Transfer students will receive pending credit for coursework completed at another college or university during the first term of attendance only, at which time the student is responsible for furnishing proof that such coursework has been successfully completed by submitting official college transcripts. Pending transfer credits are not official and do not count towards meeting degree requirements at Johnson & Wales University. It is important that students are aware that failure to provide appropriate documentation may result in delayed graduation if the student is required to repeat courses previously taken elsewhere. Transfer credits are not calculated into the cumulative grade point average.
A candidate for a master’s degree may petition to receive a maximum of 9.0 quarter credit hours of transfer credit for graduate-level core and concentration courses taken at approved colleges prior to initial enrollment in graduate studies. Transfer credit evaluations are based on previous college work as it relates to the student’s intended field of study. Credit is usually granted for courses completed with a grade of “B” or better (with a numeric value of 3.00) at another institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or International Ministry of Education.
Once enrolled in the Johnson & Wales University graduate program, a student may not take courses elsewhere and apply them for transfer credit, except in extenuating circumstances and when permission is granted through Student Academic & Financial Services.