Transfer Students

Welcome, future Hoosiers!

Do you want to join a community of students committed to leading for the greater good? Are you interested in developing skills that will prepare you for a career managing people, policy, projects, or issues that affect the planet? If you said yes, let us help you find your place at SPEA! If you are a high achieving student, you might even qualify to be a direct transfer admission into SPEA, making SPEA your academic home from day one. To be considered for Direct Transfer Admission for the Fall semester, you must notify SPEA by August 1st at meetspea@indiana.edu or 812-855-6774.

Transferring to SPEA

First, apply to IU

Your first step to becoming a SPEA student is to apply to IU Bloomington. As a future SPEA student, be sure to list one of our majors as your intended course of study on your IU application.

Apply to IU  now

Then, have your existing college credits transferred to IU

After beginning your admission process, you may want to know how your previous coursework transfers to IU Bloomington and SPEA specifically. As a transfer student you will receive a credit transfer report upon admission to IU Bloomington. This report lists all courses that transfer and the IU equivalent to those courses, but you can get a preview before you get your official report through the IU Office of Admissions.

Get a credit transfer preview

Make SPEA your academic home from day one ...

as a Direct Transfer Admission student

We offer direct admission to a select group of high-achieving students who know that they want to make SPEA their academic home at IU. High achieving transfer students who are admitted to IU with a SPEA major are reviewed for Direct Transfer Admission to SPEA on a case-by-case basis.

If you are a competitive student for Direct Transfer Admission, you must have the following, depending on how many credit hours you’ve already completed:

If you have completed less than 26 credit hours towards your SPEA degree at another institution, you must:

  • Have completed a course at the transfer institution that meets IUB’s foundations English requirement with a grade of C or better.

 and

  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0 on academic coursework at the transfer institution.

 and

  • Have met SPEA’s Direct Admissions criteria of:
    • At least a 1290 SAT score or a 27 ACT score
    • At least a 3.5 high school GPA

If you  have completed more than 26 credit hours towards your SPEA degree at another institution, you must:

  • Have completed a course at the transfer institution that meets IUB’s foundations English requirement with a grade of C or better.

and

  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0 on academic coursework at the transfer institution.

As a Direct Transfer Admit, you'll bypass our standard admission process and be able to meet with SPEA advisors as soon as you arrive on campus. If you have any questions about direct admission—or if you were not offered direct admission and would like to petition—contact our Undergraduate Recruitment Office at meetspea@indiana.edu or (812) 855-6774.

Remember, the first step is to apply to IU! But, if you've already been admitted to IU and want to learn more about SPEA, come talk to us. We'd love to show you around.

Join SPEA from University Division

The majority of our students come to IU as University Division students and join SPEA after taking one of our introductory courses. We have a dedicated team of academic advisors who can walk you through our admission requirements and our application process. In fact, you're able to sign up for an introductory group information session as soon as you arrive on campus. And, after that, you can start meeting with our advisors one-on-one.