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WGU Indiana's Generous Credit Transfer Policy

WGU Indiana’s curriculum structure is competency-based, allowing you to apply your existing knowledge and skills to your education. If you have taken courses or received a degree from another college or university, you may be wondering, what transfers into a WGU Indiana degree program?

General College Transfer Guidelines

  • For undergraduate programs, a personal evaluation of your college or university transcripts is required to determine whether your credits are relevant to WGU Indiana degree requirements. For more specific guidelines, see the section below.
  • WGU Indiana does not accept transfer credit for those looking to earn a master's degree. You are still required to submit official transcripts verifying the completion of your bachelor’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution.

While our Enrollment Counselors may provide general information about our transfer policies, an individual and official transcript evaluation must be conducted by our Transcript Department before informing you of our decision.

Note: To begin the transcript evaluation process, please complete your online application and submit your application fee payment.

Earned a Degree or Completed Some College Coursework?

If you currently hold an associate or bachelor’s degree, or have simply completed a few college courses, your past education may be applicable to your WGU Indiana studies. Some of your courses may be waived:

  • If you hold an Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS) degree or Associate of Applied Science (AAS) from an institution that is recognized as nationally or regionally accredited by the U.S. Department of Education, you should clear most of the lower-division general education requirements for a bachelor’s degree in Business or Information Technology. For Health Professions and Teachers College programs, a course-by-course evaluation is typically required. See a list of USDE-recognized national and regional accrediting agencies.
  • If you hold an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, a significant portion of your lower-division degree requirements may be filled.
  • If you have completed college courses but have not earned a degree, a course-by-course transcript evaluation may be conducted to determine if your past education may apply to WGU Indiana requirements.

Note: To begin the transcript evaluation process, please complete your online application and submit your application fee payment.

Transferring from a Community College

Whether you are transferring from Ivy Tech or another community college, WGU Indiana maintains generous credit transfer policies in partnership with community colleges throughout the United States.

Click here to learn more.

Sending in Transcripts

Official transcripts should be sent directly from the sending institution to our parent institution, Western Governors University, at the address below. (Your own copy of your transcript is not considered official unless it is sealed.) Please order official transcripts promptly as they can take a few weeks to arrive. Your transcripts should be received by the 1st of the month prior to your intended start date.

ATTN: Transcripts Department
Western Governors University
4001 South 700 East, Suite 300
Salt Lake City, UT 84107-2533

Note: WGU Indiana cannot accept unofficial, unsealed, or student copies of transcripts.

How to request your official transcripts

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For Current WGU Indiana Students and Alumni

Transferring from WGU Indiana

WGU Indiana students who may be interested in transferring to another institution—either before or after completing their studies at WGU Indiana—should keep in mind the following points:

  • All institutions reserve the right to determine their own transfer policies, and not all academic work completed at one institution may transfer to another.
  • Students should check the transfer policies at the institution or institutions they are considering by consulting with the admissions or registrar office at those institution(s).
  • Students who transfer should request that the registrar at WGU, our parent institution, send an official transcript of their WGU Indiana academic work to the institution(s) where they are applying for admission.
  • The WGU Indiana transcript will note subject areas (domains) that were successfully completed. Credit equivalencies for the completed domains will be listed.

Requesting Official WGU Indiana Transcripts

An official WGU Indiana transcript may be ordered in the following ways:

  1. Online - students can access the link to the Parchment WGU storefront by going to the WGU Indiana portal and clicking on the “Request a Transcript” link, which will direct you to the Parchment WGU Storefront. If you do not have access to the WGU Indiana Portal, please visit the WGU Parchment Storefront by clicking on the following link: Online delivery options range from electronic transcript fulfillment, same day express service or mail within 5 business days.
  2. By Mail – by sending a handwritten or typed request to the Student Records Office:
    • The handwritten or typed request must include your name and other names used, the last year attended or graduated, social security number, current mailing address, email, and phone number (so we can contact you if there are any problems in processing the request).
    • The request must be signed and include the name and address of the recipient if the transcript is to be mailed to someone other than you.
    • Make checks or money orders payable to Western Governors University, our parent institution, in the amount of $5 for a processing fee.

You may mail transcript requests with payment to:

ATTN: Transcripts Department
Western Governors University
4001 South 700 East, Suite 300
Salt Lake City, UT 84107-2533

Note: Official transcripts will not be released to anyone whose financial obligations have not been met. Requests received by mail are processed at our lowest priority in the order they are received. Questions regarding transcripts should be directed to

Questions and Answers

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Does WGU Indiana require transcripts of prior college work?

Yes. Transcripts are used by your mentor to help develop your personalized Degree Plan. WGU Indiana requires that official transcripts of previous academic work completed at other colleges or graduate schools be submitted for evaluation.

Do graduate students need to submit transcripts?

Yes. Students applying to a graduate degree program must submit an official transcript verifying receipt of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally or DETC-accredited institution. The Records and Admissions Departments should receive the official transcripts by the 1st of the month prior to the start of your program. Graduate-level program requirements are never cleared through transfer because of prior graduate school study. However, your competencies obtained through prior study will help you accelerate your progress toward your degree.

Who reviews my transcripts? How long does it take?

Your official transcripts will be evaluated by a member of the Transcripts Department. The time it takes to review your transcripts and report which subject areas (domains) are cleared will vary. We will inform you via email when your transcripts arrive, and we endeavor to report transfer decisions through your Enrollment Counselor within two weeks of that date.

What is the deadline for transcript submission?

Because your mentor will use your transcripts to help develop your personalized Degree Plan, it is important we receive official transcripts directly from all the colleges and universities you have previously attended no later than the 1st of the month prior to your intended start date. WGU Indiana will not award transfer credit based upon the work identified by transcripts received after your start date.

Can I submit unofficial copies of transcripts?

If you have questions about your transcripts prior to submission of your official transcripts, you may contact your Enrollment Counselor to discuss the Transfer Evaluation Guidelines for your intended degree program.

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