Undergraduate Admission FAQs

  • Which online application should I complete?

    IU Indianapolis accepts two online applications for freshmen: the Apply IU Application or the Common Application. Submit only one of the applications for admission to IU Indianapolis. You must submit the nonrefundable $65 application fee to complete your application. Transfer, visiting, and returning students must use the Apply IU Application.

  • What is the undergraduate application deadline?

    Fall Term (August)

    Early Action
    Submit your application for admission and a second application to the Honors College to be considered for competitive scholarships by November 1
    Admission-based scholarships
    Submit your application to be automatically considered for merit scholarship by February 15
    Standard Admissions
    Submit your application for admission by May 1
    For priority consideration, submit your on-campus housing application and fee by March 15

    Spring Term (January)

    Standard Admissions
    Submit your application for admission by December 1

    Late Applications

    All applications submitted after the deadlines listed above will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • Can I start in the summer semester?

    International applications from students who will require F1 or J1 visas are welcome for two terms of entry, Fall Semester (August) and Spring Semester (January). Due to fewer courses being offered in the summer and immigration requirements requiring full-time enrollment, we cannot accommodate admission for Summer terms of entry, neither Summer Session I or II. F1 and J1 applicants who apply for the Summer terms will automatically have their application deferred to the Fall Semester.

  • How do I apply for scholarships?

    IU Indianapolis awards a limited number of merit scholarships to incoming international first-year students each year. You are automatically considered for these awards when you apply for admission by the deadline. No separate application is required. Competitive scholarships require you to submit a separate application to the Honors College. To maximize scholarship opportunities, you should submit all required documents as early as possible.

    Scholarships for Undergraduate Students 

  • How long will it take to receive an admissions decision after I complete my application?

    After you submit your application and all of your materials, the waiting period until you hear if you have been admitted is usually two weeks. Learn more about what happens after you apply, including how to check your admission status: 

    Information After You Apply >>

  • How can I check the status of my application? Where can I see my admission letter?

    You can check your status and view your admission letter in Atlas. For any questions related to Atlas, please refer to our Atlas FAQ page: 

    Atlas FAQ Page >>

  • What is considered an “official, original” academic document?

    An official transcript, exam result, or degree certificate is a verification of the academic record issued from the original issuing source (i.e., college, university, examining board or secondary school), in the original language(s) in which the school executes official documents as a standard practice. Official documents must arrive in the original unopened envelope as issued by the originating institution.

  • Do I have to submit my official degree certificate or diploma?

    Verification of graduation is required. Often a separate official degree certificate or diploma must be presented to verify the type of degree awarded and the date of award. In those cases where a separate, official diploma must be submitted to verify graduation, the official diploma will be returned to the student.

  • May I request the return of my official academic transcripts?

    No. All materials submitted in support of an IU Indianapolis application become the property of IU Indianapolis and are not returnable, forwarded, copied, or released to the student or to third parties. 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.

  • How can I get my transcripts evaluated for transfer credit?

    We will send the preliminary transfer credits evaluation to you via email within 2-3 weeks after you are fully admitted based on the unofficial transcripts provided by you. The actual credits will be reviewed and applied to your account upon the receipt of an official copy of your transcripts issued in a sealed envelope from the originating institution. If you have any questions on transfer evaluation, please email tccredit@iu.edu.

  • Can I apply to a non-degree program if I am on an F-1 visa?

    Our office does not typically issue visa documents (I-20 Certificate of Eligibility) for non-degree study. The exception to this policy is if a department is considering admission to a degree program for an applicant already in the U.S. on a student visa, and the student needs to take pre-requisites prior to admission. If you have any questions about this process, please email us at oiaunder@iu.edu

  • Do I qualify for residency and in-state tuition?

    F-1 and J-1 students usually do not qualify for residency and therefore must pay non-resident tuition. Final residency determinations are made by the Office of the Registrar and more detailed information is also found on the Student Central website.

  • Do you provide conditional admission to students without English proficiency?

    If you apply and meet all other academic requirements, we will issue an Academically Eligible letter, which states that you will be admissible once we receive your proof of English proficiency. Please see our website for our English proficiency requirements

  • If I am admitted to the PIE (Program in Intensive English), am I also admitted to IUPUI?

    No, admission to PIE is only admission to a non-credit program and does not imply academic admission to IU Indianapolis.
  • Can I apply to both the PIE and IUPUI at the same time?

    Yes, but you will need to fill out two separate applications and pay two separate application fees.

    Learn more about the PIE application >>

  • With whom can International Admissions share information about the status of my application?

    Due to FERPA laws, International Admissions can only share information with the applicant and anyone who was listed on the application as a Third-Party Contact or has been indicated on a signed Information Release form.