Returning IUPUI Students

Welcome home, Jaguar! Information about returning to IUPUI

Once a Jaguar, always a Jaguar. We’re always glad to welcome our students back to campus. If you’ve been away from IUPUI for fewer than two semesters (not including summer sessions) or you’re returning from military leave, you don’t need to reapply for admission. Instead, you’ll contact your academic advisor for reactivation.

If you’ve been away for two semesters or more, you’ll go through the admission process outlined here.

Your first step is to complete IUPUI’s undergraduate admissions application.

If you choose to apply online, you can use your existing IUPUI username and passphrase to log in to the application system, which will minimize the information you'll need to complete. f you don’t remember your username and passphrase, contact the University Information Technology Services Support Center at 317-274-HELP (4357) or If you’ve never had a username and passphrase, you’ll be able to create a guest computing account for the purposes of completing the application.

When you fill out the application, there will be a place for you to indicate that you are a returning student. Make sure to list IUPUI as a post-secondary school so that you do not have to pay an application fee, since you've already paid one. If the application requests you to pay another application fee, please contact our office at 317-274-4591, and we'll be happy to help troubleshoot the issue with you.

If you have attended any colleges or universities outside the IU system since you last attended IUPUI, 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 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.

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

Reinstatement after academic dismissal

If you were academically dismissed from IUPUI, you will need to go through additional steps. If you were previously enrolled in a school other than University College, you may work directly with them to identify your next steps. Or if you were enrolled in University College, you will go through their academic reinstatement process.

Please apply early. You can contact 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


Have you already earned your Jaguar spots? Go further.

If you've already completed your bachelor's degree at IUPUI, you can still continue your academic journey as a Jaguar. Here's how:

Even better, when applying to as a second or non-degree undergraduate, your $65 application fee will be automatically waived.

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 or by visiting IUPD”


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