Freshman Students

Follow these steps to apply to IUPUI as an international freshman

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

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

International applications from students who will require F1 or J1 visas are welcome for two terms of entry, Fall Semester (August) and Spring Semester (January). Due to fewer courses being offered in the summer and immigration requirements requiring full-time enrollment, we cannot accommodate admission for Summer terms of entry, neither Summer Session I or II. F1 and J1 applicants who apply for the Summer terms will automatically have their application deferred to the Fall Semester.

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Application Process

  • Step 1: Submit the Online Application

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    The online application takes about 30 minutes to complete.  If necessary, you can save your work and log back in later to complete it. 

    Use either Firefox or Internet Explorer (Edge) browser to fill out our application. Do not use Google Chrome or Safari.

    All applicants use the same application to apply to IUPUI, whether they are interested in entering Indiana University programs or Purdue University programs on our campus.

    Application Fee

    You must submit the nonrefundable $65 application fee to complete the online application.

    Questions

    If you have any questions or issues, please feel free to email us at iapply@iupui.edu.

    You can also see a preview the online application.  

    Preview the IUPUI online application before you apply »
  • Step 2: Submit Your Supporting Documents in iStart

     You will submit your supporting documents electronically through iStart, our online portal for international students. Within 48 hours 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.

  • Step 3: Receive a Decision

    After you submit your academic records and we have determined that you have been academically admitted at IUPUI, we will notify you via a letter. You will be able to 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.

  • Step 4: Submit Your SEVIS Transfer form (English Language or U.S. High School Only)

    You will need to transfer your SEVIS record to IUPUI 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.

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After You Apply

After you submit your application and all of your materials, the waiting period until you hear if you have been admitted is usually four to six weeks. Learn more about what happens after you apply, including how to check your admission status.