You can transfer an unlimited number of college credits to Purdue Fort Wayne, but you need to earn at least 32 credits with us to complete your degree.
Depending on the courses you took, some of your credits may apply to your general studies requirements (see the table below) or directly toward your degree program. Other credits may be used at the discretion of your academic department.
Here’s what you need to know about transfer credits:
- To qualify for transfer credit, you need to earn a grade of C- or higher for the course. For credit to transfer, you need to earn a C- or higher, with no vocational or remedial coursework.
- Credit hours transfer but grades do not.
- If there’s an equivalent Purdue course, the credits transfer fully. You will see that your transferred courses will come to Purdue Fort Wayne as either distributed or undistributed credit. Distributed credit are classes that transfer as an exact course already offered at Purdue Fort Wayne. Undistributed credits are classes that Purdue Fort Wayne does not have an exact match for. Both distributed and undistributed credit may apply towards a degree program.
- If there is no equivalent Purdue course, the credit will transfer as undistributed. You’ll work with your academic department on the details of how to apply those.
Credits for Your General Studies Requirement
Every Purdue Fort Wayne degree program starts with a range of general studies courses. These courses help you develop as an engaged, thinking student. They give you a broad foundation designed to prepare you for the upper-level courses in your major.
The table below lists the Ivy Tech courses that count toward your Purdue Fort Wayne general studies requirements. You may have more credits that will transfer in other ways. Also, keep in mind that the degree requirements for your major may require specific general education courses beyond what is listed below. Be sure to contact our transfer advisors for a personalized review of your transcript.
Category A: Foundational Intellectual Skills
- Written Communication
Category A: Written Communication Ivy Tech Course Purdue Fort Wayne Course Number and Title Category ENGL 111 ENGL 13100 - Elementary Composition A1 ENGL 112 ENGL 23301 - Intermediate Expository Writing A1 ENGL 211 ENGL 23401 - Technical Report Writing A1
- Speaking and Listening
Category A: Speaking and Listening Ivy Tech Course Purdue Fort Wayne Course Number and Title Category COMM 101 COM 11400 - Fundamentals of Speech A2
- Quantitative Reasoning
Category A: Quantitative Reasoning Ivy Tech Course Purdue Fort Wayne Course Number and Title Category MATH 127 MA 10100 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I A3 MATH 123 MA 14000 - Practical Quantitative Reasoning A3 MATH 136 MA 15300 - Algebra and Trigonometry 1 A3 MATH 211 MA 16500 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus I A3 MATH 212 MA 16600 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus II A3 MATH 221 MA 22700 - Calculus for Technology I A3 MATH 201 MA 22900 - Calculus for the Managerial, Social, and Biological Sciences I A3
Category B: Interdisciplinary or Creative Ways of Knowing
- Scientific Ways of Knowing
Category B: Scientific Ways of Knowing Ivy Tech Course Purdue Fort Wayne Course Number and Title Category ASTR 101 ASTR 10000 Solar System B4 BIOL 101 BIOL 10000 - Introduction to Biological World + BIOL 10001 (Lab) B4 CHEM 101 OR CHEM 111 CHM 11100 - General Chemistry B4 CHEM 105 CHM 11500 - General Chemistry B4 GEOL 105 EAPS 10001 - General Geology B4 HLHS 211 FNN 30300 Essentials of Nutrition B4 SCIN 100 GEOG 10700 - Physical Systems of the Environment B4 PHYS 101 PHYS 22000 - General Physics B4 PHYS 220 PHYS 15200 - Mechanics B4
- Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing
Category B: Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing Ivy Tech Course Purdue Fort Wayne Course Number and Title Category ANTH 154 ANTH 10501 - Culture and Society B5 COMM 102 COM 21200 - Interpersonal Communication B5 COMM 201 COM 25000 - Mass Communication & Society B5 ECON 101 ECON 20000 - Fundamentals of Economics B5 ENGL 249 LING 10300 - Introduction to the Study of Language B5 BUSN 208 OLS 25200 - Human Relations In Organizations B5 POLS 101 POL 10300 - Introduction to American Politics B5 POLS 211 POL 10900 - Introduction to International Relations B5 PSYC 101 PSY 12000 - Elementary Psychology B5 PSYC 253 PSY 24000 - Intro Social Psychology B5 PSYC 205 PSY 35000 - Abnormal Psychology B5 PSYC 201 PSY 36900 - Development Across the Lifespan B5 SOCI 111 SOC 16101 - Principles of Sociology B5 SOCI 252 SOC 16300 - Social Problems B5
- Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing
Category B: Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing Ivy Tech Course Purdue Fort Wayne Course Number and Title Category ENGL 220 ENGl 10101 - Western World Masterpieces I B6 ENGL 222 ENGL 25001 - American Literature Before 1865 B6 ENGL 223 ENGL 25100 - American Literature Since 1865 B6 ARTH 110 AD 10101 - Art Appreciation B6 ARTH 101 AD 11100 - History of Art I B6 ARTH 102 AD 11201 - History of Art II B6 HIST 101 HIST 10501 - American History to 1877 B6 HIST 102 HIST 10601 - American History, 1877 to the Present B6 HIST 111 HIST 11300 - Western Civilization to 1500 B6 HIST 112 HIST 11400 - Western Civ Since 1500 B6 HUMA 118 MUSC 10101 - Music for the Listener B6 PHIL 101 PHIL 11000 - Introduction to Philosophy B6 PHIL 102 PHIL 11100 - Ethics B6 HUMA 100 THTR 20100 - Theatre Appreciation B6
- Interdisciplinary or Creative Ways of Knowing
Category B: Interdisciplinary or Creative Ways of Knowing Ivy Tech Course Purdue Fort Wayne Course Number and Title Category BUSN 101 BUS 10001 - Principles of Business Administration B7 ENGL 202 ENGL 10302 - Introductory Creative Writing B7 ARTS 100 AD 10801 - Introduction to Drawing for Nonmajors B7 FREN 101 FREN 11100 - Elementary French I B7 FREN 102 FREN 11200 - Elementary French II B7 PHIL 213 PHIL 15000 - Principles of Logic B7 PSYC 240 PSY 44400 - Human Sexual Behavior B7 SPAN 101 SPAN 11101 - Elementary Spanish I B7 SPAN 102 SPAN 11201 - Elementary Spanish II B7