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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.

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 Daniel Ramirez.

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.

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.

Transfer Core Curriculum Guidelines

William Jewell College's unique Critical Thought and Inquiry Core Curriculum ensures that every student shares a common learning experience, resulting in an increased overall graduation rate. If you have earned at least 26 hours of college credit after completing high school, refer to the following as a guide in determining which of your courses will transfer directly into the Core Curriculum. Students with fewer than 26 hours of college credit after high school normally follow the same path as first year students.

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

  • 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 I.

    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:

    B.A. 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).

    B.S. students: One of the following:

    1. Meet the foreign-language requirement for B.A. students.
    2. Meet the Culture and 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).
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  • Level II

    Most students complete requirements of only three of the four Level II categories. Students, except those whose primary major is mathematics, 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, Digital Media Communication, Music, Oxbridge History of Ideas, Oxbridge Literature and Theory, Oxbridge Music, Philosophy, 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 and Policy, Political Science, Psychological 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.
    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: None.

    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.
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  • Level III

    CTI 400-level capstone course – Transfer equivalent: None. (This course in normally taken during the student’s last year at William Jewell.)

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