Degree Requirements

Transfer Students

Transfers to and from other Indiana University Campuses ("Intercampus Transfer")

Students can transfer easily from one campus of Indiana University to another and continue their studies as degree candidates (Intercampus Transfer). Credits are evaluated on a course-by-course basis, but students generally find that most courses transfer because of the similarity of coursework on the regional campuses.  Intercampus Transfer students from other IU campuses will enter University Division first. Upon meeting the certification requirements noted earlier, they will be certified into the School of Education.

Transferring students should note:

  • Degree requirements differ among the various campuses of Indiana University. 
  • Students who transfer as degree candidates from one campus of Indiana University to another must meet the degree requirements of the degree-granting division of the campus from which they expect to graduate.

Transfers from other Colleges and Universities

Indiana University welcomes students who wish to transfer from other colleges or universities. Students who have completed less than one full year of academic coursework will be considered for admission into the University Division. Note: No more than 60 credit hours earned at accredited community colleges may be applied toward a degree.

Applications for transfer admission to IUB are evaluated on the basis of a number of factors, including the following:

  • A minimum grade point average of 2.00 on a 4.00 scale. A higher GPA may be required for certain majors. In addition, nonresidents of Indiana will be expected to have considerably higher grade point averages for consideration. 
  • A minimum grade point average of 2.00 earned in courses that could apply toward the intended major. 
  • A high school record showing satisfactory entrance units. 
  • Evidence of good standing at the institution last attended.
  • Official transcripts of credits and grades earned in all subjects.

Acceptance of credit from other institutions will be determined by the Office of Admissions. The applicability of credit toward degree requirements in the School of Education will be determined by the faculty. Only credits earned at Indiana University will count toward a student’s cumulative and major grade point averages. Courses from other colleges and universities transfer as credit only if the grade earned was a "C" or higher. For additional information and application deadlines, please refer to the Office of Admissions website.

TSAP (Transfer Single Articulation Pathway)

Transfer students who are admitted to Indiana University Bloomington as Transfer Single Articulation Pathway (TSAP) students from Ivy Tech Community College (ITCC) or Vincennes University (VU) in Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Secondary Biology/Life Science or Secondary Mathematics will have the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science in Education in either Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or Secondary Education, respectively.

Minimum admission requirements for the TSAP in either education program at IU Bloomington:

  1. Official student transcript verifying completion of the TSAP in Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Biology/Life Science or Mathematics and the STGEC at ITCC or VU must be received by the IU Bloomington Office of Admissions prior to July 1. 
  2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at ITCC or VU. 
  3. No grade lower than a C at ITCC or VU. 

Students may be admitted as IUB Education TSAP students for the Fall term only. The deadline for application to the IUB Education TSAP program is June 1. 

Students must also meet all campus requirements for admission to Indiana University Bloomington. Admission to IU is selective, and IU bases its admission decisions on an overall evaluation of applicants' merits, strengths, and weaknesses. An applicant should demonstrate a combination of academic preparation, achievements, abilities, motivation, and maturity that promises success in Indiana University's academic programs. Simply meeting the published minimum requirements for a TSAP program does not guarantee admission to that program.

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