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.
- Online Application
- Application Fee
- Official Academic Records
- English Proficiency Verification
- SAT and ACT Test Scores (for Scholarship Purposes)
- Statement of Purpose (optional)
- Immigration Documentation
- Financial Support Agreement and Expenses
The application fee is not refundable and is required of all applicants. Payment may be made by major credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or AmEx).
Contact the IUPUI Help Desk if you are unable to submit payment online.
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.
Transcript evaluations by Credential Evaluation agencies are NOT necessary. We evaluate your transcripts when we evaluate your application.
All materials submitted in support of an IUPUI application become the property of IUPUI and are not returnable, forwarded, copied, or released to the student or to third parties. This includes financial documentation submitted for purposes of obtaining a student or scholar visa. Students are advised to bring additional copies of their official educational documents in envelopes signed, sealed and stamped by the issuing institution should they have need of their official educational documents while in the U.S.
Mail to:Office of International Admissions
902 W. New York St.,
Indianapolis, IN 46202 USA
English Proficiency Requirements
Options for Non-Native Speakers
All non-native speakers of English must present evidence of English language proficiency as part of their application to IUPUI. Please review our English Proficiency Requirements and provide proof of English proficiency using one of those options.
Options for Native Speakers
- Citizen of a country where English is the predominant native language
- Citizen of a country recognized by IUPUI for TOEFL exemption
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
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.
- 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?
- As of today, what academic achievement(s) are you most proud of? Please include any service, volunteer or extracurricular activities.
- 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?
- Looking at your educational record, have you failed any courses or earned more than one or two poor grades?
- Is there anything else in your background that you want to bring to the admission committee's attention as it reviews your application?
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.
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