Transfer Students

FYE is here to help in your transition to IU Bloomington

We’re looking forward to you continuing your education at IU Bloomington. Whether you’re transferring from another IU campus or from any other institution, we’re here to guide you from orientation through your first year in Bloomington in order to make your transition as smooth as possible.

Your New Student Orientation

All undergraduate students are required to attend New Student Orientation (NSO). You’ll participate in NSO with other IU students, but will have advising and resources just for transfer students.

During NSO, you will learn about campus resources, complete important tasks, have an academic advising session, and enroll in courses. Once you’ve made your NSO reservation, you’ll receive more information on important tasks. Watch your email for more information.

Understanding credit transfer

We know one of the biggest concerns transfer students have is understanding how credits will transfer to IU Bloomington. Use the Credit Transfer Service to verify which of your completed courses will transfer to IU Bloomington.

Credit Transfer Service

Academics and advising

Most students enter IU through University Division and work with their expert advisors to explore academic and career options. If you’ve already chosen a major, contact the specific IU school or college for information on advising and admissions.

More academic resources

Organizations and events just for you

Starting with Welcome Week, you’ll find hundreds of events for all new students—including some only for transfer students. Begin with the Transfer Kick-Off event, where you’ll connect with current students on the Transfer Student Welcome Team, other new transfer students, and design your own Welcome Week experience to fit your needs.

Watch your email for events throughout the year, from DeStress Fest to career development opportunities. Plus, connect with Tau Sigma Honor Society, an undergraduate transfer student organization that recognizes high-achieving IU Bloomington transfer students. 

You also have the opportunity to join the Transfer Student Advisory Board to share ideas about your transfer experience with others, create a community for transfer students, and serve in a leadership role on campus.

Every path is the right path. Everything could’ve been anything else and it would have just as much meaning. Go on and study what you are passionate about and don’t forget to have fun.

Sebastian Susanto, Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering | Transferred from Diablo Valley College

For your on- or off-campus housing needs, explore these options and services:

We also encourage you to use our online Resource Guide to learn about dining, parking, academic resources, safety, and so much more. Navigate through it to connect with different offices and find tips to make sure you have a successful transition.