Transfer Students

Important information for transfer students

While the information detailed in the New Students section of this website generally applies to all students, including transfer students, it is very important that you also pay particular attention to the following critical transfer instructions as you prepare for  New Student Orientation (NSO).

New Student Orientation

Transfer students are required to participate in NSO. During NSO, you will learn about the campus and resources and meet with an academic advisor to register for courses.

Initially, there will be a hold preventing you from registering for classes. Once you meet with an advisor, we will remove the hold so you can enroll in courses.

Reserve Your NSO Appointment

Your Transfer Courses and Transcripts

Courses taken through any IU campus will automatically appear on your transcript. It is very important that you have either transcripts or a complete list of every non-IU college-level course you've taken available for review during your advising meeting.

Check to see if all the courses you believe you have credit for (including credit from tests, high school, or transfer courses) are listed on your unofficial transcript. From One.IU search for "iGPS Plan." Log in and click "Check my test, transfer and other credit" link. Check "Transfer Credits" and "Test Credits" tabs.

If you have college credit from other institutions that has not been posted to your transcript, you must order an official transcript to be sent directly from the college or university offering the course(s) to Indiana University's Office of Admissions. (IU will not process credit on the basis of high school transcripts.) Use the Credit Transfer Service to determine if the courses from other institutions will transfer to IUB. The TransferIN site can be helpful in determining how courses will transfer from one IU campus to another.