Admission Requirements for Transfer Students

Applicants must have left any previous colleges on good terms (not expelled due to lack of academic progress or disciplinary action), and if requested, must present evidence of withdrawal in good standing from the prior college. If an applicant indicates a suspension or expulsion from another college, a form of explanation must be completed. Applicants who do not meet this standard and wish to appeal may do so through the Office of Admissions.

Entrance into all baccalaureate programs requires at least a 2.0 GPA in lower division courses. Some programs, like the Teacher Education programs, will require at least a 2.75 GPA for program admission.

Admission Requirements for Students with 24 Credit-hours from an Accredited College.

  1. Formal application for admission.
  2. $20 application fee (To pay by credit card)
  3. Copy of most recent college transcript. (Note:  If less than 24 credit-hours, we require a copy of your final high school transcript or GED.)
  4. SAT or ACT Scores for all Health Occupations majors.
    SAT and ACT scores are not required for other majors, however they are used to determine what courses you should take based on your academic preparation.

Credit Transfer
Although unofficial transcripts are accepted for admission, you must have your previous college mail us a copy of your offical transcript before courses will be evaluated for transfer. 

Credit Transfer Policies
Credits toward completion of a degree will be accepted from colleges that are accredited for transfer by a regional accrediting association.

  • VU will evaluate courses in which grades of C- or higher have been earned.
  • If a transfer course is basically the same as a VU course, but the hours differ, VU may accept hours not applied to that course as an undistributed elective.
  • The division dean may authorize waiver of a required course when more than half of the hours of the course are being accepted as undistributed elective transfer hours.
  • In addition to transfer credits, students may earn advanced placement through standardized testing.
  • Transfer students may earn academic credit from CLEP, USAFI, ACT PEP or DANTES courses or tests.
  • Transfer students may earn academic credit for service school courses and military science credits Admission Requirements for Transfer Students

Criteria for Transfer Decisions
The criteria Vincennes University uses when accepting and applying transfer credit include:

  • The similarity of the course content as determined by the academic department most knowledgeable about the technical content.
  • How appropriate the incoming course will be in the student's major. A valid disciplinary course that has no specific Vincennes University course equivalent may be assigned undistributed elective credit in the appropriate department. Undistributed elective may apply to a major as an elective or as a major course requirement. A course may be equivalent to a Vincennes University course but it may not be applicable to the student's major.
  • An on-going assessment of the success of students in subsequent courses that are related to the course being transferred to Vincennes University. This assessment becomes a measure of the quality of the incoming course.
  • Vincennes University complies with guidelines of the Higher Education Transfer Alliance (HETA) with is a voluntary group organized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).