Graduate Students

Key onboarding steps you can complete when or shortly after you're admitted

There are several steps you can take care of as soon as you're admitted that will help you finalize your future as a graduate or professional student at IU Indianapolis. This includes creating computing accounts, as well as housing or financial aid.

After you have received notice of admission, you will need to create your IU Indianapolis computing account. To do this, you'll need your  10-digit University ID. Your account will be used to access student systems, email, your transfer credit report, scholarship applications, and it's also what you'll use to register for courses.

Setting up your account

Go to One.IU, search for “create my first IU account” and select that task. You’ll then be able to create your username and passphrase, passphrase reset questions, and email address. 

Please note, it can take up to 24 hours for your account to fully activate.

Do you already have an account?

If you have network previously created an account at IU Indianapolis or for another Indiana University campus, you do not need to create a new one. If needed, you can follow these steps to reset your passphrase. You can also contact the University Information Technology Services help desk at (317) 274-HELP for additional assistance. 

Duo two-step login

Duo two-step login is required for all students. This affects signing into Canvas, One.IU, SharePoint/MS Teams, and any other services protected by the Central Authentication System (CAS). Visit for step-by-step instructions. The IU Knowledge Base also has in-depth overviews.

Once you have created your University Account and Network ID (see above), you will be able to register for classes. For a list of course offerings, and complete registration information and instructions, please go to Student Central. See the Official Calendar for registration dates. Any problems you have with registering for a class need to be addressed to the Office of the Registrar at 317-274-1519 or

International students

If you are an international student applying for an F-1 student visa, please do not register for classes until after you have obtained a visa. This is to avoid being billed by the Bursars, and OIA, should you not be able to arrive for the term. Our Bursars Office will begin to bill students for courses enrolled, even if you do not attend. The process to get charges removed from your account, in the case of a deferral, can be difficult and lengthy. After you receive your visa, please feel free to register for courses.

The CrimsonCard is an official photo ID card for all Indiana University campuses that recognizes you as an active student of the campus community. It is used for things like gaining access to buildings, checking out library books, and printing on campus.

You can also use your CrimsonCard to make purchases both on and off campus. Many local area restaurants provide discounts when you show your CrimsonCard or use it for payment.

You can get your card at CrimsonCard office, located on the 2nd floor of the Campus Center in Room 217, which is on the south side of the second floor of the Campus Center, just past Caribou Coffee. Be sure to have a photo ID and your class schedule with you when you go.

Get your CrimsonCard

Students, staff, and faculty are required to have a valid parking permit when parking their car on campus. Student permits go on sale about one month prior to their effective date: 

  • Fall permits: August 1
  • Spring permits: January 1
  • Summer permits: May 1

Learn more about parking permits

If you’re a US student applying for need-based financial aid, be sure to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Most years the FAFSA is available as early as October 1; however, this year, the Department of Education has announced that this will be delayed as late as December 31, 2023.  Indiana's priority deadline to file yours is April 15. Remember to list IU Indianapolis' school code, 001813, on your application to ensure that your results are sent to IU Indianapolis.

As a graduate student, you may also consider exploring fellowships offered at IU Indianapolis, as well as other scholarship opportunities in your academic school or department

Even more opportunities might be available through the GradGrants Center, which helps with applications for grants and awards. They also have a searchable database for grant opportunities in all disciplines.


IU Indianapolis doesn't require students to live on campus; however, we do offer a number of options for those who want to. In addition to campus housing, off-campus housing options are available throughout Indianapolis, including in communities directly adjacent to campus. 

Learn more about housing options

Every student who will be physically present on an Indiana University campus must provide certain immunization information to the university. This provision's main objective is to enable the university to provide a safer and healthier environment for students.

Learn more about immunization compliance

Additional steps for international students

International students are also required to take additional steps and supply various forms of documentation prior to enrolling at IU Indianapolis. 

Learn more