Course Planning

This guide is intended to help transfer students determine how credits earned at other institutions may meet requirements for the general education program at Jefferson. Jefferson accepts transfer credit for college-level courses with grades of C or higher from institutions of higher learning. This reference guide does not guarantee admission to the University nor transferability of course work. Students considering transferring to Jefferson should contact a Jefferson admissions counselor for a personalized transfer plan.

Course Equivalencies

Design Students: Please note we cannot approve design courses prior to enrollment in the course; transferable credit for design courses is incumbent upon a portfolio review after a course is taken.  Due to sequencing and timing of course offerings, please note that it may take longer to complete a design degree.  A portfolio review of any completed design course work will be helpful in clarifying degree completion timeframe.

Science Students: Please be sure you are taking courses designed for science majors as there may be different levels of Biology, Chemistry, Physics (etc) offered. Always review coursework with a transfer admissions counselor at Jefferson. Students interested in graduate programs should review criteria for graduate admission. While students may transfer in courses with a C or higher, some graduate programs may require a higher grade in specific courses to gain admission.

Below is information regarding equivalencies for our general education curriculum. Please always consult with a transfer admissions counselor prior to enrolling in a course to ensure transferable credit.


Transfer Institution

WRIT – Written Communication

English Composition I

DBTU – Debating U.S. Issues

U.S. History

ADIV – American Diversity

Intro to Sociology or topics in U.S. sociology
American government or U.S. political science
Psychology (Intro/Abnormal/Women and Psych)
American Literature
Topics in U.S. History (African American, Immigration, Gender/Sexuality).

ETHICS – Ethics

A course in Ethics, Religious Studies, or Philosophy

GDIV – Global Diversity

Language I (except American Sign Language)
World Literature or a non-U.S. Literature course (i.e. British Lit)
World Humanities
World History
Cultural Anthropology
World Religions
Area Studies (Study of a Region)
Non-Western Philosophy

GCIT – Global Citizenship

Language II
Political Science (International Focus)
Economics (Macroeconomics, Economic Development)
International Relations
Global Politics
Human Rights