College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Credit

John Carroll will accept AP credit assuming a prescribed score is attained on the subject exam. To view a list of the subject exams, along with the minimum score needed, the number of semester hours of credit that would be received, and the specific course(s) at John Carroll for which the student would receive credit, visit the College of Arts and Sciences website.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit

John Carroll University will accept IB credit assuming a prescribed score is attained on the subject exam. To view a list of the subject exams, along with the minimum score needed, the number of semester hours of credit that would be received, and the specific course(s) at John Carroll for which the student would receive credit, visit the College of Arts and Sciences website.

Transient or Transfer Credit (Post-Secondary Enrollment Options)

John Carroll University does grant college credit for classes that a student completes at a local college while in high school. As long as the student attains a passing grade (C- or better) in a college-level course from an accredited institution of higher learning, course credit will be granted. Only the credits transfer to JCU, not the grades received in the courses. At a minimum, credits will be accepted as general electives.

Upon the decision to enroll at JCU (submission of an enrollment deposit), students should contact the Registrar’s office of the college or university at which the classes were taken and request that an official transcript be sent directly to the Office of Admission at John Carroll University. When the official transcript arrives, JCU’s Registrar’s office will evaluate the courses and will send the student a Transfer Credit Evaluation. The Transfer Credit Evaluation will include the courses taken and John Carroll University’s equivalencies for those courses. A student’s faculty advisor or the Academic Advising Office will answer any questions concerning how the transfer credit will apply toward JCU degree requirements.