Graduate Student Spring Arrival Information

It is very important to check both your admission letter (and materials) and your I-20 or DS-2019 for your arrival dates.


You must plan to arrive in Indianapolis and participate in the schedule below:

Arrive in Indianapolis by: January 3, 2021
Mandatory Immigration Meeting: Online Workshop
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) testing: January 5, 2021
Academic Orientation: See your Department
Various workshops and social activities January 4-8, 2021
First Day of semester January 11, 2021

We have included additional information on specific topics for you below. If you have additional questions, please contact us at

  • Placement Assessments

    Placement assessments are surveys that measure your current skills in a subject area and provide score ranges. These score ranges help academic advisors place you into courses in that subject area where you will be most successful. At IUPUI, graduate students may take the English placement assessment called English for Academic Purposes.

    You must take your placement assessment before you meet with your academic advisor during your Academic Orientation.  Please review your Additional Letter Materials included with your Admission letter (also found in your Atlas account) to see which assessments you are required to take. 

    See more information about individual placement assessments

    A $51 placement test fee will be charged to your Bursar bill. This fee includes all placement tests (EAP, Math Skills Assessment, foreign language) that you may need to take. Bring a photo ID when you take the EAP exam.

  • English for Academic Purposes, or EAP, Assessment

    All undergraduates are required to complete English W131 as a condition of graduation. The EAP exam tests your ability in academic English and determines if you should be placed into additional academic English courses in order to complete English W131 successfully.  Learn more about IUPUI'S EAP department.

    See more detailed EAP assessment information »

  • Technology

    IUPUI uses different software programs for different purposes. As a newly admitted student, it is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with the software you will come in contact with regularly. We have provided extensive resources for IUPUI Technology for your review here

    In order to be prepared for International Welcome, please be sure to complete the following steps:

    1. Set up your IUPUI Technology Account.
    2. Complete your Pre-Arrival checklist located in your Atlas account.
    3. Register your DUO device (see your Pre-Arrival Checklist for complete instructions).
    4. Open the Canvas app in at least once prior to coming to IUPUI.