Credit Transfer Policy
- All courses taken at schools with regional or AABC accreditation, meet UC or CSU transferable credit requirements, do not repeat WJU credits, and are a C- or better will be accepted in transfer during the first semester of enrollment. Units will be accordingly distributed to proper requirements. Any extra units will be allowed to affect class standing but will not apply toward degree completion. Decisions about course comparability may be referred to the appropriate department chairs.
- Transfer credit generally not awarded for coursework taken at institutions without regional or ABHE (formerly AABC) accreditation credit may be considered after students have successfully completed 24 semester units in residence at WJU. Consideration of such transfer credit may require: a) students to provide catalog descriptions and/or course plans for the classes that could transfer, b) evaluation and approval from the respective department chairs, or c) other appropriate means of validating the credits previously earned. The amount of transfer credit will be decided on a course-by-course basis and only awarded upon verification of the educational integrity of both the individual course and the institution from which the course was taken.
- Verification of educational integrity for courses and/or degrees completed at a college or university outside the United States must come from an appropriately recognized international educational evaluation source, such as IERF (International Education Research Foundation). A list of acceptable international evaluation services can be obtained from the Registrar’s office. The cost of such verification will be borne by the student.
- Students who have been out of college for an extended period of time may have to retake some coursework at the discretion of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
- A maximum of 50% of requirements for a major may be allowed in transfer.
- A maximum of 50% of the total units required for a bachelor’s degree are allowed in transfer from community colleges.
- Students may appeal for re-consideration of evaluation first to their advisor, then to the Registrar. Final decisions about the awarding of transfer credit rest with the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Conversion of Quarter Units to Semester Units
Classes at WJU are offered on the semester system, which consists of fifteen weeks of instruction and one week of finals.
In terms of the amount of course work required for the degree, the Quarter System and the Semester System are essentially the same. Students in both systems will take the same number of course hours in order to graduate; however, one is measured in quarter units and one in semester units. One (1) semester unit is equivalent to one and one-half (1½) quarter units of credit. One (1) quarter unit is equivalent to two-thirds (2/3) of a semester unit. To convert semester units to quarter units, multiply semester units by 1.5 to get the semester equivalent. Quarter units are already converted to semester units on all WJU documents.
Credit by Examination (CLEP and DANTES)
William Jessup University recognizes the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), DANTES, and the United States Armed Forces Institutes (USAFI) as means of earning college credit. The School of Professional Studies of William Jessup University is an authorized testing center for both CLEP and DANTES. Students may submit scores on examinations taken through these programs to the Academic Office for evaluation. A maximum of 24 units may be awarded for CLEP and/or DANTES examinations.
AP Exam Credit
Students who receive a score of 3, 4, or 5 on an Advanced Placement Exam may receive college credit. The credit will be transferred in as part of the student's general education requirements, at the discretion of the Vice President of Academic Affairs. Students who wish to receive credit for their Advanced Placement Exams will need to submit their official test scores to the Academic Office.
Students transferring from other colleges will be given advanced standing according to the number of transferable credits on their official transcripts and the grades earned in those courses. Prospective transfer students must submit official transcripts of their college work to the Registrar for evaluation according to the University “Credit Transfer Policy.” WJU follows the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) guidelines for transfer of credit.