Go further when you transfer to Indiana University Indianapolis. Whether you're returning closer to home or brand new to Indy, you'll find it all at IU Indianapolis—an affordable, world-class education with countless opportunities to gain hands-on experience and prepare you for career success.
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As a transfer student, you'll apply for admission using our Apply IU application.
First, ensure you're in good academic standing with your current school.
We'll also consider the number of transferable credit hours you've completed:
You must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale and be eligible to return to your previous college in order to transfer to IU Indianapolis. If you don’t meet these standards, you must sit out for one semester (not including summer sessions) before you can transfer.
The admission standards you must meet depend on whether you qualify for admission to IU Indianapolis as an incoming freshman.
- If you would not have qualified for admission as an incoming freshman, you must complete 26 transferable credit hours of coursework with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 at your current college before you can transfer to IU Indianapolis. (The 26 transferable credit hours cannot include any dual-credit courses or college courses completed while you were in high school or secondary school.)
- If you would have qualified for admission as an incoming freshman, you must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale and be eligible to return to your previous college to transfer to IU Indianapolis. If you don’t meet these standards, you may sit out for one semester (not including summer sessions) or return to your previous institution and raise your GPA to a 2.0 before you can transfer.
The first step toward your admission to IU Indianapolis is to submit your application by our posted deadlines for the term you are applying. You can usually apply for admission as a transfer student as early as one year before your semester starts.
- The application for fall admissions is usually available on or around August 1
- The applications for spring and summer admission are usually available on or around February 1
When you're ready to apply, you'll want to make sure to follow the steps below to make sure you are submitting a complete application.
And if you're applying to transfer from another IU campus, you'll still complete these steps; however, you will not have to pay an application fee and we will be able to pull your official IU transcripts.
With more than 100 undergraduate majors across 15 undergraduate degree-granting schools, chances are we have the major you're looking for at IU Indianapolis. And if you still aren't sure of your major, no problem. You can check out options in our 12 areas of academic interest, or apply as an exploratory student to find the right fit for you.
If you are applying to IU Indianapolis as an undergraduate transfer student, including if you are transferring from another IU campus, you will apply using the Apply IU application for admission.
When you submit your application, you must pay a $65 nonrefundable application fee.
Students who are transferring from another Indiana University campus, or those transferring from Ivy Tech Community College with more than 45 credit hours will automatically have their fee waived when they apply.
Once you have submitted your application for admission, you will need to have your official transcripts sent to the office from each college or university you have attended since graduating from high school, as well as those where you earned dual credit in high school.
If your school sends transcripts electronically, and the transcript vendor or the school requires an email address for delivery, please use firstname.lastname@example.org. Many schools use a third-party vendor (such as Parchment) to deliver transcripts electronically, so an email address may not be necessary. Simply select IU Indianapolis Undergraduate Admissions as the recipient on the vendor’s website.
You can also have your school send us a sealed official transcript through the mail. Transcripts should be mailed to:IU Indianapolis Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Cavanaugh Hall 147
425 University Boulevard
Indianapolis, IN 46202
If you are currently attending another IU campus, you do not need to provide us with your IU transcripts, but do need to provide transcripts from any other college or university.
Transfer credits from exam credit
If you have received transfer credit from an exam, your results must be sent to us directly from the testing agency. This includes AP, IB, CLEP, Cambridge, and Dantes.
If you are applying for admission to IU Indianapolis as an international applicant on a non-immigrant visa, the process for you to submit your documents to IU Indianapolis International Admissions is different from students who reside in the US.
If you are a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, refugee, asylee, or undocumented immigrant who has completed secondary and/or postsecondary education outside the U.S., you will apply through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. U.S. citizens who attend American, international, or U.S. Department of Defense schools that hold U.S. accreditation also apply through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
To apply, you will follow the admission process for freshman applicants. After the Office of Undergraduate Admissions receives your application for admission, we will submit a request for Educational Credentials Evaluators (ECE) to review your credentials for any secondary and/or postsecondary education you completed outside the U.S. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions submits the evaluation request directly to ECE on your behalf and pays the evaluation fee—you do not have to make the request or pay the fee yourself.
You can view the required documents for your country of education on the ECE website. Use the dropdown menu in step 2 under “5 Easy Steps to Apply” to select your country of education. You do not have to complete any of the other steps in the checklist; the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will handle those for you.
We will send instructions for submitting the required documents to ECE to the email address you provided on your application for admission. All documents must be sent directly to ECE, not to IU Indianapolis. Documents submitted to IU Indianapolis will not be returned or forwarded to ECE. Documents must be received by ECE by the priority application deadline.
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will make an admission decision after we have received notification that ECE has evaluated your credentials. We use ECE’s evaluation to determine your level of prior education and whether you qualify as a freshman, transfer, second degree, or nondegree student. We will accept only an evaluation that we request directly from ECE.
Once you have successfully submitted your application, all transcripts, and other documentation, you will receive an admissions decision in about 3 to 5 weeks for U.S. applicants and 6 to 8 weeks for international applicants. Your decision will be sent via email to the address you listed on your application. You can also complete the following steps as you are waiting for your decision.
Approximately one week after you apply, you will be able to look up your University ID number. You’ll use this ID number to create your IU Indianapolis computing account, which you’ll use to check the status of your application.
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 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.
After you’ve created your IU Indianapolis computing account, you’ll be able to check the status of your application in One.IU.
To check your status, go to Application Status in One.IU and select "Start." Log in using your IU Indianapolis username and passphrase (not your guest account information) to see the status of your application.
To check your status, go to Atlas in One.IU. Select "Login" if you have already created your IU Indianapolis computing account with a username and passphrase. If you have not yet created your IU Indianapolis computing account, you can go to "New Student/Scholar Login" near the bottom of the page, and log in using your PIN number sent to you via email. Atlas will be your hub for submitting requested documents and information.
IU Indianapolis offers a wide variety of scholarships to incoming students. These awards can be based on academic merit, as well as other activities, such as community service, an interest in particular disciplines, and more.
You usually won't be able to apply for institutional awards until you are officially admitted to IU Indianapolis; however, starting your search after your application is completed will give you a good head start on applying for them.
Selecting a new major, intended start term, or other changes to your application
If you need to make a change to the application you have submitted, you can do so at any time that applications are being accepted for the term for which you have applied. To do so, you'll need to complete our update form, which will send your application to be re-reviewed with the new information.
You can also withdraw your application if you are no longer planning to enroll at IU Indianapolis. Please be aware that if canceled, your application can only be reactivated if the deadlines for the term you are applying have not passed.
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.