Transfer-friendly school

Considering switching schools? William Jewell's dedicated transfer team makes the transition easy.

Transfer Applicants


Who qualifies as a transfer student? Typically, a transfer student is someone who has completed at least 12 transferable hours of college credit after high school graduation. It's never too late to join the #JewellFamily. As a transfer student, we'll make you feel right at home, right away. Our committed faculty and staff, small class sizes, strong academic advising and excellent job placement resources are just a few of the ways we ensure you have a great transfer experience.

Your Transfer Team

Wondering what credits will transfer? How long it will take to complete your degree? What scholarship and grant options are available? We offer face-to-face or virtual pre-advising meetings with a personalized plan to help you meet your academic and career goals. Every fall and spring, transfer students join Jewell. We even offer an orientation program just for transfer students to introduce you to the people and resources to help you along the way.

How to Apply for Admission:

  • Complete our free online application
  • Request official transcripts from all colleges attended to be sent to William Jewell College

Visit Campus

Envision your future at William Jewell by seeing campus for yourself. During your individual transfer visit, you’ll tour our beautiful campus, meet with an admission counselor to discuss the transfer application process, review your college coursework, map out the approximate time it will take you to graduate with a Jewell degree, and reveal financial aid opportunities. Pick the weekday that works best for you, and we’ll get to work preparing your customized visit.

Visit Days and Times 

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m.
Register for a Transfer Visit

Tennis Racquets and Hard Hats


Transfer student Whitney Holloman

Whitney of Topeka, Kan., chose Jewell because she wanted to play Division II tennis and major in civil engineering. In her second year at Jewell, she landed a summer internship with JE Dunn Construction in Kansas City. This summer she will be interning for JE Dunn in Atlanta, and is well on her way to meeting her goal of working on a project management team for a construction or engineering company.

Transfer Resources

  • Course Equivalency Agreements

    William Jewell College has several equivalency agreements with schools around the Kansas City Metro Area and accredited colleges throughout the United States. Equivalency guides are helpful to students in determining how their completed coursework will transfer to Jewell. If you currently attend an institution that is not listed, and/or would like to have Jewell evaluate your college credits for transfer, please contact the Office of Admission

    > View Course Equivalency Guidelines

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  • Articulation Agreements

    William Jewell College has many departmental articulation agreements with the Metropolitan Community College System. Each articulation agreement shows side by side the associate degree requirements and their Jewell equivalents. Articulation agreements are helpful to students when choosing their courses to ensure a smooth transition into their area of study at Jewell. Contact the Office of Admission for additional information.

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  • Evaluation of Transfer Courses

    The William Jewell College registrar, who may consult with department chairs, provides the official evaluation of all courses offered in transfer. Courses from accredited institutions will be considered for credit as they apply to the curriculum of the College, provided that the student has earned course grades of C- or higher. Generally, undergraduate courses that are technical or vocational in nature, based upon participation in intercollegiate athletics or otherwise inconsistent with the liberal arts curriculum of William Jewell College will not be accepted. Additional regulations are listed in the college catalog.

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  • Core Curriculum Guidelines

    Core Curriculum Guidelines for Transfer Students
    The Core Curriculum program at William Jewell College ensures that each student has a common experience of learning. Research shows that colleges and universities with a common experience in their general education program increase the odds of having students with meaningful relationships who are likely to graduate. If you have at least 26 hours of college credit earned since you finished high school, please refer to the rest of this page as a guide in helping you determine which of your college courses will transfer directly into William Jewell College’s unique Core Curriculum. Students with fewer than 26 hours of college credit earned since finishing high school normally follow the same rules as students coming to William Jewell straight from high school.

    Any students interested in transferring to William Jewell should contact Traci Parker-Gray (816) 415-7507, Admission Counselor for Transfer and International Students, in the Office of Admission for a personal advising session.

    Level I

    • CTI 100 – transfer equivalent: None
    • CTI 102 – transfer equivalent: An English composition course of at least three credit hours.
    • CTI 103 – transfer equivalent: At least a three credit-hour course in college algebra;
      or
      CTI 105 – transfer equivalent: At least a three credit-hour course in liberal arts math beyond the level of intermediate algebra. Such a course typically focuses on the application of mathematics to the social sciences and humanities;
      or
      CTI 107 – transfer equivalent: At least a three credit-hour course in precalculus or business calculus;
      or
      CTI 109 – transfer equivalent: At least a three credit-hour course in calculus
    • CTI 150 – transfer equivalent: None

    • Diversity and inclusion, U.S. course – transfer equivalent: A course of at least 3 credit hours that deals with race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, &/or ability within the U.S. or U.S. citizens in their interactions with cultures outside the U.S.

