Transfer Information

Students in good academic and behavioral standing at another accredited university, college, or community college are welcome to apply for transfer to John Carroll University. The University considers academic record, recommendations, character, and evidence of commitment to studies when evaluating a transfer applicant for admission. John Carroll reserves the right to deny admission to any applicant.

To be considered as a transfer student, a student must have previously earned a high school diploma or equivalent. The completion of any college-level courses while in high school alone does not make one a transfer student and would require completion and review of an application for first-year admission.

Transfer applicants on probation, suspended, or dismissed for any reason from another accredited university, college, or community college are ineligible for admission until one calendar year has elapsed from the date of such probation, suspension, or dismissal and will not be admitted except by special action of the Committee on Admission.

Transfer students should submit to the Office of Admission official copies of college transcripts from all colleges attended. Failure to report collegiate-level attendance at any institution may make a student liable for immediate dismissal. A high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores must be submitted ONLY for applicants who have completed fewer than 24 semester hours at a college or university or when requested by the Committee on Admission. In addition, a Transfer Reference Form must be submitted from the applicant’s current school or the school most recently attended; the form can be found online.

Transfer students must be in good standing at the time of application. For those who have attended only one college or university, the most recent term average and the cumulative average must be 2.0 or better to be considered for admission. For those who have attended more than one college or university, the most recent term average and the cumulative average at the home school must be 2.0 or better to be considered for admission. In addition, the cumulative average for all schools attended must be 2.0 or better. A GPA of 2.75 or above, however, is strongly recommended.

Students may apply to transfer to the University using the institution’s online application, found at https://admission.jcu.edu/apply/. There is no fee to apply to John Carroll University. Applications should be submitted by August 1 for the fall semester or by January 1 for the spring semester.

Transfer Credit

For students interested in transferring credit to John Carroll for advanced placement exams, dual enrollment courses, or transferring courses to meet Integrative Core requirements, please visit the sections below:

Exam and Early College Credit

Concurrent Enrollment and Transfer of Credit

Transfer Core Policy