Credit Transfer Service
IU's Credit Transfer Service will show you how courses taken at other colleges and universities would transfer to IU Bloomington. It's automated and easy to use. You'll just need to enter relevant information as requested and you'll receive feedback showing how your credits would transfer to IU. The service is designed for all students - whether you're an incoming student or a current IU student wishing to take an IU equivalent course at another institution.
How to Use the Credit Transfer Service
The Credit Transfer Service allows you to search our transfer credit database in two different ways:
- If you would like to transfer to IU Bloomington from another college or university and you want to see how your credits would transfer, you can search by the school from which you would like to transfer.
- If you are a current IU Bloomington student and you would like to take a course at another institution to transfer back to IU, you can search by the IU course number for which you would like to earn credit.
Once you determine which search you would like to conduct, the Credit Transfer Service will walk you through a few simple steps. You'll ultimately have a "shopping cart of potential equivalencies" that you can print and refer to in the future.
Upon completion of the course, students must request that an official transcript be sent directly to the Office of Admissions, 300 North Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405. If you choose to have your college or university transcript delivered through Parchment or eScrip-SAFE, your transcript will be downloaded by our office upon receipt. If your college or university transcript requires an email address for electronic delivery, please use firstname.lastname@example.org . International students should submit the Request for Review of Undistributed Credit via https://istart.iu.edu for any courses taken at an international institution that are not listed on the Credit Transfer Service. We will evaluate the transcript and will update your permanent record with credit in those courses in which you earned a grade of "C" (2.0/4.0) or better. For any course in which a grade of "C-" or lower is received, no credit will be given. Transfer grades are not recorded in your IU GPA.
Official transcripts must be received by the Office of Admissions in a sealed college/university envelope. Transcripts previously opened will not be accepted for transfer credit.
Begin Your Credit Transfer Search
Use this search if you'd like to transfer credit to IU from a specific college or university. For instance, if you took or will take classes at Indiana State University, you will search by Indiana State University to determine how your course work and credits would transfer to IU Bloomington.
Use this search if you would like to take a course at another institution and receive credit for a specific IU course. For example, if you are a current IU Bloomington student and would like to take W131 over the summer at a college closer to home, you will search by W131 to see where you could take an equivalent course.
Information for Students Studying at Other IU Campuses
This Credit Transfer Service does not show how courses taken at other IU campuses apply toward an IU Bloomington degree. Please contact the school from which you are earning your IU Bloomington degree (for example, the College of Arts and Sciences or the School of Journalism) for more information.
Note: We include the articulations of over 30,000 courses from more than 300 schools. However, not every school in the world or even in the U.S. is in the database, nor is every course available from those schools that are listed in the system. What is there represents the most commonly occurring articulations that we process.
If the school, department, or course you need is not found, and you are a current IU student, you can use the credit transfer agreement form (PDF, 122 KB) to request an individual articulation. The directions for its use are included with the form. You must meet the deadlines published on the form to receive this advanced articulation.
While we strive to provide accurate information, the articulation of courses between schools can change frequently. Accordingly, the information provided in the Office of Admissions' Credit Transfer Service is subject to change.