Student Impact

The transition’s effect on students

One goal of the realignment and restructuring is to enhance and improve education in northeastern Indiana. Find out how students will be affected by the changes.

  • How will the realignment affect me?

    Beginning with the fall 2018 semester, if you’re a new student you will be admitted into the separate IU or Purdue academic program. All tuition and financial aid will be assessed by the respective universities.

    If you’re a degree-seeking student who enrolled prior to fall 2018, you’ll have until June 30, 2021, to complete your degree. Your degree will be conferred by the institution in which you are currently enrolled.

    You’re encouraged to speak with your academic advisor to ensure successful completion of your degree of choice.

  • What’s the effect on student success?

    The university stands by its commitment to student success and will work diligently to ensure a smooth and seamless transition for all current and future students. The university will continue to provide support to students to help ensure their academic success in their chosen course of study.

  • What will happen to my degree program?

    The health sciences programs of nursing, dental education, radiography, and social work will be Indiana University degree programs. All other degree programs will be transferred to Purdue University. However, degree-seeking students enrolled prior to fall 2018 will have until June 30, 2021, to complete their degree and have it conferred by the institution in which they are currently enrolled.

  • I’m admitted for fall 2017. How does this affect me?

    If you’re a freshman admitted for fall 2017 to Indiana University’s preprofessional program (prenursing and predental education) as an IPFW student, you’ll apply to the applicable IU school to enter as a sophomore.

    If you’ve been admitted into a professional program as a sophomore in fall 2017, you’ll complete your degree and have it conferred by the institution in which you are currently enrolled. For example, if you were admitted into the IPFW nursing program as a sophomore in 2017, you will receive a Purdue degree.

  • If I’m pursuing any of the health sciences programs, will I be required to take classes at IUPUI?

    No. Programs in dentistry, medical imaging, medicine, nursing, and social work will be offered at Fort Wayne and students admitted to these programs will attend classes and clinical education in Fort Wayne. While IUPUI, an IU-managed core campus, will administratively coordinate and oversee all Fort Wayne programs, students will NOT be expected to travel to Indianapolis to attend classes at IUPUI.

    Learn about the health science programs
  • I have questions about IU’s health sciences programs. Who can help me?

    Find contact information on the page for the program that interests you.

  • What about music?

    The highly regarded Department of Music, which is affiliated neither with Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music nor with Purdue University, will become part of Purdue as part of the realignment. Both parent institutions are confident that the department’s high quality and strong reputation have positioned it well for continued success under any outcome the parties may have pursued.

  • I’m currently majoring in one of the affected departments. Will I be able to complete my degree?

    Yes. All degree-seeking students with declared majors and minors in the affected departments will be able to complete their degrees.

  • Will IU offer any online degree programs?

    Yes. The IU School of Nursing offers its R.N. to B.S.N. degree completion option. The IU School of Social Work offers the MSW Direct program.

    Learn more about our online programs