For all students who qualify, John Carroll University is standing by to offer automatic admission, no lost credit, and net price matching. 


Undergraduate student application 


Graduate student application


For students with 60 or more earned credits, your pathway to graduation from JCU will be the same (or shorter) than it would have been at Notre Dame. A personalized degree plan, developed in consultation with your JCU advisor, will keep you on track.

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Any Notre Dame College student who presents their NDC ID is eligible to take the shuttle bus between NDC and JCU during normal shuttle operations (M-F 7:30am-10:30pm, Saturday, Sunday 12pm-11pm). Throughout the remainder of the spring semester, we invite you to sign up for a meeting with your admission counselor, take a campus tour, or attend JCU speakers, events, and more. 



To make your transition as seamless as possible, we are offering the following:

  • A streamlined application. It’s free, requires no essay, and can be completed in 10 minutes or less.
  • Guaranteed admission for students in good standing at NDC who are applying to one of our participating programs (listed below).
  • A guarantee that all credit granted or accepted for transfer by Notre Dame College with a grade of C or above will be accepted by John Carroll, including graduate credits.
  • For the 2024-25 school year, JCU will match the out-of-pocket cost you paid at Notre Dame College during the 2023-24 school year, with the exception of any athletic scholarships. As an NCAA Division III institution, we are prohibited from providing athletic scholarships to our student athletes.
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The tables below will help you identify the equivalent programs between NDC and JCU. Programs noted below are included in the teach-out. Students may pursue transfer admission to any JCU program of study, recognizing that programs not included on this list may take longer to complete.


The following undergraduate programs will be part of the teach-out program and admission is guaranteed for NDC students in good standing with 60 or more earned credits. *Good standing means that an undergraduate student has a cumulative GPA of 2.0, is up to date on their student payment plan, and is clear of any conduct concerns.


Review the full list of undergraduate teach-out programs here

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The following graduate programs are available for Notre Dame College students as a part of the teach out arrangement. *Good standing means that a graduate student has a cumulative GPA of 3.0, is up to date on their student payment plan, and is clear of any conduct concerns.


Review the full list of graduate academic programs here




NDC students interested in continuing their education at John Carroll should start the process by completing an abbreviated application for admission. As a part of the application, you will be invited to upload unofficial transcripts as well as your financial aid award. We will review your materials and follow up within two weeks to share your admission offer and JCU plan of study.


Undergraduate students 


Graduate students


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We encourage NDC students to register in advance for a personalized visit


Register here for Graduate Program Info Sessions


While we respect the importance of your remaining time at NDC, we want you to know that you are welcome here, and we are eager to get to know you and for you to get to know us. For the remainder of the 2024 spring semester, your Notre Dame College student ID will get you access to all major JCU campus events, including speakers, athletic events, and student programming.

Additional Information


The John Carroll University Blue Streaks compete at the NCAA Division III level. John Carroll University competes in the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) and with the fall 2025 season will join the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC). See our announcement video here.


JCU Athletics is nationally competitive with top-30 finishes in the LEARFIELD Directors’ Cup in each of the last two years, along with 7 individual national championships, 55 individual All-Americans, and 29 NCAA Championship appearances since 2021.


Our coaches are excited to explore the fit between NDC student athletes and our 24 NCAA Division III program. Student athletes should email the appropriate coach to express interest and complete this recruiting form. Please note that continuing your sport at the NCAA Division III level means athletic aid received at NDC cannot be matched by JCU. 

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