Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an application deadline?
Although applications will be received on an ongoing basis, for fall admissions applications must be received by April 15.
Will my graduate credit from another institution transfer?
Up to 8 semester credit hours may be applied towards your degree. 28 hours must be earned at IU East to earn the MA in English.
Do I need to take the GRE?
No. The GRE is not required at this time.
Is an undergraduate degree in English required?
The IU East Master of Arts in English is designed for individuals who performed well academically in English, Communication, Humanities or other related fields. Individual assessment will be used to determine any additional academic preparation needed.
Can I give you my transcripts?
We must have official transcripts – the unbroken seal of the institution’s registrar is essential if you hand deliver transcripts. Opened transcripts will not be accepted. Transcripts should be sent to Edwina Helton.
Is there a minimum GPA that must be maintained while in the program?
Students who maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and earn a grade of B- or better in all courses will be considered in good standing.
Is financial aid available?
Contact the Financial Aid office at 765-973-8206 or toll free 800959-EAST
Fax 765-973-8288 or email

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