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Student applications for the 2020-21 school year will be accepted until August 14 via the ApplyIU platform only. Applicants who apply up through this date will have until August 18 to submit all needed transcripts and materials to be reviewed for the fall semester. We will also continue to award admission-based scholarships for those who meet the qualification criteria.

Our admitted students at the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI can tell their story like no one else can. Learn more about them and how they envision their future at SoIC.
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Maddie Pasquale

Major: Media Arts and Science

Area of specialization: Game Design

Career goal: Write stories for video games and other forms of entertainment

Starting college: What are you excited about and what are you nervous about?
“I am excited about learning the things I’m passionate about! I’m nervous about being at a new place and meeting new people, but I’m looking forward to it!”

More about Maddie: A graduate of Zionsville Community High School, Maddie says she chose SoIC because it’s close to home, and has a good program for her field of study. “I went to Creature and Concept Design camp here last summer and really enjoyed it, as well as the instructor,” she says. “The campus is also really neat.”

Maddie is a Jaguar Excellence Award recipient. She was active in Zionsville’s Indoor Percussion team. “This season our team had the highest score in the nation in our class heading into regionals before the season was canceled,” she says. “Last year we were State Champions and Bronze Medalists at the World Championships.”

Kavin Thakkar

Major: Informatics

Career goal: Possibly go into user experience / human-computer interaction (UX/HCI)

Starting college: What are you excited about and what are you nervous about?

“I am excited to learn more about informatics and start living an independent life. I am nervous to start living an independent life and finding my place at IUPUI.”

More about Kavin: Citing “the unique combination of Indiana and Purdue universities,” Kavin says that helped to draw him from the Chicago suburb of St. Elgin to IUPUI. He also credited the beautiful campus, “and a great informatics program.”

Kavin graduated from St. Charles (Ill.) North High School, where he was Key Club president and copy editor of the student newspaper. He was a peer leadership assistant and received the Unsung Hero Award. “I’m proud of making a difference in my community,” he says.