Apply to join the IU School of Liberal Arts

Are you ready to find out where liberal arts can take you? Discover who you are, imagine who you want to become, and take the next step to becoming a Liberal Arts Jaguar!

You’ll start the admissions process by completing the Indiana University Indianapolis online application for your academic level.

How to apply for undergraduate admission to the School of Liberal Arts

There are two ways to become a student in the School of Liberal Arts.

  1. Direct admission as a beginning or transfer student
  2. Admission through University College

To be considered for direct admission, indicate your interest in one of our majors on the online application. We will automatically consider you for direct admit status if you meet the requirements.

First year and transfer students who are not eligible for direct admission to the School of Liberal Arts will be admitted to Indiana University Indianapolis University College. You will complete the same course of study as directly admitted students. Once you have completed the requirements you can apply to the School of Liberal Arts as an internal applicant.

Remember these important deadlines

  1. November 15-Deadline for Honors College application; you must be admitted before you can apply to the Honors College
  2. March 15-Deadline for priority on-campus housing (Housing applications are available starting November 1)
  3. April 15-File your FAFSA before this date for maximum financial aid consideration
  4. May 1-Enrollment deposit is due

Returning students

If you were a previously enrolled student, whether you were in the IU School of Liberal Arts or another IUPUI school, you may be able to use your credits toward a Liberal Arts program of study. It’s never too late to finish your degree!

How to enroll again

If you’ve been away from IUPUI for two semesters or more, you’ll go through the IU Admissions process. Make sure to list IUPUI as a post-secondary school so that you do not have to pay an application fee, since you've already paid one. Once you’re re-admitted, schedule an appointment with your advisor using the Student Appointment Scheduler or by calling 317-274-3976.

If you’ve been away from IUPUI for fewer than two semesters (not including summer sessions) or you’re returning from military leave, you don’t need to reapply for admission. Instead, contact the Office of the Registrar for “term activation” at 317-274-1519.

Reinstatement after academic dismissal

If you were academically dismissed from an IU campus or if you are returning with a GPA below 2.0, you will also need to petition for readmission in addition to reapplying to IUI.