Additional Core Policies

Transfer of Credits

Students who transfer in 0-44 credits to John Carroll University from other institutions are responsible for all Core requirements not already met through transferred course work. Students may transfer in credits for the Integrative Core Curriculum, but the courses transferred in must conform substantially to the requirements, including learning goals, of Core courses offered at JCU.

Given the centrality to mission of the Jesuit Heritage component in the Integrative Core Curriculum, students who bring in 0-44 credits to JCU may apply no more than 6 transfer credits to the Jesuit Heritage portion of the Core. No more than 3 credit hours may count toward fulfilling the Philosophy requirement; no more than 3 credit hours may count toward fulfilling the Theology and Religious Studies requirement. 

Requests for transfer credit require submission of an academic petition, unless transfer credit has already been given automatically by the Registrar.

Students who transfer in 45+ credits from other institutions may waive most of the Core Curriculum requirements with the following exceptions:

A. Students must transfer in or take the following courses at John Carroll to meet Core or program prerequisites:

(1) EN 125, Seminar on Academic Writing, or its equivalent.

(2) Some programs of study require foundational course work in oral communication, foreign language, or quantitative analysis. The prerequisites for these programs will not be waived.

B. In addition, students who transfer in 45+ credits must complete all of the following core requirements at John Carroll:

(1) One linked pair of courses from the Integrated Courses component of the Core Curriculum.

(2) One Engaging the Global Community course from the Integrated Courses component of the Core Curriculum.

(3) A minimum of two courses (6 credits) from the Jesuit Heritage component of the Core Curriculum.