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Transfer Students

Earn an IU Bachelor’s degree at IU Northwest!

We offer transfer students the opportunity to finish a bachelor’s degree on-campus or online depending on the program. We offer more than 100 online courses. If you’ve completed at least 12 semester hours of college course work, you’re eligible to apply as a transfer student. If you have completed less than 12 semester hours, please complete the freshman application.

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Checklist for Transfer Admissions

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.”) At the appropriate time, the home campus at which a student is seeking a degree will assign the STGEC milestone. Coursework taken at another campus or institution will count toward general education requirements or the STGEC based on the home campus’s articulation rules and its general education requirements.

Beginning fall of 2015, completion of an eligible AS or AA degree at Ivy Tech or Vincennes may put you on a Single Articulation Pathway to a BA or BS at IU NORTHWEST Northwest!

You can follow a single articulation pathway from an Indiana community college to a corresponding degree at a four-year institution without a loss of credit hours starting in fall 2015.

Learn more about the Single Articulation Pathways at IU Northwest.

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.

Transfer Student Scholarships

Full Time - $6000 two year award ($3000 per academic year split by term)

Part Time - $3000 two year award ($1500 per academic year split by term)

Criteria: Associate's degree earned at Ivy Tech Community College, with a cumulative 3.0 GPA, with an IUN bachelor’s degree objective. Admitted and registered at IU Northwest by July 1, for fall semester. 6-11 credit hours part time and 12 or more full time.  Additional transfer scholarship interest form required.

Continuing and Second Year Renewal Requirements: 12 or more credit hours per fall and spring term (24 total for year) for full time awards, or 6-11 credit hours per term (12 total for year) for part time awards.  Maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA, and submit written renewal request by July 1.

Full time $6000 two-year award ($3000 per academic year split by term)

Part time $3000 two-year award ($1500 per academic year split by term)

Criteria: Must have completed 26 or more hours at a regionally accredited institution with a 3.5 cumulative GPA and with an IUN bachelor’s degree objective.  Admitted and registered for fall semester at IU Northwest by July 1.  Additional transfer scholarship interest form required.

Continuing and Second Year Renewal Requirements: Must enroll in 12 or more credit hours per term (24 total for the year) for full time awards, or 6-11 credit hours per fall and spring term (12 total for year) for part time awards, maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA, and submit a written renewal request by July 1.

Full time $4000 two-year award ($2000 per academic year split by term)

Part time $2000 two-year award ($1000 per academic year split by term)

Criteria:  Must have completed 26 or more hours at a regionally accredited institution with a 3.0 cumulative GPA and with an IUN bachelor’s degree objective.  Admitted and registered for fall semester at IU Northwest by July 1.  Additional transfer scholarship interest form required.

Continuing and Second Year Renewal Requirements: Must enroll in 12 or more credit hours per term (24 total for the year) for full time awards, or 6-11 credit hours per fall and spring term (12 total for year) for part time awards, maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA, and submit a written renewal request by July 1.

Full-Time - Up to $10,000 two-year award (per academic year based on resident rates)

Criteria:  Associates degree, 3.0 cumulative GPA.  For students interested in pursuing a B.S. in biology, chemistry, geology, computer information systems (CIS), actuarial science or mathematics.  Additional application materials required. For more information and to apply visit the National Science Foundation - Advancing Indiana Math and Science Scholarship webpage.

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