Credit Transfer Approval
The Office of International Admissions awards IUB course titles and numbers, when possible, for courses on Non-IU programs. Most courses will initially transfer back as undistributed 100-level credit (DEPT-UN 100). You can consult the Credit Transfer Service (CTS) to see if a course has already been evaluated by an IU department.
Have your official transcript sent to International Admissions:
c/o Overseas Study
Ferguson International Center
330 N Eagleson Avenue, Room 100
Bloomington, IN 47405
1. If you had a CTA approved before program participation and there were no changes in your original course schedule, you can assume that your courses will be transferred as agreed when the official transcript arrives at International Admissions. Please note that International Admissions reserves the right to reassess the credit hours if the actual program dates differ from those listed on the program literature (15-16 weeks constitutes a full semester. Note that quarter credits X 2/3 = semester credits.)
- If you need a course from your program to complete requirements such as 300/400 level hours, major/minor, or general education requirements, you will need to have your coursework evaluated by the relevant IU academic department or school.
- If you are in the College of Arts and Sciences or if you are in another school but working on a minor or other credit in the College, contact the advisors in the relevant department(s) to ask about having a course equated. You will need to provide them with course syllabi, reading lists and papers or exams you completed. They will then consider approving a match with courses in your major/minor area at the general 300-400 level*. Advisors should complete the Overseas Study online course approval form authorizing the change from undistributed -UN 100 credit.
- If you are NOT in the College of Arts and Sciences and are not working on a minor or certificate in the College, you will need to contact your advisor in your own school. Once you provide him/her with course syllabi, reading lists and papers or exams you completed, a determination may be made regarding satisfying requirements in your own school.
- For General Education distribution requirements you will need to complete a petition form and submit materials to the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Maxwell Hall 100. This option is only available to students who have previously sought departmental approval through the process outlined above and have been denied.
2) If you did NOT have a CTA approved before you left, you can follow the post-program procedures outlined above (depending on the school in which you currently are enrolled). For courses not addressed by course approval memos, you can assume that if the program is approved by IU you will receive undistributed elective credit for those classes. Undistributed credit can be applied toward graduation and in certain cases can be used to fulfill distributional requirements. It does not automatically count in the major or for 300/400 level requirements.
Please note, if you receive a transcript from your Non-IU study abroad program that is not in English, you will need to get a line-by-line translation of the transcript. Students should direct any questions to International Admissions for further instructions on how to get the transcript translated in order to transfer credit from the study abroad program.
+For General Education distribution requirements you will need to complete a petition form and submit materials to the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Maxwell Hall 100. This option is only available to students who have previously sought departmental approval through the process outlined above and have been denied.