Transfer Courses FAQ

How do I send an official transcript to the Office of Academic Advising?

Send an official transcript directly from your previous institution(s) to JHU.

  • Electronic transcripts are sent through a clearinghouse used by the issuing institution (Parchment, Credentials Solutions, etc.) directly to or JHU Admissions. When sending an electronic transcript, be sure to use a selection that allows you to enter the correct email address.  If necessary, select the option that refers to a third-party address.
  • Graduating Seniors should follow the instructions on the Graduating Seniors Transcript Instructions page.

Must the courses I wish to transfer match a course taught at Johns Hopkins?

Transfer courses do not have to match a currently existing JHU course. However, courses should cover topics that are broadly defined as part of the curriculum at Hopkins. More information can be found by reviewing the external credit policies in the Academic Catalog.

Who determines if my credits are transferable?

The professional advisors in the Office of Academic Advising, in conjunction with faculty, determine which courses are eligible for transfer credit toward the number of credits required for graduation.

Will my credits from AP/IB/GCE level tests count toward the transfer credit limit?

Credits from AP/IB/GCE tests do not affect your transfer credit limit.

Can a transfer course be designated as writing intensive?

You may receive up to 6 credits writing-intensive designation for courses that have already transferred.

Please see Guidelines for Writing Intensive Credits for more information. Writing Intensive Evaluation Request