Undergraduate Transfer

If you are interested in taking classes through our traditional daytime program and have previously registered at another regionally accredited college or university as a matriculated student, regardless of credit earned, you should apply to Jacksonville University as a transfer student. Applicants are evaluated on a rolling admission basis.

How to Apply

  1. Apply online at www.ju.edu/apply.
  2. Request official transcripts from each college or university you have attended. If you have fewer than 24 transferrable semester hours, the Office of Admissions will also require an official copy of your high school transcript or GED test scores.
  3. Request official SAT and/or ACT scores if you would like them to be considered for an admission decision. JU is a test optional school.
  4. Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
    • Be sure to include JU’s school code (001495).
    • This form needs to be updated every year.
  5. If you plan to major in one of our Fine Arts programs, you will be required to audition or submit a portfolio for admission consideration.

Transfer of Credits

  • Academic courses completed at institutions which are approved by a regional accrediting agency are acceptable to transfer provided they are comparable to courses offered at JU and were completed with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better. Classes with a grade earned of “C-” with quality points of fewer than 2.0 are not accepted for transfer credit.
  • Grades recorded as “P” for Pass, “CR” for Credit, etc., will be transferred only if the previous institution’s registrar provides verification that the work was completed with a “C” (2.0) or better grade. A “P” grade will be accepted for transfer for Physical Education Activity classes.
  • Students desiring transfer credit for courses completed at another institution may be required to provide a copy of the catalog from that institution so that an evaluation of transfer credit may be made.

  • Transfer credit for nursing courses counted toward BSN major requirements must be approved by nursing faculty prior to acceptance into the program.
  • Credit may be granted for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aviation certificates if the holder is enrolled in one of the aviation programs and takes at least two aviation flight courses at Jacksonville University.
  • Occupational/vocational college-level courses are not generally accepted as transfer credit at Jacksonville University.
  • Any work transferred to Jacksonville University will be entered on the JU transcript as hours earned only and will not be used in computation of the grade point average.
  • A maximum of 60 semester hours or 95 quarter hours of transfer credit will be accepted from community college.
  • The final 30 semester hours toward a bachelor’s degree must be completed at Jacksonville University.
  • Graduates of a regionally-accredited college or university who earned an Associate of Arts (AA) degree or Baccalaureate degree (in the case of a second-degree seeking student) should contact the JU Office of Admission for details about the transfer of college credit. In most cases, a regionally-accredited AA or Baccalaureate curriculum satisfies JU’s general education, or Core Curriculum, requirements under the Articulation Agreement. However, students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Communications, English, or Film are required to satisfy the Global Studies requirement of the JU Core. Elementary education majors have additional core requirements; please see degree plan for course information.
  • Graduates of a regionally-accredited college or university who earned an Associate of Science degree or an Associate of Applied Science, must have completed the courses below as part of their Associate degree, or must complete them at Jacksonville University upon acceptance and during their first year at JU to be covered by the Articulation Agreement:
    • English – College level English course, three credits
    • Social Science – College level Social Science courses, three credits
    • Science – College level Science courses, three credits
    • Mathematics – College level Mathematics course, three credits
    • One 3-credit hours course from Economics, Fine Arts, History, Humanities, International Studies, or Philosophy
    • Minimum grade of “C” is required for transfer


  • All nursing applicants must meet the 2.5 GPA nursing admission requirement to qualify for the Articulation Agreement, or may be eligible after their 2.5 GPA admission academic conditions are met, to qualify for the Articulation Agreement. 
  • If any of the courses under the Articulation Agreement are failed while completing at JU, the Articulation Agreement will not apply and the student must satisfy all of the JU Core Curriculum requirements.
  • If any of the above criteria is not met in the Associate degree, the Articulation Agreement will not apply and the student must satisfy all of the JU Core Curriculum requirements.
  • Concealment of previous course work completed at a college or university, whether intentional or not, is cause for cancellation of admission and registration.
  • When an undergraduate student submits official transcripts, has been admitted, and paid the $400 tuition deposit, the credits are evaluated for transferability to Jacksonville University. If admission applicants have a question concerning transfer credit, they should contact the Admission Office at (904) 256-7000.
  • Limited or provisional credit also may be accepted from specialized or special purpose institutions, including the United States Armed Services, provided the work is applicable to JU undergraduate degree programs and is recommended in appropriate publications of the American Council on Education. For further information, see Credit for Military Service below in this section.