Transient Enrollment/Letter of Good Standing Request (Domestic/U.S. Institutions only)
This form is for students who plan to attend summer classes at another institution. It is not to be used to attend fall or spring classes at Birmingham-Southern, Miles College, Montevallo, or UAB. Please use the BACHE exchange form for these requests.
It is also not to be used for study abroad students who plan to take a course at a foreign college/university. There is a separate Transient Enrollment/Letter of Good Standing Request for study abroad students. Click here for that form.
Please complete the Request for a Letter of Good Standing/Transient Enrollment Form by the standard deadline of April 1st. (NOTE: If April 1st falls on a weekend or holiday, the next business day will be the deadline to submit the form.)
DEADLINE FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2013: Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
Complete page 2 of the new form
, filling in all information concerning the requested class(es). Include the complete name and address of the transient institution.
University Core courses may not be taken as transient work.
Obtain signature approval from your academic advisor first. Seniors must also obtain dean's signature.
Upon completion of 96 credits students may not transfer more than 8 semester credits, or two (2) courses to Samford. To receive a degree, students must earn at least 50% of their total credits from Samford.
Obtain signature of the department head representing each of the class(es). Attach a readable and highlighted copy of the complete course description(s) from the catalog of the transient institution before you obtain the department head's signature. Course descriptions must also accompany this form when it is submitted to Student Records. FYI: Davis Library has copies of college catalogs and many are also available online directly from the college/university itself.
Return completed Transient Form to the Office of Student Records with all required signatures by April 1. It is the student's responsibility to obtain all necessary signatures. (NOTE: If April 1st falls on a weekend or holiday, the next business day will be the deadline to submit the form.)
Students who wish to attend Birmingham-Southern, Miles College, Montevallo or UAB during the summer term must attend as a transient.
Both Samford (Institution) and Overall GPAs must be at least 2.0 at the end of the current semester in order to have a Letter of Good Standing sent to another college or university. All courses from transient schools are required to have a letter grade of C- or better indicated in order to be posted as earned credit on your transcript. The grade will not affect your Samford GPA, nor can it be used to repeat a course taken at Samford.
It is the student's responsibility to request an official transcript from the transient institution when the course(s) have been completed. The official transcript should be mailed to the Office of Student Records, Samford University, 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL, 35229.
If the student withdraws from the course, an official transcript is required reporting the withdrawal. If the student decides to change institutions, or not to take the course approved, or take a different course, the Office of Student Records should be notified by email. For more detailed information regarding transient policies, please refer to the latest academic catalog: http://www.samford.edu/studentrecords/catalogs.aspx
Transient transcripts must be received no later than September 15 to avoid registration and transcript holds being placed on the student’s record.
Print the form (see the links below), fill it out, get the necessary signatures, and bring or send the form to the Student Records Office.
Transient Enrollment Form in PDF
For students participating in a Study Abroad program at a foreign university through an institution other than Samford: International Transient Enrollment Form in PDF
Special Instructions for Study Abroad students