At Johns Hopkins, there are many offices dedicated to helping transfer students succeed. Our academic advising offices understand that transfer students may have questions and concerns and aim to make their transition to Hopkins an easy one. We carefully consider each transfer applicant’s history of college courses and are pleased to provide a preliminary credit assessment.

Preliminary Transfer Credit Assessment

As a transfer applicant, you will receive a preliminary transfer credit assessment from JHU Admissions. The preliminary assessment is not an official or final evaluation and is subject to change. The role of the preliminary assessment is only to provide assistance in making your enrollment decision. If you decide to accept admission to JHU, an official credit evaluation will be completed.

Completing Your Transfer Credit Evaluation

Once you decide to accept admission to JHU, you will have an official transcript evaluation.

To finalize your transfer credit evaluation:

  1. Go to SIS > Registration > Online Forms > External Course Request Form. Fill out the form and press Submit.
  1. You will need the following information to complete the form successfully:
    1. Your name, your JHU email, your year of study, and six-digit Hopkins ID.
    2. The name of the host institution and where it is located. This is the institution where you wish to take the course.
    3. The course name at the host institution.
    4. The course number at the host institution.
    5. The course credits assigned by the host institution.
    6. The calendar system at the host institution: semester, quarter, or units system.
    7. If this course is a science course, does it include a lab embedded in the lecture course?
  2. Provide an electronic syllabus for each class you wish to have evaluated.
  3. For all math and chemistry courses, you must provide an electronic topical breakdown for the course. If a topical breakdown is not already in the syllabus, please have it available to add to your request.
  4. All students will be notified by email regarding your request for approval. This process could take longer than expected.
  5. All students, including graduating seniors, should request that an official electronic transcript be sent directly to [email protected]. The preferred mode for the official transcript to be sent to JHU is electronic, however we understand that not all colleges and universities offer their official transcripts to be sent via secure email transmission. Therefore, if the institution requires you to provide a US Postal address (for paper transcripts) please use the address provided below: Johns Hopkins University, Office of the Registrar: 3400 N. Charles Street, Garland Hall, Suite 75. Baltimore, MD 21218

Writing Intensive Designation

You may receive up to 6 credits writing intensive designation for courses that have already transferred. You’ll find more details on the guidelines for writing intensive credit, how to request this designation and the link to the request form here: Transfer Courses FAQs


  • To receive credits for AP/IB/GCE, you must submit official score reports to JHU.
  • JHU does accept some AP exam credits, but not all. The best resource for a new student to review on this policy is in the University Catalogue. The External Credit Policies page of the catalogue addresses AP credits. There is a lot of pertinent information on this page so please read it in its entirety to be sure you understand if and how your AP credits can be utilized toward your undergraduate degree.
  • If you enter the university with AP/IB/GCE credits for a specific course and then take an equivalent course offered by the university, your AP/IB/GCE credits are disallowed.