Prospective Freshmen: Fall 2021

Admission expectations

Students must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.75 (weighted).

Though IUPUI is test optional, the Honors College requires the submission of either an SAT or ACT score.

SAT

  • August 29, 2020
  • September 26, 2020
  • October 3, 2020
  • November 7, 2020

ACT

  • September 12, 2020
  • October 24, 2020

Application checklist

Incoming freshmen may apply via the IUPUI Scholarship Application for admission and competitive scholarships to the Honors College. The IUPUI Scholarship Application is accessible after you have applied and been admitted to IUPUI. The Honors College application is available to all that meet the Honors College admissions expectations, and can only be accessed through the IUPUI Scholarship Application. You may apply for one or more of the Honors College Scholarships.

Each scholarship has a different essay topic. You must type or copy and paste your essay directly into the online application. View the essay topics below:


Admission & IUPUI Chancellor's Scholarship:

In a 400- to 600-word essay, please explain how you believe the IUPUI Honors College will meet your needs in terms of your college education, campus community, and future plans. How do you see yourself contributing to the Honors College, and why do believe you are a strong candidate for our community?


Bepko Scholars and Fellows Program:

In an 800- to 1,000-word essay, discuss the importance and purpose of providing service to others. Describe your involvement with service and what you have learned from those experiences. How do you plan to integrate a commitment to service into your college experience? Describe how a commitment to service will help you accomplish your personal and professional goals at IUPUI and the IUPUI Honors College.


Herbert Presidential Scholars Program:

In an 800- to 1,000-word essay, discuss a successful leadership experience you have had during high school. Describe the skills that make you a successful leader and how you developed them. How do you plan to get involved and use these skills to help you accomplish your personal and professional goals at IUPUI and the IUPUI Honors College?


Plater International Scholars Program:

In an 800- to 1,000-word essay, discuss the importance of globalization and cross-cultural competency. What have you done to improve your global awareness and understanding of different cultures? As a Plater International Scholar at IUPUI and the IUPUI Honors College, what international experiences would you like to pursue and why?

In completing your IUPUI Scholarship Application, you will be asked to list all activities, involvement, and awards. Students interested in applying for the Bepko, Presidential, or Plater Scholarships will be required to complete an additional resume detailing experiences relevant to the scholarship.

When applying for admission to the Honors College you will be required to submit one letter of recommendation from your school counselor. We will ask you to provide their name and email address, and we will contact them. Please make sure that you give them adequate notice so that we can receive their letter by 5 p.m. on November 15.

If applying for the Bepko, Presidential, or Plater Scholarship, you will be asked to submit a letter specific to the scholarship itself. We recommend that you share the details of the scholarship to which you are applying with your recommender. You will be asked to provide the recommender’s name, affiliation, and email address. Please make sure that you give them adequate notice so that we can receive their letter by 5 p.m. on November 15.

You will enter your scores on the application. If you’ve already applied and submitted official documentation of your scores to IUPUI, we'll work with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to obtain them. If relevant, please provide future test dates. We accept your superscore for standardized tests.

 

If you’ve already applied and submitted your high school transcript to IUPUI, we'll work with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. If your transcript has not yet been submitted to IUPUI, please email us at honors@iupui.edu so we can work with you to obtain it. The IUPUI Honors College review committee will look carefully at your transcript to assess course selection and performance in each individual course.

Your transcript should include:

  • Senior academic schedule: List the courses you took—or will take—during your senior year of high school
  • Classes designated as an honors course
  • Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate credit: List the AP and IB course names and dates attended
  • College or university credit: List the names of any institutions where you’ve received college or university credit. Also, include the dates of attendance, courses taken, and grades received. If applicable, this information must be provided. You do not need to provide your official transcript from the college or university

Once you have been admitted to IUPUI, you will be able to apply for the IUPUI Honors College through the IUPUI Scholarship Application. If you do not see the Honors College Application, but feel that you are a strong candidate for admission, please contact the Honors College at honors@iupui.edu

Indiana residents and international students* may apply.

The Bepko 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 and international* students may apply.

The Plater International Scholars Program is 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.

The IUPUI Chancellor's Scholars Program is 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 the Midwest 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.

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