Frequently Asked Questions

ASC Dual Degree Engineering - Frequently Asked Questions

Can I major in any program other than engineering at GT?

No. The dual degree program is for engineering majors only. These include Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical and Biomolecular, Civil, Environmental, Computer (not computer science), Electrical, Industrial, Materials Science, Mechanical, & Nuclear and Radiological. If you change your major at GT to a degree program other than the engineering fields stipulated by the dual degree agreement, you will no longer be considered a dual degree student by ASC and will not receive the B.A. degree from ASC.

Will I be able to use the financial aid provided by ASC at GT?

No. The financial aid package you have at ASC does not go with you to GT. Once admitted to GT via the Dual Degree Program, you become a GT student, and you must apply for financial aid there. This requires a separate financial aid application in addition to the dual degree application.

Do I have to select a science or math major at ASC?

No. As a first-year student, you should explore ASC majors and select the major that aligns with your academic interests. Remember, that the Dual Degree Program is designed to support students in the pursuit of a liberal arts and engineering education! Most Dual Degree students take 4-5 courses a semester (between 16 and 20 credit hours), with ⅓ of their B.A. degree being satisfied by SUMMIT, ⅓ by the engineering prerequisites, and ⅓ by their declared major. With planning students are also able to complete either a Global Learning or Leadership Development Specialization prior to transferring to Georgia Tech.

Do I need to finish my ASC major requirements before transferring to GT?

No. In fact, this program is not intended to provide for the completion of an ASC major. Students completing this program receive a B.A. degree from ASC and the transcript will reflect a “major” in “Dual Degree Engineering.”  You do need to complete all general education requirements and remain “on track” with your major with a minimum of 92+ total semester hours earned (whereas “on track” means that you would be able to finish the major in 4 years if you decided to stay at ASC).

Can I finish my ASC major if I want to?

Yes. If you are able to complete all of the requirements for the ASC major you declared before you transfer to Georgia Tech, then this major will be reflected on your ASC transcript instead of dual degree engineering. It is NOT possible to continue taking courses toward your ASC major after you transfer to GT (i.e. you cannot transfer credit back to ASC or cross-register for courses back at ASC after transferring in order to complete your ASC major).

Can I take courses required by the dual degree program at other institutions during the summer?

Yes, but this is not recommended. If you are considering completing transient credit over the summer, you should check the GT transfer equivalency table at https://oscar.gatech.edu to find courses that have already been evaluated and determined equivalent to the required GT course you need. If you take a course that has not been evaluated previously, you will need to have it evaluated by GT’s registrar before you apply to transfer there.

Can I study abroad?

Yes. But this requires both careful planning and that you submit an additional official transcript to Georgia Tech. GT requires all courses taken outside the United States (even those not applicable to the GT requirements) to be evaluated by a professional foreign credential evaluation service (e.g. World Education Services [WES] or Josef Silny & Associates). An official transcript from the international institution is required in addition to the foreign credit evaluation.

Will Georgia Tech accept my AP or IB credit?

If ASC has given you placement credit based on your test scores, Georgia Tech will honor this transfer credit, as long as it is clearly articulated on your official ASC transcript, with course name, course number, credit hours, and grade. For more detail on Georgia Tech’s AP and IB credit policies, please visit: http://www.catalog.gatech.edu/academics/undergraduate/credit-tests-scores/.

Can I start with MAT 117 in my first semester?

Yes. It is important for all Dual Degree students to complete the math skills and calculus readiness placement exams. The Georgia Tech prerequisites are not merely a checklist, but demonstrate a student’s preparedness for success in the rigorous engineering curriculum. It is important to remember the goal is to develop a strong mathematics foundation prior to enrolling at Georgia Tech. When beginning with MAT 117, your ASC math sequencing will be: First-Year Fall - MAT 117; First-Year Spring - MAT 118; Sophomore Fall - MAT 119; Spring Fall - MAT 206; Junior Fall - MAT 220 & MAT 309.

When I cross-register for course(s) at Georgia Tech via ARCHE and GT’s semester starts earlier than ASC, may I move into the ASC dorms earlier?

Yes. You will need to notify Residence Life that you will be moving in early because you are cross-registered in a Georgia Tech course for that semester.

For further information, please contact the Dual Degree Engineering Advisor:

Dr. Elizabeth Egan Henry

ehenry@agnesscott.edu


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