Your Next Steps to Success at IUPUI

 In order to ensure your success at IUPUI, we encourage you to get started on the following next steps to a smooth arrival in Indianapolis. 

  • Create your IUPUI Technology Account

    Set up your IUPUI Technology Account to access all the systems you will use as a student. These systems will give you access to pay your tuition bill, check your IUPUI email, take your placement assessments, register for classes, and much more. Create your account here >>

    You'll need your 10-digit university ID number, found on your IUPUI admissions letter.

    If you need help with technology at IUPUI or have forgotten your username or passphrase contact University Information Technology Services, or UITS.

  • Secure Housing

    Indianapolis housing has a variety of prices, locations, and features. Whether you want to live in IUPUI housing or off campus, make sure to arrange your housing early. Many students arrange housing before their visa appointment!

    Students should look for and apply for housing as soon as possible after they are admitted to ensure their accomodations prior to arrival in Indianapolis. Learn more about housing options here»

    If you arrive before your move-in date, or at a time when you can't move in (such as late at night or over a weekend), you will need to stay at a hotel or other temporary housing. Learn more about hotels near IUPUI with special IUPUI rates»

  • Begin your Pre-Arrival Checklist on iStart

    You will use the iStart website to request services from OIA throughout your time at IUPUI. 

    Your goal is to complete Pre-Arrival Steps 1 & 2 before coming to IUPUI to ensure a smooth arrival and a successful college experience. Find your checklist on iStart>>

    Are you having issues or errors on iStart? Email your error screenshot to

  • Complete your Pre-Arrival Online Orientation

    Preparing for your arrival at IUPUI can be daunting with all of the tasks to be completed and information you need to remember.

    Take some time to make your transition easier, prior to your arrival at IUPUI, by going through the Pre-Arrival Online Orientation at the following link: 

    Please complete this step prior to your in-person orientation at IUPUI. 

  • Understand your Immunizations Requirements

    All IUPUI students are required to show proof of immunization within the first semester of their academic career. Read about the immunization requirements.

    Students are encouraged to acquire immunizations as early as possible either prior to their arrival in Indianapolis or shortly after arrival at one of two IUPUI Student Health locations. Learn more about IUPUI Student Health.

  • Learn about your Tuition Due Dates and Payment Options

    The IUPUI Office of the Bursar will create your electronic tuition and fees bill each month. 

    The Office of the Bursar website includes important important and links to:

    • view your bill
    • pay your bill
    • review your bill due dates
    • set up third-party access for a parent of guardian to see or pay your bill
    • more!

     Visit the Office of the Bursar online.

  • Review how to Register for Classes

    Registering for classes is a simple process and depends on your student type.

    Undergraduate students will register for classes at Academic Orientation. See your Orientation schedule>>

    Graduate Student must contact their academic department for information about course registration. 

    Exchange Students will register for classes with their academic advisor prior to arriving in Indianapolis or during Orientation Week. Exchange students are encouraged to:

    1. Review the selection of courses as early as possible.
    2. Contact your academic advisor to assist you with finalizing your course registration. (You will find  your academic advisor's contact information on the secong page of your admissions letter)
    3. Register for classes at
  • Plan to Arrive in Indianapolis prior to your Orientation Date

    International Welcome Week  (Orientation) is your introduction to life at IUPUI and in Indianapolis. From learning about visa requirements to making new friends, you will learn how to succeed here and you will start to feel at home.

    Students are required to arrive in time for their scheduled orientation. See your Orientation schedule>> 

  • Connect with us!

    We want to connect with you!

    The Office of International Affairs (OIA) at IUPUI has many ways to connect with new and current students. Find your options here>>

  • Prepare to Travel to Indianapolis

    Check your letter of admission for your expected arrival date, and make sure you book your flight accordingly. You should book a connecting flight all the way to Indianapolis International Airport (not Chicago) from your home country. Be sure to make housing arrangements prior to arriving in Indianapolis.

    The Office of International Affairs offers many helpful tips and resources for international students preparing to travel such as:

    • Recommended packing lists
    • Visa Details
    • US Port of Entry information
    • Airport Transportation for new students

    Begin your travel arragements>>

We look forward to seeing you on-campus very soon!