Student Success and Transitions

Transfer FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions for Transfer Students

1. Can I receive credit for military service?

2. I've attended more than one college and my credits from all the other colleges are posted on my current college transcript. Do I have to send them all to you?

3. I've attended college years ago and I do not want to submit that particular transcript. Is this possible?

4. I had poor academic performance from a college I previously attended and I do not want to submit that particular transcript. Is this possible?

5. I cannot get the college I previously attended to release my official transcript because I owe them money. What are my options?

6. The Admission application asks for my transcript but my grades won't be posted until the end of the semester. What should I do?

7. What if I have credits from a non-accredited institution?

8. How can I find out if a college or university is regionally accredited?

9. How can I find out how my courses will transfer into IPFW prior to applying?

1. Can I receive credit for military service?

Yes, you may receive credit for your military service and you should have your official military transcripts sent to IPFW. For further instruction on how to request your military transcripts, click here.

I2. I've attended more than one college and my credits from all the other colleges are posted on my current college transcript. Do I have to send them all to you?

Yes, you are responsible for requesting that all official transcripts from each college attended are sent to IPFW Admissions Office. Their mailing address is 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd Fort Wayne, IN 46805. Official transcripts must be sent directly from the Registrar's office of the university or college you attended to IPFW.

3. I've attended college years ago and I do not want to submit that particular transcript. Is this possible?

You are required to list every college you have attended, regardless or dates of attendance or academic performance. Failure to identify all institutions you have attended on your admissions application is considered perjury and is cause for denial or dismissal. The Office of Admissions requires official transcripts from every college and university you have attended.

4. I had poor academic performance from a college I previously attended and I do not want to submit that particular transcript. Is this possible?

You are required to list every college you have attended, regardless or dates of attendance or academic performance. Failure to identify all institutions you have attended on your admissions application is considered perjury and is cause for denial or dismissal. The Office of Admissions requires official transcripts from every college and university you have attended.

5. I cannot get the college I previously attended to release my official transcript because I owe them money. What are my options?

The IPFW Office of Admissions requires an official transcript from every college and university you have attended. Failure to identify all institutions you have attended on your admissions application is considered perjury and is cause for denial or dismissal. You may try calling the Dean of Students at your previous institution to see what your options are for getting your official transcript and payment options for the money you owe them.

6. The Admission application asks for my transcript but my grades won't be posted until the end of the semester. What should I do?

Request for your official transcript to be sent immediately. If you meet IPFW's admissions criteria, we will grant you admission pending the receipt of the final official transcript showing your final grades. You will need to request a new transcript to be sent to IPFW once your final grades have been posted.

7. What if I have credits from a non-accredited institution?

The IPFW Office of Admissions still requires that you list them on your admission application and submit official transcripts from the non-accredited institution. IPFW does not evaluate or award credit from non-accredited institutions.

8. How can I find out if a school is regionally accredited?

The U.S. Department of Education maintains a database of accredited post-secondary institutions and programs. To search their database, please click here. A college or university must be regionally accredited* for IPFW to evaluate and award credit. Please be aware that schools that are not regionally accredited will appear in the database and show that they are accredited but not regionally accredited, IPFW will not evaluate or award credit from these schools. If you have further questions, do not make assumptions about a school's accreditation. Please contact Amanda Seilheimer, Transfer Coordinator at transfer@ipfw.edu.

    *Regionally Accrediting Associations include:

          Middle States Association

          New England Association

          North Central Association

          Northwest Association

           Southern Association

           Western Association

9. How can I find out how my courses will transfer into IPFW prior to applying?

If you have transfer credit from a school in the state of Indiana, you can use the Transfer Indiana Website to see how common general education core classes will transfer. Please note that it only lists the common general education core classes and there are many more courses that will transfer to IPFW that are not on the list. If you are interested in an unofficial transfer credit evaluation, please email transfer@ipfw.edu with a copy of your unofficial transcript, full name, date of birth, and the major you plan to pursue at IPFW. Unofficial transcript evaluations typically take 3-5 business days. If you have already applied to IPFW, you will receive an official transcript evaluation upon being admitted.