Everything that matters during the first year at IUPUI
IUPUI is focused on student success. With more than 20 programs and events, University College is the mecca for excelling through college and graduating on time. Programming includes first-year seminars, themed learning communities, bridge programs, student-focused advising, tutoring, and multiple peer-mentoring initiatives—all designed to aid students in their transition to the university. College is challenging, which is why University College provides dynamic resources to help students meet their goals.
University College provides a setting where faculty, staff, and students share in the responsibility for making IUPUI a supportive and challenging environment for learning.
Student Support Programs
The 21st Century Scholars Success Program supports IUPUI 21st Century Scholars with a diverse array of programs and services.
Academic and Career Development facilitates students’ academic and career success by providing programs and services that engage students in exploring and committing to educational and career goals, developing and implementing meaningful academic plans, transitioning into degree-granting schools, and translating learning to the world of work.
Through the generosity of the Bowen Family Foundation, we are now able to offer the Bowen Scholars Program at IUPUI for selected Ivy Tech Bowen Scholars. This scholarship provides monthly workshops, mentoring, a computer lab, up to $1,000 per semester toward the cost of attendance, and a living stipend of $1,000 per semester for up to three years.
Bridge is five-day program that teaches you the ins and outs of being a new IUPUI Jaguar. We'll help you feel prepared for your first year of college and beyond! During Bridge, you'll make new friends, learn more about your school and major, and start connecting to campus activities and resources. You might even get started on some of your fall course work.
The mission of the Diversity Enrichment and Achievement Program (DEAP) is to enhance the transition and success of IUPUI students from populations that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education by addressing academic, social, and personal matters that have an impact on persistence.
The Health and Life Sciences Advising Center collaborates with campus partners to provide students at all levels in a variety of academic disciplines with the information and guidance needed to explore, plan for, and enter fields in the life sciences as well as traditional health professions.
A learning community is a first-year seminar linked to one or more general education courses that a cohort of 25 freshmen take together. Students build close friendships with their peers and make connections with their faculty, advisor, and peer mentor. Learning community students explore and apply ideas across courses and through out-of-class activities make connections between classwork and life experiences.
The Mathematics Assistance Center (MAC) is a unique approach to education focusing on the potential for building a campuswide support and collaboration for the work done in first access to content (e.g., lecture, adaptive learning technology, flipped classroom engagement). The model further empowers the use of peer-to-peer interactions and collaborations within the context of the teaching and learning of mathematics.
The National Student Exchange is a study away opportunity that allows students to take new courses, see new places, make new friends, and enroll in academic options that may not be available on their own campuses.
The Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars Program offers students who face significant barriers to educational success an opportunity to obtain a bachelor's degree at IUPUI. The program targets lower-income individuals who were either raised in the child welfare system (such as foster care), have physical disabilities, or are returning adults with dependents. Applicants must meet certain requirements to be selected for the program.
Orientation is designed to introduce students to the campus and to the many services and resources provided for all students. Whether students are in their first year or they are transferring from another university, the orientation team is here to ensure students have everything they need for the first day of classes.
The IUPUI SPAN Division allows academically motivated high school students to enroll in college classes on the IUPUI campus. Developed in 1984, SPAN is designed to help students either get a head start on their college education or take courses that are not offered at their high schools.
Student Support Services (SSS) is a program to help specially selected students from the time they come through orientation until they graduate. A proven program of information, support, and guidance helps provide SSS students with the academic and personal support necessary to excel at IUPUI.
THRIVE is designed to empower students to develop their capacity for personal growth and self-authorship. Eligible students who are selected to engage in the program participate in Bridge, a first-year seminar, peer mentoring, success coaching, and coordinated activities. These activities provide experiences beyond the classroom, such as workshops, cultural events, excursions, and retreats.
The Office of Transfer Student Services supports all transfer students after the point of admission by facilitating seamless pathways and by coordinating programming and resources to ensure successful transition, persistence, and graduation.