Transfer of Credit Information
The acceptability of JBC credits for transfer into another college’s program is dependent on a number of factors such as the compatibility of the courses into another program, i.e. accounting to accounting, marketing and management to travel and tourism or business administration. Students wishing to transfer into a program dissimilar to the program pursued at JBC should expect that not all their JBC work is applicable to their new program choice and that all JBC credit will not transfer to the new institution. Examples of dissimilar programs include business administration and education or administrative assistant and music. Some institutions will accept all prior work as transfer credit, but not use it to displace required work in the student’s new program thus not at all reducing their time required to complete the new program.
A graduate’s grades at JBC can also influence the acceptability of work for transfer. A grade point average of 4.0 (A) almost always transfers more easily than a 2.0 GPA. Grades of “D” almost never transfer. Another factor in transfer is the amount of time that has passed since the student earned credits and the point in time he or she wished to receive transfer credit for the work. Course work in computer science completed several years ago is hardly comparable to work in computer science today. Many colleges have a limit on the amount of transfer credit they will accept. Some institutions will not accept transfer credit in a student’s major program of study, i.e. accounting courses cannot transfer into an accounting program. JBC is a regionally accredited institution. It is generally accepted that regional accreditation is the most widely recognized form or accreditation. While the quality of JBC is reflected in its accreditation, it is not a guarantee that any particular institution will accept JBC credits. Accepting credit for transfer is the decision of the receiving institution.
Jamestown Business College has an articulation agreement with Gannon University for its BBA graduates to earn an MBA degree. Details are available in the Dean’s office.