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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. Quarter hours can be converted by multiplying by 2/3.

  • 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 I.

    _____ CTI 150  transfer equivalent: None

    _____ Diversity & Inclusion, U.S. course – transfer equivalent:  A course of at least three 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 & Inclusion, Global course –  transfer equivalent:  A course of at least three credit hours that focuses on the culture, economics, politics, or ecology of societies 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 BS degree:  

    Students who will be graduated by Summer 2020 can choose to do one of the following instead of meeting the above pair of Diversity & Inclusion requirements:

    • complete a foreign-language course 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 have 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.

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  • 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 (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.

    _____ 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 Science, 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.

    _____ 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.
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  • Level III

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

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