For Transfer Students

Transferring to Hanover
Completing your education at Hanover College is a great choice. Whether you are transferring from a 2-year institution or simply deciding it’s time to make a change, we’ll help make your move to Hanover a seamless one.

To transfer, you’ll need to apply for admission and supply a complete transcript of your academic history to date. From there we can determine how many of your academic credits will be accepted toward a Hanover degree.

Apply or request information online.

Course Transfer Requirements

Hanover College grants transfer credit for courses completed at other institutions under the following conditions:

  • The transferring institution must be fully accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (North Central Association) or a similar regional accrediting agency.
  • The coursework must be representative of the "Liberal Arts." Coursework taken at other Liberal Arts Colleges or at Colleges of Arts and Sciences at Universities is generally acceptable.
  • The coursework must have received a grade of C- or better, or the equivalent.

Fall Term Admission

Winter Term Admission

Application deadline

July 31

December 1

Application requirements

  • Application
  • Essay/Personal Statement
  • High School Transcripts
  • SAT/ACT scores
  • College Transcripts
  • Transfer Student Info Form (PDF)
  • A letter of Recommendation from a professor or academic advisor
  • Interview (optional)
  • Application
  • Essay/Personal Statement
  • High School Transcripts
  • SAT/ACT scores
  • College Transcripts (if not available on December 1st they will need to be sent as soon as they are available)
  • Transfer Student Info Form (PDF)
  • A letter of Recommendation from a professor or academic advisor
  • Interview (optional)

Helping you afford your next degree

Get rewarded for the grades you’ve earned so far by applying for these scholarships and grants:

Joshua Garritt Scholarship
Awarded in honor of Hanover Alumnus Joshua Bolles Garritt for his accomplishments and service to the College. As a graduate of the class of 1853, this true Hanoverian returned to campus in 1856 to teach Latin and Greek and enrich Hanover’s campus for fifty years.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
This scholarship honors members of the Phi Theta Kappa honors society as academic achievers and peer leaders in the two year college environment.

Schedule a visit

Visit us and find out why Hanover is your best choice. Take a tour, sit in on a class, meet a professor and meet with the Registrar’s office to review your transcript. Schedule your campus visit now or call 1-800-213-2178.

Admitted Students

Make your online deposit to secure your spot.

Transferring from Ivy Tech

Ivy Tech students are always welcome at Hanover College. Attend a game, play or concert, visit our library, or take a hike through our 650 acres of woodlands and riverbanks. We want you to see all that Hanover has to offer.

Working with your Ivy Tech counselor, you can complete the newly developed Ivy Tech/Hanover College transfer degree (Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts) and then begin your studies at Hanover. Make an appointment with us to determine which completed Ivy Tech courses will transfer and begin your next level of studies toward your final degree.

Quick references of courses that transfer to Hanover are available here: Ivy Tech Course Equivalencies (PDF)

Need more help? Still have questions?

If you have further questions about transferring to Hanover, contact Blaine Bishop. Call (812) 866-7024 or e-mail bishop@hanover.edu.