Transfer Applicants

Everything you need to know (and do) to transfer to IU Bloomington

IU Bloomington is a great place to finish your degree, and the campus welcomes approximately 1,000 transfer students each year.

Students who are enrolled at an accredited, two- or four-year college, including another IU campus, and meet published IU Bloomington eligibility requirements will be guaranteed admission to the IU Bloomington campus. Once admitted, students have the opportunity to pursue and complete the admission requirements for their preferred academic program.

Use the following step-by-step instructions to learn what you need to do before you start your application, when you are ready to apply, and after you have submitted your application.

International applicants should visit the Office of International Services.

Ready to become a Hoosier?

Go straight to the Apply IU Application if you’re ready to apply to IU Bloomington as a transfer student.

After you apply

We’ll let you know if you’ve been accepted four to eight weeks after we receive all your application documents.

About two weeks after we receive your application, you should receive an email containing your university ID number. (If you do not receive an email regarding your university ID number, contact the Office of Admissions.)

Use your university ID number to create your IU computing account, which you need to check the status of your application. You can create your IU email account during this same process. If you have already created a computing account but not an email account, you will need to return to your computing account setup and follow the prompts to create your IU email account.

Please note: This computing account and email account are different than the account you created to apply. Creating an IU email account will allow you to receive important information from the university—it does not commit you to enrolling at IU.

Create your IU computing account and email account

If you have not set up your computing account to check your admission status, you can also use the steps below to take care of this task. If you already have a computing account, you can follow the prompts to create your IU email account. 

  1. Open Create My First IU Account in One.IU.
  2. Read and agree to the Guidelines for Appropriate Usage.
  3. Enroll in the Passphrase Self-Service Reset System. If you forget your passphrase, this tool will let you reset it yourself without having to visit a UITS Support Center location in person.
  4. Save or record your account information in a secure place. You will need this information each time you log in to your IU computing account.
  5. Follow the instructions to set up your IU email account.
  6. Exit. It may take up to 24 hours before you can log in to some services.

What to do if you have forgotten your ID or other information

Please note that if you have previously been enrolled in or participated in a program at any IU campus and were given a 10-digit university ID number and username, you will use the same university ID number and username to access (or set up) your IU computing account.

Now that you’ve created your IU computing account, you’ll be able to check the status of your application and To Do List in One.IU.

You’ll find the To Do List helpful. This list will tell you when our office has received each of your application materials. Please be aware that after your items are received, it may be up to four weeks before you can see this online. Please be patient and check back frequently.

If you receive an email from us asking you to complete your application but you just sent the missing materials, assume that the email was sent before we received your materials or that they have not been processed yet.

To check the status of your application

  1. Go to Application Status in One.IU and click “Start.”
  2. Log in using your IU username and passphrase to see the status of your application to Indiana University.

To find your To Do List

  1. Go to To Do List in One.IU and click “Start.”
  2. Log in using your IU username and passphrase to see your To Do list.

If you have any outstanding items listed, your application will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed. Please send all outstanding To Do List items to our office or contact us if you have questions.

To learn how to make changes to your application, visit the Make a Change to Your Application page. Please note that if you change your intended major, your application for admission will be reviewed again, even if you already received a decision.

Contact us with any questions

If you’d like to cancel your application after you’ve applied, send a message using our contact form. Select "Application" as the topic, then choose "Cancellation" in the drop down menu and put your cancellation request in the comment box.

Cancel your application

If you are admitted, you will be able to access your detailed Transfer Credit Report approximately two to three weeks after admission. This report will list all courses taken at other institutions, indicate whether each course will transfer, and note the equivalent course at IU Bloomington for which you'll receive credit.

To view your Transfer Credit Report:

  1. Log in to One.IU.
  2. Type "transfer credits" into the search box at the top and click on the "Transfer Credits" app box.
  3. Log in using your IU username and passphrase to see how your course work from another college or university transferred to IU.

If you have general questions about transferring credits, please visit the Credit Transfer Service site or contact the Office of Admissions. If you have questions about a specific course equivalency or how your credits may count towards an IU degree, please contact the school or college in which you plan to enroll.

Admitted Students

If you’re admitted to IU Bloomington, you’ll need to reserve your space by indicating your intent to enroll.

Reserve your space

Campus safety and security reports

Indiana University’s annual security reports, which contain policy statements as well as crime and fire statistics for Indiana University campuses, are available online. You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at