Residency Requirement

Residency refers to courses (including online courses) offered by Clayton State University. Transfer courses (including correspondence courses, on-line courses, transient courses, or cross-registration courses) are not considered to be in residence. Credit by examination or experience is not considered to be in residence even if the examination was taken at Clayton State. (In this context, “residence” has nothing to do with a student’s residence for fee payment purposes.)

  1. Associate degree.  A minimum of 21 semester credit hours in residency is required. At least 12 of the 21 hours must be in Area F for the A.A. or A.S. or in program requirements other than electives for the A.A.S.
  2. Baccalaureate degree: A minimum of 30 semester credit hours in residence at Clayton State University. At least 21 of the 30 must be upper division hours counted toward program requirements other than free electives. Individual programs of the University may specify additional residency requirements.