Your Next Steps to Success at IUPUI


The Office of International Affairs is working to keep you up to date with important information as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation develops. Please check our webpages regularly for updates about IUPUI's plans for the Spring 2021 semester. 

We encourage you to get started on the following next steps to ensure a successful transition to IUPUI.

  • 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.

  • Log in to Atlas & Complete your Pre-Arrival Checklists

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

    Your goal is to complete Pre-Arrival Steps 1 & 2 before beginning your academic program to ensure a successful IUPUI experience. Find your checklist on Atlas>>

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

  • Complete your Pre-Arrival Online Orientation

    You will receive details regarding pre-arrival online orientation in you IU email address.

  • 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»

    Information related to COVID-19:

    IUPUI understands the uncertainty around obtaining a visa and traveling to Indianapolis for your first semester. Because of this, the on-campus housing deposit is fully refundable if you are unable to travel to IUPUI due to visa denial or due to the COVID-19 situation. So, you can submit your housing deposit with confidence knowing that if you cannot be here this spring, you will be able to get your money back. Additionally, the housing application fee can be deferred for one academic year if you are unable to join us on campus.

    Applications for on-campus housing are reviewed on a rolling basis, so the earlier you submit your application, the greater chance you have of securing on-campus housing. 

  • Post-Admission Requirements

    Now that you have been admitted, you will want to review your Admission Letter Materials found in your Atlas account to determine if you are required to submit Official Academic Records. For more information on this requirement, check out this video

    If you have follow up questions, please email for undergraduate admissions or for graduate admissions.

  • 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>>

After completing your first steps after admission to IUPUI, you may want to consider and review the following topics:

  • tuition due dates and payment options
  • course registration
  • travel arrangements
  • health insurance
  • important travel documents
  • suggested packing lists
  • how to get involved on campus
  • and more!

Continue to prepare for your arrival!