Admission Procedures
  1. In addition to the general admission requirements, applicants must read the program-specific sections in the bulletin for additional admission requirements and deadlines.
  2. Individuals seeking admission to a professional program must submit a complete IU School of Medicine Health Professions Programs application before the individual program’s application deadline. When applying to more than one program, separate applications must be completed. Admission to the professional program is competitive; application for admission to the school does not constitute automatic admission to a program.
  3. Applicants who are not Indiana University students must also file an Indiana University application and pay the application fee before the program application deadline. Applications for admission to Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis can be obtained from the IUPUI Office of Admissions at (317) 274-4591 or This application process can also be completed online at Students seeking a second baccalaureate degree from Indiana University must also submit an application to the IUPUI Office of Admissions. Returning students who have been inactive for more than one year may also be required to contact the IUPUI Office of Admissions to reactivate their university enrollment status. Students applying from other regional IU campuses must complete the inter-campus transfer application.
  4. All complete applications are reviewed by the program’s admission committee. The selection of a class is based on school and program admission criteria. All applicants receive written notification of their admission status.
  5. Each program’s admissions committee reserves the right to correct any mistake made in the calculation of an applicant’s eligibility to be considered for an interview or for admission to the program.
  6. Applicants may appeal any admission decision except the minimum GPA required by the specific program's admissions committee. Copies of the policies and procedures governing the appeals process are available on request from the Health Professions Programs Administrative Office.
  7. Individuals interested in being admitted to one of the School’s programs should contact the program of interest annually for an update on admission criteria. For more information visit the admissions section of the School’s website at
  8. The Health Professions Programs application is revised each summer. Applicants must obtain an application for the year in which they wish to apply.
  9. Applicants should check the current School application for the deadlines for submission.
  10. Students who have been convicted of a felony may be unable to obtain appropriate credentials to practice in some disciplines. Contact the program director for further information. Disclosure of an applicant’s past criminal history is required at the time of application. Applicants must disclose all criminal offenses, i.e., felonies and misdemeanors, as well as non-criminal offenses. In addition, applicants who have been arrested for or convicted of any violation of the law or who have charges pending against them at the time of application must disclose this information to the School at the time of application. If applicable, please see the application instructions for more details.
  11. A student whose name appears on the Indiana Sex and Violent Offender Registry will not be allowed to pursue admission to any program in the School. Some educational programs follow IU Health's more restrictive background check policy and additional criminal convictions will disqualify an applicant from entering those programs. Falsification of an applicant’s background is also grounds for disqualification.  For more information on this issue, please contact the HPP Administrative Office.
  12. Grades earned in remedial courses may be used differently by different programs to calculate the competitive grade point average. See the program-specific sections.

Last Updated: March 2, 2012