Transfer Courses

Apply as a visiting student. If you are transferring courses between IU campuses, learn more about the process here. Be sure to indicate Temporary Transfer Status to avoid being charged an application fee.

  • Prior to enrolling: Confirm with a Kelley Advisor to ensure credits will transfer correctly. 
    • Some courses are titled/coded differently, ensure of correct course. 
    • Check course prerequisites. Some courses have different prereqs than what is needed at IU Bloomington.
  • Credits will not count into total semester hours taken during the semester at IU Bloomington. 
  • The credit will automatically transfer and the grade is factored into GPA. You must meet the Kelley Degree course grade minimum to satisfy the requirement. 
  • Additional cost: Check with the IU regional campus for specific costs associated with each course. Contact Financial Aid/Student Central, or your scholarship provider, for further financial questions
  • Enroll in course through One.IU.edu: Drop or Add Classes. Specific questions about another IU campus, their courses, timeline, or your Intercampus Transfer application should be directed to that campus. 
  • After enrolling: Email advisor for confirmed plan of taking the course, to be added to advising notes
  • EX-Petition: If retaking an I-Core prereq, submit this form to have your grade updated within your IU GPA. Read more about how the EX-Petition works.

  • Review the IU Credit Transfer Service (CTS) database to determine if the class will transfer to IU. 
    • Prior to enrolling: Talk to an advisor about which course you plan to take, and at what institution, to ensure accurate degree progress.
    • Be aware of prerequisites. 
  • Credits will not count into total semester hours taken during the semester at IU Bloomington. 
  • The grade is NOT factored into GPA. 
  • Need to get a C or better for the class to count and transfer. 
  • Additional cost: Check with the institution for specific costs associated with each course. 
  • After enrolling: Email advisor for a confirmed plan of taking the course, to be added to advising notes.
  • The credit will NOT automatically transfer; you must initiate the transfer.
  • Once you have a final grade for the course, contact the institution’s Registrar to send sealed, official transcript to IU Admissions:
    • By mail:
      Office of Admissions
      Indiana University Bloomington
      940 E. Seventh Street
      Bloomington, IN 47405
    • By electronic delivery: IUBLRecv@indiana.edu 
  • Once the course is received by IU Admissions, the credits will be applied to your total number of credits.
  • Allow 6–8 weeks for your transfer credit to appear on your transcript. If it takes longer than that, contact IU Admissions to ensure they received your transferred credits. 

  • Residency requirement: You must take at least 6 credit hours of IUB Gen Ed at IU Bloomington.
  • Check the Credit Transfer Service database to search for courses at other universities that will transfer back to IUB.
  • Refer to the IUB General Education Approved Courses website to ensure the course counts for the appropriate IUB Gen Ed credit for the term in which you will enroll in it.
    • Special notes: This site is updated at the start of each summer
    • Course through another IU campus:
      • Ensure the course will count as an IUB Gen Ed. This can be tricky, so use caution!
      • The class at the IU institution should be the exact name and number as the course at IU Bloomington.
  • ​Use the What-if Report to determine if the course will satisfy the requirement. ​​
    Students who choose to take courses outside of IUB to fulfill degree requirements are ultimately responsible for choosing an appropriate course.
  • ​Kelley advisors are limited in their ability to assist with course planning if students choose to enroll at other institutions.

Review the IU Credit Transfer Service Database to determine if the course will transfer to IU Admissions as the course you need.

Students are required to contact the institution of choice regarding enrollment process, cost, if a class is taught online or in-seat, and any other requirements needed. Classes are allowed to be taken online or in-seat, and must be passed with a C or higher to be transferred.

Once a course is completed, immediately send an official transcript to IU Admissions.

By mail:
Office of Admissions
Indiana University Bloomington
940 E. Seventh Street
Bloomington, IN 47405

By electronic delivery: IUBLRecv@indiana.edu

Allow 6–8 weeks for your transfer credit to appear on your transcript. If it takes longer than that, contact IU Admission to ensure they received your transferred credits.

Updated Transfer Course Policy

Students who matriculated to IU Bloomington in fall 2019 and later

KSB Students, regardless of matriculation date

  • Degree requirements that must be taken through IUB Kelley:
    • BUS-BE 375/304 (H)
    • BUS-L 375/376 (H)
    • BUS-J 375
    • Major courses