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Author Topic: Transferring Credits: Will mine be accepted?  (Read 13972 times)

fastfingers

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Transferring Credits: Will mine be accepted?
« on: January 03, 2007, 09:13 PM »
Do any of my community college credit get transfered to JHU? I have a good amount of community credit, so I was wondering if I could get any credit out of them.

Admissions_Mark

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Re: Transferring Credits: Will mine be accepted?
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2007, 04:32 AM »
We do accept some community college courses for credit - but not all.  This process, the transfer of credits, takes place after the admission process.  Once students are admitted, the Office of Academic Advising (Arts & Sciences) or the Office of Academic Affairs (Engineering) then go ahead and start working on that process for students who require it.  :D
Mark E. Butt
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Admissions_Daniel

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Re: Transferring Credits: Will mine be accepted?
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2007, 10:36 AM »
Just to add...
Over the summer when you receive your materials from academic advising they will request that you have official college transcripts sent to their office if you want to see if credits are transferable. (You will also submit you AP / IB records to the advising offices.)

Once your transcripts arrive it is then the role of your academic advisor to determine whether the courses are transferable. This is cosnidered your official credit evaluation. Traditionally, in order receive credit for courses, students must have earned a grade of C or above in courses comparable in content to those offered at Hopkins. Only courses taken at an accredited college or university will be accepted. In the end though, each case is considered individual and the decisions are made by the advisors.

Finally, in addition to allowable credits from AP or IB higher level exams, entering freshmen may transfer up to 12 credits from course work taken at other colleges. Transcripts of college-level courses, IB credits, and AP reports must be submitted to the Office of Academic Advising (Arts & Sciences) or the Office of Academic Affairs (Engineering) no later than the beginning of the sophomore year.


fastfingers

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Re: Transferring Credits: Will mine be accepted?
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2007, 10:05 PM »
what about college credit that I receive as part of a dual credit program with my local community college. What happens is that I take a college level course in HS and fill out forms. Those forms go to the community college and they have me in the computer as enrolled. So whatever grade I get in high school, gets transfered to the community college as credits.

I read on the site that college-level high school courses won't get me credits. but what about dual credit programs where the community college actually gives us credits.

Admissions_Daniel

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Re: Transferring Credits: Will mine be accepted?
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2007, 07:31 AM »
Once again, I start by repeating that every case is reviewed individually and decisions are made by academic advising and not admissions.

But in most cases, we do not offer credit for any dual enrollment programs when the student does not take the class at the college but rather at their high school. For us to offer credit we need to be sure it is an official college course, and a course taught at a high school does not meet such a test. Getting college credit and a college transcript does not mean it is a college course ... taking an actual course at a college with other college students is a college course.

JHU_MichelleT

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Re: Transferring Credits: Will mine be accepted?
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2007, 03:13 AM »
As a non-official source, I thought I'd add something:

When you meet with the academic advising office, they can help you decide which community college credits you should choose to transfer (assuming you have more than the maximum 12 credits allowed) based on your desired major, etc. In some cases, you can transfer courses that will work as prerequisites for upper level courses, and in other cases you might want to get distribution credits out of the way; the advisors are very helpful, and in most cases know some "tricks" that you might not have thought of to help you make the most of your credits coming in.

Check out my archived student blog from when I was a student:here!

You can also read my guest blog entries: here, here, and here.

sarak

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Re: Transferring Credits: Will mine be accepted?
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2007, 11:17 PM »
Hello
I was wondering whether there is a way I can find out the courses I have taken at another institution transfer to Johns Hopkins

Thanks, sara  :D

Admissions_Mark

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Re: Transferring Credits: Will mine be accepted?
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2007, 08:20 AM »
Hi Sarak!

First and foremost, every candidate has their file reviewed after the admissions process.  It's an individualized process for all in-coming freshmen.  Over the summer when you receive your materials from academic advising they will request that you have official college transcripts sent to their office if you want to see if credits are transferable. (You will also submit you AP / IB records to the advising offices.)

Once your transcripts arrive it is then the role of your academic advisor to determine whether the courses are transferable. This is cosnidered your official credit evaluation. Traditionally, in order receive credit for courses, students must have earned a grade of C or above in courses comparable in content to those offered at Hopkins. Only courses taken at an accredited college or university will be accepted. In the end though, each case is considered individual and the decisions are made by the advisors.

