University of Southern Indiana

Transfer Students


Best ways to visit USI as a transfer student

USI offers various ways for transfer students to visit and gain the information necessary to smoothly transition to the University.

Your transfer credits yield major benefits at USI. 

Transfer students choose USI for our strong academics, top-notch faculty and career-focused degree programs. USI offers plenty of support before you transfer to ensure that you:

  • Receive maximum transfer credit
  • Choose the degree program that best suits your transfer credits
  • Fulfill all transfer student admission requirements
  • Complete your transfer application correctly

USI accepts transfer credits from multiple sources, including regionally accredited four-year institutions, accredited community colleges, International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests. You may also be eligible to earn transfer credit via credit by exam.

Transfer credits to USI are subject to certain restrictions, including:

  • USI does not grant transfer credit for courses in which a “D” grade was earned.
  • Credits from colleges on the quarter system receive two-thirds of a transfer credit at USI.
  • USI does not grant transfer credit for orientation courses, noncredit and audit courses, remedial courses or courses from programs not offered by USI.

Refer to the Transfer Credit Policy for a complete list of guidelines and restrictions.

For a preliminary evaluation of your transfer credits, use USI's Transfer Evaluation Self-Service (TESS).  Not all transfer credits accepted by USI will count toward a particular degree program. Consult a USI academic advisor before you apply for admission to determine which of your transfer credits will count toward a particular degree.

Transfer credits from community colleges

When applying for transfer admission to the University of Southern Indiana, you must submit:

  • Official college transcripts from all postsecondary institutions you have attended 
  • A high school transcript with graduation date and SAT/ACT scores, if you have completed fewer than 24 semester hours (or 36 quarter hours) of college coursework 

Effective summer 2015, new students are not limited on the number of credits that can transfer to USI from regionally accredited community colleges.  If you're unsure whether your transfer credits come from an accredited institution, contact the Registrar's Office.

USI maintains articulation agreements with several nearby community colleges. Under an articulation agreement, some or all of the credits you earned in an associate degree program may transfer directly into a USI bachelor’s degree program. To find out if your college has an articulation agreement with USI, contact your college transfer office or USI’s transfer office as early as possible. Some restrictions on transfer credit may apply.

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