Enrollment deposit: A set amount of money required by some college to formally accept a student’s offer of admission. IUPUI requires freshmen who begin attending IUPUI in the fall semester to submit a $100 enrollment deposit (or request a deposit waiver) by May 1.
Indiana 21st Century Scholars: A program available to select students in Indiana that provides up to four years of tuition at an Indiana college or university. Students apply for the 21st Century Scholars program in seventh or eighth grade.
Learning communities: A discipline-based first-year course in which students work closely together to transition into their academic careers.
Orientation: A program for new students that often is required by colleges prior to the start of the academic year. Using a variety of methods and activities, orientation introduces students to the school and prepares them for enrollment.
Placement exam/test: Academic tests used to asses which level of a course a student should take in a given subject. New IUPUI students are typically required to take placement exams in math and English and have the option of taking exams in select sciences and foreign languages.
Residency: A determination of where a student is from for fee-payment purposes (in state or out of state). The Indiana University Board of Trustees, which establishes the rules for determining residency, identifies Indiana residents as those who have lived in the state of Indiana for 12 consecutive months for reasons other than education.
Scholarship: A financial award given to a student by a school or another entity that does not need to be paid back. Students often are required to meet and maintain specific criteria to be awarded and keep a scholarship.
University ID: A unique identification number assigned to students at a school, typically after admission. IUPUI’s university ID is 10 digits and can be found in the upper-right corner of an admission letter.