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.

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

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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.
    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.
    • CTI 107 – transfer equivalent: At least a three credit-hour course in precalculus or business calculus.
    • CTI 109 – transfer equivalent: At least a three credit-hour course in calculus 1.

    • Physical education activity – transfer equivalent: Two credit hours of physical education wellness/fitness/activity courses. A wellness or fitness course with no associated activity may be used to satisfy up to one credit hour of this requirement.

    • Cross-cultural reqirement – transfer equivalent:

    BA students: At least a three credit-hour course at the intermediate level (as long as the elementary-level courses preceding it in the sequence totaled a minimum of 8 hours).

    BS students: One of the following:

    1) Meet the foreign-language requirement for BA students.
    2) Meet the Culture & Traditions requirement (below) more than once or
    3) Transfer to Jewell the equivalent of one of these courses:  COM 358, HIS 103 or 104 or 229 POL 100 or 325, REL 115 or 272 (that is not being used to meet a different core requirement).

    Level II
    Most students complete requirements of only three of the four Level II categories. Students, except those whose primary majors are mathematics or recreation, are exempt from one category, depending on the student’s primary major at the time of graduation.

    Culture and Traditions — Exempt primary majors: Communication, English, French, Interactive Digital Media, Music, Oxbridge History of Ideas, Oxbridge Literature and Theory, Oxbridge Music, Philosophy, Romance Languages, Spanish, Speech/Theatre Education, Studio Art, 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, Physical Education, Political Science, Psychology, 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.
    2) One course of at least three credit hours with an explicit and sophisticated orientation towards interdisciplinarity in the social sciences.

    Sacred and Secular — Exempt primary major: Religion & Culture.

    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.
    (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, Nursing, Oxbridge Molecular Biology, Physics.

    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. (This course in normally taken during the student’s last year at William Jewell.)

    Evaluation of Transfer Courses
    The 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, that are based upon participation in intercollegiate athletics, or that are otherwise inconsistent with the liberal arts curriculum of William Jewell College will not be accepted in transfer. Additional regulations are listed in the college catalog.

    References above to credit hours are to semester hours. Multiply by 2/3 to convert quarter hours into semester hours.

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