Application Procedures

Students interested in pursuing a general studies degree should apply for admission to the School of Continuing Studies as follows:

  • All applicants must submit an application found on  the IUPUI Community Learning Network (select General Studies and Admission).
  • Citizens of other countries, including those in the United States on immigrant visas, must submit TOEFL scores and a 300- to 500-word handwritten essay. The essay is to be written on a topic of the student’s choice and may include autobiographical information. Students who intend to pursue a general studies degree on an Indiana University campus must also submit the international application for admission.
  • Applicants who have not previously attended a college/university as a degree student must submit official copies of their high school transcripts or evidence of having earned a GED high school equivalency diploma.
  • Applicants who have previously attended a college/university must request that the college(s) or university(ies) attended forward official transcripts to the Indiana University office to which the application form is being sent.
  • Applicants who are veterans should submit a copy of the DD214 form.
  • Applicants presently on active duty should request an official copy of their AARTS, SMARTS, or Community College of the Air Force transcripts from their education officer.
  • Applicants who have completed educational programs/courses in noncollegiate organizations must request that official records of program/course completion be sent directly from the awarding organization.
  • Applicants who have taken the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Support (DANTES) exams, or the ACT-PEP Regents (Excelsior) College exams should request that official transcripts of their exam scores be sent directly from the testing agency.
  • Applicants who have been placed on academic probation, dismissed, or denied readmission to a previously attended school must provide a letter explaining the circumstances and the reasons they believe they will now be successful.
  • Applicants should submit application materials to the General Studies Degree Program Office, Union Building STE 244, 620 Union Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5171. Office telephone: (317) 278-7600.
Application Fees

Applicants who have not previously attended Indiana University must pay a nonrefundable application fee at the time they submit their application. Application fees vary from campus to campus and are subject to change.

Application and Admission Deadlines

  • New student -- Has never attended Indiana University, any campus:  Fall - July 1st; Spring - November 15th; Summer - March 30th
  • Returning Student -- Has not been enrolled for more than two years:  Fall - August 1st; Spring - December 15th; Summer - April 30th
  • Current Student: -- Is currently enrolled:  Fall, Spring and Summer - Pass/Fail deadline

The official date of a student’s admission is the date the student is accepted into the General Studies Degree Program. This date does not necessarily coincide with the date the application was processed by the Office of Admissions. Current course work of students whose admission has been approved on or before the campus pass/fail deadline will be considered course work taken after admission to the General Studies Degree Program.