Credit Transfer Policy for Bachelor's Degrees

The Office of Admission, in conjunction with faculty, evaluates courses submitted for transfer credit according to several factors. These include the previous school's accreditation, the content, level, and age of the course, and whether the credits are appropriate to an Indiana University Southeast degree program. Only courses in which a grade of C or higher is earned will transfer. Transfer credit may count toward meeting the requirements for a degree, but it will not count toward the IU Southeast grade point average. The Office of Admission makes an initial determination regarding the transferability and equivalency of courses submitted for transfer. Individual schools and departments at Indiana University Southeast determine how transferred credits will apply toward degree requirements.

Candidates for a bachelor's degree must earn at least 26 additional credit hours in residence to graduate with an Indiana University degree.

Course equivalencies are maintained in transfer guides, program articulations, historical data, Indiana's Core Transfer Library and IU Southeast also works to ensure students are made aware of how their credits will transfer by advising students at the community college level or pre-transfer level on a regular basis.

Veterans may earn college credit for educational experiences in the armed services. A certified DD Form 295 and/or DD Form 214, and/or transcripts from the Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript Services (AARTS) or Sailor/Marine American Council on Education (SMART) transcript should be submitted with the application materials for consideration.

Credits earned while in high school (dual credit) will be evaluated in the same manner as transfer credit. Students are required to disclose that they have taken such courses on their application and are required to submit official transcripts of all work to the admissions office.

Transfer Single Articulation Pathway (TSAP)

In 2013 the Indiana legislature enacted Senate Enrolled Act 182, which among other things, set the mandate that each state-supported pubic educational institution, in collaboration with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, work together to create and implement a single articulation pathway. These pathways, branded TSAPs across all of Indiana, are a formal partnership between the state's public 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities to give Indiana students opportunity to achieve a Bachelor's degree in the most time and cost efficient manner possible. The TSAP agreements provide guarantees to students graduating from Ivy Tech Community College or Vincennes University with their associate's degrees; that they can complete their bachelor's degree in the same discipline within 60 additional credits or 4 semesters of fulltime, successful enrollment.

Per the statute, the degree programs prioritized for TSAP development must be those in which significant numbers of students first obtain an associate of science or an associate of arts degree with the intent of obtaining a related baccalaureate degree. For more information regarding qulaifying programs visit the Office of Admissions TSAP website.

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