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International Transfer Credit

Coursework 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 is usually granted for courses completed with a grade of “C” or better (2.00 GPA). 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. 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. 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.

Transfer applicants should submit official college transcripts from any colleges and universities previously attended prior to enrolling in undergraduate courses. 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 major. In some cases, official course descriptions or syllabi will be required for evaluation.

Accepted transfer students will be sent a copy of their degree audit showing the credit accepted toward their chosen major. 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).

Graduate programs are available to international students at the Providence Campus only. JWU MBA/M.S. degree program candidates with graduate-level coursework taken at approved colleges and universities will be evaluated for possible transfer credit of up to a maximum of nine quarter credit hours.

To receive transfer credit, the courses must cover content equivalent to courses offered in the core or concentration that the student plans to enter, and must be approved by the dean or MBA/M.S. program director.

Transfer candidates should submit official college transcripts from any colleges and universities previously attended prior to enrolling in graduate courses. Transcripts must be in English; students are responsible for providing official 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 major. In some cases, official course descriptions or syllabi will be required for evaluation. Students will be sent a copy of their degree audit showing the credit accepted toward their chosen major. 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.

MBA Prerequisite and Foundation Course Credit

Prerequisite courses are undergraduate classes required for students who need to prepare for graduate study. For possible exemption from prerequisite 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 “C” or better (2.00 GPA), are eligible for possible exemption. Specific graduate degree program prerequisite requirements are listed in Admissions Requirements.

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 prerequisite and/or foundation requirements towards their chosen major. 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).

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