College of Adult and Professional Studies (CAPS)
School of Nursing Division of Post-licensure Programs (SON)

Transfer Guidelines

Transfer credit is granted according to the guidelines listed below for those enrolling in the College of Adult and Professional Studies and the School of Nursing Division of Post-licensure Programs.

  1. Credit is earned on coursework completed at an approved college or university at the same level. An "approved college or university" generally refers to those institutions that are accredited by a regional accrediting body or the Association for Biblical Higher Education.
  2. Courses from non-accredited colleges and universities and from schools/colleges/universities not accredited at the same level (such as proprietary business schools, vocational/technical schools or other single-purpose institutions) may be presented through the evaluation of assessed learning process. A maximum of 40 hours may be accepted through assessed learning and/or ACE credit.
  3. Credits from International Business College and ITT Technical Institute are transferable into the undergraduate programs only through evaluation of each individual course. Students are responsible to supply course syllabi for this evaluation. A maximum of 62 semester hours may be accepted through this process from these two institutions.
  4. IWU accepts official transcripts from the American Council on Education (ACE) located in Washington, D.C. ACE evaluates and provides credit recommendations for educational offerings for a significant number of corporate universities and other extra-institutional learning providers.
  5. Transcripts from foreign institutions are sent to an outside agency for evaluation and determination of transferable credits, degrees and GPA. Students are responsible for the initiation of this evaluation and for any fees incurred during the process. Applications for this service are available to the student through the university.
  6. All credits are accepted as semester credits. Quarter credits are converted to semester credits using the two-thirds conversion ratio.
  7. Coursework must have a grade of "C" or higher and be a 100-level course or higher.
  8. Coursework is applicable to the curriculum you wish to pursue at Indiana Wesleyan University.
  9. Credit hours accepted in transfer are recorded, but quality points and grades are omitted and used only for the purposes of graduating with honors.
  10. A minimum of 40 graded hours must be completed at IWU.
  11. The university registrar is responsible to approve the transferability of all credits.

Transfer Planning Tool is a free online tool that can assist you in determining how courses may transfer between institutions. It also provides an opportunity to review programs, enter coursework and, if applicable, create an evaluation of transfer work toward a desired program. This tool currently uses information from Indiana schools as they have supplied. This is a database in process so there may be courses not listed. However, it is still likely that they would transfer following the guidelines established by IWU. Click here to go to and see how your courses will transfer.

Transfer Course Guide

Below is the Ivy Tech Community College course equivalency guide for students enrolling in IWU's College of Adult and Professional Studies or IWU's School of Nursing Division of Post-licensure Programs undergraduate programs.

Additional Ivy Tech courses are also accepted in transfer provided they meet the stated requirements as identified in the guidelines listed above and also found in the IWU catalog.

College of Adult and Professional Studies (CAPS)
School of Nursing Division of Post-licensure Programs (SON)
Ivy Tech Course Name Credit IWU Title Credit
COMM 102 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication 3 COM 499T* Communication Transfer 3
COMM 101 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3 COM 110 Speech Communication 3
ECON 101 Economics Fundamentals 3 ECO 205 Basic Economics 3
ENGL 111 English Composition 3 ENG 120 English Composition 3
ENGL 202 Creative Writing 3 WRI 235 Creative Writing 3
HIST 101 Survey of American History I 3 HST 211 American Civilization to 1865 3
HIST 102 Survey of American History II 3 HST 212 American Civilization After 1865 3
MATH 111 Intermediate Algebra 3 MAT 499T* Mathematics Transfer 3
MATH 118 Concepts in Mathematics 3 MAT 108 Modern Concepts of Mathematics 3
MATH 121 Geometry-Trigonometry 3 MAT 499T* Mathematics Transfer 3
MATH 135 Finite Math 3 MAT 499T* Mathematics Transfer 3
POLS 101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3 POL 100 American Government 3
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology 3 PSY 150 General Psychology 3
PSYC 201 Lifespan Development 3 PSY 250 Developmental Psychology 3
PSYC 205 Abnormal Psychology 3 PSY 366 Psychology of Abnormal Behavior 3
SOCI 111 Introduction to Sociology 3 SOC 150 Principles of Sociology 3
SOCI 252 Social Problems 3 SOC 152 Social Problems 3

* Undistributed credit

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Last updated: 10/21/2016