Transfer students

Transfers welcome! Find your path at O'Neill.

No matter where you started your college journey, you can finish strong at Indiana University’s O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

  • FLEXIBILITY: Make the credits you've already taken count toward your degree
  • IN-DEMAND MAJORS: Including Management, Human Resource Management, Healthcare Management and Policy, and Public Financial Management
  • SUPPORT: Access our advisors, internship and job resources from day one
  • START TODAY: Find the classes you need, with no waiting for upper-level courses

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Outstanding advising

O’Neill’s Undergraduate Academic Advising Team was honored for their work creating a positive experience for transfer students with a NACADA Outstanding Advising Program Certificate of Merit Award.

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Already accepted to IU?

If you know you want to make the O’Neill School your academic home at IU, you may be able to bypass our standard admission process as a Direct Transfer Admit. High-achieving transfer students who are admitted to IU with an O’Neill major are reviewed for direct admission on a case-by-case basis.

To be considered, you must have:

  • completed a course at the transfer institution that meets IUB’s foundations English requirement with a grade of C or better.


  • an overall GPA of 3.0 in academic coursework at the transfer institution.

O’Neill permits current O’Neill transfer students to petition up to two courses towards their degree. To submit your petition, please review and complete the following form: 

Go to the Transfer Petition for Course Substitution form

If you have any questions about direct admission—or if you were not offered direct admission and would like to petition—contact our Undergraduate Programs Office at

Smiling student

There are so many resources at O'Neill that can provide you with a sense of direction.

Rachel M., Healthcare Management and Policy transfer student
50 years at O'Neill