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Transfer students are eligible to apply for most JWU majors; however, they are not guaranteed credit. Credit is usually granted for courses completed with a grade of C or better (2.00 GPA) at another institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or International Ministry of Education. Grades of “pass” are also acceptable for transfer if credit was awarded (and a grade of P has the numeric GPA value of 2.00 or greater). Credits earned in developmental and remedial courses or CEUs are nontransferable. Transfer credit evaluations are based on previous college work as it relates to the student’s intended field of study. Transfer credits are not calculated into the cumulative grade point average.

Transfer candidates must submit official college transcripts from all colleges previously attended prior to enrolling at JWU. Students must also submit final official high school transcripts and provide verification of high school or secondary school completion.

It is the responsibility of those candidates who are currently attending another college to have their updated transcripts sent to JWU as soon as final grades become available and no later than the first term of enrollment. 

The university reserves the right to substitute courses at the discretion of the department chairs, directors or deans.

Master's degree candidates must submit official college transcripts from all colleges previously attended prior to enrolling at JWU. Transcripts must be in English; students are responsible for providing official translations, if needed. A maximum of nine quarter credit hours of transfer credit for graduate-level courses may be granted for courses completed with a grade of B or better (3.00 GPA) at another institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or International Ministry of Education. Transfer credit evaluations are based on previous college work as it relates to the student’s intended field of study. Transfer credits are not calculated into the cumulative grade point average.

Students wishing to review credits for prerequisite and foundation courses must contact a transfer student advisor in Student Academic & Financial Services (for domestic institution transcripts) or International Admissions (for international institution transcripts).

It is the responsibility of those candidates who are currently attending another college to have their updated transcripts sent to JWU as soon as final grades become available and no later than the first term of enrollment. Once enrolled in a JWU master’s degree program, a student may not take courses elsewhere and apply them for transfer credit. Transfer credit should be requested prior to initial matriculation into a JWU master’s degree program.

The university reserves the right to substitute courses at the discretion of the department chairs, directors or deans.

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