When IUPUI receives your official transcript from each college or university you’ve attended, your prior coursework is evaluated to determine whether it will transfer to IUPUI. There are several factors that affect what coursework will transfer.
Accreditation status of the school where you earned the credit
IUPUI is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and awards credit for coursework completed at a college or university that holds accreditation from a regional accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Whether a course is equivalent to an IU or Purdue course
IUPUI evaluates coursework from other institutions to determine whether there is an equivalent IU or Purdue course. Coursework that is transferrable to IUPUI but does not have an equivalent IU or Purdue course (as determined by an academic department) will be transferred as undistributed credit.
The grade you received for the course
You must receive a grade of C or better in a course to receive credit for it at IUPUI. No courses with grades of C– or lower will transfer to IUPUI, unless you are transferring from another Purdue campus and plan to enroll in a Purdue degree program at IUPUI. In that case, all your Purdue coursework will transfer to your IUPUI record, including any courses with grades of D or F.
None of your grades from transferred courses will count in your IUPUI GPA; however, some IUPUI academic units may consider those grades for admission or other academic purposes.
How long it’s been since you completed the course
Courses that were completed 10 or more years ago (and in some cases more recently) may not be accepted in some programs of study and must be approved by the IUPUI school and department that houses your degree program.
IUPUI will not award transfer credit for:
- Courses in which you received a C– or lower, unless you are transferring from another Purdue campus and plan to enroll in a Purdue degree program at IUPUI. In that case, all your Purdue coursework will transfer to your IUPUI record, including any courses with grades of D or F.
- Courses or credits awarded by another institution for placement examinations or credit by exam.
- Courses taken at nationally accredited institutions.
- Life and work experience, unless you plan to earn a degree in general studies.
- Remedial, college preparatory, or personal development courses.
- Graduate courses.