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Transfer Credit and Articulation

Visit the Admissions Web site and the IPFW Bulletin to view the transfer credits policies.

IPFW is a participating member in the Statewide Transfer and Articulation Committee (STAC) and has established transfer credit opportunities for courses that are “commonly offered” throughout the State of Indiana. These course transfer equivalencies are listed at Transfer IN.net

Articulation Agreements

IPFW has approved articulation agreements with several universities for articulation of program graduates in numerous areas. These agreements are listed below:

Articulation agreements with Ivy Tech Community College:

  • A.A. in General Studies to B.G.S.
  • A.A. in Liberal Arts, English concentration to B.A., English major
  • A.A. in Liberal Arts, French concentration to B.A., French major
  • A.A. in Liberal Arts, History concentration to B.A., History major
  • A.A. in Liberal Arts-Life and Physical Sciences concentration to B.S. in Biology
  • A.A. in Liberal Arts-Mathematics concentration to B.S., Mathematics major
  • A.A. in Liberal Arts-Philosophy concentration to B.A., Philosophy major
  • A.A. in Liberal Arts-Psychology concentration to B.A., Psychology major
  • A.A. in Liberal Arts-Spanish concentration to B.A., Spanish major
  • A.A. in Liberal Arts-Various concentrations to B.G.S.
  • A.S. in Business to B.S. in Business
  • A.S. in Criminal Justice to B.S. in Public Affairs, Criminal Justice major
  • A.S. in Design Technology, Computer Graphics Concentration to B.F.A. in Visual Communication and Design, Computer Art/Design
  • A.S. in Design Technology, Computer Graphics Concentration to B.F.A. in Visual Communication and Design, Graphic Design
  • A.S. in Design Technology, Computer Graphics Concentration to B.F.A. in Visual Communication and Design, Photography
  • A.S. in Elementary Education to B.S.Ed., Elementary Education major
  • A.S. in General Studies to B.G.S.
  • A.S. in Human Services to B.S., Human Services major
  • A.S. in Interior Design to B.S., Interior Design major
  • A.S. in Library Science to B.G.S.
  • A.S. in Nursing to B.S., Nursing major
  • A.S. in Paralegal Studies to B.S., Organizational Leadership and Supervision major

Articulation agreements with Vincennes University

  • A.A. in Behavioral Sciences-Psychology option to B.A., Psychology major
  • A.A. in Liberal Arts- English concentration to B.A., English major
  • A.A. in Liberal Arts-French concentration to B.A., French major
  • A.A. in Liberal Arts-German concentration to B.A., German major
  • A.A. in Liberal Arts-Philosophy concentration to B.A., Philosophy major
  • A.A. in Liberal Arts-Spanish concentration to B.A., Spanish major
  • A.S. in Business to Bachelor of Science in Business
  • A.S. in Computer Programming Technology to B.S., Information Systems major
  • A.S. in Elementary Education to B.S. in Education, Elementary Education major
  • A.S. in Life and Physical Science-Biology option to B.S., Biology major

Articulation agreement with Indiana University South Bend (IUSB)

B.S. with a major in Physics program to B.S.E.E. or B.S.M..E.

IUSB students who satisfactorily complete three years of study in physics may transfer credit to IPFW in either electrical engineering or mechanical engineering.Students who complete the engineering program at IPFW may transfer this credit back to IUSB to serve as the remainder of the requirements for graduation from the IUSB physics program.

Consortium Agreements

Graduate nursing programs at IPFW, Purdue University Calumet (PUC), and Purdue University West Lafayette (PUWL) have established a consortium that allows students at all three sites to complete master’s programs in nursing in various specialty areas. Additional information is available from the Department of Nursing at IPFW.

Indiana University South Bend (IUSB) offers the Master of Science in Education with a major in special education and a concentration in Intense Intervention. IPFW provides some support courses and services for the IUSB program. Additional information is available from the Department of Professional Studies in the College of Education and Public Policy.

Contracts for Programs

IPFW has a contract with Parkview Hospital which provides that students who complete the B.S. with a major in Biology (124 credit program) may seek admission to the Parkview Medical Technology program. Students who complete the Parkview program (32 credits), meet requirements for satisfactory academic performance, and maintain current registration at IPFW may seek departmental credit from the Department of Biology for the courses in the Parkview program. Completion of these credits qualifies the student to be awarded the B.S. with a major in Medical Technology from IPFW.

IPFW’s former contract with the Fort Wayne School of Radiography, and then with Parkview Hospital, to offer the clinical portion of the A.S. in Radiography ended in May, 2010. As of June 2010, the program is offered as a regular university program by IPFW, with Parkview Hospital serving as one of the clinical sites for the program.

IPFW Transfer Programs

IPFW offers transfer programs in areas in which the degree will be completed at another Indiana University or Purdue University campus. These programs include

  • Agriculture and Forestry programs at Purdue University West Lafayette
  • Allied Health Programs at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Pre-veterinary Science programs at Purdue University West Lafayette
  • Pre-pharmacy programs at Purdue University West Lafayette

Information about these programs is available in the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Students can also complete the initial parts of many other programs at IPFW and transfer these credits to another campus of IU or Purdue. Additional information is available from academic advisors.

Other programs offered at IPFW

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) offers the Master of Social Work at IPFW. IPFW serves only as a host site for the program. Additional information is available from the Social Work site coordinator in the College of Health and Human Services.

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