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Office of Admissions

Transfer Students

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Steps to Enrollment  

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.

IU Northwest accepts credit from institutions regionally accredited by the Higher Education Commission 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.
 

1.    Apply for Admission 
We highly recommend that you apply using our secure online application, and paying the $35 nonrefundable application fee with a credit card.

2.    Request transcripts from colleges
Request and submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.  IU credit will not be given at a future date for credit previously earned from a school that is not listed at the time of application. 

3.    Complete FAFSA
Go to the FAFSA website and complete the application.  The FAFSA must be completed and submitted by March 10th to be eligible for Indiana state grants and 21st Century Scholarships. However, if the deadline has passed, it is not too late to complete the FAFSA in order to assess your eligibility for federal grants and loans. The IU Northwest school code is 001815.

4.    Set up technology account after being admitted
Set up your technology account. 

5.    Sign up for placement testing
Click the link above for information regarding placement testing. Students will not be able to register for classes until they have taken the appropriate tests. This may not be required if you have transfer math credit at the 100 level or higher. Please check your Certificate of Admission to see if you are required to complete the tests.

6.    Meet with an academic advisor
Advisor contact information will be given on the Certificate of Admission, unless placement testing is required.

7.    Register for classes
Register for classes via OneStart.

8.    Attend New Student Orientation
Attend New Student Orientation to ensure that you have all of the information you need before you start your semester at IU Northwest. 

1.    Apply for Admission 

We highly recommend that you apply using our secure online application, and paying the $35 nonrefundable application fee with a credit card.

Intercampus Transfers  

If you are a student transferring from another IU campus, please fill out the Intercampus Transfer Application. 

Intercampus transfer students are undergraduates who have attended another Indiana University campus as a degree-seeking student and now intend to enroll at IU Northwest, either visiting for a semester or seeking a degree. For example, many IU students, home for the summer, take classes at IU Northwest that will appear on their IU transcript, no matter which campus they attend during the year. The 25% tuition discount for summer of 2014 will be an added benefit for intercampus transfer students.

Requirements for a temporary or permanent intercampus transfer.

  • Must be or have been a degree-seeking undergraduate student at an IU campus.
  • Be in good standing with a cumulative IU GPA of 2.00 or higher. 

To allow for an easier transition and better course selection, it is advisable to apply as early as possible.

Intercampus transfers are processed through the Registrar’s Office. For more information, contact:

Office of the Registrar
Hawthorn Hall 109
Phone: (219) 980-6815
E-mail: regisnw@iun.edu  

Transfer Credit  
  • IU Northwest accepts credit from regionally accredited institutions for college level courses in which the student has received a grade of C or better.  The initial equivalency of credit is processed by the Office of Admissions, based on the Indiana Core Transfer Library, articulation agreements, or previously determined equivalencies by the faculty.  A student has the right to appeal the initial conversion of credit by contacting the department faculty chair and providing additional proof of equivalency, such as syllabus, course content and textbook information.

    Transfer applicants must request and submit official transcripts from ALL colleges/universities attended. IU Northwest accepts electronic transcripts directly from the institution or through secure transcript agencies such as the National Student Clearinghouse. IU credit will not be given at a future date for credit previously earned from a school that is not listed at the time of application.

    A list of courses that will transfer among  Indiana public college and university campuses can be found at Indiana Core Transfer Library
Transfer Scholarships  

Ivy Tech Community College Transfer Scholarship

One scholarship is offered per year to a current Ivy Tech student who will be completing an associate degree in the spring and intends to earn a bachelor’s degree at IU Northwest. The scholarship covers tuition for the upcoming academic year (fall and spring terms) and is renewable for one additional year, providing the recipient is full time and maintains a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

The selection process and decision is made by Ivy Tech. For more information, contact Natalie Pugh npugh@ivytech.edu

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William and Pamela Lowe Transfer Scholarship

Recipients of this renewable scholarship will be transfer students who have received an A.A. or A.S. degree from another school, in good academic standing as defined as a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. Special consideration will be given to underrepresented populations, including but not limited to financially challenged students, and/or students with diverse cultural experiences. The number of recipients and amount of the award will determined by an IU Northwest scholarship committee.

Other Transfer Scholarship Options   

These transfer scholarships will be awarded based on credentials presented with the application prior to the June 1 deadline. No separate application is required. Students will be notified of the award by the Office of Admission, with a necessary acceptance process included. These scholarships are effective fall, 2012 and are limited in number.
Transfer Scholarship Options PDF

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at admit@iun.edu