Our policy is to help each incoming student transfer the maximum number of applicable credits, minimizing course repetition and ensuring appropriate course selection. Generally, credit is granted on a course-by-course basis for subjects taken with similar content, level and duration, to courses in the intended major. You are encouraged to contact a transfer advisor prior to enrollment to discuss your transfer credit allowance. Early in the first term, you should contact an academic counselor in Student Academic and Financial Services to review your curriculum requirements and sequencing of classes.
Usually, credit is granted for courses with a grade of “C” (with a numeric value of 2.00) or better at another accredited institution. Credit earned in developmental, remedial and refresher courses is non-transferable. Continuing Education Units (C.E.U.s) are also non-transferable. Undergraduate credits earned at JWU or other institutions more than 10 years ago may not be accepted.
You must submit all official college transcripts from each college attended prior to JWU. Transcripts must be in English (you are responsible for providing official translations, if needed) and should be received 60 days prior to the student's start date at the university. Official secondary school records must also be sent to Admissions.
If you are a transfer student, you will receive tentative credit for course work completed at another college or university during the first term of attendance only, at which time you are responsible for furnishing proof that such coursework has been successfully completed by submitting official college transcripts. If official transcripts, course descriptions or other requested materials are not received within that designated period of time, tentative transfer credit will be forfeited. You may also be required to enroll in additional courses to meet the specific requirements or prerequisites of the four-year program of your choice.
If you are transferring from one program to another (change of major), you are advised to request a transfer credit reevaluation.