Transfer Students

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How do you connect to available resources at JCSU? What are some benefits of enrolling as a transfer student? JCSU has designed programs and opportunities for students to engage with an enriching academic experience towards pathways to career success and we are glad you’ve decided to continue your educational journey with us! If you’ve taken any college coursework, you qualify as a transfer student and are encouraged to take full advantage of all that JCSU offers.

Transfer Requirements

• All transfer students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.00 from the most recent institution attended. 

• JCSU accepts a maximum of 64 credit hours from a regionally accredited junior college, and 90 credit hours from regionally accredited four-year institutions.

• Report enrollment at all institutions by submitting official transcripts to Transcripts@JCSU.edu 

• No transfer credit is given for any course in which the applicant has earned a grade below C. 

• If you need guidance regarding eligible course transfer, please contact the transfer counselor bharris@JCSU.edu

Transfer Process

1. Apply to JCSU

2. Submit all official transcripts

3. Submit Financial Aid documents

4. Schedule a tour 

5. If you completed secondary school and/or attended University outside of the United States, please refer to the International Students Requirements page.

Transfer Student Association
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Transfer Student Association

Transferring to a university opens up opportunities for both personal growth and academic achievement and we support our students on that journey through the Transfer Student Association, providing opportunities for transfer students to meet one another and to network. 

Scholarships

Students that maintain a 3.0 or above can qualify for scholarships to transfer to JCSU.

Transfer Trailblazers

 

Tier One 

  • 3.5-4.0 cumulative GPA
  • $2,000 per semester (up to 4 consecutive undergraduate semesters)

Tier Two 

  • 3.0-3.499 cumulative GPA
  • $1,500 per semester (up to 4 consecutive semesters)

Renewable criterion:

  • Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA per semester
  • Attend 2 JCSU Career Services Workshops annually
  • Participate in one service learning project annually
  • Complete FAFSA annually by February 1st (if eligible)
  • Maintain continuous enrollment as a Traditional undergraduate student
  • Enroll and complete 12 credit hours each semester

JCSU Connect

 

Tier One 

  • 3.5-4.0 cumulative GPA 
  • $4,000 per semester (up to 4 consecutive undergraduate semesters)

Tier Two 

  • 3.0-3.499 cumulative GPA 
  • $2,500 per semester (up to 4 consecutive undergraduate semesters)

Renewable criterion:

  • Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA per semester
  • Attend 2 JCSU Career Services Workshops annually
  • Complete FAFSA annually by February 1st (if eligible)
  • Maintain continuous enrollment as a Traditional undergraduate student
  • Enroll and complete 12 credit hours each semester

Financial Aid

To be considered for financial aid at Johnson C. Smith University you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

NCCU and JCSU Credit Course Transfer

Looking to transfer from North Carolina Community College to JCSU? Get more information on how your NCCU classes transfer over to JCSU. 

Articulation Agreements

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Central Piedmont Community College

As a JCSU Connect student, you will be guaranteed admission to transfer to Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) in Charlotte to complete a bachelor’s degree after you complete your Central Piedmont associate degree.

 

Requirements for JCSU Connect Scholarship:

  • Complete an associate’s degree at CPCC
  • apply to Johnson C. Smith University
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA to be eligible for a renewable JCSU Connect Scholarship of $8,000

Renewable Criterion:

  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Attend two Career Services workshops each semester
  • take at least 15 credit hours per semester
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Gaston Community College

The Direct Admission Program is designed to guarantee Gaston College graduates admission to the undergraduate program at Johnson C. Smith University.

 

Requirements for admission:

  • Complete an associate’s degree from Gatson College
  • Complete the 2+2 Connect program inquiry form
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at Gaston College
  • Meet all admissions requirements of JCSU, including completion of the application, submission of official transcripts from all institutions attended, and a written personal statement.

Renewable Criterion:

  • Each student who remains eligible during their time at Gaston College and successfully submits the application to JCSU will receive at least $8,000 in aid to attend JCSU
  • To be eligible, students need to enroll in a full-time course load at JCSU

NCICU/NCCCS (Psychology Articulation Agreements)

Pathways in psychology and sociology were mapped out by 13 community colleges and one private two-year college.

 

Community College Partners: Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Blue Ridge Community College, Central Carolina Community College, Central Piedmont Community College, Durham Technical Community College, Forsyth Technical Community College, Guilford Technical Community College, Isothermal Community College, Roanoke-Chowan Community College, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, South Piedmont Community College, Stanly Community College, Wake Technical Community College, Wilson Community College

 

NCICU Participants: Barton College: psychology, Brevard College: psychology, Campbell University: psychology, Catawba College: psychology and sociology, Chowan University: psychology, Gardner-Webb University: psychology, Guilford College: psychology and sociology, Johnson C. Smith University: psychology, Louisburg College (two-year): psychology & sociology, Mars Hill University: psychology and sociology, Meredith College: psychology and sociology, Pfeiffer University: psychology, Salem College: psychology and sociology, Shaw University: psychology and sociology, William Peace University: psychology, Wingate University: psychology

Military Veterans Benefits Assistance

 

If you are a transfer student and have used VA benefits at your previous college/university and would 

like to continue receiving the same benefits at JCSU, you don't need to reapply. You may submit a change of place of training form 22-1995 or 22-5495 (if you are a Ch. 35 dependent).

Requirements:

  • Must be admitted to a degree seeking program at JCSU
  • Submit official transcripts from all institutions and military transcripts
  • Apply to the Department of Veterans Affairs VONAPP 
  • Send copy of Certificate of Eligibility and Veterans Request for Benefits Form to Registrar@jcsu.edu 
  • Register with VA eBenefits
  • Complete and submit the online Veteran Benefits Certification Request once registered for courses

*See additional details on Military Veterans Benefits Assistance