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Applying to IU Indianapolis

Find deadlines and resources for applying to this IU core campus and Indiana’s premier urban research university.

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Is IU Indianapolis the right fit for you?

Go further. Start here. IU Indianapolis offers an Indiana University experience in a vibrant city setting with a strong focus on research, giving you opportunities to go beyond the classroom and gain real-world, hands-on experience.

IU Indy is known for its programs in health sciences, technology, and business, and it’s the only school in downtown Indianapolis with a Division I college sports program.

More to consider

  • Our admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.54 (out of 4.0).
  • 93% of undergraduates are Indiana residents, and 26% are first-generation college students.
  • Our students spend 1,000,000+ hours each year working hands-on with Indianapolis community partners through courses.

All statistics are current as of 2022.

Learn about life at IU Indianapolis
undergraduate majors and graduate programs
undergraduate students
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  • All statistics current as of 2022.

[Here] the world is your oyster. There are so many different paths that you can take, and it makes me really happy that I have all those options open to me.

Indianapolis student

How to apply to IU Indianapolis

High school students and transfer students can apply to IU Indianapolis online in one of two ways:

While both of these application types are accepted, you should only submit one application. The materials needed and the review process are the same for both applications.

We strongly recommend you apply online, but you may also request a PDF of the application form to submit by emailing

The priority deadline for fall first-year applications is June 1.

Start your application

If you’ve already applied

You’ll hear directly from IU Indianapolis about whether or not you’ve been accepted.

The timeline for admission decisions is typically 4–6 weeks after you submit all your application materials.

Create your IU computing account

About two weeks after submitting your application, you should receive an email from IU with your university ID number and instructions for setting up your IU computing account.

With an IU computing account, you can:

Other deadlines to watch

For first-year and transfer student applications

Fall semester

  • Priority first-year deadline for maximum merit scholarship consideration: November 1
  • Priority first-year deadline for consideration for admission-based and competitive scholarships: February 15
  • Priority first-year deadline: June 1
  • Priority transfer deadline: June 1

Spring semester

  • Priority deadline: December 1

Summer session I

  • Priority deadline: March 15

Summer session II

  • Priority deadline: May 1

IU Indianapolis Admissions resources and support

Find where to learn more about different IU Indianapolis opportunities and application types.

I was a Bepko Scholar in the Honors College, which opened many doors for me. When working on an honors project with a professor, I made a lasting impression that landed me an internship at the Indiana Department of Health, and the Honors College study abroad stipend allowed me to learn about healthcare systems in the United Kingdom.

Jenna Nicodemus 2023 graduate, public health epidemiology

IU Indianapolis Admissions is here to help

Have questions? Reach out to your admissions counselor, or contact:

IU Indianapolis Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Cavanaugh Hall 147
425 University Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN




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