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Considering switching schools? William Jewell's dedicated transfer team makes the transition easy.

Transferring to Jewell

It's never too late to join the #JewellFamily. As a transfer student, we'll make you feel right at home, right away. Our committed faculty and staff, small class sizes, strong academic advising and excellent job placement resources are just a few of the ways we ensure you have a great transfer experience.

New at Jewell - True Transfer

Introducing True Transfer from Jewell, a new option for community college students in Kansas City. You’re guaranteed to get your bachelor’s degree in two years with an automatic scholarship, making The Critical Thinking College even more affordable.

Are you a Missouri A+ student? You'll love how easy it is to join the #JewellFamily.

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    Your Transfer Team

    Wondering what credits will transfer? How long it will take to complete your degree? What scholarship and grant options are available? We offer face-to-face or virtual pre-advising meetings with a personalized plan to help you meet your academic and career goals. Every fall and spring, transfer students join Jewell. We even offer an orientation program just for transfer students to introduce you to the people and resources to help you along the way.

    How to Apply for Admission:

    • Complete our free online application
    • Request official transcripts from all colleges attended to be sent to William Jewell College

    Tennis Racquets and Hard Hats

    Transfer student Whitney Holloman

    Whitney of Topeka, Kan., chose Jewell because she wanted to play Division II tennis and major in civil engineering. After two summer internships with JE Dunn Construction, she accepted a full-time position upon graduation in Atlanta.

    From State School to Jewell

    Transfer student Marissa Adams

    After spending two years at a large university, Liberty resident Marissa Adams decided Jewell wasn’t too close to home after all. “The professors know you by name, they want you to succeed, and everyone is in it together. I wouldn’t trade being close to home for some ‘independence’ because life’s better when you have your support system close to you. Jewell gives you that opportunity, and then some.”

    Transfer Resources

    • Course Equivalency Agreements

      William Jewell College has several equivalency agreements with schools around the Kansas City Metro Area and accredited colleges throughout the United States. Equivalency guides are helpful to students in determining how their completed coursework will transfer to Jewell. If you currently attend an institution that is not listed, and/or would like to have Jewell evaluate your college credits for transfer, please contact the Office of Admission

      > View Course Equivalency Guidelines

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    • Articulation Agreements

      William Jewell College has many departmental articulation agreements with the Metropolitan Community College System. Each articulation agreement shows side by side the associate degree requirements and their Jewell equivalents. Articulation agreements are helpful to students when choosing their courses to ensure a smooth transition into their area of study at Jewell. Contact the Office of Admission for additional information.

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    • Evaluation of Transfer Courses

      The William Jewell College registrar, who may consult with department chairs, provides the official evaluation of all courses offered in transfer. Courses from accredited institutions will be considered for credit as they apply to the curriculum of the College, provided that the student has earned course grades of C- or higher. Generally, undergraduate courses that are technical or vocational in nature, based upon participation in intercollegiate athletics or otherwise inconsistent with the liberal arts curriculum of William Jewell College will not be accepted. Additional regulations are listed in the college catalog.

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    • Core Curriculum Guidelines

      Effective Fall 2020

      Core Curriculum Guidelines for Transfer Students
      The Core Curriculum program at William Jewell College ensures that each student has a common experience of learning. Research shows that colleges and universities with a common experience in their general education program increase the odds of having students with meaningful relationships who are likely to graduate. If you have at least 26 hours of college credit earned since you finished high school, please refer to the rest of this page as a guide in helping you determine which of your college courses will transfer directly into William Jewell College’s unique Core Curriculum. Students with fewer than 26 hours of college credit earned since finishing high school normally follow the same rules as students coming to William Jewell straight from high school.

      Any students interested in transferring to William Jewell should contact Gina Mumpower-Turner (816) 415-5047, Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions, for a personal advising session.

      Level I

      • CTI 100 – transfer equivalent: None
      • CTI 102 – transfer equivalent: An English composition course of at least three credit hours.
      • CTI 105 – transfer equivalent: At least a three credit-hour course in liberal arts math beyond the level of intermediate algebra. Such a course typically focuses on the application of mathematics to the social sciences and humanities;
        At least a three credit-hour course in college algebra or college statistics (taught in a math department);
        MAT 107 – transfer equivalent: At least a three credit-hour course in precalculus or business calculus;
        MAT 109 – transfer equivalent: At least a three credit-hour course in calculus I for science/math students;
      • CTI 150 – transfer equivalent: None

      • Diversity and inclusion, U.S. course – transfer equivalent: A course of at least 3 credit hours that deals with race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, &/or ability within the U.S. or U.S. citizens in their interactions with cultures outside the U.S.

