Bachelor of Science in Education
Polices & Procedures
Credit Transfer Policy for Baccalaureate Degrees
Undergraduate students wishing to transfer from other institutions should first call or write the admissions office at IU Northwest for information concerning admission and transfer of credit. Even though credit hours are transferred through the admissions office, they may or may not be applicable to degree programs in the SOE. The SOE determines the acceptance of transferred credit.
Two major concerns underlie this policy: program integrity and fairness. The SOE ensures program integrity through counseling and mentoring by faculty. Fairness is ensured through collaborative planning by the student and his/her faculty mentor.
Credit transfer is administered by the IU Northwest admissions office and the academic advisor of the SOE with the advice of appropriate faculty, including the student's faculty advisor. Formal appeals of decisions and the consideration of requests for exceptions to existing policy are provided for by a standing committee of the faculty of the SOE.
Credit transfers for a course must not be confused with performance criteria for a degree, certificate, or license. Most programs of the SOE require performance criteria that are evidenced by portfolio artifacts. Course completion or credit transfer does not, by itself, constitute meeting performance criteria. While it may be possible to include work done apart from courses taken at IU Northwest within a required portfolio, performance criteria required for degrees, certificates, or licenses awarded by the SOE must be demonstrated after acceptance into the school.
Academic work from a regionally accredited college or university that is certified by the state of Indiana, or a body of similar stature, to offer teacher education and for which a student grade is at or above the level of C, may be transferred for credit but will be transferred for program requirements subject to the following conditions.
- Undergraduate or graduate students who have successfully completed any course at any other Indiana University campus that is part of a program at IU Northwest will receive full credit for that course. Products or performances that are required for any academic objective at IU Northwest must however still be demonstrated. Assistance toward meeting performance criteria at IU Northwest is provided, in part, through enrolling and completing credit courses. A student who has transferred such course credit will be given assistance as may be needed toward meeting performance criteria by being allowed to attend the course at IU Northwest without having to re-enroll or pay tuition for it. Similar arrangements may be possible for other transfer students. These will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- The last 30 credit hours of any undergraduate degree program to be awarded by IU Northwest must be completed after being admitted to the SOE at IU Northwest.
- Acceptance into a degree, certificate, license, or endorsement program must be accompanied with an approved program of studies that has been validated by appropriate faculty and certification advisors within the SOE at IU Northwest.