Information for Transfer Students
Indiana University views class standing solely by number of credits accumulated. Time needed to finish an undergraduate music degree is determined mostly by two factors—placement in the core music course sequence and performance readiness.
General education (non-music) courses are the easiest and most likely to transfer. IU Admissions office reviews and evaluates transcripts to determine which courses taken at other institutions are equivalent to course offerings at IUB. For general education courses taken at another university in the state of Indiana, you can find information at transferin.net.
Music academic courses fall into two categories - core curriculum in theory/history and other music. The core curriculum classes do not automatically transfer. The Music Theory department offers a series of exams in written theory and ear training for each course. More information can be found on their website.
See the music history course transfer policy here.
Other music courses are handled by each individual department. For example, if you have taken a music education course like woodwind techniques, that department will look at the course and determine its equivalency. There are exams given by the voice department for each of the language diction courses.
Chamber music credits will transfer.
Credits for performance courses (lessons & ensemble) do transfer, but lessons and ensemble are required each semester that a student is enrolled as a music major at IU. Studio professors will determine each student's readiness for performance requirements such as recitals.