Q. Will my credits transfer to John Carroll University?
A. Credits will transfer if they are received from an accredited college or university and you received a “C” or better in the course. No credit will be given for classes in university orientation, applied arts, or technical training. Once you are accepted, an official credit evaluation will be done and mailed to you within a couple weeks.
Q. Does JCU offer transfer scholarships?
A. John Carroll offers several different scholarships for transfer students.To see a complete listing of transfer student scholarships, please click here.
Q. When do I register for classes?
A. Students entering in the spring semester will attend a mandatory orientation held in January. Transfer students entering in the fall semester will attend one orientation during the summer. You will meet with an advisor and register for classes at orientation.
Q. Can I live in the residence halls? Are there single rooms available?
A. Yes, we do have residence hall rooms available for transfer students. There are very few single rooms; however, if you do request one and it is available, you will be given one.
Q. I applied as a freshman and received a financial aid award. Can I receive the same award amount?
A. If you apply to John Carroll as a transfer student within the same academic year, your original financial aid award will be reinstated. If you apply for transfer admission for a different academic year, a new financial aid award will be created for you.
Q. How do I schedule a campus visit/interview with a transfer advisor? What do I need to bring to the interview?
A. In order to schedule an interview, please register by clicking here or calling 216.397.2020. We do not require that you bring anything to the interview. If you would like to bring a list of the courses you are currently taking at your university and/or copies of past transcripts, we can give you more information about transfer credits.
Q. Is there a deadline for applying?
A. There is no “absolute” deadline for transfer students, but we do recommend you use our transfer student timeline to send information to us in a timely manner. This is particularly important for students interested in financial aid.
Q. Can I bring a car on campus?
A. On-campus parking permits are issued on an as-available basis. JCU also has a remote lot with a shuttle that will take you to campus. Check out the Parking website for more information.
Q. Am I able to join a fraternity/sorority as a transfer student?
A. Yes, many of our transfer students become involved in sororities and fraternities. They are a great way to meet other students on campus. Find out more here.
Q. How do I get a job on campus?
A. Please visit the Available Jobs page of the Financial Aid website for the most current list of available jobs on campus. Please note that the list changes as jobs become available.
Q. Can I participate in study abroad?
A. Yes, many of our transfer students participate in study abroad programs. You are welcome to visit our Center for Global Education’s website to get more information about the programs we offer.
Q. Can a transfer student get in the Honors Program?
A. Yes, once you are accepted to the University, you may apply to the Honors Program. For a description of the Honors Program, please click here.
Q. Who will my advisor be once I am a student at JCU?
A. At orientation, you will be assigned an advisor, usually from the field you are interested in, who will answer any questions you may have and register you for classes. You will then be assigned to an academic advisor once the semester begins. Click here to go to the Academic Advising web page.
Q. Are there internships available at John Carroll?
A. Many departments do offer internships for junior and senior students, as well as summer internships for all students. If you would like to work in an internship outside your major, you can contact the Career Center and they will assist you in your search.
Q. If I was academically dismissed from another college may I attend John Carroll?
A. Students who have been dismissed can make an appointment with a transfer counselor in order to discuss their situation. However, generally our transfer students must carry a 2.5 GPA in order to attend, and submit a completed transfer reference form. In order for a student to be considered for admission once they have been academically dismissed, they must have been out of school for at least one calendar year.
Q. How do you evaluate transfer student applications and what is the usual GPA for transfers?
A. We look at the courses which a student has taken and the grade point average achieved. In general, we are looking for evidence of full-time academic courses (languages, math, sciences, etc.) and a grade point average of at least 2.5.
Q. Is there anywhere online where you can check the status of your application?
A. To check the status of any application, students are encouraged to contact our office at 216.397.4294. Please know that admission decisions are mailed out to students on a rolling basis beginning in October for the Spring Semester and February for the Fall Semester.