It is also worth noting that you need fair (640+) credit to get Capital One Journey, but this card also accepts applicants with limited credit (less than 3 years of credit history). The card might be geared for college students, but it isn’t limited to them; this means you don’t need to be a student to qualify for it.
Lastly, although Capital One Journey doesn’t give you the benefit of checking for pre-approval, before submitting an application for this card, you can instead check if you’re pre-approved for a different Capital One card. Pre-approvals generate a soft pull, so there’s no effect on your credit score. If you are pre-approved, you can reasonably expect that you’ll have high odds of approval for Capital One Journey, as most of the cards that allow you to check for pre-approval share similar credit requirements with the Capital One Journey card.
The Capital One Journey credit score requirement is 640 or higher for applicants who have a credit score, though you can also get approved with limited or no credit history. The credit score needed for the Journey Student Rewards from Capital One is on par with the requirements for other major student credit cards.… read full answer
You should note that while your credit score is an important factor, there are plenty of other things that will impact your chances of being approved for the Capital One Journey Card, too. Some other key criteria include your income, existing debt load, number of open accounts, recent credit inquiries, employment status and housing status.
If you excel in other areas, you might be able to get approved with a slightly lower credit score in some cases. But it’s best to wait to apply until you meet the Capital One Journey credit score requirement. You can check your credit score for free on WalletHub.
You can easily check for Capital One pre-approval online. To start, enter your name, date of birth, Social Security number and address. Then, tell Capital One what kind of card you’re looking for and click “See Your Card Offers.” Capital One will then show you which of their cards you seem to be a good fit for, based on a … read full answersoft pull of your credit. The process should take minutes at most, and it won’t affect your credit score.
You may also receive a Capital One pre approval offer by mail. In that case, all you have to do is enter the “Reservation Number” and “Access Code” here to get to the card’s application. The application will be flagged as pre-approved when Capital One reviews it.
If you don’t have an offer yet, don’t worry. Checking online is quick and easy. Just remember that pre-approval doesn’t mean guaranteed approval. It is about as close as you can get, though, considering that most people who are pre-approved get approved when they officially apply.
Here’s how to check for Capital One pre approval online:
Enter your name, date of birth, Social Security number and address.
Select the type of card that appeals to you most: travel rewards, cash back or low interest (or select “not sure”).
Rate your credit level: excellent, average or rebuilding.
Check the box that indicates you know you’re not submitting an actual credit card application.
Click “See Your Card Offers”.
After a few seconds, you should see the Capital One credit cards that you’re pre-approved for, if any. And you’ll be able to apply for one of them right away, if you wish. Capital One offers credit cards to people of all credit levels. So the odds are good that you’ll come away with at least one Capital One pre-approved credit card offer.
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