My whole life, I wanted to be an astronaut. I was positive I was on the right path to spend my career in space. However, once I got to college, I realized: life as an astronaut was not for me. I spent some time exploring majors and careers until I discovered my passion for psychology. That degree in psychology launched my career and drove me to pursue two more degrees.
So often, direction is assumed; it seems we are expected to know exactly where we want to go and how we’re going to get there. But that is not the reality for many of us. Instead, what’s most important is building a foundation that sets us up to succeed, no matter where we go.
University College does exactly that. With just about half of all IUPUI undergraduate students starting in University College, this is your place to explore, to test the waters, to try things out, and to learn through play. It’s where you can experiment as you pursue and build confidence in your major and your career.
Our faculty and staff are here for you every step of the way. They will experiment right alongside you and help you define and pursue your goals. My best advice to you is: build at least one relationship with someone who can support your success at IUPUI.
In University College, we have so many resources, services, and opportunities. I hope you will take the small risk to put yourself out there and connect with all we have to offer you. Your time with us may be brief before you transition to your degree-granting school. But no matter the time you spend with us, one thing is certain: when you start here, you can succeed anywhere.