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IUPUI Office of
International Admissions

902 W. New York St.,
ES 2126
Indianapolis, IN 46202 USA
Phone: (317) 274-7000
Fax: (317) 278-2213
Email: oia@iupui.edu

Front Desk Hours
Monday - Friday,
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Apply as a Non-Degree Student

Undergraduate Non-Degree

If you wish to take only undergraduate courses for personal enrichment, professional development, teacher certification, or to complete undergraduate courses required for consideration for admission to professional school studies at IUPUI, then you should use the non-degree application. You should also use this application if you are a full-time degree seeking student at another US institution and only wish to take one or two courses at IUPUI to transfer back to your home institution.

Important Note: Students on an F-1 visa should review the restrictions listed below before applying for Undergraduate Non-Degree study.

  • In general, Undergraduate Non-Degree study cannot be used to obtain an I-20 or DS-2019 immigration document. If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact oiaunder@iupui.edu before submitting an application.
  • F-1 visa holders currently using OPT are advised to be cautious about taking non-degree classes. For further advice, please speak with your International Student Advisor.
  • B-1 or B-2 visa holders should consider only short-term, recreational courses. The visa regulations prohibit enrollment in a course of study.

Admission Requirements

(To be submitted before an admission decision can be made)

  • Application fee (paid as part of the online application)
  • Academic Records:
    • For High School Graduates: Transcript and diploma showing graduation from at least 12 years of education.
    • For Visiting Students: Transcript from an accredited or recognized post-secondary institution with cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.0 on 4.0 scale.
    • For Bachelor Degree Holders: Transcript and diploma from accredited or recognized post-secondary institution showing conferral of a Bachelor's or higher degree.
  • Proof of English proficiency or completed waiver request form, if eligible
  • Copy of current visa documents (I-20/DS2019, I-797 or other document)

Apply Online

Please apply as early as possible. Late applications will be accepted, but we cannot guarantee a decision before the start of the semester.

On the first page of the application, under "Select the description of your academic plans". Choose "Take undergraduate classes for personal enrichment", "Take prerequisites for a graduate or professional program", or "Take classes at IUPUI to transfer back to my home campus".

» Apply Online

Graduate Non-Degree

Important Note: Students on an F-1 visa should review the restrictions listed below before applying for Graduate Non-Degree study.

If you wish to take graduate courses, or a combination of graduate and undergraduate courses, but do not seek to earn a degree, the Graduate Non-Degree (GND) program may be right for you. Please review the Graduate Non-Degree (GND) policies to verify that this program meets your needs.

Restrictions

  • In general, GND study cannot be used to obtain an I-20 or DS-2019 immigration document. If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact oiagrad@iupui.edu before submitting an application.
  • F-1 visa holders currently using OPT are advised to be cautious about taking non-degree classes. For further advice, please speak with your International Student Advisor.
  • B-1 or B-2 visa holders should consider only short-term, recreational courses. The visa regulations prohibit enrollment in a course of study.
  • Some academic programs do not permit GND students to register for their classes. Be sure to talk with your department of interest before you apply.

Admission Requirements

(To be submitted before an admission decision can be made)

  • Application fee (paid as part of the online application)
  • Transcript or diploma showing equivalence of U.S. Bachelor degree
  • Proof of English proficiency or completed waiver request form, if eligible
  • Copy of visa document (Only required if you believe you meet the requirements to qualify for Resident tuition. See the section on Tuition Information for details.)

Deadlines

You should apply for this program at least one month before the start of the semester. Late applications will be accepted, but we cannot guarantee a decision before the start of the semester.

Tuition information

  • Students who apply for Graduate Non-Degree status will be charged graduate tuition rates, regardless of the level of classes taken. If you intend to take only undergraduate level classes, please submit the Undergraduate Non-Degree (UND) application instead.
  • Applicants will be classified either as "Resident" or "Non-Resident" for tuition purposes based on criteria established by the Office of the Registrar.
    Understanding Residency for Tuition Purposes

Apply Online

On the first page of the application you will see the question "What are your academic intentions at IUPUI?" Choose "To take classes for personal enrichment ", "To complete prerequisites for a future enrollment in a degree program", or "To complete continuing education courses for licensing".

» Apply Online

Update Prior Application

If you have applied to graduate non-degree study at IUPUI within the past 24 months, you do not need to apply again. Instead, update your previous application.