Transfer Credit Process

 All official transcripts are to be sent to the following address:

Indiana University Indianapolis
Office of International Affairs
902 W. New York Street, ES 2126
Indianapolis, IN 46202

U.S. University Transfer Credit

We require final official transcripts to perform a transfer credit evaluation for U.S. institutions. Documents must be sent to Office of International Affairs. Make sure documents are sent to address above.

Use the Transfer Rule Catalog to find out how your existing U.S. coursework transfers to IUI.

An email will be sent to you once your credit has been posted to your account

Non-U.S. University Transfer Credit

We are here to help you get credit for qualified, equivalent coursework you've taken. We offer preliminary transfer credit evaluations for admitted students based on unofficial transcripts from institutions outside the U.S. only.

  • Step 1: Preliminary Transfer Credit Evaluation

    • Preliminary transfer credit evaluations are NOT a guarantee of credit because they are based on unofficial documents. Your preliminary evaluation is for your use only and cannot be used to schedule classes, to meet with advisor, or to determine progress toward a degree here at IUI.

    • Your Preliminary Transfer Credit Evaluation lists the courses and how many semester hours may be transferred to IUI.

    • After you are fully admitted, the Preliminary Transfer Credit Evaluation will be sent to you via email attachment within 2-3 weeks.

    Evaluation Example

    Previous Uni. Course Title /


    Previous Credits

    IUPUI Department /

    Course Number

    IUPUI Credits

    Basic Economics

    4 ECON #100A 3


    3 MATH-UN 100 2
    • In order to proceed to the next phase, official documents must be submitted to Office of International Affairs.
  • Step 2: Submit Your Official, Final Transcripts and Supporting Documentation

    • Official final transcripts must arrive in the original, unopened envelope as issued by the originating institution.
    • Course descriptions and syllabus can help with course articulation.
  • Step 3: Official Transfer Credit Evaluation

    • Credit will be posted to your IUI academic record as undistributed or as articulated by IUI faculty.
    • An email will be sent to you once your official credit has been posted to your student account.
  • Step 4: Meet with Your Academic Advisor

    • At orientation, set up a one-on-one meeting with your academic advisor. During this meeting, your academic advisor will advise you on:
      1. How your undistributed credits could possibly be changed into specific IUI courses and count towards your degree requirements.
      2. How to work with departments outside your major to have courses articulated
      3. The classes you register for will depend upon your placement test results and whether or not you can get your transfer credit to count for specific IUI courses.
    • Bring to the meeting:
      1. A copy of your transcripts
      2. Course descriptions as they would appear in a university prospectus or bulletin (mandatory)
      3. Course syllabus (very helpful)
      4. Textbook title(s) and assigned chapters (very helpful)
      5. Table of contents from textbooks (helpful)
      6. The more documentation you can provide to your advisor and the department, the easier it will be to review your previous credits for transfer.
    • Upon review of the information you provide, each department will send the completed Transfer Credit Distribution Form to our office stating whether the course can be distributed. Then we will post the course to your academic record. The evaluation can take several weeks, so start early if you need the IUI course posted before registration.  
    • Courses that do not have IUI equivalents will remain as undistributed credits and can sometimes be used to fulfill degree electives (courses outside your major). Check back with your academic advisor to see if they may be able to fulfill any elective requirements towards your degree.

What Does NOT Transfer

  • English courses from non-native English speaking countries
  • "C-" grade or lower
  • Subjects which are not offered at IUI

Please email with any questions about the transfer credit process.