Transfer Student

Transfer to IU Kokomo

Think it’s time for a change? Considering a transfer? Whatever your reason for thinking about attending a different college, we think you’re going to like Indiana University Kokomo. We’re thrilled to welcome many transfer students to our campus every year and it’s our goal to help you transition seamlessly. We’ll work closely with you to see how your previous college credits – wherever they’re from – will apply to your degree or major. We have over 60 degrees and programs for you to choose from!

If you’re looking for a place where you get to know your peers and professors, this is it. Our average class size is around 20 students. We have tons of student groups and organizations for you to join and get involved. And we believe strongly that students learn best when they have the opportunity for experiential learning outside the classroom. Take a look around. And, if IU Kokomo feels like the right next step for you, we’re here to help!

Watch the Admissions Transfer Video with Audio Description

Description of the video:

The words, “Indiana University Kokomo, Fulfilling the Promise, iuk.edu” fill the screen.

Stephanie Tinkel, Transfer Admissions Counselor, IU Kokomo begins speaking outside: “So you’re a transfer student, you’re probably wondering what’s next. My name is Stephanie and I’m going to share with you everything you need to know.”

The words, “Schedule a Visit with Admissions, Personal Visit Days, Transfer Visit Days, iuk.edu/admissions” appear on the screen as Stephanie continues talking.

Stephanie continues, “First thing’s first, be sure to schedule a visit through the Admissions Office. We have personal visits and transfer visit days. Speak with me, I’m your transfer counselor.”

The words, “Once admitted, schedule an appointment with your academic advisor” appear on the screen.

Stephanie continues, “Once you’re admitted, you’ll want to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor. Your academic advisor will evaluate your coursework and help enroll you for the upcoming semester.”

“Once you’re here, you’ll probably be looking for ways to finance your education. Our Financial Aid office has information on transfer scholarships, Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships, and more! Walk-ins are welcome!”

The words, “Financial Aid Office has information on: transfer scholarships, Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships, and more” appear on the screen.

Stephanie continues, “They’ll also help roadmap your remaining loan availability with number of credits remaining. Don’t forget to fill out your FAFSA, it’s always due April 15. If you’re a veteran, a V.A. representative is also available. Remember, walk-ins are always welcome.”

The words, “A V.A. representative is also available” appear on the screen.

Stephanie continues, “The Career and Accessibility Center is here to support your student success and help prepare you for an amazing career! You can schedule appointments for career counseling and assessment, job shadow or internship placement, résumé and cover letter critique, or mock interviews.”

The words, “Schedule appointments for career counseling and assessment, job shadow and internship placement, resume and cover letter critique, and mock interviews” appear on the screen.

Stephanie continues, “Career fairs, professional development workshops and an online job board are also provided.”

The words, “Also provided: career fairs, professional development workshops, and online job board” appear on the screen. 

Stephanie continues, “The Accessibility Center provides individualized academic support for students with documented disabilities. Their role is to assist in reducing environmental and instructional barriers for our student’s education. For more information about our office, you can check out the link below and visit their website.”

(points or holds hands out for text, www.iuk.edu/career-services.)

The link, “www.iuk.edu/career-services” appears on the screen.

Stephanie continues, “IU Kokomo provides a wide variety of opportunities for our students – from travel, to research, to athletics, to a vibrant student life – there is something for everyone! Stop by and see us soon! We look forward to meeting you!”

The words, “Indiana University Kokomo, Fulfilling the Promise, iuk.edu” appear on the screen.

If you’ve decided IU Kokomo is the place for you, here are your next steps. If you are 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. In addition to your application and fee, be sure to send us your official transcripts from all previous institutions. Please send applications and transcripts to the Office of Admissions either by mail or email: iuadmis@iuk.edu. Contact the Office of Admissions if you have additional questions.

If you are a previous IU Kokomo student update your information by filling out the online application as a returning student. Next, schedule an appointment with the Office of Student Success and Advising at 765-455-9405. If you are interested in transferring to IU Kokomo from another IU campus, you can apply online.

If you meet the two standards below, you are eligible to transfer to IU Kokomo:

  • Credit Hours: 12 or more college-level credits
  • 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 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 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.

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  One.IU. Please be advised, CTRs may take up to four 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 coursework. 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  Credit Transfer Service to see how your credits will transfer to IU Kokomo.

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.

Thinking of transferring from Ivy Tech to IU Kokomo? Every semester, we have a large transfer student population entering the campus from various Ivy Tech Community College campus. Check out the resources below for more information on transferring to IU Kokomo from Ivy Tech:

5 Next Steps for Transferring to IU Kokomo

Ready to dive in and become a student at IU Kokomo? We’re thrilled! Our goal is to make your next steps as easy and seamless as possible.

  • Financial Aid: After you apply to IU Kokomo, you’ll want to apply for Financial Aid. Connect with the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid if you have any questions or concerns. All IU Kokomo scholarships will be award after March 1 and the State of Indiana priority receive date for the FAFSA is March 10. You can also check out our Transfer Scholarships.
  • IU Computing Account: It is super important to get started on setting up your IU computing account. You’ll use this information for a lot of your college career. Get started on setting up your IU computing account here.
  • Academic Advising: It’s always important to work closely with your academic advisor because they understand your educational path inside and out. When you are transferring to IU Kokomo, it becomes even more important! Meet with your academic advisor and they will help you schedule any necessary placement testing to get you started.
  • Transfer Visit Day and Onboarding: One of the best ways to get acclimated to a new campus is to come visit beforehand! We have a special day of transfer onboarding just for you! Join us to get a jumpstart on your college experience at IU Kokomo
  • Incomplete Courses: In order for you to get the most out of your transfer, you’ll want to complete any of your incomplete courses at your current institution and then send us your final transcript(s).

Transferring to IU Kokomo from Another IU Campus?

Do you already have college credit from another IU campus? Looking into transferring to IU Kokomo? You would be considered an intercampus transfer. Intercampus transfer students are attending or have attended another Indiana University campus as a degree-seeking student and now intend to enroll at IU Kokomo. We're happy to work with you to determine how courses from another IU campus may apply to degrees and programs we offer.

  • The minimum requirement to apply for an intercampus transfer is to have been admitted as a degree-seeking undergraduate student at an IU campus.
  • Intercampus transfer applicants are expected to be in good standing with a cumulative IU grade point average of 2.00 or higher. If an applicant has a 2.0-grade point average, may petition for admission.

Note: Other IU campuses may have different admission eligibility standards.


How to Apply

Coming to IU Kokomo for a brief period of time then transfer to another campus? You'll want to apply as an intercampus transfer student! To apply, you’ll want to use this website: IU Intercampus Transfer website. You will want to look for Initiate an Intercampus Transfer to IU Kokomo and fill out the application.