Transferring Credit to JBU

Am I a transfer student? What courses can I transfer to JBU? I have an associate degree; does that count toward JBU's core curriculum requirements? Find answers to these and other questions regarding the transfer of credit to JBU.

Will my credits transfer?

Find out with Transferology.

Transferology is a free tool that you can use to see how coursework from other colleges and universities will transfer to JBU.

How to use Transferology

Step 1: Set up a free account at Transferology.com. Click "Start Exploring" to create your account.

Step 2: Add each of your college classes, AP credit or CLEP tests.

Step 3: See how each form of credit transfers to JBU.

While JBU works to maintain an accurate list of courses with Transferology, an official course-by-course evaluation of specific transfer credit will be completed by the JBU Registrar’s office.

The list of courses in Transferology is not comprehensive as we are continually updating it with more courses and institutions and changing course equivalencies based on content updates.

If a course is not listed, please contact the Registrar’s Office with the course and institution name so we can review the course for you.

Please consult the JBU catalog for a list of required courses for your major.

Articulation agreements

The following partnerships create pathways for you to earn an associate degree from your community college and complete your bachelor’s degree at JBU. They apply only to students who have not previously, and are not currently, enrolled at JBU.

They also allow for a reverse transfer of credit, which enables students who have taken classes at one of these community colleges to transfer credits earned at JBU back to the community college to complete an associate degree at the discretion of the community college. JBU does not determine what courses will meet the requirements for an associate degree.

If you have attended one of the following colleges listed and are interested in reverse transfer, please fill out the Reverse Transcript Request Form. If you have questions about reverse transfer, please contact Tiffany Lopez at tlopez@jbu.edu.

Transfer course policy

Questions regarding John Brown University’s Transfer Course Policy can be directed to the following persons for assistance: 

Sarah Philpot
Associate Registrar, On-Campus Undergraduates
(479) 524- 7138
saphilpot@jbu.edu

Tiffany Lopez
Associate Registrar, Online Undergraduates
(479) 524- 7389
tlopez@jbu.edu

Rebecca J. Weimer
Registrar
(479) 524- 7493
bweimer@jbu.edu

Am I a transfer student?

Transfer student: An undergraduate student entering the institution for the first time (and is not considered a first-time entering student) with academic credit attempted or earned at another institution (whether or not the credit is accepted by the institution to which the student transfers).

First-time entering student: A student who has no prior postsecondary experience (except as noted below) attending any institution for the first time at the undergraduate level. This includes students enrolled in academic or occupational programs. It also includes students enrolled in the fall term who attended college for the first time in the prior summer term, and students who entered with advanced standing (college credits earned before graduation from high school). A student will be reported in this category only once. Students should be reported as first-time entering only after the student has received a high school diploma or its equivalency and been matriculated by the institution.d been matriculated by the institution.

Transfer credit evaluation policies

Credit that has been earned at another institution will be reviewed by the Registrar and the appropriate division faculty. Each course accepted for transfer must have a minimum grade of 'C'. All work completed at previous institutions will be posted as 'CR' on the student's JBU transcript. Thus, only JBU coursework will apply to the student's GPA.

Credit will be accepted from institutions that are regionally accredited.

Bible credit earned with institutions accredited through the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) will be accepted. Other Bible credits will not be accepted.

Credits earned prior to five years before the date of application may not be accepted.

Course equivalency policies

COR 1002 Gateway Seminar in Christian Scholarship (On Campus Students)
COR 1103 Orientation to Learning (Online Students)

a. Must be taken by all students within their first semester; may be deferred to second semester if due to scheduling conflict, or

b. The student has taken an equivalent 1 to 3 hour introductory course in higher education that includes a Christian perspective on learning

BBL 1013 Old Testament Survey
An equivalent survey course

BBL 1023 New Testament Survey
An equivalent survey course

BBL 2013 Essentials of Evangelical Theology
An equivalent course, including doctrines of salvation, the divinity of Christ, & scripture

BBL 2022 Essentials of Christian Formation
Must be taken at John Brown University

EGL 1013 English I
An equivalent course (Term/Research paper preferred)

EGL 1023 English II
An equivalent course in literary analysis (Term/Research paper required)

HST 2013 Integrated Humanities I
a. An equivalent course OR
b. For institutions who do not offer Integrated Humanities, students can transfer in Western Civilization I, Western Civilization II, and a survey of literature course such as World Literature OR Western Civilization I, US History I or US History II, and a survey of literature course such as World Literature.

HST 2023 Integrated Humanities II
a. An equivalent course or
b. For institutions who do not offer Integrated Humanities, students can transfer in Western Civilization I, Western Civilization II, and a survey of literature course such as World Literature OR Western Civilization I, US History I or US History II, and a survey of literature course such as World Literature.

Natural Science elective
6 hours of coursework that substantially meets the Life Science and Physical Science elective content criteria, such as a Biology or Physical Science. One course must contain a lab.

Mathematics Elective
A course that substantially meets the Mathematics elective content criteria, such as College Algebra, Statistics or Calculus

Intercultural Engagement
Must be taken at John Brown University

Whole Person Wellness
An equivalent personal health course such as Wellness for Life Activities courses are not acceptable (tennis, swimming, etc.)

Art, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective
9 hours of coursework that substantially meets the elective content criteria. 9 hours total – 3 hours of Arts and Humanities, 3 hours of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and 3 hours in either area.

Approved policy by the Core Curriculum Committee Effective 7/1/2019 Revised 4/17/02, 2/8/03, 2/18/03, 12/5/04, 8/16/06, 8/7/07, 7/2/13, 3/6/15, 3/18/19, 6/23/22

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