Transfer Credit

Applicants for admission as transfer students may be admitted and granted advanced standing based on acceptance of course work completed at other regionally accredited colleges, universities, or postsecondary institutions. All courses for which transfer credit is possible are evaluated in terms of the curriculum to be pursued at Johnston Community College.

The application for admission and all official transcripts must be received before an application can be processed.  JCC transfer students are in good standing following evaluation of courses completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Student transcripts reflecting credit not originating from JCC are initially reviewed by an Admissions, Testing and Placement (ATP) Specialist for determination of credit. For external courses in which the comparability of the nature, the content, and the level of the learning experience cannot be equated to a JCC course offering, the ATP Specialist and/or the Registrar’s Office will reach out to qualified program faculty and/or associated administrative faculty (department chairs and program directors) for the discipline under review. The academically qualified instructional representative is provided all official documentation along with a copy of the credit/course description and content for the external course(es) under review and then makes the final decision regarding course equivalency.

Course credits earned at other institutions will be accepted for transfer subject to the following criteria:

  • The course work must be applicable to the program of study the student desires to pursue.
  • A minimum grade of "C" or the equivalent must have been earned for a course to be considered for transfer.
  • Grade points for transferred courses are not calculated in the GPA, but credit hours will transfer toward graduation.
  • Credit will be granted only for work completed at regionally accredited institutions.