Submit Supporting Documents

Complete your Application

After you finish your online application, the next step to completing your application to IUPUI is to submit the required supporting documentation.  The list of required supporting documents will vary by department. 

Your program department will need certain types of supporting documents for the initial review of your application. If they make a decision to admit you to their program, then we will need additional supporting documents to finalize your admission. 

Types of Documents Needed by Departments

  • Official Academic Records

    You must submit full and complete academic records from every 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. 

    While an electronic of your records can be accepted 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 IUPUI.

    Transcript evaluations by Credential Evaluation agencies are NOT necessary. 

  • Proof of English Proficiency

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

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

  • Test Scores

    Your department may require one or more of the following tests. Minimum scores required vary and are determined by the graduate program.

    For all required tests (including TOEFL), you must request that the testing agencies send official score reports to IUPUI. You may also wish to submit photocopies of your test results to ensure receipt of scores.

    IUPUI's Testing Services Codes: 1325

    • GRE: Many graduate studies committees require that you take the Graduate Record Examination General (GRE) Test. Check with the committee for more information. All fellowship applicants are required to take the GRE.
    • GMAT: Graduate programs in Business and Accounting require that you take the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).
    • CGFNS: Applicants to graduate nursing programs are required to take the Council of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools qualifying examination (CGFNS) as a prerequisite for the State Licensure Examination for nurses in Indiana. Applicants must hold current nursing licenses in their home countries and achieve licensure in Indiana prior to enrollment in clinical nursing courses at IUPUI.
    • LSAT: All applicants to the School of Law must take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).
  • Letters of Recommendation

    Graduate applicants typically need three letters of recommendation from major professors in their most recent degree program. Those not currently in school may include a letter from a past or current employer as one of the three. Check with your program about any specific requirements for recommendation letters.

  • Other

    • Resume
    • Portfolio of past work (Example: If applying to Herron School of Art and Design)
    • Personal Statement

    Check with your department for specific information on any of these items and what is required. 

Types of Documents Needed by OIA

  • Academic Records

    These will be the same ones sent to your department for the initial review. Your department will forward them to our office for final review.

  • Proof of English Proficiency

    These will be the same as what you sent to your department for the initial review. Your department will forward them to our office for final review.

  • Financial Documentation (for Visa Purposes)

    Since you will need a student visa in order to enroll at IUPUI, you must submit financial documentation verifying your ability to pay your tuition and living expenses for up to one year. You should review our graduate estimated expenses before completing this step.

    In order to complete this step, you will fill out the graduate Financial Support Agreement and submit it through the “Submit Financial Documentation” form in iStart.  

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

  • 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 IUPUI.

    If you are a US Citizen, Permanent Resident, Refugee, or Asylee then you should apply through the IUPUI Graduate Office

  • 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.

Document Policy

All materials submitted in support of an IUPUI application become the property of IUPUI and are not returnable, forwarded, copied, or released to the student or to third parties. This includes financial documentation submitted for purposes of obtaining a student or scholar visa. Students are advised to bring additional copies of their official educational documents in envelopes signed, sealed and stamped by the issuing institution should they have need of their official educational documents while in the U.S.