Transferring to JPCatholic

JPCatholic welcomes transfer students! We look forward to working with you in evaluating your existing credit and helping you determine if transferring here is a good fit for your goals.

How it Works:

  1. Complete your application for admission to JPCatholic, including all of your college transcripts - these may be unofficial for now.

    Did you know? Students can transfer into JPCatholic with any amount of college credits, and can enter in the Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer Quarter. See Academic Calendar
  2. After acceptance, our Registrar’s Office will email you a Transfer Credit Evaluation (normally within one week). This document will show you exactly how your credit maps onto JPCatholic’s curriculum, and will also include an estimated time to graduation. Some courses may require additional documentation (e.g. syllabus) before a transfer evaluation is given; if so, our Registrar’s office will reach out to you.
  3. Also after acceptance, we invite you to apply for Financial Aid. After you receive your institutional scholarship award, a JPCatholic representative will be available to create a customized budgeting spreadsheet and counsel you on additional financial aid opportunities.
  4. If you applied with unofficial transcripts, we will need to receive your official transcripts before you attend JPCatholic. Once we receive those, we’ll send you an updated, official Transfer Credit Evaluation.


If you have 25 or more college credits, you may choose not to submit your high school transcripts for the admissions review.

If you have fewer than 25 college credits, we will require an unofficial copy of your high school transcripts for the admissions review. Please note that JPCatholic reviews applications holistically, and if you have any concerns about application requirements, please contact your admissions representative.

Yes, JPCatholic can accept credit from AP Exams and CLEP Exams. It is the student’s responsibility to submit their official transcripts for these credits in order for them to be evaluated.

  • JPCatholic's institution code for sending AP exam results is 4576.
  • JPCatholic's institution code for sending CLEP exam results is CLEP06126.

View accepted AP/CLEP scores

We can accept Higher Level (HL) International Baccalaureate exam scores. Please contact the Registrar’s office for more information.

Yes, JPCatholic can accept credit from Dual Enrollment programs. It is the student’s responsibility to submit their official transcripts for these credits in order for them to be officially evaluated. These must be college transcripts; high school transcripts are not sufficient.

  • JPCatholic operates on a year-round quarter system, with (non-transfer) students completing their degree in three calendar years. See how it works.
  • Except for one-to-one course substitutions, credit conversion from semester to quarter equals semester course credits multiplied by 1.5, i.e. (Semester Credits) x 1.5 = (Quarter Credits). One-to-one course substitutions transfer as 3 quarter credits.
  • Transfer credit totals in each category of the requirements for a degree must be divisible by 3. If the transfer credit total in a particular category is not divisible by 3, then the credit will be rounded down to the nearest multiple of 3. For example, 13.5 transfer credits would be rounded down to 12 transfer credits.
  • Up to 90 quarter credits maximum can transfer for undergraduate students. Transfer students may join JPCatholic as up to and including first-quarter junior status.
  • No more than 25% of a student’s total transfer credit can be C grades (anything lower than a C- cannot transfer).

No. Grade points earned at other institutions are excluded in the computation of your cumulative GPA at JPCatholic. Your JPCatholic GPA will be based on your course work at the University.

Your Transfer Credit Evaluation will provide a more specific estimate, but here are some notes to keep in mind:

  • The minimum requirement for the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts is 180 quarter credit hours.
  • Overall time to complete a degree is not directly correlated to the amount of transfer credit awarded. Transfer students will normally spend between a minimum of six and a maximum of twelve quarters at JPCatholic.
  • Time to complete a degree depends on multiple factors, including but not limited to, (a) awarded transfer credit, (b) full-time or part-time status, (c) failed courses, (d) course availability [each course is usually taught just once a year], (e) change in major/emphasis, etc.
  • JPCatholic’s curriculum follows a unique distribution that differs from the standard method of completing GE requirements first and then major-specific coursework. Here, freshmen start taking courses within their major early on. This model can have an impact on the overall time that it will take for a transfer student to graduate.
  • Pursuit of a double major/emphasis generally increases overall time to complete a degree. Changing one’s major/emphasis may also result in loss of transfer credit, e.g., where the new major/emphasis has different requirements.

Please submit your official transcripts to IEE or another accepted service to have them officially translated and evaluated.

Please find additional important info for international students here.

Story Masters Film Academy is an online education platform founded by JPCatholic alumna and faculty. Story Masters offers online courses in screenwriting and directing for high school students; JPCatholic has partnered with Story Masters to make these two courses eligible toward transfer credit at JPCatholic. Learn More

Please be aware that we do not accept transfer credit from:

  • American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendations
  • Cambridge International Examinations
  • DSST exams
  • Independent study courses
  • Internships
  • Military training
  • Practicum courses
  • Prior experiential learning
  • Prior vocational training
  • Remedial or developmental courses
  • Theology or Philosophy credit from schools that are not on the Newman Guide

*This is not an exhaustive list.

Contact Us

Still have questions on transferring? We are happy to help!

If you have not yet been accepted to JPCatholic:
Please contact Admissions by emailing your Admissions Representative, calling 858-653-6740, or submitting this quick form.

If you have already been accepted to JPCatholic:
Our Registrar’s office is a great resource to answer questions about the transfer process and discuss your specific situation:

Raquel Palma, Associate Registrar
858-653-6740 ext. 1206