All applicants to the Indiana University School of Medicine Health Professions Programs must meet minimum admissions requirements and prerequisites. These requirements, as well as program-related expenses, are available on each program page. In addition to regular university tuition and fees, Health Professions Programs students should expect to pay program-related expenses. A current cost sheet is available on each program page.
Health Professions Programs Admissions
|Program||Program Application Deadline||Term of Entry|
|Cytotechnology, BS||December 1||Fall|
|Diagnostic Sonography, BS||November 15||Fall|
|Medical Laboratory Science, BS||December 1||Fall|
|Medical Imaging Technology, BS*||November 15||Fall|
|Nuclear Medicine Technology, BS||November 15||Summer Session II
|Ophthalmic Technician, Certificate||May 1||Fall|
|Paramedic Science, AS||October 1 / February 1||Spring / Fall|
|Radiation Therapy, BS||December 1||Summer Session II|
|Radiography, AS||November 15||Summer Session II|
|Respiratory Therapy, BS||January 10||Fall|
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 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 have 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 should 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.
Step One: Complete IUPUI application if applicable
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 email@example.com.
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.
Step Two: Verify program requirements are met
- Medical Laboratory Science, BS: No additional documents
- Cytotechnology, BS: No additional documents
- Medical Imaging Technology, BS: Preference Form
- Nuclear Medicine Technology, BS: Pre-Interview Questionnaire
- Paramedic Science, AS: Copy of State or National EMT Certification and state-issued driver’s license.
- Radiation Therapy, BS: Students applying to the Radiation Therapy program are required to document a minimum of eight hours of clinical observation. These observation hours must be completed in a minimum of two different Clinical Observation Sites and record observation hours on the Radiation Therapy Clinical Observation Form. Please submit any additional requirements from the program along with the application.
- Radiography, AS: Pre-Interview Questionnaire
- Respiratory Therapy, BS: Applicants are encouraged to complete observations before applying, but these are not required. If you choose to complete observations, consider utilizing these Respiratory Therapy Clinical Observation Sites and record observation hours on the Respiratory Therapy Clinical Observation Form.
Step Three: Complete the Health Professions Programs applicationComplete the Health Professions Programs application which becomes available in late August or early September.
Applicants are required to disclose any convictions, charges and/or probation/diversion at time of application. Please refer to this section of the application for further information.
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.
Step Four: Receive invitation to interview
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. Estimated interview timelines:
- Medical Laboratory Science, BS: October through December
- Cytotechnology, BS: Early January
- Medical Imaging Technology, BS: No interviews
- Nuclear Medicine Technology, BS: February
- Ophthalmic Technician Certificate: No interviews
- Paramedic Science, AS: December or March
- Radiation Therapy, BS: February
- Radiography, AS: Early February
- Respiratory Therapy, BS: Scheduled by program director
Step Five: Receive and accept offer of admission
Final admissions decisions vary by program and can come as early as the first week of January or as late as April. Some applicants may be wait-listed or deferred which could mean a decision made much closer to the start of the term. If you have applied to and been accepted to multiple programs, please notify the program(s) that you are NOT choosing as soon as possible so that they may fill that spot.
Please follow the directions indicated in your offer letter regarding required post-admission actions.
Step Six: Complete program requirementsOnly applicants with an offer of admission into the program of choice should complete this step.
All Health Professions Programs require the completion of specific compliance items by a designated deadline. Admitted students may not be allowed to continue in the program if these requirements are not met by the specified deadline. Admitted students can find information about these items by visiting the new student requirements section of the Health Professions Program Portal.