IU Fort Wayne defines transfer credit as any credit awarded for coursework completed at any college or university outside of the Indiana University system. When you transfer to IU Fort Wayne, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions conducts an initial review of the coursework you completed at any other colleges or universities to determine whether you will receive credit at IU Fort Wayne for that coursework. The school or department in which your major is housed decides how your transfer credit will apply to your degree requirements.
When IU Fort Wayne receives your official transcript from each college or university you’ve attended, your prior coursework is evaluated to determine whether it will transfer to IU Fort Wayne. There are several factors that affect what coursework will transfer.
Accreditation status of the school where you earned the credit
Whether a course is equivalent to an IU or Purdue course
IU Fort Wayne evaluates coursework from other institutions to determine whether there is an equivalent IU or Purdue course. Coursework that is transferable to IU Fort Wayne but does not have an equivalent IU or Purdue course (as determined by an academic department) will be transferred as undistributed credit.
The grade you received for the course
You must receive a grade of C or better in a course to receive credit for it at IU Fort Wayne. No courses with grades of C– or lower will transfer to IU Fort Wayne.
None of your grades from transferred courses will count in your IU Fort Wayne GPA; however, some IU Fort Wayne academic units may consider those grades for admission or other academic purposes.
How long it’s been since you completed the course
Courses that were completed 10 or more years ago (and in some cases more recently) may not be accepted in some programs of study and must be approved by the IU Fort Wayne school and/or department that houses your degree program.
IU Fort Wayne will not award transfer credit for:
Courses in which you received a C– or lower.
Courses and/or credits awarded by another institution for placement examinations or credit by exam, such as Advanced Placement exams or the International Baccalaureate.
Courses taken at nationally accredited institutions.
Life and work experience, unless you plan to earn a degree in general studies.
Remedial, college preparatory, or personal development courses.
You can use the Credit Explorer course equivalency guide to determine how your credits might transfer from your school to IU Fort Wayne.
If you’ve taken a course for which there is no direct equivalent at IUPUI, you may be awarded undistributed credit.
As part of your application for admission, you must have official transcripts sent to IU Fort Wayne from each college or university you’ve attended, including:
Transcripts from any college or university at which you were enrolled but did not complete any classes
Transcripts from any dual-credit courses or college courses completed while you were in high school
You must contact each school and request that your official transcript be sent to IU Fort Wayne. Transcripts should be mailed to:
IU Fort Wayne Processing Center Cavanaugh Hall 147 425 University Boulevard Indianapolis, IN 46202
We also can accept official transcripts sent electronically from colleges and universities. However, we do not accept emailed PDFs of transcripts; your transcript must be electronically generated from an official system.
Electronic transcripts can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. If your school will be sending limited-time credentials that allow us to access their system, be sure to make your request during regular business hours.
If you’re admitted to IU Fort Wayne, you will be able to view your Transfer Credit Report in One.IU about two to three weeks after we notify you of your acceptance. Your Transfer Credit Report will show:
All the courses you’ve taken at other institutions
Whether each course will transfer
If applicable, the equivalent course at IU Fort Wayne for which you will receive credit
The grades you received for coursework taken at other institutions do not transfer to IU Fort Wayne, and they are not included in your GPA unless you are transferring from an IU campus.
If you want to have undistributed credit considered for a direct equivalency to an IU Fort Wayne course, your can ask your academic advisor to initiate a review of the coursework for which you received undistributed credit.
When you meet with your academic advisor, we recommend that you bring syllabi for any courses for which you’ve received undistributed credit. This will help your advisor with the process of determining whether those courses have a direct equivalency to an IU Fort Wayne course.
If you’re transferring to IU Fort Wayne from another IU campus, the credit you earned at that campus automatically will appear on your IU Fort Wayne academic record. It will be reviewed by an IU Fort Wayne academic advisor to apply it toward an IU Fort Wayne degree program.