Applicants seeking admission to any of the IU School of Medicine Health Professions Programs must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student on the IUPUI campus or admitted to the campus for the appropriate term of entry.  In addition, applicants mustalso submit a completed application packet to the specific program's admissions committee by the program's application deadline.  Please see program specific requirements in the "Degree Programs" section of this publication.  The program specific application can be found in the admissions section of the Health Professions Programs website ( 

Applicants should also be aware of the following additional details:

Preadmission Status

Enrollment at Indiana University does not guarantee admission to any of the health professions programs. To be eligible for admission to one of the health professions programs, students must adhere to the academic regulations of the academic unit in which they are enrolled and meet School of Medicine Health Professions Programs and individual program preadmission requirements as stipulated in the general education and program sections of this bulletin. Admission to many programs is competitive; therefore, completion of the prerequisites does not guarantee admission to the program. In some instances a student may be admitted to the School of Medicine as a preprofessional student; however, this status is for academic advising purposes only and in no way influences admission into a professional program.

Change of Educational Objective for Preprofessional Students

Changing one's educational objective to a health professions program does not guarantee admission to the program. Students considering a change in their educational objective should consult with a counselor on their respective campuses before initiating the change. Pre-health professions students in University College, the School of Medicine, or other Indiana University schools or divisions must follow that academic unit's procedures for changing the educational objective. All students must meet School and individual program admission requirements in order to be admitted to a professional program. Each Health Professions Program requires students to complete an application for admission to the specific program.  Please see program-specific sections for the individual program admission deadlines.

Transfer Credit

Acceptance of credit from a regionally accredited college or university for transfer to Indiana University will be determined by the campus admissions office.

While the grades from course work completed at Indiana University and all other colleges and universities are used to calculate the admission grade point average, only grades of C (2.00) or above will be considered for transfer. The university does not accept the transfer of special credit by examination awarded by another college or university. The transfer of credit earned through a regionally accredited junior college or a community college is normally limited to the equivalent of two years of academic work toward a baccalaureate degree and one year of academic work toward an associate degree. The School retains the right to determine the acceptability of transfer credit to meet degree requirements.

Correspondence Courses

All credit to be applied to an Health Professions Programs degree earned through IU's Independent Study Program, correspondence study, or other nontraditional methods must be validated and approved by the faculty of the program to which the student is applying.

Last Updated: March 26, 2010