You've worked hard to get where you are, and it's important to have this work counted. Whether you're wanting to see how a course you've taken will count at IUPUI or you want to learn more about testing out of certain courses, we'll help answer your questions.
Your prior experience and coursework matter
What is transfer credit? IUPUI defines transfer credit as any credit awarded for coursework completed outside of the Indiana University system.
Learn how to transfer to IUPUI
We know there's a lot to figure out when you're preparing to transfer to IUPUI. We're here to help. Learn about the transfer process, how credits can transfer, and what resources are here to support you.
Credit for prior learning
Our transfer and adult students come to IUPUI from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, many of which involve college-level learning.
Some schools and programs provide pathways for you to attain college credit for knowledge you have already mastered outside the traditional classroom.
Types of credit assessment include
- test out
- military experience
- transfer credit
Find out if your experiences will count
Explore transfer pathways from Ivy Tech to IUPUI
Through partnership with Ivy Tech Community College, IUPUI has several articulation agreements that help you make a seamless transfer. These agreements outline how credits transfer and let you know what classes to take which semester to stay on track for graduation.
Plus, the Guaranteed Admissions Agreement brings you peace of mind by providing qualified students in specific programs at Ivy Tech guaranteed admission into the related bachelor's degree program at IUPUI. Learn more about about the agreement.
Transfer as a Junior Programs
These programs, also known as Transfer Single Articulation Pathways (TSAP), are for students participating in the Passport Program and transferring from a qualifying Ivy Tech campus. They enable students to transfer to IUPUI with junior status.
Also known as articulation agreements, 2+2 programs outline course requirements at qualifying Ivy Tech campuses and IUPUI to streamline your path to graduation.
Also known as Indiana's Statewide Transfer General Education Core (STGEC), this pathway helps you begin as a sophomore at any Indiana four-year institution.
Please note: Any Ivy tech student completing the STGEC and taking MATH123 may need to take more math classes after transferring, depending on the major you choose.
Is there a limit to how much credit I can transfer?
There are some limits to how much credit can be accepted through transfer. For example, IU policy limits the total number of transfer credits from Associate’s Colleges to no more than 64 credit hours, though some degree programs have further restrictions. The policy also notes that 100- and 200-level courses generally cannot be transferred as 300- or 400-level courses at IUPUI.
Another policy to be aware of is residency requirements. Though these vary by degree program, schools generally require that 30 to 60 credits be completed at IUPUI in order to earn an IUPUI degree. These policies can be found in each school’s bulletin.