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High School and First-Time College Students

You’ll actually apply for admission online through the IUPUI Office of Admissions. We encourage you to apply for direct admission, which allows you to enter IUPUI as a School of Informatics and Computing student your very first semester. To pursue direct admission, you must list your intended major on your IUPUI admissions application and meet eligibility criteria.

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Residential Learning Community

Students have the opportunity to develop relationships with peers who have the same interests and major in our learning community.

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Another option is to start in IUPUI’s University College, where you’ll begin taking courses, declare your major and then certify into the School of Informatics and Computing early in your college career. But that doesn’t stop you from immediately joining one of our student groups, meeting with our advisors and becoming part of the informatics community.


Please make sure to review IUPUI’s admission requirements through the Office of Admissions.

Direct admission

For Fall 2019 direct admission:

Biomedical Informatics

3.2 GPA or 1200/24 ACT

Health Information Management

3.2 GPA or 1200/24 ACT


3.0 GPA or 1200/24 ACT

Media Arts and Science

3.0 GPA or 1100/21 ACT

Certify into the School of Informatics and Computing from University College

To certify into the School of Informatics and Computing from University College, you will need to have achieved the following:

  • 2.5 GPA
  • 12 credits of completed coursework
  • A grade of C or higher in:
    • INFO-I 101 for Informatics and Biomedical Informatics (Health Informatics specialization) majors
    • NEWM-N 100 for Media Arts and Science majors
    • HIM-M 108 for Health Information Management majors
    • CSCI 23000 for Biomedical Informatics (Premedical Bioinformatics specialization)
    • INFO-I 201 for Biomedical Informatics (Bioinformatics specialization)


Before applying, make sure to check out important application dates.

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