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Academic Transfer Credit Policies

Credits by Examination

 

 We reward and value the work that you have done in high school or college. Which is why we take extra care in evaluating all your academic credentials that could be eligible for transfer credits prior to admitting you to John Cabot University. 

Typically, we award credits for the following examinations:

  • A-Levels 
  • AP examinations
  • CLEP examinations
  • IB Diploma
  • BTEC Nationals at Level 2
A-Level Examinations and credits awarded


A-level Certificates issued by exam boards must be submitted directly to John Cabot University. Examinations cannot be evaluated from high school or college transcripts. For information on A-Level exams and on how to request official scores visit www.cie.org.uk or call +44 1223 553554.

Credit Award Criteria

For A-levels passed with a grade between A and C, 6 credits will be awarded for each examination and, when possible, they will be transferred as a specific course from the university academic curriculum (column 1 in the equivalency chart).

For A-levels passed with a grade of D or E, 3 credits will be awarded for each examination and will be transferred as General Distribution Requirements, namely: Computer Science, Fine Arts, Humanities, Language, Science or Social Science (column 2 in the equivalency chart). 

We do not grant credits for AS-level examinations.

 

APPLICABILITY NOTE


Please note that transfer credit policies regarding A-Level Examinations have been reviewed and changed by the Admissions Committee and Academic Council at the end of the Spring 2016 semester.

The transfer credit equivalencies listed below will be applied starting in the Fall 2016 semester.

If you matriculated prior to the Fall 2016 semester your credits will be transferred in accordance with the equivalencies in place prior to the Fall 2016 semester.

Please use the links at the bottom of the page to download a copy of the "A-Levels Examinations Guide" that applies to you.

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations and credits awarded


Score reports must be submitted from College Board directly to John Cabot University. Examinations cannot be evaluated from high school or college transcripts. For information on AP exams and on how to request official scores visit www.collegeboard.com or call +1 609 771 7300.

Credit Award Criteria

Credit will be granted for AP examinations passed with a grade of 4 or above. Depending on the curriculum of the AP class, the examination will be transferred as a specific course from the university academic curriculum or as a General Distribution Requirements (i.e. Computer Science, Fine Arts, Humanities, Language, Science or Social Science).

 

APPLICABILITY NOTE


Please note that transfer credit policies regarding Advanced Placement (AP) exams have been reviewed and changed by the Admissions Committee and Academic Council at the end of the Spring 2016 semester.

The transfer credit equivalencies listed above will be applied starting in the Fall 2016 semester.

If you matriculated prior to the Fall 2016 semester your credits will be transferred in accordance with the equivalencies in place prior to the Fall 2016 semester.

Please use the links at the bottom of the page to download a copy of the "AP Examinations Guide" that applies to you.

CLEP Test Results


Students who take the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) examinations may be able to earn college credits or advanced standing at John Cabot University. Official scores must be sent directly from the testing organization to the Office of Admissions at JCU. For more information on CLEP exams and on how to request official scores, visit www.collegeboard.com or call 609-771-7300.

 

Credit Award Criteria

 

Criteria for new Degree Seeking students:

New incoming students who will provide official CLEP scores will be granted credits according to the approved equivalency chart below. All CLEP examinations in which the new degree candidate has earned a score of 50 or above will be transferred to John Cabot University.

Criteria for current Degree Seeking students:

Current degree seeking students who will obtain permission to take CLEP examinations (by submitting an official, approved Course Away Form) will be granted credits according to the approved equivalency chart below. All CLEP examinations' results will be transferred and the score will be converted and factor into the student's GPA (please refer to the chart below for grade equivalency information).

*All CLEP exams in which the student earns a score between 0 and 49 will be transferred with a grade of F.

 

Grading Scale Equivalency

 

International Baccalaureate (IB) Certificate & Diploma and credit award


An official IB Diploma must be submitted directly to John Cabot University by the International Baccalaureate Organization for evaluation. Examinations cannot be evaluated from high school or college transcripts. For information on how to request an official IB Diploma or Certificate visit www.ibo.org or call +1 301 202 3000.

Credit Award Criteria

Credit is granted for approved International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations at both the higher level (HL) and the standard level (SL) with a score of 4 and above for IB Diplomas earned with at grade of at least 24.

IB examinations taken at the Higher Level (HL) are worth 6 semester hours of credit
IB examinations taken at the Standard Level (SL) are worth 3 semester hours of credit

 

APPLICABILITY NOTE


Please note that transfer credit policies regarding IB Diploma examinations have been reviewed and changed by the Admissions Committee and Academic Council at the end of the Spring 2016 semester.

The transfer credit equivalencies listed above will be applied starting in the Fall 2016 semester.

If you matriculated prior to the Fall 2016 semester your credits will be transferred in accordance with the equivalencies in place prior to the Fall 2016 semester.

Please use the links at the bottom of the page to to download a copy of the "IB Diploma Equivalency Chart" that applies to you.

Downloadable PDF Resources and Course Equivalencies per Examination