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How to Apply - Transfer Students

Our application process is simple, straightforward, and convenient—and we can help you every step of the way. If you have any questions during the process, please feel to call our office at (574) 520-4839. Click here to download a PDF of this checklist.

Step 1: Complete the Application for Admission & Pay the Application Fee

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Perhaps the easiest way to apply is to complete our online application. If you prefer the pen-and-paper format, you can request one to be mailed by calling 574-520-4839 or by completing the online Transfer Information Request Form.

The non-refundable application fee is $35.  A fee waiver is available to students who qualify.  For details about what qualifies for a fee waiver please contact us directly at 574-520-4839.

If you applied to IU South Bend previously and wish to update your application to a future semester, please complete the Application Update Request before you continue.  The completed form should be returned to the Office of Admissions for review.  Do not complete the application for admission at this time.

If you attended IU South Bend previously as a degree-seeking student, did not earn a degree, and wish to return after time off or attending elsewhere, you will be considered a Returning Student. Do not complete a new application. If you earned your bachelor's degree since attending IU South Bend and wish to earn a second degree, please complete the application for admission.

If you have started coursework at another IU campus and have not earned a bachelor degree or higher, please initiate an Intercampus Transfer request.

Completed applications for the fall semester must be received by August 1 and spring semester by December 15. Applications received after these dates may be deferred to the following semester.

To apply now online, click here.

Step 2: Submit Your Credentials

Official transcripts (high school transcript / GED test scores/high school equivalency diploma and exam scores, and college transcripts) should be sent to the Office of Admissions directly from your high school or college. These can be mailed to:

IU South Bend Office of Admissions
1700 Mishawaka Avenue
PO Box 7111
South Bend, IN 46634

Students transferring in who have not completed an Associate’s degree should submit high school credentials, along with all post-secondary credentials.  SAT or ACT test scores can be waived for students that are over the age of 21 or have more than 12 transferable college credit hours. Please contact the Office of Admissions with questions.

Step 3: Receive Notice of Admission Decision

Most students will be notified about their admission decision by mail within two weeks of receiving a completed application.

For questions about this process, please contact the Office of Admissions directly.