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Transfer Students

Each year we welcome many students who choose to transfer to IU Kokomo from other colleges and universities, or from other campuses of IU. At IU Kokomo, we are happy to work with you to see how your previous college credits will apply to the academic program you wish to pursue on our campus. You can learn more about IU Kokomo and what we have to offer or you can get started today!

How to Transfer to IU Kokomo

If you are interested in transferring to IU Kokomo from an institution outside the IU system, you can apply using our online application or you can print out an Application for Admission (PDF). If you are a previous IU Kokomo student or previous applicant, update your information by filling out the Personal Information Update Form (PDF). In addition to your application and fee, be sure to send us your official transcripts from all previous institutions. To help with requesting your official transcripts, you can send them the Transcript Request Form.

If you are transferring from Ivy Tech Community College, then you will want to review the course articulation agreement. This may not be a complete list as courses are added on a regular basis. Please contact us for additional information on how your courses may transfer to IU Kokomo.

If you are interested in transferring to IU Kokomo from another IU campus, you can submit your transfer request using the online IU Intercampus Transfer Form.

Transfer Credit Policy

Students enrolled in degree programs generally receive transfer credit for any course from an accredited institution that corresponds to one in our curriculum (in content and credit value). After your transfer credit has been evaluated, your Credit Transfer Report (CTR) can be viewed through OneStart. Please be advised, CTRs may take up to 4 weeks to process during peak times throughout the year.

Acceptance of course credits from other higher education institutions is not automatic. An evaluation of previously earned credits is conducted after admission. Criteria considered in reviewing credits include accreditation, course contact hours and content, and course grade. Only courses with a grade of "C: or better will be considered for transfer credit. Courses in which you received a C- or lower are listed on your CTR as nontransferable course work. The maximum number of credit hours allowed from a community or junior college is 64 hours unless otherwise approved in an articulation agreement. IU Kokomo has articulation agreements with Ivy Tech Community College, Vincennes University, and Ancilla College. Visit TransferIN.net for a list of courses that transfer across in-state institutions.

Transfer credit may count toward your degree at IU, but it will not count toward your GPA at IU. You will be awarded the same number of hours for which you received credit at your previous institution. If the school you attended operates on semester hours, these credits will transfer to IU as is. If the school operates on quarter hours, your transferable credits will be multiplied by two-thirds to convert them to semester hours. Credits from schools that operate on unit systems or other types of credit systems will be converted to semester hours. Individual schools and departments at IU determine how transferred credits will apply toward your degree requirements. Courses for which IU does not have an equivalent offering can sometimes be transferred as undistributed (UNDI) credits. The decision as to how UNDI credits will fit into your degree program will be made by the school or division in which you will pursue your degree.

Veterans may earn college credit for educational experiences in the armed services. Submit your certified DD Form 295 and/or DD Form 214, and/or transcript from the Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System (AARTS) with your application. Any additional, relevant military transcripts should also accompany your application.

Ivy Tech Transfer Information

We have a large transfer student population entering the campus from various Ivy Tech Community College campuses each semester. This page is a resource for you to use on your journey to become an IU Kokomo student.

LINK Program

IU Kokomo has a referral program with Ivy Tech Community College called LINK. The program is designed to prepare students who are denied admissions at IU Kokomo to attend the campus after completing set course work at Ivy Tech.

After completion of the basic skills courses required by Ivy Tech Community College, the student must earn a minimum of 15 credit hours (excluding basic skills coursework) of college level work including; English ENGL 111, Mathematics: MATH 111, and two additional General Education courses, totaling at least 6 credit hours selected from the Ivy Tech - IU Kokomo Course Transfer Guide. All course grades are required to be C or above and students are required to attain  an overall cumulative gpa of 2.00 in all Ivy Tech courses. The student is guaranteed admission to IU Kokomo after the program requirements have been met. 

Helping you prepare for and achieve your educational goals is our number one priority.  When you arrive at IU Kokomo, you begin the journey of becoming another of Indiana University's successful alumni.

Other useful resources

An IU Kokomo representative visits surrounding Ivy Tech’s regularly.  You can contact Allison Foust for more details at anfoust@iuk.edu or calling 765-455-9217.

Requirements for Transferring



For transfer students:

Any student who has attended an accredited college or university that meets the below standards.

I.  Credit Hours: 13 or more college level credits

II. Cumulative Grade Point Average: Students must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better. Students with a GPA less than 2.0 or that have been dismissed the last semester at their previous college are required to submit a Petition for Admissions. Contact the Office of Admissions for specific information.

Students must be in good academic standing at their previous institution.

Students dismissed the last semester at their previous institution or who are not in good standing may be required to sit out one semester and then submit a Petition for Admission. Please contact us for specific information.

If you do not meet the above criteria, you may be eligible for conditional admission. Please contact us for more details.

Next Steps

Step-by-Step Guide for Transfer Students

Are you ready to attend IU Kokomo? Start here:

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