Transfer Credit Equivalency Guide

Current and prospective students may access the Equivalency Guide via Transferology.

Transfer Credit Equivalency Guide

For assistance, please refer to the Transferology Student User Guide.

 

University Advisors, Affiliates, and High School Counselors should access the Transfer Credit Equivalency Guide by clicking here.

Disclaimer: Course equivalencies are subject to change. Reports created using this website are considered unofficial evaluations. 

 

General Transfer Policies

  • Current JMU students wishing to take courses at an outside institution must submit a Transfer Credit Approval Form to the Office of the Registrar. All approvals must be obtained PRIOR TO ENROLLING at another institution. Courses taken without prior approval will not be guaranteed for transfer.
  • Students seeking approval for a course not listed in the Transfer Credit Equivalency guide above should submit a syllabus or course objective list with their form.
    • Please allow 5-7 business days for your approval form to be processed. During high volume periods (March-May), it can take up to two weeks to process. Forms are returned to the student through their dukes email account upon completion.
  • Transfer credits are only accepted from institutions accredited by a regional accrediting body.
  • Only courses completed with a grade of “C” or better will be accepted.
  • Students can find currently accepted courses on the above Transfer Credit Equivalency Guide. 
  • Incoming students: If you believe a OOO elective course on your transfer credit evaluation is equivalent to another course at JMU, please submit a Transfer Credit Re-evaluation Form along with a course syllabus to the Office of the Registrar for consideration.

 

General Education Transfer Policies

The following restrictions apply only to current JMU students wishing to transfer courses to meet General Education requirements:

  • Students will be allowed to transfer in no more than three courses for General Education credit
  • No more than one transferred course may be applied to any one cluster
  • Transfer credit will NOT be awarded for course offerings in Cluster Four, The American Experience (HIST 225, JUST 225 and POSC 225).

 

Official transcripts should be sent to:

JMU Office of the Registrar
Transfer Credit Services
738 S. Mason St. MSC 3528

Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807

or electronically to transfer_credit@jmu.edu.

*Please note that transcripts in unsealed envelopes or scanned copies will not accepted.

 


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I transfer credit from other institutions?

How do I take classes at a Virginia Community College and transfer them to JMU?

Can I transfer the college credit I earned in high school?

Do the grades I earned at other institutions count toward my JMU GPA?

Has JMU received my transfer credit?

May I repeat at JMU a course for which I have already received transfer or test credit?

 

 

 

 





How do I transfer credit from other institutions?

Check the Transfer Credit Equivalency Database above to view courses currently accepted for credit. Current JMU students wishing to transfer credit back to JMU must submit a completed Transfer Credit Approval Form to the Office of the Registrar. 

A total of three general education courses from three different clusters may be transferred in by matriculated JMU students.  Course descriptions and/or syllabi must accompany all transfer requests for courses not listed on the Transfer Credit Equivalency Guide.

Please allow 5-7 business days for your permission form to be processed. During high volume periods (March-May), it can take up to two weeks to receive final approval. All forms are returned to the student through their dukes email account upon completion. 

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How do I take classes at a Virginia Community College and transfer them to JMU?

Check the Transfer Credit Equivalency Guide to see accepted courses before enrolling. If you are currently attending JMU, you must submit a completed Transfer Credit Approval Form to the Office of the Registrar for approval

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Can I transfer the college credit I earned in high school?

Courses taken in this manner are referred to as dual enrollment courses. Upon approval, dual enrollment credit will be awarded for academic courses completed at regionally accredited institutions of higher education. You must receive a grade of "C" or better in order to be awarded credit.

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Do the grades I earned at other institutions count toward my JMU GPA?

No, the letter grades earned for transfer course work will not appear on the JMU transcript nor will they be included in the JMU cumulative grade point average. Please review your undergraduate catalog for the year in which you first enrolled at JMU to see how transfer credit and corresponding grades apply to JMU graduation honors.

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Has JMU received my transfer credit?

If an official transcript has been sent to the Office of the Registrar, students may check their unofficial transcript on MyMadison to see if the transfer credit has been awarded.

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May I repeat at JMU a course for which I have already received transfer or test credit?

Test Credit and Transfer Credit from an outside institution

  • Students who submit a transcript from another institution where a class has been repeated at that institution will only receive transferable credit for the class one time.
  • Students who have received credit via test or who have transferred a course they wish to repeat at JMU may do so for grade with the following stipulations:
    • The test or transfer credit will remain on the JMU record until the end of the term in which the class is being repeated.  If the student earns a grade of “D-“ or higher, the test or transfer credit will be removed permanently from the JMU record once that grade is posted. If the student earns a grade of “F“, “W”, “WP”, or “WF”, the test or transfer credit will remain on the academic record.
  • Students will not need to select a repeat code for a repeat attempt of a class or classes for which credit has been received via test or transfer.  Repeat Credit or Repeat/Forgiveness options are to be used when a student chooses to repeat a class that the student enrolled in and completed on the undergraduate career at JMU.

Transfer Credit from a non-undergraduate JMU Career 

  • Students who earned credit on a JMU Continuing Education transcript where a class has been repeated will receive transferable credit to a Undergraduate career for the class attempt with the most favorable grade.  Classes with grades of “W”, “WP”, or “WF” will not transfer to the Undergraduate record as the student was not charged with an attempt of that class.
  • Students who have transferred credit from a non-undergraduate JMU career (i.e. CE) to an undergraduate JMU career, and wish to repeat that class in the undergraduate career at JMU, may do so for grade with the following stipulations:
    • The graded transfer credit will remain on the JMU undergraduate record until the end of the term in which the class is being repeated.  If the student earns a grade of “D-“ or higher for the repeat attempt, the graded transfer credit will be removed permanently from the undergraduate JMU record once the repeat grade is posted. If the student earns a grade of “F“, “W”, “WP”, or “WF”, the graded transfer credit will remain on the undergraduate JMU academic record.
  • Students will not need to select a repeat code for a repeat attempt of a class or classes for which credit has been received via test or transfer.  Repeat Credit or Repeat/Forgiveness options are to be used when a student chooses to repeat a class that the student enrolled in and completed on the undergraduate career at JMU. 


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