Countdown to Transfer: Start Planning Early
Use the following steps to guide you to your ultimate goals of transfer and completion. If you’re planning to come to IU NORTHWEST in a shorter amount of time, you will want to consider compressing some of these steps:
Four Semesters before Transferring
Learn about general education and the Statewide General Education Core (STGEC).
Investigate IU NORTHWEST programs that may interest you through advisors and career counselors. IU NORTHWEST campuses offer more than 70 academic programs; call or see an advisor about the best courses that will prepare you for your desired degree.
Discuss whether your program is part of the Single Articulation Pathways (Ivy Tech and Vincennes students only).
As far as possible, determine what your total financial aid eligibility will be over four years, so that you can budget the total amount across all four years of your academic career.
Look for scholarships for which you may be eligible.
Three Semesters before Transferring
Let your originating institution know that you are intending to transfer to IU NORTHWEST.
Make an appointment with an IU NORTHWEST advisor for further information about your program and career choice. Be sure to discuss your progress so far at your present institution.
Make sure that your general education choices align with the expectations of the major that you will pursue at IU NORTHWEST.
Two Semesters before Transferring
Continue discussions with an IU NORTHWEST advisor to ensure that you stay on track with your choice of courses.
Submit an admission and financial aid application with official copies of your transcript(s). Be sure to follow up on any potential scholarship applications as well. IU NORTHWEST has scholarships specifically for transfer students, especially for students who have completed the associate degree.
One Semester before Transferring
If applicable, apply for your associate degree.
Order final, official transcripts and have them sent to IU NORTHWEST.
Attend your transfer student orientation.