Finally, in addition to allowable credits from AP or IB higher level exams, entering freshmen may transfer up to 12 credits from course work taken at other colleges. Transcripts of college-level courses, IB credits, and AP reports must be submitted to the Office of Academic Advising (Arts & Sciences) or the Office of Academic Affairs (Engineering) no later than the beginning of the sophomore year.
Mark E. Butt
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Johns Hopkins University

darkhope

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Re: Transferring Credits: Will mine be accepted?
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2007, 12:33 AM »
For future undergrad. freshmen, can we actually take summer classes in jhu before we begin our first semester freshmen year?  If we are allowed to do so, how does the grading work, and will our first semester freshmen year still be covered grades although we have already experienced hopkins over the summer, assuming we can even take these summer courses?
thanks =D
edit: also if we can do this and do do this, would it be odd when we apply to grad school and like our first semester fresh. year is covered while the summer courses taken b4 are not O.o

Admissions_Daniel

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Re: Transferring Credits: Will mine be accepted?
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2007, 09:17 AM »
Any courses taken prior to your official enrollment as a freshman student will be treated as transfer credits, even if taken at Johns Hopkins. These credits will be the same as if you are transferring AP/IB credit or other college courses you may have taken prior at another college.

In addition to allowable credits from AP or IB higher level exams, entering freshmen may transfer up to 12 credits from course work taken at other colleges or at Hopkins. These credits do not officially apply to a student's transcript until after freshman year as we do not offer advanced standing for freshmen students. College courses can be used for advancing placement in course though as a freshman.

Therefore, any credits you take over the summer and grades obtained will not be considered official Johns Hopkins courses and relate to your JHU GPA, and not relate to the first semester covered grades policy.

MoezMithani

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Re: Transferring Credits: Will mine be accepted?
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2007, 05:07 PM »
I had a similar question about that. Does JHU take summer program course credits from other college summer programs? Also is there a set limit to how many AP credits can be received from Hopkins? Also this doesnt apply for this topic, but how many credits are required to graduate from JHU? How many credits to graduate if I do a double major? Thanks!

darkhope

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Re: Transferring Credits: Will mine be accepted?
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2007, 09:38 PM »
:( for my previous post...anyhow...
for writing intensive requirements can we complete some of those credits w/o having a grade in them during the summer at jhu b4 the start of freshman year?  Or can we partially satisfy those writing intensive requirements at our local college/university? Is it possible to check w/ anyone whether those credits taken there are transferrable b4 we actually take those courses?
-thank you!

jinesh19

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Re: Transferring Credits: Will mine be accepted?
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2007, 08:25 AM »
As a continuation to what darkhope said....is it possible to CLEP certain required courses when one joins JHU ?? If so, how is one to go about doing that...what modules may be CLEPd...and are there catches if one deceides to CLEP anything...??

J

Admissions_Daniel

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Re: Transferring Credits: Will mine be accepted?
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2007, 10:05 AM »
MoezMithani:

As far as whether we will provide transfer credits from courses taking at other college summer programs, it depends. You will need to submit an official college transcript to your academic advisor, and they will determine if the credit is transferable.

There is no limit to the number of AP credits that can be received, though there is a maximum of 30 credits total of transferable credit than can be applied to a student's record as an incoming freshman. Once again, these credits do not official apply to one's record until the end of freshman year as we do not have an advanced standing program for freshmen.

Depending on major, the total number of credits to graduate from Hopkins is 120-127. If you choose to double major, this credit limit does not rise.


darkhope:
That is a question for your assigned academic advisor. You will obtain assignments in the early summer and then be able to work out with him or her who transferable credits can apply. If you want to check before hand then you will need to contact the Advising Offices for information -- Admissions has nothing to do with those processes.

jinesh19:
We do not provide credit for CLEP exams.

darkhope

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Re: Transferring Credits: Will mine be accepted?
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2007, 09:52 PM »
thanks! but, just to clarify the maximum 30 credits does not include credits from ap tests right?  :(
edit: i mean if we have 30+ credits from ap can we still get more credits through community college courses? or is the max credits accepted including aps just 30? thank you!

Admissions_Daniel

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Re: Transferring Credits: Will mine be accepted?
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2007, 10:00 AM »
The 30 credit limit includes all transfer credits including AP/IB credits.

jinesh19

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Re: Transferring Credits: Will mine be accepted?
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2007, 11:16 PM »
What about credits for A level exams ?? How many credits do i get for A level subjects? Is it comparable or equivalent to AP credits? Also, does the 12 credit limit apply for A level exams?


Thanks
J

Admissions_Daniel

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Re: Transferring Credits: Will mine be accepted?
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2007, 07:56 AM »
Students who obtain grades of A or B on a University of London, University of Cambridge, or Oxford G.C.E. Advanced Level exam are eligible for credit commensurate with the comparable course at Hopkins. International curriculum students interested in receiving credit for other advanced-level studies may have their work evaluated by the appropriate academic departments.