      • Diversity and inclusion, Global course – transfer equivalent: A course of at least 3 credit hours that focuses on the culture, economics, politics, or ecology of socieities and nations other than the U.S. and that emphasizes power, privilege, and marginalization or a critical analysis of how these cultures define and express themselves or a course that will deal with general philosophies of power, privilege, and marginalization encountered in race, ethnicity, gender, orientation, religion, age, and/or ability.

      • World language requirement for students whose primary major will lead to a BA degree: 

      • Students who studied 2 or more years of a language or its equivalent in high school and who wish to continue study in that language must complete the first semester intermediate course (the 211 course at Jewell) or its equivalent.,
      • Students who have less than 2 years of high school study in a language or its equivalent or students studying a new language must complete the second introductory course (the 112 course at Jewell) or its equivalent.

      Level II
      Students are exempt from one category depending on the student’s primary major at the time of graduation.

      • Culture and Traditions — Exempt primary majors: Communication, Digital Media Communication, English, Music, Music Education, Musical Theatre, Oxbridge History of Ideas, Oxbridge Literature and Theory, Oxbridge Music, Philosophy, Public Relations, Spanish, Theatre

      Transfer equivalents (one of the following):
      1) Two courses from different disciplines within the humanities showing a total of at least four credit hours. [Basic skills classes, such as English composition or public speaking cannot be included. Generally, classes focusing on performance — such as music lessons or ensembles or studio art — cannot be used here. Foreign languages are covered in a different category.]
      2) One course of at least three credit hours with an explicit and sophisticated orientation towards interdisciplinarity in the humanities.

      • Power and Justice — Exempt primary majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Elementary Education, History, International Relations, Nonprofit Leadership, Oxbridge History, Oxbridge Institutions & Policy, Political Science, Secondary Education.

      Transfer equivalents (one of the following):
      1) Two courses from different disciplines within the social sciences showing a total of at least four credit hours (Lower-level PSY courses are considered to be social sciences).
      2) One course of at least three credit hours with an explicit and sophisticated orientation towards interdisciplinarity in the social sciences.

      • Sacred and Secular 

      Transfer equivalents (one of the following):
      1) One course of at least three credit hours that engages the academic study of religion. Such a course must meet at least two of the four criteria listed below.
      2) Two or more courses that engage the academic study of religion and that, in combination, meet at least two of the four criteria listed below. The courses must total at least four credit hours.
      (NOTE: Courses that study ministerial topics, such as preaching or counseling, will not satisfy this requirement.)

      a) Course(s) engage primary religious texts (e.g., survey of world scriptures, a survey or in-depth study of the primary religious texts of a particular religious tradition, etc.)
      b) Course(s) engage secondary religious texts or media appropriate for academic study (e.g., religious art, music, fictional literature, monographs, etc.)
      c) Course(s) engage historical, phenomenological, and/or cultural issues that are relevant to religion (e.g., standard Introduction to Religion course, survey of world religions, history of a religious tradition, sociological and/or anthropological study of religion or a specific religious tradition, etc.).
      d) Course(s) engage ethical issues from the stance of the study of religion (e.g., survey of the ethics of different religious traditions, in-depth study of the ethical traditions of a particular tradition, study of a particular ethical issue from a religious perspective [religion and nature, religion and war, religion and human rights, etc.], etc.).

      • Science, Technology, and the Human Experience — Exempt primary majors: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Data Science, Mathematics, Nursing, Oxbridge Molecular Biology, Physics, Psychological Science.

      Transfer equivalents (one of the following):
      1) One laboratory science course and one advanced mathematics course (calculus II or above)
      2) Two science courses with one being physical and the other a life science. One of the courses must be a laboratory science.
      3) One course of at least four credit hours with an explicit and sophisticated orientation towards interdisciplinarity in the sciences. Such a course must have a laboratory component.

      Level III

      • CTI 400-level capstone course – transfer equivalent: None.
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