Information for New International Students
ATTENTION ADMITTED STUDENTS:
As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to change, IUPUI and the Office of International Affairs are working to keep you up to date with important information.
Please continue to check our webpages for updates to Spring 2021 semester plans.
As you continue to prepare for your enrollment at IUPUI, consider the following:
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
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 Students must contact their academic department for information about course registration.
Exchange Students will register for classes with their academic advisor prior to or during Orientation Week. Exchange students are encouraged to:
Placement Assessments are tests that measure your current skills in a subject area. Your score allows academic advisors to place you into a course at your appropriate level.
Do I have to take a Placement Assessment?
To answer this question, you may begin at your admissions letter. Next, log in to Atlas to complete the Placement Assessment eforms which will guide you towards determining if you will be required to take any of these exams.
IUPUI hopes that we will be able to return to in-person classes in August. If we are providing in-person classes and you are able to travel to Indianapolis, you can join us on campus.
As possible, it is best that you make travel arrangements far in advance. Below are links and resources to help you get started.
Check your letter of admission for your expected arrival date, and make sure you book your flight accordingly.
As you prepare to depart for Indianapolis, be sure to review details about:
- airport transportation
- temporary housing
- international student insurance
- packing lists
- important travel documents
- your entry into the US
- US customs inspections
Your Arrival & Orientation Dates
IUPUI International Welcome Week is how your life at IUPUI begins.
International Welcome Week 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.
Health Records & Immunizations
IUPUI requires proof of immunizations for all new students.
Any non-English medical documents used to show proof of immunizations must be translated into English. For a full list of required immunizations, see the vaccination requirements for international students on our website.
Tuberculosis (TB) Testing
New students who attend in-person classes are required to show proof of a tuberculosis (TB) test taken in the United States.
If you do not have proof of a TB screening taken in the US, TB screenings will be administered by IUPUI Campus Health. You must visit the Campus Health Office and get your TB test within 5 weeks of the start of the semester.
International Student Health Insurance
F-1 students and all J-1 exchange visitors (including J-1 students) are required to have health insurance through IUPUI.
Even if you have health insurance in your home country, the U.S. insurance system is probably quite different. See our glossary of terms.
IUPUI offers hundreds of resources, services, and opportunities for new students. See below for ways to get involved and feel more connected to campus!
The IUPUI Welcome Team and Airport Tabling
The Office of International Affairs Welcome team is made up of several staff members and a team of International Peer Mentor Welcome Assistants.
The Welcome Team, comprised of student leaders, is excited to meet you!
Welcome Grocery Trips
Before the Fall and Spring semesters begin, the Office of International Affairs provides staff led grocery trips to local grocery stores around Indianapolis. (You must be a new first time undergraduate or graduate student to attend and qualify for grocery trips.)
Transportation to and from the IUPUI Campus Center is provided.
OIA Programs and Events
Wherever you are from, you can explore the world's cultures at IUPUI
Whether you want to get a student mentor (undergraduates) join an international student organization, have Thanksgiving with an American host, volunteer while learning about the world, or taste cuisines from around the world at our International Festival, you can do it here-and make friends along the way.
Get Involved at IUPUI
Getting involved is about more than fun and games. It's about preparing for life.
There are so many ways to get involved at IUPUI. See more details about opportunities offered by the division of Student Affairs>>
Undergraduates: Join the International Peer Mentoring Program (IPMP)
The International Peer Mentoring Program (IPMP) mentors are highly successful American and international students who are trained to help you have a great first-year experience at IUPUI.
IPMP has great activities all year. The most famous IPMP event is the IPMP Kick-Off in August. Get ready for your team to compete against the other IPMP teams in high-speed games! In previous years, we have also hosted:
- Field trips to local sites, sporting events and shopping areas
- Monthly Socials
- Team Dinners
Start making connections now. Sign Up Today >>
*If you are unable to join us in Indianapolis for classes and begin your degree program online from home, IPMP is still prepared to welcome you! Interested students are encouraged to apply early to start making IUPUI connections.
IUPUI Graduate Office Services & Tools
In most cases, your graduate/professional program will offer new student orientation.