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IU Northwest accepts credit from institutions regionally accredited for college level courses in which the student has received a grade of C or better.

The equivalency of courses is ultimately determined by faculty.  A list of courses that will transfer among all Indiana public college and university campuses can be found at Indiana Core Transfer Library. 

Transfer students must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale to be a degree seeking student. A high school transcript is not required if 26 semester hours of 100 level or above work has been completed at the time of the application.

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  • Transfer students must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale to be a degree seeking student. We pay particular attention to grade trends, your cumulative and most recent term grade point averages (GPA), and the breadth and depth of your previous college program. It’s also important that you have maintained good standing with your previous institution.  Declining grades, grades below C in the most recent term, or a less demanding academic program are often factors that make an application less competitive and can be reasons to deny admission.

  • If you have completed more than 26 semester hours (or 39 quarter hours) of transferable college course work:

    You need to complete and submit the following materials to apply for admission:

    • Submit your official college transcript(s), which your college(s) should send directly to the IU Northwest Office of Admissions.

    If you have completed fewer than 26 semester hours (or 39 quarter hours) of transferable college course work

    You need to submit the following materials to apply for admission:

    • Submit your offical high school and official college transcript(s), which your college(s) should send directly to the IU Northwest Office of Admissions.
    • Your SAT/ACT scores (if necessary) if you are at least 21 years old or have been out of high school three or more years, you do not need to send SAT/ACT scores.
  • 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 Northwest 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” DD214, NGB22 and/or AARTS/SMART transcripts.
    • 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 Office of Admissions.
    • 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.      
  • Credit Transfer Service will help you see how your courses from another college or university transfer.
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