Ways to Earn Credit

Save time and money with these ways to earn college credits

Ways to Earn Credit

With numerous ways to earn college credit, it can be hard to figure out how your credits will transfer. TransferIN can help transfer credits in Indiana.

Indiana provides learners of all types with many ways to earn college credits. Not all schools accept all credits, and sometimes the amount of credits honored varies from school to school. Before you enroll anywhere, be sure to check our databases to get all the information you need so you can maximize your time- and money-saving opportunities.

Core Transfer Library (CTL)

The CTL is a list of 88 courses that are pre-approved for transfer between all Indiana public college and university campuses, which also includes six independent colleges and universities. It also lists the number of credits awarded for each course.

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Statewide Transfer General Education Core (STGEC)

The STGEC consists of 30 hours of competency-based general education credit that will transfer as a credit block to any public college or university.

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

TSAPs allow students from Ivy Tech Community College and Vincennes University to earn an associate degree in a specific area of concentration and transfer those credits to a public four-year institution and earn a related bachelor’s degree.

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Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

If you’re in high school, you have the opportunity to take college-level Advanced Placement (AP) classes to earn high school credit and prepare for AP exams. Sufficient scores on AP exams can save you money by earning you college credit and/or course equivalencies.

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Dual Credit

As a high school student, you also have the opportunity to earn college credit by enrolling in Dual Credit courses. These courses can be taken at your high school or at a college campus and can be taught by high school faculty or college faculty. They enable you to meet the Dual Credit requirements for a Core 40 with Technical Honors or Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma and receive college credit, too. Dual Credit courses and grades do become part of your academic record and can potentially impact your college grade point average (GPA) and financial aid eligibility.

See how your high school courses compare to college courses and how many credits they’re worth by using these one-to-one comparison charts.

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Early College

Early College High School blends high school and college in a rigorous yet supportive program, compressing the time it takes to complete a high school diploma and the first two years of college.

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Military Students

Whether you’re an active-duty, Guard, Reserve, or veteran service member, your military occupational experience and service training may be translated into college credits.

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Academic Program Inventory

Looking to transfer credits and unsure how your credits will transfer to a different institution? Utilize our Academic Program Inventory Database for more information

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