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Undergraduate Admissions

The Paul H. O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs considers dual admission of beginning students with University College (UCOL) and direct admission of transfer students. Students can be considered for any term.

Beginners (Direct Admission to O'Neill)

Beginner students will receive Direct (Dual) Admission to O'Neill and University College (UCOL), if they meet the following criteria:

  1. Have completed Core 40 or Academic Honors diploma.
  2. Have 1000+ SAT combined total of critical reasoning and math score or ACT composite of 21.
  3. Have 3.00 GPA.
Transfer Admission

Students transferring from other institutions will receive Direct Admission to O'Neill, if they meet the following criteria:

  1. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 and above.
  2. Last completed semester with a GPA of 2.0 and above.
  3. Completed 12 or more transferable credit hours.
  • O'Neill reserves the right to review and withhold admission in those cases where students have been granted forgiveness, exclusion, or similar exemptions that remove from the cumulative GPA calculation grades that would typically be included in the GPA. O'Neill does recognize grade replacements for courses that have been retaken at an institution where the higher of the course grades has been used to compute the cumulative GPA.
  • O'Neill reserves the right to review and withhold admission in those cases where students are seeking to transfer to O'Neill from another institution, but they also have a previous record at IUPUI which does not meet good standing requirements.
Intercampus Transfer, Temporary or Permanent

O'Neill students at any campus of Indiana University may transfer permanently to O'Neill on another campus, provided they meet the requirements for admission and good academic standing.

Good academic standing requires the following:

  1. Cumulative GPA – 2.0 and above.
  2. Semester GPA – 2.0 and above.
  3. O'Neill major GPA – 2.3 minimum, providing the student has completed 12 transferable credit hours or more in the major.

Permanent intercampus transfer students, who do not meet the regular admission requirements, may be considered for admission to University College.

Transfering to O'Neill from University College or another IUPUI academic unit

Students who start out in University College or another academic school at IUPUI are eligible to certify or transfer into O'Neill after they have declared a major in O'Neill and completed a 2.0 cumulative and prior term GPA. In addition, if the student has completed 12 or more hours in the O'Neill major, he or she also needs a 2.3 O'Neill GPA.

Returning Students

Students who were previously in the O'Neill school or another academic unit and were in good academic standing (semester and cumulative GPA's above 2.0, and O'Neill major GPA above 2.3) when they stopped out and currently do not have a service indicator (probation with impact or academic dismissal) will be regularly admitted.

Students who were previously in O'Neill and were not in good academic standing when they stopped out may be considered for admission on probation.

Students dismissed from O'Neill or another IU school will need to submit a readmission petition to be considered for admission on probation.  

Second Undergraduate Degree Applicants

Students who are seeking a second undergraduate degree are encouraged to explore O'Neill graduate programs or graduate certificate programs.

Students must petition to O'Neill for approval to pursue a second bachelor’s degree.