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There is no better time to become a Jaguar

We think that cats — especially big cats — deserve more than a day of recognition. That's why we want youto ROAR your way to becoming a Jaguar this weekend!

Time is running out - apply today!

If you haven't yet applied to IUPUI, this is your chance to do it for free this weekend! Start your IUPUI transfer application below, and use the code INCATDAY when you are asked to pay the application fee. This code will remove the application fee requirement - but don't wait! It will only be valid until Monday, November 2nd

As an added bonus, since you are applying before our deadlines, you'll also be automatically considered for a Jaguar Excellence Award — IUPUI's admission-based scholarship!

Please note: this fee waiver code is only available via the Apply IU application to students who have not yet applied for admission to IUPUI, and is not supported by the Common Application.

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Don't forget your essay

As part of your application, you must write a 200- to 400-word essay about your academic and career plans. You will submit your essay when you complete the online application for admission. Here is your essay topic: 

Describe your academic and career plans and any special interests (e.g., undergraduate research, academic interests, leadership opportunities, etc.) that you are eager to pursue as an undergraduate at Indiana University. If you encountered any unusual circumstances, challenges, or obstacles in completing your education, share those experiences and how you overcame them.

This essay may be used for scholarship consideration.

A complete application makes for a quicker decision

In addition to your application for admission to IUPUI, you must also have these materials sent so that your admission decision is made in a timely matter:

  • Your SAT and/or ACT scores (optional). IUPUI allows you to decide whether or not you wish to apply with or without SAT or ACT results. You can either self-report your results or have them sent directly from the testing agency, if you decide to apply with your scores. Learn more about IUPUI's test-optional policy.
  • Your official high school transcript. You must ask your high school to send your transcript directly to IUPUI.
  • Transferable credit. Official transcripts from any dual-credit or college courses you’re taking in high school (if applicable). You must ask the institution(s) where you’re taking those courses to send your transcript directly to IUPUI.
  • Credentials for any education completed outside the U.S. (if applicable). The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will provide special instructions for U.S. citizens, permanent residents, refugees, asylees, or undocumented immigrants who have completed secondary and/or postsecondary education outside the U.S.

Homeschooled applicants

If you’re a homeschooled student, you can have a transcript service send an official transcript, or you can have your educator provide one. Transcripts provided by homeschool educators must:

  • Itemize each course with the grade earned by academic year. If a course’s title does not clearly identify the subject content, please include a brief description of the course.
  • Include a grade point average.
  • Indicate when the student will complete all required courses.

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