There are many course registrations types that can be applied to a graduate degree other than being registered in a degree program - within limit - such as graduate non-degree courses or undergraduate excess courses not used for the Bachelor's degree. As long as the course appears on the IU transcript, a course credit transfer is not required for students in Purdue graduate programs.
Transferring Credit from an Outside Institution
When a student has taken graduate coursework from another institution where a degree was not awarded (graduate non-degree registration or degree registration without completion of the degree), where the coursework is less than 5 years old, and where the course meets degree requirements, faculty can approve the transfer of those credits. Approved transfer credit is recorded in the student transcript via this fillable form:
This form needs to be used in the following circumstances for Purdue graduate students:
- A course which is approved to be listed on the Purdue Plan of Study, meets all transfer criteria stated in IUPUI and Purdue policy, and where there is not a 5- or more-year gap in graduate study
- A course taken at a Purdue campus either before or during the graduate degree admission to which this transfer credit will apply
- Coursework taken at an international institution which has been approved for study including cooperative agreements with international institutions where the course(s) will appear on the Plan of Study
- Awarded Master's Degree credit (1-30 cr) approved by advisory committee to apply toward a PhD degree (5-year rule does not apply)
See form instructions for more details, but remember that transfer credits are subject to different limits for various degree types, must meet minimum grade requirements for transfer eligibility (B- minimum unless department has a higher standard), and cannot have been used toward an awarded degree for general transfers. Undergraduate Excess credit may be eligible for transfer with letter of attestation from the outside institution that the course(s) did not apply to an awarded degree.
Transfer forms should be submitted via RTS along with the front and back of all pages of the transcript (only one back page need be included). Transfer forms for Purdue graduate students who have not yet submitted a plan of study will be held in RTS until the POS is awaiting Graduate School approval. Transfer credit processing will occur simultaneously with POS approval process.