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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

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

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Undergraduate Application Information

Admission Standards for Beginning Freshman

At IUPUI we carefully review each application for its individual merits and qualities. In particular, we consider factors that emphasize academic performance and preparation, the strength and quality of the high school curriculum, recent grade trends, and class rank.

We use the following standards when making admission decisions:

  • You must have completed or will complete secondary school by the time of enrollment;
  • Though no grade point average guarantees admission to IUPUI, we look for applicants who have demonstrated a "B" average ( above average marks), with strong grades in math and science;
  • Competitive programs may require additional qualifications for direct admission;
  • SAT or ACT exam scores are not required for admission; however, they are required for most of our scholarships;
  • You must meet our English language Proficiency standards.
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Application Checklist



Application Fee

Online application:

  • The application fee is not refundable and is required of all applicants
  • The online application accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Please note that we will not receive your application unless your Visa or MasterCard payment is accepted through the online application
  • If you do not have a credit card to pay the fee, a friend or relative may pay it for you.


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Official Academic Records

Academic records must:

  • Be official and original (certified by a notary public is not acceptable)
  • Include any coursework currently in progress
  • Be in the original, native language
  • And translated into English by an official translation agency, unless your school is from one of these countries and the school issued the official transcript in English.
  • From EVERY secondary school or EVERY university/post-secondary institution you have attended
  • Failure to submit all academic documents will result in the automatic withdrawal of your application.

OIA can accept a photocopy of the original, official transcript to make an admission decision. Once a student is admitted, we must see the official, original transcript and verify its authenticity. We will then return it to you on request.

Transcript evaluations by Credential Evaluation agencies are NOT necessary. We evaluate your transcripts when we evaluate your application.

Mail to:

Office of International Admissions
902 W. New York St.,
ES 2126
Indianapolis, IN 46202 USA


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English Proficiency Requirements

You may demonstrate your proficiency in English for an undergraduate program in one of the following ways:


TOEFL 61 Use School Code: 1325
IELTS 5.5 Submit official score results to OIA
ELS Level 109


Must be the intensive, full-time study program in U.S. or Canada
IUPUI EAP Placement Exam Place into Course G011 Only available to students living in the Indianapolis area, as you must come to the IUPUI Testing Center to take the exam.
SAT Verbal 400 Use School Code: 1325
ACT English 17 Use School Code: 1214
A GSCE or GCE Ordinary Level Subject Pass Grade A-C Must be from Cambridge, EdExcell or AQA exam boards.
STEP Eiken “Pre-First” Grade Available only for residents of Japan
Pearson Test of English Academic 45


English Composition Course Equivalent to IUPUI’s W131 A “C” grade or higher. Only from a U.S. university.
Bachelor’s Degree Completed From a U.S. University

Graduate Program English Requirements

Options Based on Citizenship


Intensive English Language Study at IUPUI through ELS Language Centers

If you do not meet IUPUI's English language requirement, you can study English intensively at the ELS Language Centers (located in downtown Indianapolis, just four blocks from IUPUI). ELS Language Centers is authorized to issue I-20s for student visas. To strengthen your visa application to study at ELS, you should submit a complete application (except for English proficiency results) to IUPUI. Please indicate on your application that you intend to enroll at ELS Language Centers in Indianapolis.


Semi-Intensive English Language Study at IUPUI

IUPUI offers a semi-intensive English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program for admitted students. After arrival, non-native English speakers take the IUPUI EAP Placement Test. If your TOEFL score is below 80 (iBT), 550 (PBT) or 213 (CBT), you will probably need to take one or more supplemental EAP courses to help you develop additional language proficiency. These courses are taken alongside courses required for your academic program and count towards full-time enrollment.


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SAT and ACT Test Scores

If you attended secondary school outside of the U.S. or Canada, SAT or ACT scores are not required for admission. SAT or ACT scores are required only for scholarship consideration.

If you attended secondary school in a U.S. or Canadian high school, you need to submit either the College Board's Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) or the American College Test (ACT) if you graduated from high school in the U.S. or Canada and plan to enter IUPUI within six months of graduation.

Be sure to have your official scores sent directly to IUPUI.

IUPUI school codes:

  • SAT: 1325
  • ACT: 1214


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Statement of Purpose (optional)

  • This will not be used as a writing sample
  • You may use this as a chance to explain any poor grades you have earned
  • You may answer the following questions or you may write your own Statement of Purpose in an essay format.
  1. What undergraduate degree program at IUPUI do you wish pursue (certificate, associate or bachelor)?
    What academic subject or major to you wish to study in this program?
    What are your objectives for pursuing this degree and major?
  2. As of today, what academic achievement(s) are you most proud of? Please include any service, volunteer or extracurricular activities.
  3. For students who have completed their secondary education, have you been away from school for more than three months?
    If so, how did you spend the time?
  4. Looking at your educational record, have you failed any courses or earned more than one or two poor grades?
  5. Is there anything else in your background that you want to bring to the admission committee's attention as it reviews your application?

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Immigration Documentation

Non-U.S. residents:

Submit a photocopy of your passport page showing your name and date of birth. This will ensure the correct spelling and format of your name on your passport and your I-20.

If you are currently in the U.S., submit a photocopy of your I-94 Arrival/Departure Record and visa stamp.

If you are currently hold an F-1 student visa, submit a copy of your I-20 to ensure quick and easy transfer of your SEVIS record.

Review restrictions on study for certain visa holders (B-1/B-2, F-1 OPT, F-2, J-1).

U.S. citizens, refugees, or asylees:

If you are a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, refugee, or asylee, then you should apply through the IUPUI Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

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Financial Support Agreement

If you are requesting an I-20 in order to obtain a student visa, you must submit financial documentation verifying your ability to pay your tuition and living expenses.
Please download the Financial Support Agreement

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