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What is the Credit Articulation and Transfer System

IUPUI's Transfer Credit System is a tool developed for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to provide incoming students who have college-level credit an idea of how their courses will transfer to IUPUI. Please note: awarding transfer credit is the final step in the admissions process, and the CATS does not guarantee how or which credits will transfer to the university.


College Credit by Examination

The AP and IB examination programs give traditional and non-traditional students the opportunity to earn transfer credit. The IUPUI policy has been approved by our academic departments and is limited to the examinations below.

Advanced Placement (AP)

The Advanced Placement (AP) program allows high school students to enroll in college level courses and test their proficiency by taking an exam. Students should request that their scores be sent to IUPUI. The Admissions Center will evaluate the results for transfer credit and mail the student a Credit Transfer Report. Interested students should contact their high school guidance counselor or the College Board for more information. View Advanced Placement Credit.

International Baccalaureate

IUPUI recognizes the rigor of the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. We will grant eight semester hours of credit for higher level exams with scores of 4 or above. View International Baccalaureate Credit.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams test mastery of college-level material acquired in a variety of ways — through general academic instructions, significant independent study or extracurricular work. CLEP exam-takers include adults just entering or returning to school, military service members and traditional college students. View CLEP Credit.

Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Educational Support (DANTES)

The Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Educational Support (DANTES) mission is to support the off-duty, voluntary education programs of the Department of Defense and to conduct special projects and development activities in support of education-related functions of the Department. View DANTES Credit.