I’m a JWU Student – What Should I Do First?

As a John Wesley University student in good standing—Undergraduate or Graduate—you are automatically eligible to be a Piedmont International University student. No application is necessary and no application fee is needed. You’re already a part of the family. However, you can help us be efficient and up to date by completing a very brief survey to confirm your continuation in your selected program. Of course, if you prefer to change programs, we can assist you with that as well. Just add your preference in the comment box of the survey.

What Happens Next

The following is a timeline of upcoming dates relevant to the merger:



Complete Survey for Intent to Continue at PIU


Student Account Set-Up

After completion of Intent to Continue Survey

Connected with Advisor

After Student Account Set-up

JWU/PIU FA18 Preregistration

March 19

JWU/PIU Spring Formal

April 12

JWU Commencement

May 19

PIU Fall 2018 Move-In Weekend

August 17-20

PIU Student Orientation

August 21

PIU Fall 2018 Semester Classes Begin

August 22

Commitments You Can Count On

  • All JWU programs will be available through PIU during the approved teach-out period.

  • All courses taken at JWU still apply to the JWU programs.

  • All JWU programs will remain the same number of credit hours for the duration of the teach-out, even if PIU has a similar program that is longer. It will not take any more credits to graduate.

  • All PIU degrees are TRACS accredited degrees.

  • If you choose a new program at PIU, maximum transfer will be applied.

Degree Additions Planned for PIU

We believe the following JWU programs fit the mission of PIU and have them added them to the PIU curriculum.  Notification has been presented to the University of North Carolina System of this plan. Programs with an asterisk will be available online.

  • Associate of Arts in Religious Studies

  • Bachelor of Arts in Management and Business Ethics*

  • Master of Business Administration*

Undergraduate Teach-Out Degree Plans

The following undergraduate programs will be considered JWU teach-out programs, which will benefit current JWU students:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Ministry, Counseling Concentration

  • Bachelor of Arts in Ministry, Christian School Education Concentration

  • Bachelor of Arts in Ministry, Family and Youth Ministry Concentration

  • Bachelor of Arts in Ministry, Pastoral Ministry Concentration

  • Bachelor of Arts in Ministry, Intercultural Studies Concentration

  • Bachelor of Arts in Ministry, Worship Arts Concentration

Graduate Degree Teach-out Degree Plans

The following is a list of selected programs currently offered at JWU that PIU will not continue to offer in the future, but that students are encouraged to finish through a complete teach-out program.

  • Master of Theological Studies

  • Doctor of Ministry  (for those completing the degree in 2018-2019)

Contact Information

Dean of Campus & Spiritual Life
Mr. Jeff Clawson

Mr. Jeremy Bontrager

Associate Provost 
Dr. Alexander Granados

Dr. Beth Ashburn