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Transfer of Credit Completed at the 100 and 200 LevelACA-56


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Policy Statement

Credits earned at regionally accredited “associate’s colleges” (Carnegie Classification) and transferred for IU credit may not be recorded as equivalent to IU course credits at advanced (300/400) levels, or applied to degree requirements normally fulfilled only by advanced level course credits. Typically, lower level coursework at any regionally accredited undergraduate institution (100/200-level or like-numbered courses) cannot transfer as upper level coursework (300/400 level); however, disciplinary faculty or degree-granting departments may—in cases other than that of credit earned at associate’s colleges— use their own judgment in assigning transfer credit.

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Reason for Policy

This policy is intended to ensure that transfer students do not receive Indiana University credit at inappropriate levels.

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Approved by University Faculty Council, March 27, 2001
Revised and approved by University Faculty Council, March 23, 2016

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