Before you begin the application process, there are a few things you should do to prepare yourself.
1. Know important deadlines
Apply for admission as early as possible. Applications are processed as they are received. Please allow three weeks for processing after all materials are submitted. For priority admission consideration, please submit your application and all additional materials by these dates:
2. Review admission standards
Students must have a minimum college cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale before applying.
3. Research the schedule of classes
We recommend you learn what classes IU Columbus will be offering in a given semester prior to applying. This will help ensure we're offering the courses you're wanting to take!
Schedule of classes
4. Learn about costs and financial assistance
We offer one of the state’s most affordable educational values and our banded tuition helps keep you on track to graduate in four years or less. Use our helpful tool to estimate the costs associated with attending IUPUC.
Since visiting students are non-degree seeking students, they are not offered financial aid.
The steps to apply as a visiting student are easy! However, we cannot process your application until we have received all your application materials, so be sure to submit everything as soon as possible. If your application is incomplete, it will delay the review process.
1. Complete and submit the IU Shared Application
Applying to IU Columbus is free! If you have questions while submitting your application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to indicate you are wanting to take classes as a visiting student on the application within the "Academic Goals" section.
2. Submit any additional required documentation
You will be required to submit an unofficial college transcript from the last school you've attended. For any transcripts we request of you, you must contact the school and request your transcript be sent to IU Columbus.
If you are a graduating high school student who is wanting to take summer courses prior to going to college as a degree-seeking student in the fall, we also require you submit your college acceptance letter for the admissions process.
Here are a couple things you can do while you wait for an admissions decision!
1. Make changes to your application
To make changes to your submitted application, please email email@example.com and the changes you need made. An admissions staff member will respond with any additional steps we need you to take.
2. Check the status of your application
If you would like to get a status update of your application, please call the Office of Admissions at (812) 348-7390 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Apply for financial aid
If you haven't filed a FAFSA yet, now is a great time. You will need to file a FAFSA each year you wish to receive aid. IU Columbus' FAFSA federal school code is E01033.
4. Meet your admissions counselor
To get all your questions answered and to learn more about IU Columbus, we recommend you schedule a time to meet with your admissions counselor.
5. Cancel your application
If you wish to cancel your application for any reason, please call the Office of Admissions at (812) 348-7390 or email email@example.com and include your name and date of birth.
If you have already registered for courses and no longer wish to attend IU Columbus, you will need to follow the steps on the Office of Registrar’s website to withdraw and avoid any fees or tuition charges.