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.
FYE is here to help in your transition to IU Bloomington
Your New Student Orientation
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.
Organizations and events just for you
Starting with Welcome Week, you’ll find events for all new students—including some only for transfer students. Begin with the Transfer Student Welcome 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
The Hoosier Link path to IU
Hoosier Link is a guaranteed transfer admission program in cooperative partnership between Indiana University Bloomington and Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington. Students who participate in the Hoosier Link program benefit from the unique opportunity to strengthen their academic, personal, and social skills, while earning transferable credits at Ivy Tech. Eligible students are identified and recommended to the program through the IU Office of Admissions and Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington.
These campus resources are dedicated to helping students find the support and community they need to succeed:
For your on- or off-campus housing needs, explore these options and services:
- The RPS website for on-campus housing information and deadlines
- IU Student Legal Services for advice and representation in landlord-tenant matters (they’ll even help review leases)
- City of Bloomington Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND)
- The Housing Fair hosted each October by the IDS
- Tips for living off campus
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.