There is no set conversion chart, as academic advisors review each applicant's exams on a case-by-case basis.

papayacrazy

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Re: Transferring Credits: Will mine be accepted?
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2007, 11:53 PM »
Hi!

My name is Annie and I'm a sophomore at Evergreen High School in Vancouver, Washington. In my school district they offer a program called Running Start where I can attend the local community college (Clark) during my junior and senior year as long as I pass the admission test and get both highschool credits and college credits (the classes are actually given at Clark and we get pooled in with the rest of the other college students). I know that some of the credits might not transfer into JHU. My school also offers Pre-AP and AP classes. I'm not sure if JHU will look in favor to the students who took AP courses or the ones who actually took real college classes at the community college. We just recently finished Junior Forecasting and I would really like to find this out so I can plan on taking Running Start or sticking with my high school. Thanks!

-Annie Feng

Admissions_Daniel

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Re: Transferring Credits: Will mine be accepted?
« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2007, 08:15 AM »
Please see Mark's answer above regarding how Johns Hopkins will treat any credits you might take at a local or community college during your high school years.

As far as whether you should take dual enrollment or AP courses, that is really a decision you will need to make on your own or in consultation with your guidance counselor. We can not offer specific advice about what courses an individual student should select. Every prospective student has an individual record from their specific high school, therefore it is not possible for us to suggest enrollment options. We are evaluators of the decisions you make in high school - and therefore the choices you make about your schedule say much about what kind of academic individual you are and will be.

In general, the Admissions Committee will consider AP/IB courses taken at a high school on par with college courses taken at a local college.

papayacrazy

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Re: Transferring Credits: Will mine be accepted?
« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2007, 11:25 PM »
ONLY 12 credits from a community college will be allowed to be transfered but all credits gained through AP would count? That's kind of unfair in my point of view. I'll be doing college full time for two years and by then who knows how many credits I'll have. :/

Admissions_Daniel

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Re: Transferring Credits: Will mine be accepted?
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2007, 11:37 AM »
The 12 credit limit is our policy. Johns Hopkins wants students to have a traditional four year undergraduate experience and therefore does not provide advanced standing until the end of freshman year. The use of AP/IB credit is usually used to clear away pre-requisite and introductory courses -- not to graduate early.

High school students in dual enrollment programs are not actually college students yet, so therefore the 12 credit limit also makes sure that our freshmen students are in the right classes their first year.

rich11

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Re: Transferring Credits: Will mine be accepted?
« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2007, 09:05 PM »
I'm currently involved in a joint admissions program with a local accredited college. In this program professors from the college come to our school and teach our classes. We are kind of a separate world from the rest of the school since we run on a totally different schedual. However, some colleges will not accept the credits because they were not taken on an actual college campus, even though the school actually sold the classrooms we use to the college in an effort to bypass this. Will Johns Hopkins accept these credits?

I will be a mechanical engineering major, and I'm wondering if I could use the credits I have recieved from the two writing classes that I have taken to cancel out the writing distribution requirements. If so, would the grades I recieved in these courses be counted toward my GPA. That really shouldn't be a problem as I will probably have A's in both classes, but Im just curious.

Thanks alot
I cannot tell you how excited I was that I was accepted!

Admissions_Daniel

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Re: Transferring Credits: Will mine be accepted?
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2007, 04:54 PM »
The decision of which credits will transfer from which advanced programs in high school is determined by the Academic Advising Offices over the summer - these are not decisions made by Admissions. You will need to have your college transcripts submitted as well as a description of the program so that the advisors can determine whether the credits will transfer. See Mark's post above for more information on how that process works.

I will say that from the description you provided I do not believe your credits will transfer. Typically the only programs from which we will accepts credits are one's that are actual college classes -- taken at a college, for college credit, with other college students. Since this class, though taught by college professors, was taught at your high school with other high school students only, I do not think the credits will transfer. Once again though that decision will be made by the Academic Advising offices.

Also just be aware that almost always we do not accept transfer credits that apply to writing, english, or other humanities credits. Johns Hopkins does not offer an introductory / survey courses in writing and english and therefore can not transfer credits to courses that are not offered at JHU.

Conrats on your acceptance!!!

luadam4c

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Re: Transferring Credits: Will mine be accepted?
« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2007, 08:21 AM »
Quote from: "Admissions_Daniel"
The 30 credit limit includes all transfer credits including AP/IB credits.
How come I don't find this information in the Undergraduate Student Handbook?