Online Tool Helps students Plan Transfer Credits to Purdue

By: Contributor Last Updated: October 27, 2009

Students interested in transferring to Purdue University can use a new online tool to help them evaluate any credits that might transfer.

"In addition to the transfer credit database that will help prospective students determine if credit from other institutions will transfer to Purdue, this also will help current students evaluate whether a course they want to take at a hometown school during summer break will be accepted," said Karan Bowerman, an assistant director who supervises credit evaluation in the Office of Admissions.

The transfer credit database, as well as information about transferring credit to Purdue, can be found at under the "Applying" header.

In the past, students relied on Purdue credit evaluation staff to provide a report. This new public site allows students to plug in a course name and number from another institution. The database immediately lets the user know if the course will be accepted.

This database also covers classes taken at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis because many of the courses there are offered by Indiana University. The credit evaluation is not applicable to Purdue's Calumet, Fort Wayne and North Central regional campuses courses at those locations are offered by Purdue.