University’s transfer catalogs.

Overload request form

Undergraduate students may register for a maximum load of 18 hours without requesting approval. Graduate students may register for a maximum course load of 15 hours without requesting approval. Get more information and request an exception by filling out this form.

Request to take an RCB graduate course

Undergraduates may request enrollment in a graduate level course by filling out this form.

Common Questions & Info

Degree Works, available on the web through PAWS

You can view and print your academic evaluation through Degree Works in PAWS.

  • Log in to PAWS
  • Choose Student Records Menu
  • Choose Academic Evaluation
  • Since it may not have been reviewed by your advisor, it is an official and unaudited copy of your evaluation. Contact your advisement office if you have any questions about your requirements or credit.

How to Read an Academic Evaluation

Currently the Office of Undergraduate Academic Assistance (OUAA) uses Degree Works to compile academic evaluations to track students’ progress through the BBA degree requirements. Students are mailed an academic evaluation upon acceptance to the university after their academic advisor has performed a transfer evaluation, or upon receipt of the student’s file from another college or the Student Advisement Center.

If you do not understand what you see on your academic evaluation, please first consult our How to Read an Academic Evaluation handout.

Requesting an updated evaluation

With approximately 5,500 students in the undergraduate BBA program, the OUAA cannot mail each student an updated evaluation at the conclusion of each term. However, students may request a copy be mailed through the U.S. Postal Service to the address on record by contacting their academic advisor or requesting a copy in person in our office. Please note, PACE evaluations cannot be faxed or emailed due to federal privacy laws.

GPA Calculator

Use the GPA calculator to get an estimate of your semester GPA.

Senior Checklist

Complete this checklist to see if you are taking all the necessary steps to be successful in completion of your degree requirements from GSU.

Graduation Information

Your advisor can assist you in planning your path to graduation. Planning ahead is of utmost importance, and your advisor can help you consider ways to balance your schedule, plan for prerequisites, and develop meaningful educational goals. A major step in planning your path to graduation is the formal application for graduation. Undergraduate students should apply to graduate three semesters before their intended term of graduation. Graduation Services, a division of the Office of the Registrar, is the starting point for this important task. Graduation Services is located in Room 231 of Sparks Hall.

Elective Information – What should I take?

Students working on a bachelor of business administration (B.B.A.) at GSU have a number of electives to take. It is common for students to have questions about which courses they should or can select for these requirements. Here you will find examples of departments and specific courses to use as a starting point for ideas.

Tutoring Services

Information about various tutoring resources within Robinson & GSU.

Transfer Student Checklist

The following checklist will help you prepare for your new educational journey here at GSU. Complete this checklist to ensure your transition to GSU is a smooth one.