University College

University College

The University College, or UCOL, team is dedicated to ensuring your college career gets off to a good start by providing you with a thorough introduction to campus and solid academic advising about how to achieve your career goals.

  • Academic Advising
    • UCOL advisors will help you choose courses and degree programs that best fit your personal interests and career goals. They are knowledgeable about the undergraduate and graduate degrees you can complete at IUPUC as well as those that you can begin in Columbus and finish at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) or another campus.
    • At IUPUC, you are an active participant in developing an academic plan that will enable you to achieve your short- and long-term educational and career goals. We will assist you in developing an appropriate plan of study, course schedules, and advising you about degree requirements, policies, and procedures.
  • Orientation
    • The UCOL team plans and manages a number of new student and transfer student orientation programs each year. It is important for you to attend an orientation session, which will introduce and explain the IT, tutoring, library, and other resources available for IUPUC students.
  • First-Year Seminar
  • Academic Standing & Progress
    • UCOL advisors monitor your academic progress. When you are admitted to University College, you must maintain a 2.0 cumulative minimum grade point average (GPA) to be in good academic standing. For details, review these academic policies. If you are on academic probation, UCOL advisors can help you develop a plan leading to satisfactory standing.
  • Academic Calendar
    • The academic calendar is an important tool. It lists the dates when you can register for classes in One.IU, the first day of classes, the times you can adjust your schedule by dropping or adding classes, campus holidays and breaks, final exams, and more.

Health Care Degrees

Are you interested in a health care degree not currently offered in Columbus? You can take a substantial number general education, prerequisite, and elective courses at IUPUC that will apply toward these degrees:

To pursue a degree in one of these fields, you will work closely with your academic advisor. Together, you will develop a personal plan of study to ensure a smooth transition to Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), where you will finish required courses for the major. You will be able to complete many courses in Columbus before making the transfer, however, which will save you the time and expense of commuting or moving.