Credit transfer info

Considering JWU and wondering if your credits will transfer? Use the Transfer Evaluation System (TES) to find out.

Future Students

It all starts here

At Johnson & Wales University, we want you to imagine everything your future can be. And then we’ll help you work toward it — because when you work, so does your education. With campuses in Providence, and Charlotte, each with distinct offerings, your options are as open as your potential.

Will my credits transfer?

Talk to a Transfer Representative

Set up a meeting with your campus transfer representative to discuss credit, scholarships and all of your transfer questions.

Schedule an appointment

To learn more about transferring to the College of Professional Studies, contact Nichole Cordeiro:

Phone: 401-598-5169

Selecting a Major

Whether you know exactly what you are looking for, or want to explore different areas of interest, the JWU academic search tool will help you do both. With over 80 program options, there are infinite outcomes.

Majors & Degrees

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Affording JWU

We work to ensure that your education is not just a valuable investment — it’s a financially attainable goal. Our financial aid team helps families invest in an experience that guides students towards success.

Paying for College

Submitting your Application

Building a life you’ll love starts here. Begin your path towards a lifetime of success by completing your no-fee application now. JWU offers both early action and rolling admissions options. Whether submitting online or in print, the process takes less than 30 minutes to complete. Get started!

Apply to JWU

Application Requirements / Transfer

Johnson & Wales University holistically reviews all elements of a student’s application to identify those students most likely to succeed at the university. Visiting campus, both in‐person or digitally, and interacting with admissions staff are all valuable ways of assuring that JWU is the right university for you.

  1. Completed application  there is no application fee!
  2. Johnson & Wales is test optional but encourages submission of all test scores
  3. High school transcripts
  4. College transcripts if applying for transfer credits
  5. Home School Verification (PDF) (if applicable)

Transfer students do not have a deadline to apply. They are encouraged to complete the application process as soon as possible before the semester start, preferably 30 days prior.

FAQs / Transfer

What do I need to apply?

Students must complete the standard undergraduate admissions requirements.

How much does it cost to apply to JWU?

There is no fee when applying to Johnson & Wales University.

What is the application deadline for admission?

Transfer students can apply anytime; however, students are encouraged to complete the application process as soon as possible before the semester start, preferably 30 days prior.

Do you require ACT or SAT scores?

Johnson & Wales is test optional. 

What are the criteria for transferring credits?

Transfer credit evaluations are based on previous college work as it relates to your intended field of study. Credit is usually granted for courses completed with a grade of “C” or better (with a numeric value of 2.00) at another accredited institution (recognized by the U.S. Department of Education). Grades of “pass” are also acceptable for transfer if credit was awarded (and a grade of “P” has the numeric value of 2.00 or greater). Credits earned in developmental and remedial courses or CEUs are nontransferable.

How is the JWU school year structured?

We enroll classes in semesters beginning:

  • September
  • January
  • May/June - Contact your campus of interest to inquire on program start dates

What financial information do I need to send?

Are you entering in any term other than September? If so, you must submit a financial aid transcript from every school you attended after high school – even if you did not receive aid at the other school(s). Contact the financial aid office at each school and request that they forward an official financial aid transcript to JWU’s Student Financial Services.

More Reasons to Choose JWU

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Student Support Services

JWU believes every student should have the tools they need to get a great college education.

Student Support Services

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Experiential Education

We connect you to employers and professional development opportunities for a successful career start.

Experiential Education

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Faculty with industry experience

With JWU’s unique approach to education, you work closely with faculty who have expertise in their own unique disciplines.

JWU Faculty

Contact Us

Please don't hesitate to reach out to our experienced Admissions staff:


Fax: 401-598-2948


Adult & Continuing Education

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800-342-5598 x2336
Wine & Beverage Education

401-598-1015, 401-598-1853

Mailing Address
Johnson & Wales University
8 Abbott Park Place
Providence, RI 02903

Yena Center (Undergraduate Admissions)
111 Dorrance St.
Providence, RI 02903

Grace Welcome Center (Culinary & Graduate Admissions)
120 Harborside Boulevard
Cranston, RI 02905


866-598-2427 or 980-598-1100
Fax: 980-598-1111

Mailing address
Johnson & Wales University
801 West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

College of Professional Studies

Contact the Online Team

Physician Assistant Studies

Admissions and Program Info
To inquire about the admissions process or general program-related questions, contact:

Katie Spolidoro

All Other Inquiries
Maureen Stenberg

Mailing address
Johnson & Wales University
8 Abbott Park Place
Providence, RI 02903

Physical address
Center for Physician Assistant Studies
35 Claverick Street
Providence, RI 02903

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