Undergraduate Programs


Freshman Admission and Qualifications

IUPUC offers beginning freshmen enrollment as degree-seeking or visiting students. 
Degree-Seeking Students

If you wish to enter an undergraduate certificate, associate, or bachelor bachelor’s degree program, apply as a degree-seeking student (even if you are unsure of which degree program). As a beginning freshman, you must not have enrolled in any college, business, or vocational school after high school graduation.

For a beginning student, we will examine your high school record including courses completed, grades earned, and standardized test results. The trend in your grades and the difficulty of your courses are also important. The most important factors in our decision will be the courses you attempted and the grades you earned.

High School Graduates Admission Requirements Regular Admission
  • Graduated from high school or will graduate before enrolling at IUPUC.
  • Provide the results of your SAT or ACT, and the required Writing Section capitalized?? of the test.
  • Indiana high school graduates are expected to complete Core 40. (Academic Honors diploma is highly encouraged.)

For students who have completed Core 40 with a C average or higher in all Core 40 courses, SAT combined math and verbal (critical reading) combined scores should be 900 or higher; ACT composite should be 19 or higher.

Applicants who have earned Academic Honors diplomas will be considered fully qualified regardless of test scores; however, scores must be provided.

We recommend that all high school students complete the following: four years of English; three years of mathematics (including second year algebra), three years of social sciences; three years of laboratory science; four years of additional college preparatory courses selected from English, mathematics, social sciences, laboratory sciences, or foreign language.

Returning adult students should note that SAT or ACT scores are not required and, although a high school transcript is required, the admissions committee also considers such things as military experience, life experiences, and job responsibilities when reviewing applications.

Conditional Admission

If you do not meet the above criteria, you will be considered for conditional acceptance based on other factors that will indicate your potential for success at IUPUC: overall quality of your high school course work, work experience, maturity, and military service.

If you have significant deficiencies in either academic preparation or performance, we will defer your acceptance until you complete designated courses at Ivy Tech or another two-year college. A deferral contract outlining the courses to complete will be sent to you.

GED Admission Requirements

Students enrolling at IUPUC who have not attended college after earning a GED are considered beginning freshmen students. The following are the admission requirements:

  • Earned the GED with a score of 53 (530 on new scale) or higher. If your GED score is below 53 (530), you may be deferred to the Community College of Indiana. (See above section on conditional admission.)
  • If you are under 19 years of age, you must provide the results of an ACT or SAT I test.
Visiting Students during Summer after Graduation

Students graduating from high school may enroll at IUPUC as a visiting student for the June summer session. As a student applying under this status, you must do the following:

  • Verify with the Admissions Office of the institution you will attend in the fall that they will accept the course credits.
  • Submit an IUPUC application as a visiting student.
  • Submit a copy of your high school transcript and test scores. 
  • Submit a copy of your letter of acceptance.
  • Submit the application fee.
  1. Visiting students are not eligible for financial aid, according to federal regulations.
  2. If admitted, you must complete IUPUC placement tests in mathematics and/or writing. These must be done before you can register for classes.
  3. You may apply only for the June semester and you are encouraged to do this no later than the end of May.
  1. If you will attend IU Bloomington, IUPUI, or Purdue West Lafayette in the fall, provide a photocopy of your letter of acceptance. A high school transcript is not necessary. You will be offered acceptance based upon proof of your acceptance to either campus.
  2. If you are attending any other college in the fall, provide a high school transcript and SAT/ACT scores. Beginning in March 2005, students taking the SAT I or the ACT must take the essay component and have all scores reported to IUPUC. You must meet our admission requirements for entering freshman.

To apply under either of these please complete the applicatiion through admissions.