Second Degree, Nondegree & Visiting Applicants

  • Information for second bachelor’s degree applicants

    If you already have a bachelor’s degree and want to earn a second bachelor’s degree at IUPUI, you will follow the application process for freshman applicants. Second bachelor’s degree applicants are not eligible for admission as exploratory students, so you must select a major when you submit your application.

    Other important information

    • Second bachelor’s degree applicants are not eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Social Work degree program.
    • Second bachelor’s degree applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree in business are not eligible to earn a second bachelor’s degree in business. Applicants who have a bachelor’s degree in another discipline and want to earn a second bachelor’s degree in business are encouraged to seek admission to a graduate program in business and should contact the IU Kelley School of Business before applying for an undergraduate degree program.
    • Second bachelor’s degree applicants who want to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree should list the accelerated nursing degree option as their major.
  • Information for nondegree applicants

    You’ll apply as a nondegree student if you already have a bachelor’s degree but would like to enroll in undergraduate courses at IUPUI for any of these reasons:

    • Personal enrichment
    • To fulfill prerequisites for a graduate or professional program
    • To be certified to teach elementary or secondary school.

    If you’d like to enroll in graduate courses or take both undergraduate and graduate courses during the same term, you must apply as a graduate nondegree student.

    Steps to apply

    1. Complete the application for undergraduate admission. In the section on your educational background, make sure to indicate that you currently have a bachelor’s degree. When asked to describe your academic plans and select your major/program, indicate whether you are taking courses for personal enrichment, to fulfill prerequisites for a graduate or professional program, or to earn teacher certification.
    2. Pay the application fee when you submit your application. If you earned your bachelor’s degree at an IU or Purdue campus, your application fee is waived.
    3. Provide a copy of your transcript from the school you that granted your bachelor’s degree. This transcript does not need to be official, and a printed copy from your school’s student information system is acceptable as long as it shows your first and last name, your final GPA, and the date your degree was conferred.

    After admission

    If you’re admitted to IUPUI, you’ll receive your offer of admission by email.

    Learn what to do after you’re admitted
  • Information for visiting applicants

    If you are currently pursuing your bachelor’s degree at another college or university and you want to take classes at IUPUI for a single term, you will apply as a visiting student. This includes students who are currently enrolled at a Purdue campus.

    If you’re a student at another IU campus and you want to take classes at IUPUI for a single term, you’ll apply for a temporary intercampus transfer.

    Admission requirements

    To be eligible for admission to IUPUI as a visiting student, you must:

    • Currently be pursuing a bachelor’s degree (enrolled within the last 12 months)
    • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on 4.0 scale. If you have attended another IU campus and have a cumulative GPA below 2.0 or were on academic probation or academically dismissed, you are not eligible to enroll as a visiting student.

    Steps to apply

    1. Complete the application for undergraduate admission.
    2. Pay the application fee when you submit your application. Your application fee is waived if you have attended classes in a degree-seeking program at an IU or Purdue campus, have completed your associate degree at Ivy Tech Community College or Vincennes University, or are currently enrolled at Ivy Tech or Vincennes and have earned at least 45 credit hours.
    3. Provide a copy of your transcript from the school where you’re pursuing your bachelor’s degree. This transcript does not need to be official, and a printed copy from your school’s student information system is acceptable as long as it shows your first and last name, your final GPA, and the date your degree was conferred. We will also accept a copy of your most recent grade report.

    After admission

    If you’re admitted to IUPUI, you’ll receive your offer of admission by email.

    Learn what to do after you’re admitted