Second Undergraduate Degree Applicants

Applying for a second undergraduate degree at Indiana University Indianapolis

If you already have a bachelor’s degree and want to earn a second undergraduate degree at IU Indianapolis, you will follow the application process for transfer applicants. Second undergraduate degree applicants are not eligible for admission as exploratory students, so you must select a major when you submit your application.

Other important information

  • Applicants who have a bachelor’s degree in another discipline and want to earn a second bachelor’s degree in business are encouraged to seek admission to a graduate program in business and should contact the IU Kelley School of Business before applying for an undergraduate degree program.
  • Second bachelor’s degree applicants are not eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Social Work degree program. Encouraged to seek out a Master’s in Social Work instead.
  • Second bachelor’s degree applicants who want to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree should list the accelerated nursing degree option as their major.

Information for students with prior behavioral or academic conduct

As part of IU Indianapolis' commitment to maintaining a safe campus community, you must disclose on your application prior conduct that resulted in legal or academic disciplinary measures.  

  • Have been subject to formal disciplinary action (including, but not limited to, suspension or expulsion) for academic or nonacademic reasons at any high school, postsecondary institution, college, or university.
  • Have been charged or convicted of a crime (or a foreign legal equivalent) that has not been expunged by a court.
  • Have any currently pending criminal charges (or a foreign legal equivalent) against you.
  • Have engaged in any behavior that caused injury to any person(s) or property (including, but not limited to, vandalism or behavior that led to a restraining order against you) that resulted in some form of discipline or intervention.


You will not automatically be denied admission to IU Indianapolis if you have a previous conviction or disciplinary action, but your application must be reviewed by the Admissions Committee before an admission decision is made. It can take up to four to six weeks for the Admissions Committee to review applicants with disclosures.

If you meet the criteria above, you will need to provide IU Indianapolis with a detailed statement of your prior conduct and, if applicable, grant us consent to access any legal records associated with your disclosure.  

Learn more and disclose your information

Campus safety and security reports

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for all Indiana University campuses, is available online. You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at or by visiting IUPD.