How to Apply

Learn how to apply to IUPUI, and start your application

Who Should Apply through International Admissions?

If you will come to IUPUI on a nonimmigrant student visa, IUPUI International Admissions is your source for admissions information. The information on this website is for you.

If you are a U.S. citizen, a U.S. permanent resident, or a refugee living in the United States, you will apply for admission through the IUPUI Office of Undergraduate Admissions or the IUPUI Graduate Office. You will apply through these offices even if you are currently studying in another country. 

Which Type of Applicant Are You?

  • Undergraduate


    Freshman (First-Year Student)

    Apply for freshman status if you have never attended college or university before or will transfer less than 12 credit hours from a college or university.

    Learn how to apply as a freshman »

    Transfer Student

    Apply as a transfer student if you are currently attending or have previously attended a college or university in any country.

    Learn how to apply as a transfer student »

    Visiting Student

    If you want to take undergraduate courses but you do not want to earn a degree, you are considered a visiting student. Some visiting students come for personal enrichment. Others may be enrolled at another institution, but wish to come for short-term study then return to their home institution.

    Learn how to apply as a visiting undergraduate student »

    Returning Student

    You are considered a returning student if you previously studied at IUPUI. You will follow the same admission process as a transfer student. 

    Learn how to apply as a returning student »

  • Graduate

    Masters or Ph.D Student

    Apply for graduate student status if you will have received a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) in the United States or another country by the time you enroll at IUPUI, and if you are pursuing a master’s, Ph.D., or professional degree. Your first step is to talk to the academic department that offers your program.

    Learn how to apply as a graduate student »

    Visiting Student

    If you want to take graduate courses but you do not want to earn a degree, you are considered a visiting student. Some visiting students come for personal enrichment. Others may be enrolled at another institution, but wish to come for short-term study then return to their home institution.

    Learn how to apply as a visiting graduate student »