Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know what courses will transfer?
Indiana State University encourages students to use the Transfer Planning Tool for a FREE online transfer evaluation that will give you a generic read and guidelines on how courses from other Institutions will transfer in. For a more detailed read you will need to apply for admission and confirm enrollment to the University.

What if my school is not in the Transfer Planning Tool?
Not all institutions are available on the Transfer Planning Tool. You will need to apply for admission and confirm enrollment to the University in order to get an official read of transcripts. You may also want to refer to these transfer guidelines

How can I find the status of my transcripts?
You can call Indiana State Online at 812-237-2345 and ask to speak with an advisor. Our distance advisors will be able to update you on your transcript status.

Is there someone I can speak to regarding my FAFSA?
Indiana State University has counselors who are able to help you with your FAFSA. You can call 1-800-841-4744 or contact Financial Aid using this form

What are the dates to register for each term?
Although the dates of last day to register are listed, we highly encourage students to set up registration appointments as soon as they can. Classes fill fast, and we cannot guarantee a position in a course. For specific dates please visit the Office of Registration and Records.

Will my associate’s degree transfer in as the foundational studies?
If you have earned an associate of applied science (A.A.S.), associate of arts (A.A.), or associate of science degree (A.S.), or if you have completed the Indiana Statewide General Education Transfer Core, several of Indiana State's Foundational Studies/General Education requirements will be waived. Students with an A.A.S., A.A., or A.S. are granted an Associate Degree Waiver.

I want to go back to school. How do I get started?
Start by completing an application for undergraduate admission or graduate admission. If you would like more information on our online programs, please call our student services team at 812-237-2345 or We are here to help!

I have been admitted and am ready to register for classes. What do I need to do?
You must talk to your advisor and get a Personal Identification Number (PIN). If you do not know the name of your advisor, please call our student services team at 812-237-2345 or email

How much does it cost to take classes?
The cost of calculating tuition and fees vary by major and the number of credit hours taken during a semester. Please visit tuition and fees for more information. If you still have questions, just give us a call.

Are all courses semester-based?
There are some degrees that have eight-week classes depending on your major. Contact us for more information.

Is attendance taken for online classes?
Yes. Regular participation is expected.

Are distance courses as good as on-campus courses?
Our distance courses are taught by many of the same faculty who teach face-to-face courses. The expectations and learning outcomes for our online classes are the same for our on-campus students. Only the delivery method is different.

Do I have to come to campus for any classes?
Most of our degrees are 100% online. Go to online undergraduate programs or online graduate programs and click on the link to the degree in which you are interested. The information on the website will tell you if campus visits are necessary.

Are all degrees offered online?
Indiana State offers more than 60 online programs. Not all on-campus programs are offered online. For a listing of online programs, please visit online undergraduate programs or online graduate programs.


Indiana State Online Students Residing Outside of Indiana: While Indiana State University endeavors to offer all of its programs to as wide an audience as possible, all ISU online programs may not be available in all states, U.S. territories, or Canadian Provinces. To check the status of programs available in a particular state, U.S. Territory, or Canadian Province, visit program availability.

Select Indiana State University online programs are open to U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members with APO/FPO addresses. Check specific program availability in regard to programs which require clinical rotations.

All programs are closed to all students residing in any other jurisdictions.