Transfer Students

Follow these steps to apply to Indiana University Indianapolis as an international transfer

Apply as a transfer student if you are currently attending or have previously attended a college or university in any country and now wish to complete your degree at IU Indianapolis.

Make sure to check our admission standards and deadlines before you start the application process. If you have questions, you can fill out our Request Information form to speak with a pre-application representative.

Request Information Frequently Asked Questions

Application Process

  • Step 1: Submit the Online Application

    Transfer students must apply using the Apply IU Application. You must submit the nonrefundable $65 application fee to complete your application. 


    If you have any questions or issues, please feel free to email us at

  • Step 2: Submit Your Supporting Documents in Atlas

     You will submit your supporting documents electronically through Atlas, our online portal for international students. Within five business days of submitting the online application, you will receive an email from with instructions. 

    You can also log into Atlas to see your next steps and see which documents have been reviewed and accepted. Our international admissions team will contact you if there are any questions about your documents.

  • Step 3: Receive a Decision

    After you submit your academic records and we have determined that you have been academically admitted at IU Indianapolis, we will notify you via email. You will be able to access the letter about your admission status in Atlas.

    If you have not submitted your proof of English proficiency, you should submit it now.

    Also, be sure to check your email on a regular basis. We will email you if we need any additional documentation or if we have any other instructions for you.

  • Step 4: Submit Financial Documentation for Visa Purposes

    If you will need a student visa in order to enroll at IU Indianapolis, you must submit financial documentation verifying your ability to pay your tuition and living expenses for up to one year. To learn more about this, please download and read: Financial Information for International Students

    In order to complete this step, you must fill out both, the“Submit Financial Support Agreement” and “Submit Financial Documentation” e-forms in Atlas.

    We cannot issue you a visa document until you have completed this step.

  • Step 5: Submit Your SEVIS Transfer form (U.S. Transfers Only)

    You will need to transfer your SEVIS record to IU Indianapolis if you are currently on a student visa (F1) and are studying at a U.S. institution.

    Log onto Atlas and follow instructions for filling out and submitting the SEVIS Transfer Request Form.

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.

After You Apply

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