Office of International Education

Transfer Students in the U.S.

STUDENTS TRANSFERRING FROM COLLEGES OR UNIVERSITIES IN THE US:

Requirements:

  • Any international applicant who has been enrolled in a higher education institution (within or outside the U.S.) and has earned university credits (successfully completed courses or subjects) should apply for admission as a transfer international student.

Completed Common Application:

Proof of English Proficiency:

 
  • Not required for a student whose native language is other than English if the student has completed college-level English composition course (not ESL course) in a US college or university with a grade of “C” or above.
  • Required for a student whose native language is other than English if the student has not completed college-level English composition course (not ESL course) in a US college or university with a grade of “C” or above. Official score reports from one of the following tests must be submitted directly to IPFW from the testing agency:
  • TOEFL  (IPFW School Code: 1336): Minimum score: 79
  • IELTS: Minimum score: Minimum 6.5 Overall Band Score (scanned copy of score report is acceptable)
  • SAT (IPFW School Code: 1336): Minimum score: 25 Reading
  • SAT, prior to 05/2016 (IPFW School Code: 1336): Minimum score: 450 Critical Reading
  • ACT (IPFW School Code: 1217): Minimum score: 20
  • A Level First Language English: Minimum grade “C” or above
  • PTE Academic: Minimum score: 58
  • ELS Language Center: Completion of level 112

Transcripts:

  • Transcripts from College or University may be uploaded through the Common App.

Transcript Evaluation Report:

  • Not required if student is currently enrolled in a college or university in the US
  • Required if student has completed any courses outside of the US
  • Type of transcript evaluation needed for courses completed outside of the US:
  • Transfers with less than 30 transferable university-level credits: High School and University Level Course by Course Report
  • Transfers with more than 30 transferable credits, not counting remedial or ESL courses: University Level Course-by-Course Report

Test Scores (SAT, ACT, etc.):

  • Not required

GPA Requirement:

  • 2.50/4.00 cumulative GPA from all universities attended

Transfer of College/University Credit:

  • Course descriptions are not required for classes completed at a US college or university. Transfer credit evaluations will be completed after student has been admitted and has confirmed enrollment at IPFW.
  • Detailed course descriptions in English are required for transfer of credit from any college or university outside of the US. Transfer credit evaluations will be completed after student has been admitted and has confirmed enrollment at IPFW.

Transfer of IB, AP, A-Level Credits:

Scholarship:

  • Requirements: Completion of 30 credit hours with college level math & English (no ESL)
  •  Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Scholarship Renewal: Up to 3 years. Student must maintain satisfactory academic progress while enrolled