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Application Information and Admission Standards

Thank you for your interest in applying to IUPUI. In the sections below, you will find vital information regarding applications to the University, including academic programs with separate deadlines, admissions requirements, transfer credit, and more. To access the information, click on the headline below for the section you wish to learn more about. When applying, please be aware of our key dates and deadlines for admission.

Admissions Deadlines

Applications and required supporting documents must be received by the priority deadline in order to receive full consideration for the desired term. Admissions may close without warning after the priority deadline. Any materials received after the priority deadline, including the application fee will not be refunded or sent back to the student.

Admissions Standards for Freshmen and Transfer Students

Admission Standards for Freshmen (Including TASC/GED requirements)

  • Please note: If you are not in an Indiana high school, you should at minimum complete the equivalent to Indiana's Core 40 diploma.
Admission Standards for Transfer Students
Admission Standards for Returning Students
Admission Standards for Students Transferring from Another IU Campus

Freshman Admission Essay

Effective August 2016, all incoming freshmen are required to submit a 200-400 word essay to considered for admission to IUPUI. Information, format, writing tips, and the essay question itself can be found here.

Students with Education Outside the United States

If you are a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, refugee, asylee, or undocumented immigrant, but have secondary/and or postsecondary education from outside of the United States, you will apply through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. U.S. citizens who attend American schools or international schools that hold U.S. accreditation or Department of Defense Schools also apply through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Please be aware that students with education outside the United States may be asked to submit certain supplemental application materials to Education Credentials Evaluators (ECE).  For more information on this process, please click here.

All other prospective students must apply through the Office of International Affairs. You may contact them for materials at, by email at, or by phone at 317-274-7000.

Undergraduate Admissions Application Fee

Applicants applying for admission to IUPUI through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions are required to submit a nonrefundable $55 application fee with their application.

Applicants who have enrolled in a degree-seeking program and completed courses at an Indiana University campus, Purdue University campus, or have received their associate's degree from Ivy Tech Community College or Vincennes University, are exempt from paying this fee. Additionally, students who have completed at least 45 credit hours at Ivy Tech or Vincennes and are currently enrolled at the institution are also exempt from this fee.

Application fee waivers are granted to current high school students who:

  1. demonstrate financial hardship by submitting an ACT, CollegeBoard, or NACAC fee waiver request form through their high school guidance counselors.

  2. Also,

  3. we will accept any fee waiver request from a high school guidance counselor who makes the request on school stationery or from their official school email account.

If the student applies online, and requests a fee waiver for either option, the waiver form/request must arrive by the date the student designates on their application.

Periodically, the admissions office may offer fee waivers to any freshman applicant during specified times, including at some IUPUI events. If offered, we will send instructions for processing the waiver via email to the address on the student’s unsubmitted application. If a student fails to read their email or follow the waiver instructions in those messages and pays the fee, they do not qualify for a fee refund.

Once the specified period of time passes, only our standard waiver guidelines apply.

Final Transcripts

If you have been admitted and are currently enrolled in either high school or college courses, you must arrange for a final transcript to be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The high school transcript will be reviewed for satisfactory completion of entrance requirements and a college transcript reviewed for credit evaluation. High school seniors who have been admitted prior to final grades and who then receive a D or F in a Core 40 course required to earn the Core 40 endorsement must notify the Director of Undergraduate Admissions to discuss enrollment options.

Transfer Credit, Military Credit, and Advanced Standing

If you have completed college level courses while in high school or have military training, DSST test results, CLEP test results, International Baccalaureate scores, or College Board Advanced Placement (AP) scores, please provide us with official score results or college transcripts. Our office will then inform you how to check the credits that have transferred online. To learn more about these areas and possible credit, click here.

Programs with Separate Deadlines and Additional Requirements

Dental Assisting
Submit an IUPUI application by May 1 and a separate application, available online, by June 1. Obtain the application at Call 317-274-7801 for more information on the program.

Freshman applicants who complete a minimum of five courses for college credit (e.g., dual credit, AP) can apply for direct entry into the Radiography Program. This includes English composition, verbal communication, college-level mathematics (e.g., MATH 153), human anatomy, and medical terminology. College level credits must be completed by the end of the spring semester prior to entry. To apply, submit both an IUPUI application and a Health Professions Programs (HPP) application by November 15 in the year prior to entry. The Radiography Program starts in Summer Session II. The HPP application can be obtained by emailing or consulting Applications received after November 15th will be considered for admission under a pre-professional status. Applicants must then submit the HPP application the following year to be considered.

Tuition and Indiana Residency

Rules determining resident status may be found online at

Criminal Activity Disclosure Policy

Security Statement

The Annual Security Reports, containing policy statements and crime statistics for Indiana University campuses, are available through Public Safety and the IU Police Department web sites at  A paper copy will be provided upon request from Public Safety at

IUPUI employs 34 full-time sworn police officers. The full-time and student police officers are certified as law enforcement officers by the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board and meet the same standards as other law enforcement officers in Indiana. In an effort to provide protection and security to the campus, the IUPUI Police provide a number of services including over ninety yellow emergency telephones on campus which are direct lines to the IUPUI Public Safety Dispatch Center. These provide free access for people on campus to request any type of assistance. The IUPUI Police also provide or will facilitate informational sessions on any subject relating to crime prevention, security issues, and other related topics. In addition, students may obtain an IUPUI Campus Police escort to their car or another building on campus by calling (317) 274-SAFE (7233) 24 hours a day. All crime statistics are reported on the IUPUI Police website which can be found at

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

Social Security Number

Please note that Section 483 and 484 of the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended, provide the Department of Education the authority to ask you and your parents the questions on the FAFSA and to collect the Social Security numbers of you and your parents. State and institutional student financial aid programs also may use the information that you provide on the FAFSA to determine if you are eligible to receive state and institutional aid.

You will be assigned a ten-digit number that will be your University I.D. That number will be included with your admission correspondence. Your Social Security Number will not be used for this purpose.

Use of Ethnicity Information

Ethnic information is gathered in compliance with the definitions and procedures included in the 1997 revision of the OMB Statistical Policy Directive No. 15 and the U.S. Department of Education Final Guidance on Maintaining, Collecting, and Reporting Racial and Ethnic Data to the Department of Education (Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 202, 10/19/2008). This information will not be used in determining your admissibility to IUPUI.

IUPUI prohibits discrimination based on arbitrary consideration of such characteristics as age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.