Transfer and Second-degree Students

Steps you can complete as soon as 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 Jaguar. Telling us you intend to enroll, computing accounts, and in some cases, housing or financial aid, to name a few.

Once you are admitted to IU Indianapolis, you’ll receive a letter of admission via email, as well as some additional messages in the following days which includes the following:

  • University ID number: You’ll use this number to create your computing account, as well as in other scenarios throughout your time at IU Indianapolis.
  • School/division: Your school is the academic unit to which you have been admitted. Your school will provide your academic advising.
  • Major: Your major is your proposed area of study. Acceptance into a major is selective. If your school is University College, you will complete prerequisite courses in your first two semesters to gain admission into your intended major.
  • Residency/tuition: Your residency determines whether you will pay in-state or out-of-state tuition.
  • Starting term: Your admission is valid only for the term indicated. To start in a different term, use our application update form to request a change of term.

If there are any errors in your admission information, please email us at if you were admitted through Undergraduate Admissions, or if you were admitted through International Admissions. 

If you did not do so after you applied, 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 reserve your orientation.

Please note that your IU Indianapolis computing account is different than the guest computing account you created when you applied online. The guest computing account was solely for the purpose of submitting your application online.

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. 

Once you are admitted to IU Indianapolis, you’ll be able to view your detailed Transfer Credit Report approximately two to three weeks after you’re notified of your acceptance. This report will list all the courses you’ve taken at other institutions, indicate whether each course will transfer, and note the equivalent course at IU Indianapolis for which you’ll get credit.

If you are transferring from another IU campus, the courses you took within the IU system will not appear on your report. Instead, they will be on your transcript as the course you enrolled in.

To view your Transfer Credit Report, go to One.IU and search for “transfer credits.” Select the “Transfer Credits” app box, then log in using your IU Indianapolis username and passphrase. (If you haven’t created your IU Indianapolis computing account yet, see the step above of this checklist for instructions on how to do that.)

Transfer students are not required to accept their offer of admission with an enrollment deposit. Instead, we ask that you let us know that you plan to enroll at IU Indianapolis for the term you've been admitted by completing our short form.

Confirm you will be enrolling at IU Indianapolis


Financial aid information

If you’re 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.

Merit-based scholarship information

IU Indianapolis is committed to rewarding the success you have achieved in high school. That's why we offer millions of dollars each year to students from all walks of life through merit-based scholarships. There are key date to keep in mind is February 15, which is the merit-based scholarship deadline for most other IU Indianapolis awards

Learn more about IU Indianapolis scholarships


IU Indianapolis students are not required to live on campus; however, there are several on-campus housing options available to to you as a transfer student. The application for on-campus housing opens in early November. Because of the volume of housing applications we receive, we encourage you to apply early for housing. You will receive priority consideration for on-campus housing if you apply by March 15.

Meal plans are available to all IU Indianapolis students, regardless of whether they live on or off campus. If you live in  North Hall you will be required to have a meal plan.

Additional steps for international students

In addition to the steps outlined here, international students are also required to submit various forms of documentation prior to enrolling at IU Indianapolis.

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