International Undergraduate

Application process for undergraduates

You should apply for undergraduate status if you have never attended or finished college or university before. You must earn a diploma from an accredited high school before you enroll at IUPUC.

Make sure to check our admission standards and deadlines before you start the application process.

Application information and requirements

  • Admissions standards

    At IUPUC, we carefully review each application for its individual merits and qualities. We look at your academic performance and preparation, the strength and quality of the curriculum you were in, your recent grade trends, and class rank.

    We use the following standards when making admission decisions:

    • You have completed or will complete secondary school by the time of enrollment
    • No grade point average guarantees admission to IUPUC. We look for applicants who have demonstrated above average grades, with strong grades in math and science.
    • SAT or ACT exam scores are not required for admission; however, they are required for most of IUPUC and/or IUPUI scholarships. If you submit more than one set of scores, we will consider the highest critical reading and math component scores for the SAT or the highest ACT composite;
    • You must meet our English language Proficiency standards.
  • Know your deadlines

    We offer specific deadlines for each term of entry, but you should not wait until the deadline. You do not need all of your final scores or school results to start the application process. First, you fill out and submit the online application. Then you will complete your application when you submit all supporting documentation.

    For priority admission consideration, please submit your application by these dates:

    • Fall semester: March 1
    • Spring semester: October 1

    Late applications

    All applications submitted after these deadlines listed above will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • Submit the online application
    1. Complete the online undergraduate application.
    2. Submit a non-refundable, US $60 application fee.
  • Submit your supporting documents in iStart

    You will submit your supporting documents electronically through iStart, our online portal for international students. Within five business days of submitting the online application, you will receive an email from oiaunder@iupui.edu with instructions.


    You can also log into iStart to see your next steps and see which documents have been reviewed and accepted. Our international admissions team will contact you if there are any questions about your documents.

  • Official academic records

    You must submit full and complete academic records from every secondary school and university/post-secondary institution you have attended. Your records should also include any coursework currently in progress. Failure to submit all academic documents will result in the automatic withdrawal of your application.

    If your school is from one of these countries and the school issued the official transcript in English, then submit the English copies. If your original academic records are not issued in English, submit both the copies of your original records in the native language and copies that have been translated into English by an official translation agency. 

    In order to complete this step, you may mail us your original documents, or you may submit electronic copies of your records by attaching them to the “Submit Academic Records” form in iStart.

    While we can accept an electronic of your records to make an admission decision, once you are admitted you will be required to submit the official, original records in order to verify their authenticity. All documents submitted become the property of Indiana University.

    Transcript evaluations by Credential Evaluation agencies are NOT necessary.

  • Proof of English proficiency

    If you are a non-native speaker, please review our undergraduate standards for English proficiency requirements.

    If you have copies of your exam results, you may upload an electronic version through iStart. Or you can have the results sent to IUPUC directly from the testing service using the following school codes:

    IUPUC school codes:

    • SAT: 4216
    • ACT: 6732
    • TOEFL (iBT): 7281

    If you are a Native Speaker of English and a citizen from a country listed below, you do not need to complete this step.

    • Citizen of a country where English is the predominant native language
    • Citizen of a country recognized by IUPUC for TOEFL exemption
  • SAT and ACT test scores

    If you attended secondary school in a U.S. or Canadian high school and plan to enter IUPUC within six months of graduation, you are required to submit official SAT or ACT scores.

    If you attended secondary school outside of the U.S. or Canada, SAT or ACT scores are not required for admission. Be sure to have your official scores sent directly to IUPUI by using the following School Codes.

    However, we highly encourage you to submit SAT or ACT results, since they are required for scholarship consideration and can also be used as proof of English Proficiency.

    IUPUC school codes:

    • SAT: 4216
    • ACT: 6732
  • Financial documentation (for Visa purposes)

    Since you will need a student visa in order to enroll at IUPUC, you must submit financial documentation verifying your ability to pay your tuition and living expenses for up to one year. To learn more about this, please download and read: Financial Information for International Students

    In order to complete this step, you must fill out the “Submit Financial Documentation” form in iStart.

    We cannot complete your admission, or issue you a visa document until you have completed this step.

  • Explanation of times since last school attended

    If you plan to enroll at IUPUC more than 3 months after you graduate from secondary school, you will need to give us short explanation of what you have done with your time since graduation.   

    In order to complete this step, you must fill out the “Submit Explanation of Time since Last School/Intuition Attended” form in iStart

  • Clarification of present Visa status

    We want to make sure that we issue you the correct immigration documentation.

    If you are currently in the US, it’s important that you complete the “Submit Clarification of your Present Visa Status” form on iStart. You will be asked to submit copies of your current I-20, I-94, or any other immigration documentation you may have. 

    This step is especially important if you currently hold an F-1 student visa and will need us to transfer your current SEVIS record to IUPUC.

    If you are a US citizen, permanent resident, refugee, or asylee then you should apply as a beginning freshman.

  • Copy of your Passport ID page

    In order to make sure we have the correct spelling and format of your name on any immigration documentation we issue you, please complete the “Submit a copy of your Passport ID Page” form on iStart.

  • Receiving your admissions decision

    After you submit your academic records and you have been admitted to IUPUC, you will get an acceptance letter in the mail. You can access the letter about your admission status in iStart.

    If your government requires academic admission before you can get your other required documents (such as your financial documentation), you can use your Academically Eligible Letter to get those documents.

    If you have not submitted your financial documentation, Financial Support Agreement, and proof of English proficiency, you should submit them now.

    Also, be sure to check your email on a regular basis. We will email you if we need any additional documentation or if we have any other instructions for you.

  • Submit your SEVIS transfer form (English language or high school only)

    You will need to transfer your SEVIS record to IUPUC if you are currently on a student visa (F1) and are studying at a U.S. institution.

    Log onto iStart and follow instructions for filling out and submitting the SEVIS Transfer Request Form.

Questions? We have answers!

Need help or have a question? Give us a call or send us an email.

International Admissions
Phone: 812.348.7390
Email: international@iupuc.edu