Ivy Tech Transfers

The IU School of Social Work accepts many Ivy Tech transfer students each year.  The steps below outline the process for you to be accepted into the IU Bloomington BSW Program.  Please feel free to call our office at 812-855-4427 to schedule an advising appointment as well.

Step 1:  Apply to Indiana University Bloomington

The first step in transferring from Ivy Tech to IU Bloomington is to apply for admission.  You first must be admitted to IU Bloomington to be able to be accepted into the BSW Program.  The priority dates for IU Bloomington admission are below:

IUB Admission Application Deadlines
  • For Summer Sessions  the deadline is April 1st
  • For the Fall Semester the deadline is April 1st
  • For the Spring Semester the deadline is November 1st

For more information about applying to IU Bloomington, visit the Admissions site at https://admissions.indiana.edu/apply/transfer/index.html.   During this transfer process, your credits will be reviewed and decisions will be made about how courses you took at Ivy Tech will transfer to IU Bloomington.  Please note that it may take 4 to 8 weeks to process your admission to IU Bloomington, so make sure you begin the process as early as possible so you do not miss registration or BSW application dates. 

Step 2:  Apply to the BSW Program

After you have applied for admission to IU Bloomington, you may begin the process of applying to the BSW program.  You must be accepted to IU Bloomington before you can be accepted into the BSW program.

Enrollment in the BSW program requires formal admission to the Indiana University School of Social Work. The following are the minimum requirements for consideration for admission to the program:  

  • Regular admission to Indiana University.
  • Completion of a minimum of 12 credit hours. 
  • Satisfactory completion (grade of C or better) of the required course SWK-S 141 Introduction to Social Work.   Ivy Tech students who have completed HUMS 101 Intro to Human Services are given transfer credit for this course. 
  • A minimum cumulative (this includes all GPAs from other colleges and universities that the student has attended) grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Completion of Application for Admission to the BSW Program packet.
  • Evidence of characteristics or potential required of competent social work practitioners as defined in the mission statement of the School.  Such evidence may be derived from application materials, letters of reference, pertinent work or volunteer experience, and performance in SWK-S 141 Introduction to Social Work.

The IU Bloomington School of Social Work accepts applications only in the spring.  Applications must be received by April 1st to be considered for the Fall semester.  Applications received after this dates may be reviewed depending upon availability for spaces in the program but are not guaranteed review for the following semester.

You can find a copy of our current application on our website:  socialwork.iu.edu

Step 3: Plan Your Program

Upon admission to the BSW Program, we will create an individualized educational plan for you to complete all the general and supportive requirements, as well as the professional social work required coursework, to be ready to graduate.  In the application packet, you will be asked to specify the number of credits you wish to take each semester, as well as whether you choose to take summer courses.  Based on those choices, your educational plan will be created, placed in your acceptance packet and discussed with you at your first advising session.

Transfer Guide and Course Requirements (PDF, > 1MB)