Transfer and Career Prerequisites
Students who intend to transfer to other colleges or enroll in graduate schools after graduation must determine the requirements of those institutions and plan their programs of study accordingly. Johnson & Wales University makes no claim or guarantee for transfer credit to other academic institutions. Similarly, students who intend to take state or foreign business, trade or professional licensing examinations should determine the prerequisites of those jurisdictions prior to selecting programs of study.
Students who are interested in transferring to JWU should see information on transfer admissions.
Courses Taken at Other Institutions
Enrolled students requesting to take courses elsewhere (U.S. schools) must submit a Request to Take Classes Elsewhere form (available in jwuLink > Registration & Grades > Student Academic & Financial Services) to obtain prior approval from Student Academic & Financial Services. Enrolled students requesting to take courses at an international institution must contact Study Abroad. The following requirements must be met.
- The student must have an overall grade point average above 2.0.*
- There is a limit of 18 credits which may be taken during enrollment at the university.
- The course(s) must not be in the major field.
- The student may not have taken the course(s) previously at the university and received a grade of “F,” “W,” “WF,” “I” or “GP”.
- Course credits from other institutions must equate to JWU-requested course credit.
- Grades of “C” or better (2.00 or equivalent) from an accredited institution may be accepted for transfer. Transfer credits are not calculated into the cumulative grade point average.
- The course(s) must be taken within one year of permission being granted.
- Students are responsible for tuition and fees for approved course(s) at the other institution as applicable.
- A student will not be granted credit (transfer credit or otherwise) for any academic work done during the period of a disciplinary suspension.
For each approved course, students must receive a minimum grade of “C” (2.00 equivalent) in order for Johnson & Wales to award transfer credit. Transfer credits are not calculated into the cumulative GPA.
Accelerating the completion of program requirements may negatively impact future enrollment (i.e. part-time enrollment during a term in the next academic year); students are strongly advised to review course projections and to plan accordingly.
* Students, as always, are responsible for meeting the requirements of satisfactory academic progress.
Note: Exceptions to criteria 1–4 will be made by the Director of Academic Counseling.
Once enrolled in a JWU graduate program, a student may not take core or concentration courses elsewhere and apply them for transfer credit except in extenuating circumstances, and when permission is granted by the dean’s office. A grade of “B” or better must be earned for the course to transfer.