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Official Transcript

Official IU Transcript

The official IU transcript includes the following information:

  • Student name and address
  • Student identification number
  • A list of all courses the student has taken at any IU campus, including through IU independent study
  • All credit and grades the student was awarded
  • A list of all courses the student took at other universities that were accepted for transfer credit (without grades displayed)
  • Any special credit awarded by IU
  • Any IU degree earned, along with the degree date
  • Semester and cumulative grade point averages

If a student attended for undergraduate and graduate work, all courses will appear on the transcript, with separate grade point averages for undergraduate and graduate courses.

Record Format

The Official Transcript standard format lists course history, grades and GPA information in chronological order sorted by the student's academic level.

The Student Program GPA is calculated according to the rules determined by the student's academic program at the time of printing. This GPA is subject to change whenever the student changes programs. The cumulative Student Program GPA statistics are reflected at the end of each student career level and are based on the student's last active primary program at that level.

Transfer, test, and special credit

Courses accepted in transfer from other institutions are listed under a Transfer Credit heading. Generally, a grade of "T" (transfer grade) is assigned and the course numbers, titles, and credit hours assigned reflect IUPUI equivalents. Transfer hours with a grade of "T" are not reflected in the cumulative grade averages, however the hours are included in the "Hrs Earned" field.

Exceptions to the general transfer credit policies apply to students transferring from a Purdue campus into a Purdue-mission program at IUPUI. This course work is displayed with course hours and grades and, in addition, this work will be included in the Student Program GPA statistics.

A course suitable for credit which does not parallel an IUPUI course may be designated by a course subject followed by "-UN" (undistributed credit) and a number indicating an equivalent IUPUI course (class) level. For example, HIST-UN 200 represents a 200 (sophomore) level History course. Applicability of accepted transfer credit toward a particular degree is determined by the school or division offering the degree program.

Credit awarded as a result of placement tests, credit by examination, or successful completion of a higher level course may be reflected as Special Credit with a transcript note or may appear as separately designated "Test or Special Credit." The total number of transfer and test hours on the record appears in a separate Transfer/Test Hours Passed category in the Student Program Summary.

Course Numbering (1950 to present)

Undergraduate Courses

Lower Division 100 through 299
Freshman 100 through 199
Sophomore 200 through 299
Upper Division 300 through 499
Junior 300 through 399
Senior 400 through 499
Graduate Courses
Graduate Division 500 through 999

Credit hours for courses numbered 000 through 099 do not apply to the total hours required for an Indiana University degree. However, enrollment in and satisfactory completion of such courses may be required for completion of a degree program.

Purdue Course Numbering

The numbering system designates the level of the course with 00100-09900 pre-college, remedial, deficiency and non-degree courses; 10000-29999 lower division; 30000-49999 upper division; 50000-59999 graduate courses open to upper-division undergraduates; 60000-69999 graduate courses and 80000-89999 professional courses.

Note:  Prior to Fall 2008, three-digit course numbers were used, (e.g. ENGR 195).  As of Fall 2008, five-digit course numbers were implemented, (e.g. ENGR 19500).

Indiana College Core Milestone

As of Fall 2013, the General Assembly of the State of Indiana charged each state educational institution, in collaboration with the commission for higher education, with establishing statewide standards for use by all state educational institutions to document an individual’s completion of the statewide transfer general education core. The statewide transfer general education core must be based upon a set of core competencies, translated into at least thirty (30) semester credit hours in areas agreed upon by the state educational institutions. An individual who has satisfactorily completed the statewide transfer general education core at a state educational institution, as indicated on the individual’s official transcript, may not be required to complete additional courses in the statewide transfer general education core at the state educational institution to which the individual transfers, regardless of whether the individual has received an associate degree or the delivery method of the statewide transfer general education core the individual completed.

At Indiana University the official transcript will carry the designation, "Indiana College Core - <campus of completion>; Milestone Status: Completed" when the student has completed the statewide transfer general education core at one of IU’s campuses. If the core work was completed prior to May 2021, the designation will read "Indiana STGEC - <campus of completion>; Milestone Status: Completed".

For more information about the Indiana Statewide Transfer General Education Core, please visit the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.