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Ways to Earn Credit

There are numerous ways to earn and transfer college credit. TransferIN can help you understand your options for Indiana colleges and universities.

In Indiana, there are many ways to earn college credits. But each transfer institution may have its own requirements for transferrable credits. Check our databases – before you enroll – to see what you may have already earned. This can save you time and money.

Core Transfer Library (CTL)

Make the most of your hard-earned credits. The CTL consists of 88 courses that are pre-approved for transfer between all Indiana public college and university campuses, in addition to six independent colleges and universities.

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Statewide Transfer General Education Core (STGEC)

With the STGEC, you can earn a block of 30 hours of competency-based general education credit that can transfer to any public college or university in Indiana.

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Transfer Single Articulation Pathways (TSAPs) let you turn your associate degree into a bachelor’s degree.

Transfer Single Articulation Pathways (TSAPs)

Turn your associate degree into a bachelor’s degree. With TSAPs, students from Ivy Tech Community College and Vincennes University can transfer credits from select A.A. and A.S. degrees towards a corresponding bachelor’s degree. Find out how.

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Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

AP enables students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school. By achieving sufficient scores on AP exams, students earn credits that allow them to enroll in upper-level classes upon transfer to colleges and universities. This saves tuition on lower-level classes that can be bypassed.

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Dual Credit

Dual credit is the term given to courses in which high school students have the opportunity to earn both high school and college credits simultaneously. Dual credit courses are taught by high school faculty, adjunct college faculty or college faculty either at the high school, at the college or university, or sometimes through online courses or distance education. Dual credit is offered by both state and independent (private, regionally accredited) colleges and universities. Dual Credit courses can impact college GPAs and financial aid eligibility – so be prepared. Check the database for one-to-one comparison charts.

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Early College

Early College means an academic program consisting of a series of dual credit courses or concurrent enrollment courses, or both, which allow a high school student to earn both a high school diploma and one or more of the following:

  1. an associate degree that has been approved by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE);
  2. up to two years of academic credit toward a baccalaureate degree;
  3. the Statewide Transfer General Education Core (STGEC).

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Military Students

Your service may be rewarded with credits toward a civilian degree. Find out how active-duty military members and veterans can transfer experience and service training into college credits.

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Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

Many students gain college-level skills and knowledge outside the classroom, which can be evaluated for college credit. Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) determines how much credit you can receive, which ultimately saves you time and money.

The best way to do this is often through a College-Level Examination Program (CLEP). Register for testing or browse our database for exams and credit equivalency.

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Academic Program Inventory (API)

Our Academic Program Inventory can help you figure out which programs are offered at the colleges and universities in Indiana. Browse the database for more information.

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