Students who plan to transfer credit should work with academic advisors at both institutions to determine the applicability of credit to a specific degree program.
IU East has several degree-to-degree articulation agreements with community college partners including Ivy Tech, Sinclair Community College, Miami University (Middletown & Hamilton campuses), Vincennes University (Jasper campus) as well as course-to-course articulations. Contact Admissions if you're transferring credit from one of these institutions
Transfer Credit Policy
- The acceptance of transfer credit is determined by the educational quality and accreditation of the institution from which the student is transferring and the applicability of credit earned to degree programs offered at Indiana University East to include nature, content and level of credit.
- AP (Advanced Placement), CLEP and DSST Exams are also considered for transfer credit upon receipt of “official” transcripts and qualifying test scores.
- Military credit is also considered upon receipt of an official transcript from the Community College of the Air Force or a Joint Service Transcript (JST).
- Only courses with a grade of C or better are considered for awarding of transfer credit. If courses are not considered transferrable for reasons other than grade, or if the student feels that the equivalent course awarded is not the desired equivalency, that student may appeal the decision by contacting the Transfer Coordinator.
- The student may request that a faculty member review a course description or syllabus to determine whether or not the course in question is transferrable or can be changed per the student’s request. This is the “final” approving authority.
- After a transfer credit evaluation is complete the student’s credits are added to the IU transcripts only. No grades or grade values for transfer credit will be added to the IU transcripts.
- Individual schools and departments at IU determine how transferred credits will apply toward your degree requirements. All credits will be converted to semester hours.
- Courses for which IU does not have an equivalent offering can sometimes be transferred as undistributed (UNDI) or elective credits. The decision as to how these credits will fit into your degree program will be made by the school or division in which you will pursue your degree.
- No more than 64 semester credit hours earned from a 2-year community college may be applied to any Indiana University baccalaureate degree system-wide.
Estimating Transfer Credit
To estimate how your course and test credits will transfer, check out our Credit Explorer tool.
If you've received a grade of C or better in a class at a regionally accredited university, that coursework will usually transfer to IU. The number of credits that count toward your degree will depend on the requirements of the program you enter. Keep in mind that there is not necessarily a one-to-one relationship between courses at your current school and courses at IU. Also, if courses reside in a department that does not exist on your chosen campus, you may not receive credit. Some of your credits may count toward general electives or general education requirements rather than toward your degree.
If you have any questions about your transfer credit, please contact your Transfer Guide. You can email your Transfer Guide at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indiana Core Transfer Library
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education established the Core Transfer Library (CTL) to assist Indiana students who are contemplating transferring from one Indiana public institution to another. It is a list of general education courses and their equivalents at each institution.
Access the Core Transfer Library to view the current list of approved courses and to see new courses as they are approved and added to the list.
Statewide Gen Ed Core (STGEC)
The state of Indiana, in collaboration with state higher education institutions, has defined a set of statewide competencies that form a “core” of 30 credit hours that each public institution has identified with a milestone. If you’ve earned your STGEC from any Indiana public two- or four-year institution, you are eligible to transfer a minimum of 30 credit hours toward your degree. Degree-seeking students who have not completed the STGEC prior to matriculation will be expected to meet all general education requirements on the campus at which they are officially pursuing a degree (their “home campus.”)