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 listed below.

You may submit this documentation through iStart, IUPUI’s online portal for international students. If you are unable to do this, you are also welcome to mail documentation to our office. All documents submitted for admission consideration become the property of IUPUI.

Supporting Documentation for Transfer Students:

  • 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. 

    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.

    If you are transfering from a non-U.S. postsecondary institution, we can accept electronic copies of your records to make an admission decision . However, once you are admitted you will be required to submit the official, original records in order to verify their authenticity.

    If you are transfering from a U.S. postsecondary institution, we will need your official, original records to make an admission decision. You must have your records sent directly from your school's office of the registrar to our address below.  

    IUPUI Office of International Admissions
    902 West New York Street, ES 2126
    Indianapolis, IN 46202 USA 

    All documents submitted become the property of IUPUI. Transcript evaluations by Credential Evaluation agencies are NOT required.

  • Proof of English Proficiency

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

    If you currently studying at a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S., you can use your Freshman English Composition Course with a "C" grade or higher (equivalent to IUPUI W131).

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

  • 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. 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 Time Since Last School Attended

    If you plan to enroll at IUPUI 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 IUPUI.

    If you are a US Citizen, Permanent Resident, Refugee, or Asylee then you should apply through the IUPUI Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

  • 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.

Transcripts and Transfer Credit

We will help you get credit for any qualified coursework you’ve already taken that can be applied to your degree at IUPUI. In most cases, not all previous coursework will qualify for transfer or apply to your academic program.

The transfer credit evaluation process starts after you have applied, been admitted, and your official, final transcripts are received by our office. This process involves you, your academic department, and our office.

Read more about the Transfer Credit Process »

Submit all previous coursework 

University policy does not permit students to "start over." If you leave out or alter past coursework at any institution, your offer of admission could be revoked or you may be dismissed from the University.

You must send all of your official, final transcripts to our office before you register for classes; otherwise, a hold will be placed on your record and you will not be able to register for classes. After we have time to review your transcripts, transfer credit to be posted to your IUPUI academic record.

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.