Health Professions Program

Health Professions Programs Admissions

All applicants to the IU School of Medicine Health Professions Programs must meet minimum admissions requirements and prerequisites. These requirements are available on each program page and in the IUPUI campus bulletin.

Clinical Laboratory Science, BSDecember 1Fall
Cytotechnology, BSDecember 1Fall
Medical Imaging Technology, BS*November 15**Fall
Nuclear Medicine Technology, BSNovember 15**Summer Session II
Paramedic Science, ASOctober 1 / February 1Spring / Fall
Radiation Therapy, BSDecember 1Summer Session II
Radiography, ASNovember 15Summer Session II
Respiratory Therapy, BSJanuary 10Fall
*Requires current certification from ARRT (Radiographer, Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Radiation Therapist, or Sonographer), NMTCB (Nuclear Medicine Technologist), or ARDMS (Sonographer).
**Accepting late applications.

Some programs may accept late applications if spots remain available after the on-time applicant pool has been processed. Late applicants are reviewed after all on-time applications are considered. Admissions information for the Histotechnology Certificate and the Histotechnology Associate degree program is available on those program pages.

Associate Degree Programs Admission Requirements

Students seeking entry to a Health Professions Program seeking an Associate degree must meet program requirements as established by each degree program. Students who eventually want to complete a baccalaureate degree are encouraged to finish IUPUI General Education Core requirements. For example, students initially seeking an Associate degree in Radiography students may benefit from meeting entry requirements to the Bachelor degree in Medical Imaging Technology.

Bachelor Degree Programs Admission Requirements

Students applying for admission into a Health Professions Program to seek a baccalaureate degree must follow the IUPUI General Education Core requirements. Note: Transfer students—whether from within the IU system, another state-supported institution in Indiana, or an out-of-state university—must also meet the General Education Core requirements unless requirements are completed at a different institution before entering Indiana University.

Students who’ve completed a domestic baccalaureate degree or otherwise met the IUPUI General Education Core requirements prior to admission/ transfer to IUPUI must meet the Fundamental Core requirements. These applicants must have the requirements documented as completed on the institution’s transcript. This applies to the State of Indiana General Education Core (STGEC) only. Students who complete a similar requirement outside Indiana or at private colleges or universities in Indiana must meet the GE Core.

Admissions Process

Students seeking admission to any IU School of Medicine Health Professions Programs must complete an IUPUI application for enrollment or be currently enrolled at IUPUI as a degree-seeking student. Actively enrolled degree-seeking students at IUPUI do not need to complete this process.

If the student last enrolled at IUPUI more than one year ago or was a non-degree seeking student, (s)he must update enrollment status. For assistance with the university application, applicants can contact IUPUI Undergraduate Admissions at 317-274-4591 or

When submitting the IUPUI application, pay attention to the term of entry. This must match the program’s term of entry unless the applicant plans to enroll before the program starts.

Visit the program page for document requirements.

The Bachelor of Science (BS) programs in Clinical Laboratory Science and Cytotechnology do not require applicant to submit any additional materials.

Complete the Health Professions Programs application which will be available the first week of August, 2017. If not using the electronic version of the application, applicants should submit only single-sided, unstapled, unfolded documents. Use paper clips if needed, but please do not use folders.

Applicants from Indiana University must provide their name and 10-digit university identification number (assigned by the University’s student information system) on each page of the application. Applicants from other colleges or universities will have this number assigned upon submission of the IUPUI undergraduate application. The school and/or the program will communicate when possible by e-mail. Applicants can expect verification that the application was received within two weeks of the date received.

Applicants must also complete and sign the Requirement to Disclose and Student Disclosure forms. Submit the signed forms with your application. While negative results on a criminal history check are not an automatic barrier to final consideration for entry into IU School of Medicine undergraduate degree programs, each applicant’s circumstances are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants can expect an official response from the program-specific admissions committee about eligibility for admission or interviews (where required). Some programs interview prior to the end of the fall term, while others interview in early spring; this means the timing of responses vary. When applicable, verification is sent via email to the address provided on the application. Final admissions decisions vary by program and can come as early as the first week of January or as late as the middle of March.

The following documents must be returned with the acceptance of the program’s offer of admission.

Please refer to each form for more information. While enrolled in an HPP program, students must submit an updated national criminal background check report each year. *IF YOU ARE A RETURNING HEALTH PROFESSIONS PROGRAMS STUDENT PLEASE SEE INSTRUCTIONS FOR STEPS 6-8 HERE

Post-Admissions Materials

*IF YOU ARE A RETURNING HEALTH PROFESSIONS PROGRAMS STUDENT PLEASE SEE INSTRUCTIONS FOR STEPS 6-8 HEREUpon notification of conditional admission to an IU School of Medicine Health Professions Program, applicants should formally request a National Criminal History Background Check and drug screen from the vendor Castle Branch. It is the applicant’s responsibility to pay the screening fee.

These reports must be completed within ten (10) days of being notified of the conditional admission offer. School officials can access this information through the vendor’s website, so applicants do not need to send results to the school. Failure to provide these reports may result in the applicant’s administrative withdrawal of admission from the program.

A full background check requires the individual to have a social security number and is required for entry into certain hospitals that serve as clinical courses. Similarly, the requirement to complete a drug screen is not a school policy but meets requirements as outlined in the school’s clinical affiliation agreements with various clinical partners. All students enrolled in the IU School of Medicine Health Professions Programs must submit on an annual basis an updated national criminal background check through Certified Background/Profile.

To request a background check and drug screen, follow these steps:

  1. Visit
  2. Newly admitted students should enter the package code number (IC91), which will direct the system to send the report to IU School of Medicine.
  3. Submit payment of $90.75 for the new-student background check and drug screen.
  4. After entering payment information, provide personal identification information and data for each required search included in the package.
  5. Review all information and make changes before submission. Print the completed order page.
  6. Watch for an e-mail confirmation when the order is complete. This confirmation message contains the applicant’s password and instructions for retrieving results. The message also provides information about how to complete the drug screen. While the background check is automatically completed after payment is submitted, the drug screen requires scheduling by the applicant.

Do not pay an additional fee for the “Student Badge.” This does not serve the needs of IU School of Medicine clinical affiliates. Applicants can access their account and print off results if needed.

For the protection of students and the patients with whom they come in contact during training, Health Professions Program students must submit proof of an annual flu vaccination and the immunization and health evaluation forms to IUPUI Campus Health no later than June 1 for students entering in the summer or fall terms and by December 1 for those entering in the spring term. Upon admission, please contact your health care provider as soon as possible to begin completing the Health Requirements for Matriculation forms. Please print the forms, ensure all required and applicable documentation is attached, scan and send the documents to IUPUI Campus Health by email at or fax to 317-278-6929.

All IU School of Medicine Health Professions Programs applicants who are offered admission must show proof of comprehensive health insurance coverage to the Health Professions Program Administrative Office before matriculating as a student—no later than June 1 if entering in the summer or fall terms and by December 1 if entering in the spring term. To document proof of coverage, please print, sign and submit the Student Health Insurance Identification Form along with a copy of the front and back of the student’s health insurance card. This policy is consistent with requirements for other health sciences students on the IUPUI campus.

If an applicant is not covered by a plan, (s)he needs to investigate options made available under the Affordable Care Act. For more information, please visit