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At a Glance

High School & Home School Students

Admission requirements

In general, full-time applicants should complete a college preparatory curriculum (such as a Core 40 or Academic Honors in Indiana) and satisfactorily complete 30–40 courses from the following subject areas:

  • English and literature
  • History
  • Foreign language
  • Mathematics (algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, or other similar college preparatory courses)
  • Laboratory science (biology, advanced biology, chemistry, advanced chemistry, anatomy and physiology, etc.)
  • Social studies (sociology, psychology, economics, and government)

Other factors considered for full-time admission include but are not limited to:

  • Cumulative high school GPA
  • SAT and/or ACT standardized test scores
  • High school class rank

The University requires either SAT or ACT test scores for full-time admission. For 2018 applicants, we will accept both the new SAT and the old SAT. We will compare your scores using concordance tables to determine your highest scores on either test. Writing scores from the SAT or ACT are not required but may be used for placement or advising.

Admission decisions are made after the candidate has completed his or her application file. A tentative admission decision is made for a high school senior based upon an official transcript that includes completion of at least the sixth semester of high school; a final decision is made based on the student’s obtaining a high school diploma and on receipt of an official final high school transcript showing completion of all graduation requirements. A student who is not a high school graduate also may be considered for admission upon satisfactory completion of the General Education Development (GED) Tests.

Recommendation letters and writing samples are encouraged but not required for admission. Admission into selected programs may require taking specific academic courses. Students should carefully read the departmental brochure or website outlining the specific requirements for admission to each department or school.

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Transcripts & Grading Scale

In addition to an assessment of academic performance, transcripts for home-schooled students should be organized and completed by academic year and should contain descriptions of content covered in each course. An explanation of any applicable grading scale should accompany the transcript.

Admission procedures

How do I apply?

You may complete an online application or, if you prefer, you may complete a paper application offline.

When to apply

Candidates may apply to the University starting August 1 for the following fall and October 1 for the upcoming spring semester. UIndy operates on a rolling admissions basis, to continue to admit students for a given term as long as space is available. Application review for the following year will begin in August. 

Students are strongly encouraged to apply early to:

  • Ensure eligibility for additional scholarships
  • Have first choice of residence halls after you submit your deposit

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Campus visits

Students are invited to visit the campus and talk with an admissions counselor. Appointments are encouraged and can be made by completing our online form.

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Closing dates

The Office of Admissions practices a rolling admission policy. Applications are closed when no space is available.


Confirmation of intent to enroll, in the form of an advance tuition deposit, is required of all candidates offered Day Division admission. Requests for deposits are mailed to admitted students in January. The deposit is due March 1, or 15 days after the offer of admission, whichever is later. The deposit is 100 percent refundable upon written request until May 1. It is then 50 percent refundable upon written request until July 1. The deposit is nonrefundable thereafter. Any request for a tuition deposit waiver/deferral should be made in writing to the Associate Vice President for Enrollment.

Housing application and deposit requirements

In February, requests for housing deposits are mailed to admitted students. Housing deposits for Semester I are due March 1, or 15 days after the offer of admission, whichever is later. Deposits for the semester beginning in January are due Dec. 1, or immediately upon notification of admission, whichever is later. Deposits for the fall are 100 percent refundable upon written request until May 1, 50 percent refundable upon written request from that date until July 1, and nonrefundable thereafter. Deposits for the term beginning in January are nonrefundable.

Housing contracts will be provided to each student who submits the $50 housing deposit. Residence hall and roommate preferences are honored whenever possible with consideration given to the order in which deposits and contracts are received. Campus housing normally is available only to full-time students, although requests from day students taking as few as nine hours may be considered on an individual basis when space is available. Students dropping below prescribed course load limits for resident students may be allowed to continue residence hall living depending upon their academic and social conduct records.

Questions regarding residence facilities, including those for the physically challenged, may be directed to the Office of Residence Life. The University reserves the right to make all final decisions regarding residence hall assignments and to determine who may live in University-owned housing.

Health forms

All new full-time undergraduate students (students enrolled in 12 hours or more) and full-time or part-time clinical students (physical therapist assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or nursing programs) must submit a completed Student Health Record before enrolling in classes. The forms are distributed to undergraduate students through the Admissions Office and to graduate students through their academic units.

Admission to specific programs

Students seeking admission to certain programs or majors (e.g., undergraduate nursing, health sciences, music, education, physical therapist assistant, and graduate occupational therapy, physical therapy and athletic training) may be required to complete designated prerequisites to secure admission approval from the school or department offering the program, in addition to meeting general University requirements. For additional specific information regarding school or departmental admission requirements, students should contact the school or department offering the program in which they are interested.

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