Policies

IUPUI graduate processes are guided by clear policies to ensure quality, consistency, and efficiency among graduate programs.

  • Academic Appointments

    Academic appointments are handled in accordance with the overall policies of Indiana University, which are detailed in IU’s Academic Handbook. Go to the handbook »

  • Academic Misconduct

    All students at IUPUI must comply with the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct. Go to the code »

  • Administration of Graduate Programs

    Graduate programs at IUPUI that offer degrees conferred by the Indiana University Graduate School or Purdue University Graduaate School comply with the policies stated in the University Graduate School Bulletin. Go to the bulletin »

  • Confidentiality of Student Records

    No personal information is ever shared with any third party not associated with IUPUI, IU, or Purdue. Any information shared with other university agencies is for statistical purposes only. Personal information will only be shared with other university agencies at the user's request. The Office of the Registrar’s website explains the policy in detail. Go to the registrar »

  • Criminal Activity Disclosure Policy

    IUPUI follows IU policies in reviewing admission of persons who have past records of criminal activity.

    IUPUI is committed to maintaining a safe environment for all members of the university community. As part of this commitment, the university requires applicants who have (1) been convicted of any felony or a misdemeanor such as simple battery or other convictions for behavior that resulted in injury to a person(s) or personal property; or (2) who have a history of formal disciplinary action at any college or university attended to disclose this information as a mandatory step in the application process. A previous conviction or previous college disciplinary action does not automatically bar admission to the university, but does require review. Complete information must be sent by certified mail to:

    IUPUI Graduate Office
    755 W. Michigan Street, UL 1170
    Indianapolis, IN 46202-5143

    Information to be submitted includes:

    • The nature of the offense (offenses if more than one),
    • Location (city, state, country) of conviction for previous conduct,
    • Dates and court disposition, and
    • Reason for the behavior.

    This statement must include a grant of permission to IUPUI for complete access to criminal records, if any.

    Applicants who have been disciplined at another college or university must provide a statement that includes the location and name of the institution and dates and disposition of the case. This statement must also include a grant of permission to IUPUI for complete access to disciplinary records, if any, at the previous college or university.

    For further information about either of these requirements, call (317) 278-2071.

    This information must be postmarked within 48 hours of submitting your online application.

  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Policy

    International students at IUPUI may be required to undergo on-site testing for English language skills, as well as supply TOEFL or IELTS scores. Download the complete policy »

  • Grading Policy at IUPUI

    Graduate programs comply with the standard grading policies of IUPUI, listed on the Office of the Registrar’s website. However, note that grade forgiveness and grade replacement apply only to undergraduate students. Go to the registrar »

  • Guidelines for the Use of GRE Scores

    IUPUI graduate programs comply with the recommendations of the Educational Testing Service (ETS) for the use of GRE scores. Read guidelines for the use of GPA scores »

  • Principles of Graduate and Professional Learning

    IUPUI is committed to the highest academic standards for graduate and professional programs. IUPUI’s Principles of Graduate and Professional Learning outline the general expectations for maintaining this excellence. Download the guidelines »

  • Program Review

    IUPUI is a national leader in setting standards for regular program review. Under this policy, graduate programs are typically reviewed every five years to maintain high quality. Learn more »

  • Testing and Training of International Teaching Assistants (ITAs)

    Any graduate student academic appointee whose first language is not English must undergo mandatory testing before having any direct student contact. Download the policy »