Before you apply to the IUPUI Honors College, you must apply to IUPUI. Incoming freshmen interested in admission to the IUPUI Honors College must be selected for one of our four competitive scholarships. The scholarship application for incoming freshmen opens in early September and the deadline to submit all application materials is November 15.
The IUPUI Honors College is a small close-knit community. Our class sizes are small as each incoming freshman admitted receives one of our four scholarships. Admission to the IUPUI Honors College is competitive; fewer than five percent of the overall incoming class of IUPUI. We will conduct a holistic review of each applicant. Offers are dependent on the competitiveness of the applicant pool and admission is not guaranteed regardless of GPA or test score. Successful applicants will likely have completed an honors curriculum as evident in their high school transcript and can demonstrate in their essays how they will contribute to the IUPUI Honors College community.
Students must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.75 (weighted).
Previous applicants have been required to achieve either 1310 on the SAT or 28 on the ACT.
The IUPUI Honors College accepts *superscores, and if an applicant considers retaking the test, we will require them to do so before the November 15 deadline.
*When a student takes multiple tests, we take the highest score in each subsection and will compile them to calculate the “superscore."
The IUPUI Honors College is highly selective. If you do not meet the listed minimum test scores but do meet or exceed the GPA requirement, you will be required to provide additional information from your school counselor or an academic professional who can attest to your academic ability.
Once the application closes on November 15, the listed school counselor/academic professional will be sent an email with further instructions. They will submit an included form by November 22.
Additional information can be found in the IUPUI Honors College Scholarship Application checklist in the SAT/ACT results section. Students who do not meet the GPA minimum will not be considered for IUPUI Honors College admission or scholarship.
The IUPUI Honors College offers high-achieving incoming freshmen the opportunity to apply to four competitive scholarship programs.
Our scholarship recipients are selected based on a variety of factors: the strength of the academic curriculum in high school, standardized test results, grade trends, and qualities specified in each scholarship program.
Students must apply online and submit an essay and scholarship résumé. The Bepko Scholars and Fellows Program, the Adam W. Herbert Presidential Scholars Program, and the Plater International Scholars Program also require two letters of recommendation. Semi-finalists for these three scholarship programs will complete an interview as the final step of the application process.
All applicants to the Honors College must apply for the IUPUI Chancellor’s Scholarship, as we use this essay to evaluate candidates for admission. Students may also apply for the Bepko, Presidential and Plater scholarship programs.
Honors College scholarship notifications will be sent in mid-December. Honors College scholarships replace any admission-based scholarship.
Indiana residents andinternational students* may apply.
TheBepko Scholars and Fellows Program is designed for students who demonstrate integrity, dedication, leadership, and a commitment to service.
Students selected for this scholarship program receive undergraduate tuition, fees, a $2,500 study abroad stipend, and books for four years of study. Bepko Scholars also receive two years of on-campus housing and are required to live in the Honors Residential Based Learning Community (RBLC) during their freshman year.
Bepko Scholars who attend IUPUI for graduate or professional study receive $5,000 per year for four years and are named Bepko Fellows.
*One international student will be selected for the Bepko Scholarship. For more information on undergraduate admission and scholarship opportunities for international students, please visit the IUPUI International Affairs website.
Indiana residents may apply.
The Adam W. Herbert Presidential Scholarship is designed for outstanding Indiana high school seniors with extensive leadership experience.
Students selected for this scholarship receive $12,000 per year for four years of study, a $2,500 study abroad stipend, a $1,500 housing stipend freshman year for on-campus housing, and a $1,200 one-time award for supplemental educational expenses (e.g. laptop, books, equipment, etc.).
Indiana residents andinternational* students may apply.
ThePlater International Scholars Programis designed for exceptional incoming freshmen with an interest in international affairs and cross-cultural experiences.
Plater International Scholars will be actively involved in international programming, both off and on campus. In close cooperation with the Office of International Affairs, recipients of the Plater International Scholarship will be exposed to high profile international visitors, international seminars, and lectures.
Students selected for this scholarship receive $12,000 per year for four years of study, a $2,500 study abroad stipend, and a $2,500 housing stipend for their freshman year.
One international student will be selected for the Plater International Scholarship. This student is eligible to receive the amounts listed above, as well as the admission-based IUPUI Outstanding Scholarship.
*One international student will be selected for the Plater International Scholarship. For more information on undergraduate admission and scholarship opportunities for international students, please visit the IUPUI International Affairs website.
Indiana residents, non-residents, and international students may apply.
TheIUPUI Chancellor's Scholars Programis designed for highly motivated, well-rounded incoming freshmen who have excelled in high school and are committed to academic excellence. This competitive scholarship program offers Indiana residents $8,000 annually for four years. Nonresident students will receive $19,000 annually for four years. Students selected for this scholarship program also will receive $2,500 for a study abroad experience.
IUPUI is now a member of theMidwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP). Beginning Fall 2016, IUPUI will grant an MSEP award to admitted students in specific majors who are legal residents of Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
The MSEP award grants a tuition reduction equal to 150 percent of the in-state resident tuition rate to nonresidents from these states admitted to specific programs. MSEP awardees selected for a Chancellor’s Scholarship are eligible to receive $8,000 annually for four years.