    • Diversity and inclusion, Global course – transfer equivalent: A course of at least 3 credit hours that focuses on the culture, economics, politics, or ecology of socieities and nations other than the U.S. and that emphasizes power, privilege, and marginalization or a critical analysis of how these cultures define and express themselves or a course that will deal with general philosophies of power, privilege, and marginalization encountered in race, ethnicity, gender, orientation, religion, age, and/or ability.

    For students whose primary major will lead to a B.S. degree AND will be graduating by Summer 2020: You may choose to do one of the following instead of meeting the above pair of Diversity and Inclusion requirements:

    • Complete a foreign-languagecourse at the intermediate level or higher.
    • Meet the Culture & Traditions requirement (below) more than once.
    • Earn credit in one of the following courses (that is not being used to meet a different core requirement):  COM 358, CTI 239, HIS 103 or 104 or 229, POL 100 or 325, REL 115 or 272.

    World language requirement for students whose primary major will lead to a BA degree: 

    • Students who studied 2 or more years of a language or its equivalent in high school and who wish to continue study in that language must complete the first semester intermediate course (the 211 course at Jewell) or its equivalent.,
    • Students who have less than 2 years of high school study in a language or its equivalent or students studying a new language must complete the second introductory course (the 112 course at Jewell) or its equivalent.

    Level II
    Students are exempt from one category depending on the student’s primary major at the time of graduation.

    • Culture and Traditions — Exempt primary majors: Communication, Digital Media Communication, English, Music, Music Education, Musical Theatre, Oxbridge History of Ideas, Oxbridge Literature and Theory, Oxbridge Music, Philosophy, Public Relations, Spanish, Theatre

    Transfer equivalents (one of the following):
    1) Two courses from different disciplines within the humanities showing a total of at least four credit hours. [Basic skills classes, such as English composition or public speaking cannot be included. Generally, classes focusing on performance — such as music lessons or ensembles or studio art — cannot be used here. Foreign languages are covered in a different category.]
    2) One course of at least three credit hours with an explicit and sophisticated orientation towards interdisciplinarity in the humanities.

    • Power and Justice — Exempt primary majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Elementary Education, History, International Relations, Nonprofit Leadership, Oxbridge History, Oxbridge Institutions & Policy, Political Science, Secondary Education.

    Transfer equivalents (one of the following):
    1) Two courses from different disciplines within the social sciences showing a total of at least four credit hours (Lower-level PSY courses are considered to be social sciences).
    2) One course of at least three credit hours with an explicit and sophisticated orientation towards interdisciplinarity in the social sciences.

    • Sacred and Secular 

    Transfer equivalents (one of the following):
    1) One course of at least three credit hours that engages the academic study of religion. Such a course must meet at least two of the four criteria listed below.
    2) Two or more courses that engage the academic study of religion and that, in combination, meet at least two of the four criteria listed below. The courses must total at least four credit hours.
    (NOTE: Courses that study ministerial topics, such as preaching or counseling, will not satisfy this requirement.)

    Criteria:
    a) Course(s) engage primary religious texts (e.g., survey of world scriptures, a survey or in-depth study of the primary religious texts of a particular religious tradition, etc.)
    b) Course(s) engage secondary religious texts or media appropriate for academic study (e.g., religious art, music, fictional literature, monographs, etc.)
    c) Course(s) engage historical, phenomenological, and/or cultural issues that are relevant to religion (e.g., standard Introduction to Religion course, survey of world religions, history of a religious tradition, sociological and/or anthropological study of religion or a specific religious tradition, etc.).
    d) Course(s) engage ethical issues from the stance of the study of religion (e.g., survey of the ethics of different religious traditions, in-depth study of the ethical traditions of a particular tradition, study of a particular ethical issue from a religious perspective [religion and nature, religion and war, religion and human rights, etc.], etc.).

    • Science, Technology, and the Human Experience — Exempt primary majors: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Data Science, Mathematics, Nursing, Oxbridge Molecular Biology, Physics, Psychological Science.

    Transfer equivalents (one of the following):
    1) One laboratory science course and one advanced mathematics course (calculus II or above)
    2) Two science courses with one being physical and the other a life science. One of the courses must be a laboratory science.
    3) One course of at least four credit hours with an explicit and sophisticated orientation towards interdisciplinarity in the sciences. Such a course must have a laboratory component.

    Level III

    • CTI 400-level capstone course – transfer equivalent: None.
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