The Indiana College Core (formerly, the Statewide Transfer General Education Core, or STGEC) is a framework of general education competencies and learning outcomes outlined and agreed upon by academic representatives of the Indiana state public institutions of higher education. These competencies represent commonalities among the general education programs at the various institutions and campuses. By design, the Indiana College Core (ICC) framework maximizes the transferability of a general education “package” from one campus or state institution to another while allowing each institution to determine and maintain its own distinctive general education curriculum for its graduates.
Requirements for completion of the ICC vary by campus and institution, and each state educational institution has specified how their program meets the competencies described within the ICC framework. Completion of local ICC requirements will be validated and documented by the institution or campus of enrollment.
Students who earn the ICC milestone at any campus of any Indiana state public institution of higher education prior to matriculation at Indiana University Bloomington will not be subject to IU Bloomington GenEd Common Ground requirements. Students who transfer to IU Bloomington after partially completing ICC requirements at another IU campus or at another Indiana state educational institution will have their transfer credit applied, course by course to IUB GenEd Common Ground requirements in accordance with established course articulations and transfer credit policies. Please note that courses associated with a particular ICC competency area at one institution or campus will not necessarily apply to that (or any) ICC competency area at another institution or campus.
Completion of the Indiana College Core does not add to, subtract from, or alter any other degree requirements, including school requirements, major requirements, minor requirements, or requirements for an undergraduate certificate. Students must, therefore, work closely with an advisor to determine what relationship, if any, exists between requirements for general education and other degree requirements.