Academic Credit


Q. How much credit can I earn on a JBS program?

Q. Can I mix and match courses from various JBS programs?

Q. Must all three summer JBS program courses be registered for a letter grade (excepting those courses that are designated credit/no credit)?

Q. Do my summer JBS program grades factor into my GPA?

Q. What if I have already taken one of the courses in the summer JBS program - can I repeat it for credit?

Q. How will a JBS program impact the writing of a senior thesis?

How much credit can I earn on a JBS program?

Most summer JBS programs include 12 credits. The fall JBS programs include 16-20 credits. It is best to check the specifics of each program for details. 

Can I mix and match courses from various JBS programs?

Students who enroll in a JBS program must take all of the courses offered within the program. Each JBS program is designed to provide an intensive, theme-based academic experience that combines classroom and experiential learning. Because each JBS program is designed as a complete experience, it is not possible to pick and choose classes from different JBS programs.

Must all three summer JBS program courses be registered for a letter grade (excepting those courses that are designated credit/no credit)?

The normal pass/fail regulations are in effect for the JBS program, and students may elect one course on a pass/fail basis as specified in the regulations.

Do my summer JBS program grades factor into my GPA?

Yes, summer JBS program courses are regular undergraduate courses, and the grades received will automatically count toward a student's GPA like the grades for fall or spring term courses.

What if I have already taken one of the courses in the summer JBS program - can I repeat it for credit?

JBS courses are significantly different than courses taught during the regular semester and are designated with a 'j' in the course number. If you have already taken the course with the same title during the regular semester you can repeat the course as part of the JBS program. If you have already taken the course as part of a different JBS, it will be up to the department and the Registrar to determine if you would be allowed to repeat the course for credit.

How will a JBS program impact the writing of a senior thesis?

Because JBS semesters are intensive academic experiences, we hope that many students will use these experiences as the basis of senior theses.

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