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1 T RANSFERRING C REDITS TO A U.S. U NIVERSITY Using Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis as a case study

2 Transfer credit evaluation is an Not a science.

3 T HREE TOPICS : University credit system in the U.S. Case study: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Transfer credit evaluation is a three-step processAdvice your students can use

4 T HE C REDIT -H OUR S YSTEM IN THE U.S.

5 One class is three credits. Students spend three hours per week in the classroom, but are expected to spend a significant amount of time studying outside of the classroom.

6 T HE C REDIT -H OUR S YSTEM IN THE U.S. 3 credits per class 5 classes per semester 30 credits per year

7 P HILOSOPHY : A Y EAR IS A Y EAR

8 T HE C REDIT -H OUR S YSTEM IN THE U.S. The Credit Ratio Example: If a student earned 146 credits at previous university in two years, the ratio would be: 60/146 =.41 Each course will be multiplied by.41

9 T RANSFER C REDIT E VALUATION IS A T HREE -S TEP P ROCESS IUPUI AS A CASE STUDY

10 T RANSFER C REDIT EVALUATION IS A THREE - STEP PROCESS : IUPUI AS A C ASE S TUDY Step One: Apply EARLY and be admitted!

11 T RANSFER C REDIT EVALUATION IS A THREE - STEP PROCESS : IUPUI AS A C ASE S TUDY Step Two: The Office of International Affairs (OIA) at IUPUI will complete the initial evaluation of transfer credits

12 T RANSFER C REDIT EVALUATION IS A THREE - STEP PROCESS : IUPUI AS A C ASE S TUDY What Transfers? Accredited 100-Level C grade Articulations What does not transfer? English courses Medical courses We dont offer it

13 T RANSFER C REDIT EVALUATION IS A THREE - STEP PROCESS : IUPUI AS A C ASE S TUDY Be Admitted Initial Evaluation Distribution into specific IUPUI courses

14 T RANSFER C REDIT EVALUATION IS A THREE - STEP PROCESS : IUPUI AS A C ASE S TUDY IUPUI Department IUPUI Course # IUPUI CreditsPrevious Institution Course Title Previous Dept. & Course # Previous Credits ECON#100A3Basic EconomicsEC10034 MATH#100A2Beginning Calculus MA20133

15 T RANSFER C REDIT EVALUATION IS A THREE - STEP PROCESS : IUPUI AS A C ASE S TUDY Be Admitted Initial Evaluation Distribution into specific IUPUI courses

16 T RANSFER C REDIT EVALUATION IS A THREE - STEP PROCESS : IUPUI AS A C ASE S TUDY ECON E201 3 credits, Intro to Macroeconomics ECON #100 3 Credits, Basic Economics Basic Economics ECE 201 3 Credits, Linear Circuit Analysis I ECE #100 2 Credits, Electronic Circuits Electric Circuits MATH #100 Course similar to MATH 261, 4 credits, but not enough credits for equivalency MATH #100 2 Credits, Math II Math II WLAC #100 IUPUI Does not have an equivalent course WLAC #100 3 credits Americas Studies

17 A DVICE YOUR S TUDENTS CAN U SE

18 Gather materials about your university courses Course descriptionsTextbook authors, titles and publishersCourse syllabusAny necessary translations

19 A DVICE YOUR S TUDENTS CAN U SE Come to orientation Limits on years that have passed May or may not need an evaluation from a credentials evaluation company Students always lose some credits, even from U.S. universities

20 A DVICE YOUR S TUDENTS CAN U SE Be prepared to do some leg work Contact academic departmentsTake forms and course descriptions to their officesFollow-upMeet with academic advisor

21 A DVICE YOUR S TUDENTS CAN U SE OfficeLowest GradeEvaluationNumber of Hours Ball State UniversityInternational OfficeFull Evaluation Indiana State UniversityInternational OfficeC Indiana University, BloomingtonOffice of AdmissionsCSemi-Automated Evaluation IUPUIInternational OfficeCTwo-Step Evaluation Up to 15 hours per full- time semester Penn State UniversityCFull Evaluation Stanford UniversityRegistrars OfficeC-Request the Evaluation90 hours University of ColoradoOffice of AdmissionsC-Two-Step Evaluation 36 hours per full-time year University of DenverInternational OfficeC-Two-Step Evaluation92 hours University of MarylandTransfer Credit CenterTwo-Step Evaluation

22 Credit-hour system; 3 hours per class Three Steps at IUPUI You can help your students with advice from this presentation!

23 Jennifer Reed Office of International Affairs Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis jenreed@iupui.edu


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