The best and most complete information source on admission standards and procedures is the IUPUI Beginning Freshman Admissions Guide and Financial Aid Information booklet or the Transfer and Visiting Student Admissions Guide and Financial Aid Information booklet, which are published annually and contain an application form, fee schedules, detailed instructions, numbers to call, and the relevant deadlines. The Enrollment Center's Web site also provides information about admission for undergraduates and graduates, financial aid information, and links to other key offices' Web sites. Prospective students may download a paper application or complete an application for admission online (

IUPUI General Education Core Curriculum

Beginning in Fall, 2013, all first-year students at IUPUI will complete 30 hours of general education coursework (the IUPUI General Education Core) prior to graduation with a baccalaureate degree. This coursework is aligned with the Indiana Statewide Transferable General Education Core competency domains and once completed, will subsequently transfer to another Indiana state educational institution. The IUPUI General Education Core is also based on the IUPUI Principles of Undergraduate Learning, the essential ingredients of an undergraduate educational experience at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. These principles form a conceptual framework for all students' general education but necessarily permeate the curriculum in the major field of study as well. More specific expectations for IUPUI's graduates are determined by the faculty in a student's major field of study. Together, these expectations speak to what graduates of IUPUI will know and what they will be able to do upon completion of their degree.

It is important to note that the IUPUI General Education Core does not add to, subtract from, or change any requirements for a specific major. Students need to work closely with an academic advisor to determine what relationship, if any, exists between requirements for general education and requirements for a specific major.

Each undergraduate student is subject to the degree requirements that were in effect at the time of matriculation as a degree-seeking student at IUPUI. Effective Fall 2013, this requirement will include the IUPUI General Education Core.

IUPUI General Education Courses

The IUPUI General Education Core provides a strong foundation for a rich and intellectually challenging undergraduate experience. Hundreds of courses have been rigorously reviewed and approved to the Core by faculty members from all academic units, providing IUPUI students with a diverse array of options for fulfilling their general education requirements. Coursework is divided into the broad domains of Foundational Intellectual Skills (Core Communication, Analytical Reasoning, and Cultural Understanding) and coursework that promotes Intellectual Breadth and Adaptiveness (Life and Physical Sciences, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences). For more information regarding these courses, please go to:

Criminal Activity Disclosure

IUPUI is committed to maintaining a safe environment for all members of the university community. As part of this commitment, the university requires applicants who have been convicted of any felony or a misdemeanor such as simple battery or other convictions for behavior that resulted in injury to a person(s)or personal property to disclose this information as a mandatory step in the application process. A previous conviction or previous conduct does not automatically bar admission to the university, but does require review. For more information contact the Admissions Center at or visit