Where you choose to finish your college degree can be even more important to where you start it.
Each student takes a different road to IUPUI, and the experience they bring with them is unique. IUPUI has been a destination for transfer and adult students since we opened our doors more than fifty years ago. We don’t just provide you a place to earn your degree, we give you a home where you’ll find success.
Whether you are looking to transfer to IUPUI from another college or university, chart a new path in life with a second degree, return to campus after an extended period, or even earn your first degree as an adult learner, your next steps start with your application for admission.
The Admissions Committee at IUPUI will review your application once it is complete - which means all materials, in addition to your application, have been received by our office. In most cases, a completed application will include the following:
An application for admission to IUPUI
The nonrefundable $65 application fee
Official transcripts sent from each college or university you have attended outside of the Indiana University system, preferably digitally to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jaguars transfer thousands of credits into IUPUI each year from colleges and universities across the country. Get to know the ins-and-outs of transferring credit to IUPUI as you prepare to make your move.
Cross the finish line as a Jaguar — transfer to IUPUI
IUPUI is where you finish your degree.
If you've ever completed courses towards earning a degree at another college or university, regardless of how much time has passed, you will apply to IUPUI as a transfer student.
We have the most transfer students of any university in Indiana. No matter where they start, they choose IUPUI because it is the right place to complete their education. We offer world-class academic programs that better fits your goals, broad career options available in a metropolitan city, and a supportive environment that helps you navigate college life.
When you apply to transfer to IUPUI, the admission standards you'll need to meet depend on how many transferable credit hours you’ve earned at your current college or other colleges you’ve attended. These are the minimum requirements for transferring to IUPUI; most admitted students exceed these standards.
If you have at least 26 transferable credit hours:
You must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale and be eligible to return to your previous college in order to transfer to IUPUI. If you don’t meet these standards, you must sit out for one semester (not including summer sessions) before you can transfer to IUPUI.
If you have fewer than 26 transferable credit hours:
The admission standards you must meet depend on whether you would have qualified for admission to IUPUI as an incoming freshman.
If you would not have qualified for admission as an incoming freshman, you must complete 26 transferable credit hours of coursework with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 at your current college before you can transfer to IUPUI. (The 26 transferable credit hours cannot include any dual-credit courses or college courses completed while you were in high school.) If you don’t meet these standards, you must sit out for one semester (not including summer sessions) before you can transfer to IUPUI.
If you would have qualified for admission as an incoming freshman, you must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale and be eligible to return to your previous college in order to transfer to IUPUI. If you don’t meet these standards, you must sit out for one semester (not including summer sessions) before you can transfer to IUPUI.
If you’re transferring from a Purdue campus
All requirements above apply, however, if you are on drop status at a Purdue campus, you are not eligible to transfer to IUPUI until you have sat out one full semester. If you have been dismissed twice, you must sit out one full academic year.
If you have at least 26 transferable credit hours:
If you have earned at least 26 transferable credit hours at another college or university, you must submit these materials to apply for admission:
A nonrefundable application fee of $65. If you apply online, you can pay the fee with a credit card when you submit your application.
An official transcript from each college or university that you’ve attended. You must ask your current and/or previous colleges to send your transcript directly to IUPUI.
Your official high school transcript. You must ask your high school to send your transcript directly to IUPUI.
Policy on returning transcripts
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. Students with education outside of the US 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.
As part of your transfer admission, we'll need to review official transcripts of courses you have taken. You must request an official copy of your transcript from each school you attended. This includes:
Any college or university at which you were enrolled but did not complete any classes
Any dual-credit courses or college courses completed while you were in high school
You must contact each school and ask for your official transcript to be sent directly to IUPUI. Transcripts should be mailed to:
IUPUI Office of Undergraduate Admissions Cavanaugh Hall 147 425 University Boulevard Indianapolis, IN 46202
IUPUI can accept official transcripts that are sent electronically from colleges and universities. However, we do not accept emailed PDFs of transcripts; your transcript must be electronically generated from an official system.
Electronic transcripts can be sent email@example.com. If your school will be sending limited-time credentials that allow us to access their system, be sure to make your request during regular business hours.
When you submit your application, you must pay a nonrefundable application fee of $65. If you apply online, you can pay the application fee with a credit card at the time you submit your application.
You do not have to pay the application fee if:
You are transferring to IUPUI from an IU or Purdue campus.
You have earned an associate degree from Ivy Tech Community College or Vincennes University.
You are currently enrolled at Ivy Tech Community College or Vincennes University and have completed at least 45 credit hours.
Please note that IUPUI may offer a fee waiver code to promote some events or initiatives being prioritized by Undergraduate Admissions.
As part of IUPUI’s commitment to maintaining a safe campus community, you must disclose on your application for admission if you:
Have been subject to formal disciplinary action (including, but not limited to, suspension or expulsion) for academic or nonacademic reasons at any high school, postsecondary institution, college, or university.
Have been charged or convicted of a crime (or a foreign legal equivalent) that has not been expunged by a court.
Have any currently pending criminal charges (or a foreign legal equivalent) against you.
Have engaged in any behavior that caused injury to any person(s) or property (including, but not limited to, vandalism or behavior that led to a restraining order against you) that resulted in some form of discipline or intervention.
You will not automatically be denied admission to IUPUI if you have a previous conviction or disciplinary action, but your application must be reviewed by the Admissions Committee before an admission decision is made. It can take up to four to six weeks for the Admissions Committee to review applicants with disclosures.
Generally, it's our goal to make transferring to IUPUI from another Indiana University campus as easy as possible through our intercampus transfer process.
You will still need to complete the application for admission if you are looking to permanently transfer to IUPUI from another campus. Permanent intercampus transfers do not need to supply high school transcripts or transcripts from the IU system. You will need to provide transcripts from non-IU schools, if you have courses from another college or university.
Are you looking to take classes on a temporary basis, with plans to return to your home IU campus? You will then apply as a temporary intercampus transfer.
Students previously dismissed from an IU campus
If you were academically dismissed from an IU campus, you will need to go through additional steps. If you are admitted to an IUPUI school other than University College, you may work directly with them to identify your next steps. Or if you are admitted into University College, you will go through their academic reinstatement process.
Please apply early. You can contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about which school or department at which you were enrolled.
Reinstatement petition dates
Please note, the reinstatement petition is only available during the following dates:
Fall semester: April 1 to July 1
Spring semester: August 1 to November 1
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After you apply
You can expect to find out whether you’ve been admitted to IUPUI within four to six weeks after we receive all your application materials. While you’re waiting, there are several things you can do.
Approximately two weeks after we receive your application, you’ll get an email with your University ID number. You’ll use this ID number to create your IUPUI computing account, which you’ll use to check the status of your application.
Please note that your IUPUI computing account is different than the guest computing account you created when you applied online. The guest computing account was solely for the purpose of submitting your application online.
Setting up your account
Go to One.IU, search for “create my first IU account” and select that task. You’ll then be able to create your username and passphrase, passphrase reset questions, and email address. Be sure that the email address you create is for IUPUI.
After you’ve created your IUPUI computing account, you’ll be able to check the status of your application in One.IU. To check your status, go to Application Status in One.IU and select "Start." Log in using your IUPUI username and passphrase (not your guest account information) to see the status of your application.
If you need to update your mailing address, phone number, or email address, you can do so in the Student Center in One.IU.
Campus safety and security reports
“The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for all Indiana University campuses, is available online. You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at email@example.com or by visiting IUPD”