Transferring credit to IU Kokomo

You may be able to transfer previous coursework to IU Kokomo and/or receive credit for experiences you had before attending IU Kokomo.

The Office of Admissions reviews previously completed coursework when you apply. The school or department that houses your major decides how that credit applies to your degree requirements. Up to 64 credit hours from a community college or 90 credit hours from a four-year university can be transferred to IU Kokomo.

Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)

If you have work or volunteer experience, served in the military, or participated in non-credit training, you might be eligible to use those learning experiences to earn college credits. CPL is awarded through a variety of methods. Each school or department at IU Kokomo determines its own process.

How will my credit transfer?

The Credit Explorer tool lets you estimate how your course or test credit will transfer to IU Kokomo.

See how your credit will transfer

Types of credit you can transfer

Achieving certain scores on a standardized test can earn you credit by examination. Scores can sometimes apply for specific courses offered by our campus, or be considered UNDIS (undistributed) credit, depending on the exam and score. Accepted exams include:

Use the Credit Explorer  [Link TBD] to estimate how much credit by exam you may receive.

IU Kokomo accepts transfer credit earned at another regionally-accredited institution in accordance with transfer credit policies. This includes dual enrollment coursework you might have completed during high school. Have the official transcripts sent to the Office of Admissions for evaluation.

Estimate how your credit will transfer.

Advanced College Project Courses (ACP)

ACP courses represent dual credit courses taught at Indiana University. These credits appear directly on your transcript and are applied to your college education. Each course covers the same content, has the same expectations, and gives the same credit as the course taught at the IU campus. 

Veterans of military service may be eligible for academic credit as a result of their military training and experience. Students must provide a Joint Services Transcript to our Office of Admissions for consideration. Military credit, basic training credit, and advanced military training are recognized. The campus utilizes the ACE Military Guide in making credit determinations, with some of the most common coursework being awarded in chemistry, physics, or computer science. Credit is reviewed by academic advisors for application to specific program requirements, so be sure to consult with your advisor to learn how your credit can apply to your degree.

There is typically no cost for this credit to be applied at IU Kokomo.

Students who have successfully completed the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy can receive 12 credit hours toward a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice.

Students will receive credit for the following courses:

  • CJHS J 301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)
  • CJHS J 320 Criminal Investigation (3 cr.)
  • CJHS J 260 Introduction to Law Enforcement (3 cr.)
  • CJHS J XXX Undistributed elective credit in criminal justice (3 cr.)

If a student receives the above credit from their academy work, they cannot repeat the course for additional credit at IU Kokomo. If they have already taken one of the above classes and then complete the academy, they would not receive IU Kokomo credit for the course a second time.  Students must request their transcript directly from the police academy and provide it to our Admissions office for processing. There is typically no cost for this credit to be applied at IU Kokomo. To learn more about the program please visit their website.

Students who wish to earn credit in Spanish can complete the WebCAPE Assessment offered by Emmersion. This test assesses student knowledge of basic communication competency in Spanish. There is no cost to students for taking the exam, and the cost of awarded credit is governed by the Special Credit Processing policy below. Credits can be applied to campus General Education and/or Spanish minor requirements as appropriate.

The MIT program may award transfer students who have passed the national radiography certification exam (ARRT) up to 48 credit hours. Certification by examination such as, but not limited to, the following medical imaging and radiation therapy bodies are included:

  1. American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
  2. American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)
  3. Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB)
  4. American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (ARMRIT)

To obtain this credit, the student petitions the Coordinator for Medical Imaging Technology and the Program Director of Radiologic Sciences for AHLT-R 431 Special Credit by Second Certification. The Coordinator for Medical Imaging Technology requests the student submit verification of their certification by examination from the registration body. Once the scores have been received, the Program Director petitions the Dean of the School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions to begin the process for providing the student with credit for AHLT-R 431 Special Credit by Second Certification. There is a maximum of 6 credit hours that a student would be allotted for this AHLT-R431. Cost of credit is governed by the Special Credit Processing policy below.

Students with an AS or AAS in Visual Communication from Ivy Tech Community College can have a portfolio of work reviewed for up to 9 credits of NMAT program Foundation Tier 1 coursework. Cost of credit based on portfolio review is governed by the Special Credit Processing policy below. See your academic advisor for details.

Cost for special credit processing

the credit is given for credentials or experience (including portfolio review), a flat per-credit-hour rate of $21.50 is assessed with a ceiling of 5 credit hours per class. Therefore, the maximum cost per course is $107.50.

If the credit is given by examination (including foreign language), charges differ based on student circumstance:

  • If within the first two semesters following matriculation, no charge

  • If within the first semester as a new transfer to our campus from a non-IU institution, the hourly rate scheme listed above for special credit applies (up to $107.50 per course)

  • If neither of these applies, the full instructional credit hour rate is charged.


Have official transcripts and test scores sent to:

Indiana University Kokomo
Office of Admissions
Kelley Student Center, RM 230
2300 S. Washington Street
Kokomo, IN 46904

An official high school transcript (this must be mailed in a sealed envelope from the high school or submitted electronically via your high school guidance office). If you earned college credit, submit an official transcript from each college or university (not necessary if you earned IU college credit).