Admission and Academic Policies

The IUPUI Honors College is open to specific scholarship cohorts of incoming freshmen in every major offered at IUPUI. Entering freshmen who apply by February 1 with a minimum combined math and verbal (critical reading) SAT score of 1250, or an ACT of 28 and a high school GPA of at least 3.75 are directly admitted to the Honors College. This includes all Bepko Scholars and Fellows, Adam W. Herbert Presidential Scholars, Plater International Scholars, and Chancellor's Scholars.

The IUPUI Honors College offers high-ability incoming freshmen the opportunity to apply for our named scholarships, which include the Bepko Scholars and Fellows Program, the Adam W. Herbert Presidential Scholarship, and the Plater International Scholars Program. For details on these awards and information on the application process, visit The application deadline for these scholarships is November 15.

All Honors College Scholars are required to complete one Honors course or experience every semester. Students may take no more than 6 credit hours of Honors work each semester. Students admitted to the Honors College prior to Fall 2010 are required to complete 18 Honors credits with a minimum 3.3 grade point average in order to graduate from IUPUI with Honors. Students admitted Fall 2010 and thereafter are required to complete 24 Honors credits with a minimum 3.3 grade point average in order to graduate with Honors.

Students have the following options for earning Honors credit: complete an Honors course, complete an Honors Contract, engage in research, study abroad, or take a graduate course as an undergraduate student. Students must complete and submit applicable paperwork to the Honors College office in order to earn Honors credit for all options other than an Honors course. All students must contact an Honors College staff member in order to obtain authorization to register for an Honors course with the exception of chemistry courses and Organizational Leadership and Supervision (OLS) courses. Students should contact those departments to request authorization.

Current IUPUI students who are not in the Honors College, but have at least a 3.5 GPA may be allowed to complete an Honors course or experience with permission from the Honors College. Interested students should discuss this with their academic advisor and then contact an Honors advisor for authorization prior to registration.