Find answers to your commonly asked questions about the Colorado Community College to JWU Admission Promise. If you have more
questions, email Bob Purfurst, our transfer admissions officer, or call 303-256-9300.
Do I qualify for the this program?You must be a first
time-freshmen in your first semester at one of the thirteen Colorado Community
Colleges. A first-time freshman is defined as having no college credit
enrollments after graduation from high school or after earning a GED. There are
no high school GPA or ACT/SAT test requirements to participate in this program.
Once you are admitted to the Admission Promise program, your continued participation
depends on meeting
Which community colleges are participating in the program?All thirteen Colorado Community College System
colleges are participating in the program. They are: Arapahoe Community College, Colorado Northwestern Community
College, Community College of Aurora, Community College of Denver, Front Range Community College, Lamar
Community College, Morgan Community College, Northeastern Community College, Otero Junior College, Pikes Peak Community College, Pueblo Community
College, Red Rocks Community College and Trinidad State Junior College.
How do I register for the Admission Promise?Registration is simple. Interested students first
apply online to one of the thirteen Colorado
community colleges. The community college application has a link to the
Admission Promise program. You simply check the box to indicate your intent
to participate in the program. If you have already been accepted at a
participating community college and are a first-time freshman, the admissions
and records office at your community college will have the necessary form for
you to complete.
What if I've already completed my online community college application?If you have already completed your application to a participating community college for the Fall 2013 term and are a first-time freshman, you may still register your intent to participate in the JWU Admission Promise program.
To do so, go to the admissions and records office at your community college to complete the necessary form no later than Mar 15, 2014. Note: This manual process is only available to students who are first-time freshmen and who have completed the online application for the Fall 2013 or Spring 2014 terms.
Can I still transfer to JWU if I didn’t sign up for this program?Students who didn't sign up for the program during
the application process or who previously attended college can still transfer
to JWU. The university has joint agreements with the Colorado Community College
System to assist with student transfer. Please talk with your community college
advisor for other transfer options if you don't qualify for the Admission Promise. In
addition, the Admissions Office of JWU will advise you about transferring
to the university to complete a baccalaureate degree.
Where can I find more information on the Admission Promise?Your community college
advisor can direct you to the website where you can sign up through the online
application for admission at your community college. Don't forget that you need
to sign up as you complete your application to the community college.
How is the Admission Promise different from other transfer options?JWU will provide Admission
Promise participants a JWU contact to assist you every semester with
selecting the courses you need to earn your associates degree and transfer
to JWU as a junior. University majors have prerequisites—courses that are
essential foundations for advanced study in each particular field. From
the various community college courses offered in required core disciplines
(social sciences, arts and humanities, math, science, etc.), your Admission
Promise advisor can help you select the classes that best fit the
requirements of your chosen major at JWU. Selecting these community
college courses will provide you with a solid foundation in the skills and
knowledge areas you will need to succeed in pursuing a bachelor's degree.
In addition, your community college advisor will help you select the
courses you need to earn your AA or AS degree. So you will have two
advisors who will support and assist you in reaching your goals.
As an Admission Promise participant,
you will be invited to the JWU campus for workshops about the services and
programs that will be available to you as a JWU student. You will have a
chance to meet faculty and students in your chosen field while you are
attending the community college.
do I find my JWU contact?The Admission Promise admission representative will contact
you to begin working with you as you go through your community college program.
Once I complete my Associates Degree, am I automatically admitted?Yes, so long as you have met the requirements of
the Admission Promise agreement. And as you transition to the university, you
will continue to receive advising help. By the time you complete your
associate's degree, you will have visited JWU, met faculty in your major,
learned about the pace and expectations of University coursework, and become
familiar with the student services available to you. The Admission Promise goal
is to help you transition smoothly from your community college to JWU and
achieve your goal of a bachelor's degree.
still attend JWU if I don’t meet the GPA requirements/terms of the Promise?Yes, you may be able to. As long as you meet the transfer admission
requirements for the University, you may be admitted as a regular transfer
How much does the Admission Program cost?There is no charge for participating in the
Admission Promise program; help and guidance from University advisors is
provided free of charge. Of course, you are responsible for paying the tuition
and fees charged at your community college and, after transfer, paying tuition
Will I have housing requirements?Transfer students in the
Promise program are not required to live on campus, however, JWU does have
on-campus housing options that new transfer students can take advantage of.
Is this program for me?
If you plan to pursue a
bachelor's degree after you finish your associate's degree, then this
program may be right for you. Check out the many undergraduate degrees at
JWU to find the degree that is right for you.
If you want a Johnson & Wales University degree but think you
cannot afford it, then the Admission Promise may help you achieve your
dream by providing a guaranteed path to transfer: meet the requirements of
the Admission Promise and JWU guarantees to welcome you as a junior
If you are not yet decided
about your major, the Admission Promise may still be good for you; your
JWU advisor, as well as your community college advisor, can suggest majors
that lead to careers that fit your talents and goals.
If you want to complete your
college education efficiently and earn your bachelor's degree from a
university that combines academics, hands-on training and work experience
tied to a field of study then the Admission Promise is a good choice for
you. JWU provides high quality undergraduate programs, opportunities for leadership
opportunities and career development. Financial aid and some
scholarship programs are available.