Indiana University-Bloomington Transfers: 2020 Requirements, Dates, GPAs & More

This is the complete guide for transferring to IU. We suggest you read until the end - you can also use the below calculator to estimate your likelihood of being able to transfer to IU.

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at IU or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

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    I get it - transferring colleges can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming. You are not alone. In fact, more than 700,000 students transfer colleges every year.

    At IU, 8.0% of the entire student body are transfer students, so you won’t be alone.

    To read about regular admission requirements for Indiana University-Bloomington, click here

    What are the transfer requirements for IU?

    IU requires a number of completed documents for consideration. The table below summarizes the most important pieces of information:

    Admission Item Required?
    High School Transcript Required of Some
    College Transcript Required of All
    Essay or Personal Statement Required of All
    Interview Not Required
    Standardized Test Scores Required of Some
    Statement of Good Standing from Prior Institution Not Required

    In addition to the above requirements, IU also requires a minimum number of credits completed to apply to be a transfer student.

    IU requires a minimum of 12 credits.

    What are Indiana University-Bloomington’s Transfer Deadlines?

    Many universities accept transfer applications during each semester. For this reason, we break down IU transfer deadline by fall, winter, spring and summer.

    Closing Date Reported Deadline
    Fall Transfer Deadline July 15
    Winter Transfer Deadline
    Spring Transfer Deadline February 1
    Summer Transfer Deadline

    Waiting until the last minute to finalize your application could result in a silly mistake.

    We recommend you complete your application at least 1 week before the required deadline.

    In fact, take a full 2 day break from looking at anything related to your application and then come back to look for errors. I bet you’ll find a few 😉

    When are decision dates for Indiana University-Bloomington transfer applicants?

    If you applied to transfer to IU on or before the reported deadlines then you should have your decision date by the notification dates in the below table.

    Deadline Notification Dates
    Fall Transfer Deadline July 15
    Winter Transfer Deadline
    Spring Transfer Deadline November 1
    Summer Transfer Deadline

    Note this data is current as of 2019 and to the best of our knowledge this hasn’t changed.

    What is Indiana University-Bloomington’s transfer acceptance rate?

    In 2019, IU received 2218 transfer applicants.

    The school accepted 1444 students. Therefore, the transfer acceptance rate for IU is 65.1%.

    This indicates how hard it is to transfer into IU. You can use the free calculator below to predict your chances of getting accepted.

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    Additionally, of the 1444 accepted transfer students, 680 students enrolled - that means the yield was 47.09%.

    IU accepts 66 out of every 100 transfer applicants.

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    What are the Indiana University-Bloomington transfer GPA requirements?

    IU requires a minimum college GPA of 2.5 - this is on a 4.33 point scale.

    In addition, IU requires a minimum high school GPA of 2.3.

    Additional Transfer Info. for IU

    IU has noted the additional policies: Each department and/or school determines how or if transfer credits meet degree requirements. Office of Admission will transfer in all transferable courses but cannot determine how these credits meet degree requirements..

    Will you enjoy transferring to IU?

    There are a lot of reasons to transfer to IU. Maybe your plan has always been to attend community college, and then move to a four year college to save money while completing your degree.

    Maybe you had a bad experience at your first school - don’t worry this is more common than you think.

    Or perhaps you’re drawn to Bloomington...

    Regardless of your reason for transferring, you’re already enrolled at another college or university so you know that the most important element in your college experience is the people and community

    Finding success at IU is dependent on feeling comfortable - will you be able to find a place to find home and grow?

    These are the questions that numbers and data cannot answer, but CampusReel can.

    If you’re considering transferring to IU then I highly recommend that you watch the school’s videos on CampusReel. These are real students with real stories.

    Final Verdict: How to transfer into IU

    Let’s wrap up everything we’ve learned. If you still have questions about transferring, check out the IU website for more info.
    IU accepts 65.1% transfer applicants, which is competitive.

    To have a shot at transferring into IU, you should have a current GPA of at least 3.72 - ideally you’re GPA will be around 3.87. In addition, you will need to submit standardized test scores.

    The below tables show the SAT and ACT breakdown of IU students.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    SAT Math 540 660 600
    SAT Reading 520 630 575
    2018 Total SAT Score 1060 1290 1175
    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    ACT Math 24 30 27
    ACT Reading 23 31 27
    2018 Total ACT Score 47 61 54

    Indiana University-Bloomington’s average SAT score is 1175. To be a competitive applicant for Indiana University-Bloomington your SAT score should come close to the average - for the ACT you should be aiming for the equivalent.

    What are your chances at IU?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at IU or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

    If you’re considering transferring to IU, you may also want to consider the schools:

    Transfering to University of Illinois at Chicago
    Transfering to Illinois State University
    Transfering to Eastern Michigan University
    Transfering to Grand Valley State University
    Transfering to Oakland University