Transfer Students & Adult Applicants

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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. 

Be sure to check out what generally makes an application complete, as well as additional steps or materials that may be required based on your situation.

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Transfer student

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Have you started, but haven't completed, an undergraduate degree at another college or university, including another IU campus?

Learn how to transfer to IUPUI

Adult learner

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Are you looking to attend college for the first time, and have been out of high school for at least two years? 

 

 Learn to get started as an adult learner

Returning IUPUI student

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Have you started your degree at IUPUI, but have stopped out of your program for more than a semester?

 

Start taking classes again at IUPUI

Second undergraduate degree student

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Have you completed your bachelor's degree and are now looking to pursue another undergraduate degree?

Get started earning your second degree

Veteran or military personnel

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Have you previously served, or are currently serving, in the US Armed Forces? 

 

Apply and start maximizing your benefits 

Visiting or nondegree student

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Do you want to take a class at IUPUI to transfer back to your college, or complete a pre-requisite?

 Learn how to apply as a non-degree student

Making sure your application is complete

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 mycredit@iupui.edu

In some circumstances, there may be additional materials you need to submit, such has a high school transcript. To learn more, be sure to review the section that best fits your situation.

Get the credit you deserve

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. 

Learn more about transferring credits to IUPUI.

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:

  • The undergraduate admissions application. We strongly recommend that you complete the application online.
  • 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 previous schools to send your transcript directly to IUPUI.

If you have fewer than 26 transferable credit hours:

If you earned fewer 26 transferable credit hours at another college or university, you must submit these materials to apply for admission:

  • The undergraduate admissions application. We strongly recommend that you complete the application online.
  • 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

Requesting transcripts

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

Electronic transcripts

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 to mycredit@iupui.edu. 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.

Complete the Prior Conduct Information and Release form

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 mydegree@iupui.edu 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

I like the variety of jobs on campus, they provide a professional experience and give students a chance to handle responsibility. I’ve had a lot of opportunities to grow.

Sowma Chandra, Webster University transfer student

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 iups@iu.edu or by visiting IUPD”

 

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