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For Immediate Release
August 31, 2005
For More Information Contact:
Diane Brown, 317-274-7711

IUPUI Offers to Admit Students from Campuses Hit by Hurricane Katrina

Katrina Relief Efforts

Katrina Relief Efforts at IUPUI

INDIANAPOLIS - In response to inquiries from two local families, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is offering admission to students who were set to attend Louisiana colleges and universities hit by Hurricane Katrina.

Indianapolis-area students who attended any college or university in New Orleans during the 2004-05 school year, or who were to attend as freshmen this year, may enroll at IUPUI this fall semester as a visiting student.

"Since the devastation is so immense, and it appears all of the New Orleans colleges are flooded, we will assist students who wish to enroll at IUPUI this fall," said Michael Donahue, IUPUI director of admissions.

This option will be available through Wednesday, Sept. 7. However since IUPUI classes began last week, some courses may be full, and open courses require an instructor's approval for enrollment. The university will waive late registration fees and the normal $50 application fee.

Anyone seeking admission under this option must provide proof of attendance as a student at a New Orleans university. Grade reports, tuition payment receipts, or, in the case of first-time freshman, letters of acceptance will be accepted as proof, the director said.

IUPUI admissions staff are available to advise students of this and other opportunities for college enrollment this fall. Interested individuals should call (317) 274-0402.