Credit Transfers, Exemptions, + Placement Exams

Get credit where credit is due

Want to know if your credits from high school or another campus or university apply at IU Bloomington? We can help. Read the information below, then meet with your academic advisor to make sure the courses you plan to take--or have taken--will count toward your degree requirements at IU Bloomington.

If you’ve taken AP or IB tests in high school, or completed classes at another university, then you may have credits to transfer to IU. This is your guide to exemptions, test credit, and transfer credit.

Once you know the results of your AP, IB, or other tests, or have other transfer credits posted to your IU transcript, please carefully review your class schedule to be sure you don’t repeat a course for which you have already received credit.

Official transcripts may be sent directly from your previous institution to the IU Office of Admissions. The transcript may be delivered electronically or in paper format. If your school requires an email address for electronic delivery, please use IUBLRecv@indiana.edu. If your school provides only paper transcripts, request that an official transcript be sent to the Office of Admissions, Indiana University Bloomington, 940 E Seventh Street, Bloomington, IN 47405-7108.

Learn more about transferring credit

Course permissions

As you begin putting together your schedule, you may find that you need departmental permission to take some classes. This is your guide to class permissions in some of the College’s core disciplines.

If you are seeking permission to enroll in Chemistry (CHEM)-C 117/C127, please complete the online permission request form on the Chemistry department website and see eligibility requirements and course sequences.

Learn about C-117 exemption exams

If you have credit for the prerequisite for ECON-E 201 through test or transfer credit, but that credit is not on your transcript, you will need departmental permission to enroll in ECON-E 202. Send an email to econadvi@indiana.edu with your name, UID number, and the class number for the specific class in which you want to enroll. Attach a screenshot of your unofficial transcript showing that you have the necessary prerequisites completed.

If you have credit for the necessary prerequisites for ECON-E 201 and MATH-M 118 through test or transfer credit, but that credit is not on your transcript, you will need departmental permission to enroll in ECON-E 370. Send an email to econadvi@indiana.edu and include your name, UID number, and the class numbers for both the lecture and recitation in which you want to enroll. Attach a screen shot of your unofficial transcript showing that you have completed the necessary prerequisites for ECON-E 370.

Departmental permission is required to enroll in or waitlist this class. Find out if you are eligible to enroll by visiting the English department’s website. If you are eligible but are unable to enroll or waitlist, submit a request for permission via the Undergraduate Course Permissions Form on the English department’s website.

Departmental permission is required to enroll in or waitlist this course.

Complete the online permission form

If you have tested into 300-level French, complete the web form on the Department of French and Italian's website to request permission from the French and Italian department to enroll. Choose one or two specific classes that fit into your schedule and fill out the online form.

Complete the online permission form

You must obtain permission to enroll in or waitlist courses offered by the Hutton Honors College. Call (812) 855-3555 before attempting to enroll. Be prepared to provide your name, UID number, and the course number of the specific class in which you want to enroll.

If you scored 75 or higher on the Italian exam and would like to take a 300-level course, you may request a personal placement exam with the Director of Italian Language Instruction, Professor Karolina Serafin, kserafin@indiana.edu.

Departmental permission is required to enroll in or waitlist MATH-D 116 or MATH-M 106. Request permission online from the Department of Mathematics. Be prepared to provide your name, UID number, ALEKS Math Placement test score, and the course number of the specific class in which you want to enroll.

View the permission form

Departmental permission is required to enroll in or waitlist HISP-S 100. Call (812) 855-8612 or (812) 855-1157. Be prepared to provide your name, UID number, and the class number of the specific class in which you want to enroll. Enrollment in S100 is restricted to those with less than 2 years of high school Spanish or with the consent of the department.

Departmental permission is required to enroll in any course above or below your placement course. Call (812) 855-8612 with your name, UID number, and the course number of the specific class in which you would like to enroll. You may be required to meet with the Director of Basic Language Instruction for Spanish to obtain permission. You may also be required to enroll in your placement course and attempt to complete it before being allowed to move up or down.