Transfer Existing Credit
There are multiple ways to transfer credit to Purdue Fort Wayne. You can transfer an unlimited number of college credits, but not all earned transfer credit may apply toward your degree program. If you’re currently attending Purdue Fort Wayne, contact your academic advisor with questions about how you can apply transfer credit toward your degree program. If you’re a pretransfer student or still attending high school, send a message to email@example.com for more information about how transfer credit can apply toward your future degree program.
Transfer Credit Guidelines
We will evaluate your official college transcripts upon your admission to the university. Please allow 7-10 business days to process your transfer credits. Here are the guidelines we follow to evaluate transfer credit:
- Transfer credit is course credit represented on an official transcript from a regionally accredited institution.
- Purdue Fort Wayne’s academic departments determine the equivalency to courses based on comparable learning outcomes.
- Only those courses for which you receive a C− or higher will be considered for transfer (not remedial).
- Only the credit transfers to Purdue Fort Wayne, grades do not (unless you attended another Purdue campus).
College Board Advanced Placement Program
Enroll in college-level courses and test your skill by taking advanced placement (AP) courses and exams. If you take AP courses and earn a high enough score on the official AP exam, you may be awarded credit. View the list of exams [PDF] we accept and the minimum scores needed for credit.
College Level Examination Program
Earn credit based on knowledge you’ve already acquired through experience or independent study through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) standardized tests. CLEP exams are available to both high school and college students. Purdue Fort Wayne does not accept all CLEP exams (take a look at a list of accepted exams and the minimum scores needed to earn credit). Current students should contact their academic advisor regarding CLEP exams and how they would fit within their academic program. Any student not yet admitted should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Purdue Fort Wayne Testing Services is a national testing center for CLEP. Learn more about registration, CLEP fees, and test dates.
If you participate in the International Baccalaureate Program (IB), Purdue Fort Wayne will grant credit for higher-level courses with a score of 4 of higher. To be considered for IB credit, please send an official copy of your IB transcripts to our Office of Admissions.
Special Credit for Military Service
You may receive college credit for active-duty military service by submitting a copy of your DD214 or LES—if you are still on active duty—to the Office of Admissions. Credit is not granted for military training programs. Credit is granted according to the length of active service according to the following table:
|Length of Service||Amount of Credit Awarded|
|0–6 months||No credit awarded|
|6–12 months||4 credit hours of military undistributed|
|12+ months||8 credit hours of military undistributed|