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International Transfer Credit

Course work completed at institutions recognized by a U.S. Department of Education accrediting agency or international Ministry of Education is eligible for transfer credit; however, transfer credit is not guaranteed.

Please see the appropriate section for detailed transfer credit policies.

Course work completed at institutions recognized by a U.S. Department of Education accrediting agency or international Ministry of Education is eligible for transfer credit; however, transfer credit is not guaranteed.

Transfer credit evaluations are based on previous college work as it relates to the student’s intended program of study. It is the university's policy to accept credits, but not grades. Only grades earned at Johnson & Wales University are calculated into the cumulative grade point average. Students must meet the residency requirement for their intended degree.

JWU has a number of articulation agreements and transfer credit equivalencies in place that facilitate student transfer to Johnson & Wales University. The university works closely with all colleges who wish to articulate with JWU and continuously works to develop new partnerships. The Transfer Evaluation System provides students with information on the courses (domestic institutions only) that have previously been evaluated and accepted at Johnson & Wales University. 

Transfer applicants should submit official college transcripts from any colleges and universities previously attended prior to enrolling at the university. It is the responsibility of those candidates who are currently attending another college to have their updated official transcripts sent to Johnson & Wales University as soon as final grades become available and no later than the first term of enrollment.

Transcripts must be in English; students are responsible for providing official word-for-word English translations, if needed. The student must also have earned a grade of C or better (2.00 GPA), and courses must be similar in level, content and duration to JWU courses in the student’s intended program of study. 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 (continuing education units) are nontransferable. In some cases, official course descriptions or syllabi will be required for evaluation.  

Accepted students will be sent a copy of their degree audit showing the credit accepted toward their program of study. Students wishing to review transfer credits must contact a transfer student advisor in Student Academic & Financial Services (for domestic institution transcripts) or International Admissions (for international institution transcripts).

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

Master’s degree applicants with graduate-level course work taken at approved colleges and universities will be evaluated for possible transfer credit. Transfer credit evaluations are based on previous college work as it relates to the student’s intended program of study. It is the university's policy to accept credits, but not grades. Only grades earned at Johnson & Wales University are calculated into the cumulative grade point average.  

Applicants should submit official college transcripts from any colleges and universities previously attended prior to enrolling at the university. It is the responsibility of those candidates who are currently attending another college to have their updated official transcripts sent to Johnson & Wales University as soon as final grades become available and no later than the first term of enrollment. 

Transcripts must be in English; students are responsible for providing official word-for-word English translations, if needed. The student must also have earned a grade of B or better (3.00 GPA), and courses must be similar in level, content and duration to JWU courses in the student’s intended program of study. In some cases, official course descriptions or syllabi will be required for evaluation. Courses will be approved by the dean or MBA/M.S. program director.  

A maximum of 20% of the program’s credits can be awarded as transfer credit 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.

Accepted students will be sent a copy of their degree audit showing the credit accepted toward their program of study. Students wishing to review transfer credits must contact a transfer student advisor in Student Academic & Financial Services (for domestic institution transcripts) or International Admissions (for international institution transcripts).

Once enrolled in a JWU master’s degree program, a student may not take courses elsewhere and apply them for transfer credit. Transfer credits 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.

Foundation Courses

Foundation courses are graduate-level courses that may be required of some students whose previous academic background does not reflect the course content described. For possible exemption from foundation courses, candidates must ensure all official college and university transcripts are submitted prior to enrolling at JWU. In some cases, official course descriptions or syllabi will be required for evaluation. Transcripts must be in English; students are responsible for providing official translations, if needed. Only courses similar in level, content and duration to JWU courses in the student’s intended major, and where the student has earned a grade of B or better (3.00 GPA), are eligible for possible exemption. Specific graduate degree program foundation requirements are listed in Admissions Requirements.

Students will be sent a copy of their degree audit reflecting any foundation requirements towards their program of study. Students wishing to review credits for foundation courses must contact a transfer student advisor in Student Academic & Financial Services (for domestic institution transcripts) or International Admissions (for international institution transcripts).

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