Application for admission may be obtained online or
directly from the Offices of Admission in the Howard Building. Jacksonville
University encourages applications from students who have attended regionally
accredited colleges and universities. To be considered for admission as a
transfer student, the student must have completed the equivalent of at least two
(2) semesters (24 semester credit hours) of academic work following graduation
from high school. Students who are concurrently enrolled in high school and
college are not considered to be transfer students.
Graduates of a regionally-accredited community college or university who
earned an Associate of Arts (AA) degree or Baccalaureate degree (in the case of
a second-degree seeking student) should contact the JU Office of Admission for
details about the transfer of college credit. In most cases, a
regionally-accredited AA or Baccalaureate curriculum satisfies JU’s general
education, or core curriculum, requirements.
Transfer applicants must submit to the Office of Admission:
- A completed application. A $30 nonrefundable application fee.
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, regardless
of grade point average earned or number of credits completed.
- Official high school transcripts will be required if transfer credits are
less than 24 semester hours.
- Additionally, for prospective fine-arts majors, arts students must undergo a
portfolio review. Dance and music students must audition. Information on these
programs may be found under the appropriate department in the College of Fine
Arts section of this Catalog.
Concealment of previous course work completed at a college or university,
whether intentional or not, is cause for cancellation of admission and
Applications must be returned to:
Office of Admission, Jacksonville
2800 University Boulevard North
Transfer of Credits
- Academic courses completed at institutions which are approved by a regional
accrediting agency are acceptable in transfer provided they are comparable to
courses offered at JU and were completed with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better.
Classes with a grade earned of “C-” with quality points of fewer than 2.0 are
not accepted for transfer credit.
- Grades recorded as “P” for Pass, “CR” for Credit, etc., will be transferred
only if the previous institution’s registrar provides verification that the work
was completed with a “C” (2.0) or better grade. A “P” grade will be accepted for
transfer for Physical Education Activity classes. Students desiring transfer
credit for courses completed at another institution may be required to provide a
copy of the catalog from that institution so that an evaluation of transfer
credit may be made. Transfer credit for nursing courses counted toward BSN major
requirements must be approved by nursing faculty.
- Credit may be granted for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aviation
certificates if the holder is enrolled in one of the aviation programs.
Occupational/vocational college-level courses are not generally accepted as
transfer credit at Jacksonville University.
- Any work transferred to Jacksonville University will be entered on the JU
transcript as hours earned only and will not be used in computation of the grade
- A maximum of 60 semester hours or 95 quarter hours of transfer credit will
be accepted from community college
- The final 30 semester hours toward a bachelor’s degree must be completed at
When an undergraduate student applies for admission and submits official
transcripts, they are evaluated for transferability to Jacksonville University.
Each graduate program director evaluates transfer credit for students in their
program. If admission applicants have a question concerning transfer credit,
they should contact the Admission Office at (904) 256-7000.
Limited or provisional credit also may be accepted from specialized or
special purpose institutions, including the United States Armed Services,
provided the work is applicable to JU undergraduate degree programs and is
recommended in appropriate publications of the American Council on
For further information, see “Credit for Military Service” below in