Guaranteed Admission Program

Options | Eligibility | Application Process | Submit GAP Form | Scholarship Opportunities

JWU students celebrate at the Wildcat statue

JWU offers credit for life experiences and competitive financial assistance for transfer students.

What is Guaranteed Admission?

The Guaranteed Admission Program (GAP) creates a seamless admission process for transfer students intending to complete a baccalaureate degree at Johnson & Wales University at one of our campuses during the day, evening or online.

JWU advisors will help with the transfer process and will track a student’s degree progress by working with the transfer advisors at the community college.

As part of the Guaranteed Admission Program, students are eligible to transfer into multiple undergraduate degree programs at Johnson & Wales University.

Do we have options for you!

If the student has already completed an Associate Degree, students may be able to transfer directly into the following two programs with junior status:

Additionally, if the student completes Associates Degree is in Culinary Arts or Baking and Pastry Arts, students may be able to transfer directly into the following programs with junior status:

If students do not obtain an Associate’s Degree, they may still be eligible to be admitted through GAP into other degree programs, if they have successfully completed more than 24 college credits at a participating institution.

Eligibility Requirements

Students must have complete an Associate’s degree from an accredited institution OR have completed a minimum of twenty-four (24) transferable semester credit hours (submit official college transcripts). Students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale on all transferable coursework taken at your partnering community college and all colleges/universities attended prior to admission to the program. International students must also provide evidence of English language proficiency.

Admissions and Application Process

  • Submit a JWU admissions application prior to your intended start term (select one from below):
  • Complete the Guaranteed Admission Program Participation Form in the accordion below. This form will allow JWU and the partner community college to share information and will allow the student to take advantage of the Guaranteed Admission Program

Submit GAP Form

Complete the Guaranteed Admission Program Participation Form in the accordion below. This form will allow JWU and the partner community college to share information and will allow the student to take advantage of the Guaranteed Admission Program.


What scholarship opportunities are available?

All transfer students may qualify for transfer scholarships up to $12,000 and are renewable up to four years as long as you are continuously enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student. (Scholarships do not apply to On-line or CE programs)

Participating Community Colleges

Community College of RI
Bristol CC, MA
Bunker Hill CC, MA
Cape Cod CC, MA
Asheville-Buncombe Technical CC, NC
Central Piedmont CC, NC
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, NC
Broward College, FL
Miami-Dade College, FL
Valencia College, FL

Colorado Community College System

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
Trinidad State Junior College

If you do not see your community college on the list of participating institutions, please contact the admissions department at your intended campus location.

Program availability varies by campus. Refer to each individual campus catalog for a list of available programs.

Admission to Johnson & Wales University does not guarantee admission into “specialized” programs. These specialized degree programs may have a higher GPA and/or other admission requirements in order to be considered. View the full list of our degree programs at jwu.edu/majors.

By participating in the Guaranteed Admission Program, students are subject to the same admission requirements, degree requirements and academic policies governing all other Johnson & Wales University students as well as the policies of your community college.

Contact Us

Providence: 401-477-0055
Your rep: Justin Mercier

North Miami: 305-892-5363
Your rep: Maria Pacheco

Charlotte: 980-598-1114
Your rep: Kelly Walters

Denver: 303-256-9661
Your rep: Bob Purfurst