Health and life sciences advising
Meeting with an advisor will allow you to discuss your strengths and weaknesses, and your likes and dislikes, which is helpful for establishing a personalized road map through your curriculum. Depending on your major, you may have choices about which courses you take and when. Your advisor can also alert you about courses that may have to be taken in a particular sequence. Advisors can spot weaknesses in your plan, if there are any, or reinforce your academic ambitions.
You should aim to meet with your advisor at least two to three times a semester. By checking in with us throughout the semester, you will allow us to help you (before it is too late) and make sure you have everything you need in order to be successful.
To view your assigned advisor, go to the Student Online Advising Records (SOAR) on One.IU.edu. Click on the Assigned Advisor tab on the left. You can look up contact information for your assigned advisor by searching for their name on the IU directory.
Though you are assigned an advisor, you are more than welcome to meet with any HLS advisor. There are seven student success advisors on our HLS team. You can read our bios here.
Make an appointment with a student success advisor or career consultant by following the instructions found here.
Not just because your advisor said so! A career consultant can talk with you about your major and/or career exploration to help you find what may be the best fit for you. They can provide resources to aid your major and career search, help you develop a parallel plan, and offer guidance on the best experiential learning opportunities to prepare you for the career path you’re interested in. Learn more about the career consultant for HLS here.
A parallel plan allows you to plan for two majors and career paths at once, focusing on common coursework in the first year in particular. Parallel plans are highly recommended for students pursuing competitive programs and those who aren’t confident in their primary major choice.
You can find more information on parallel planning here.
If you'd like to make a parallel plan, but aren't sure about your options, schedule an appointment with a career consultant by calling (317) 274-4856.
You can find a list and description of academic support services available to University College students here.
Major and classes
You can find the required courses for your major on the degree map here.
Pre-med is not a major at IUPUI. As long as you’ve completed the required prerequisite courses for your intended field of study, you can choose any undergraduate major you would like to pursue in a professional school. "Pre-professional" is a term used for students who intend to enter a professional school (e.g., medical school, dental school, physical therapy school) after graduating with a bachelor’s degree. You can find more information on pre-professional here.
The first step is to be honest with yourself. Are you actually failing or are you getting a B that you’re not used to? Assess where you are in terms of the course. Is there time to improve your grade? How important is this class for your degree? Have you reached out to your professor or TA? Have you gone to office hours? Have you met with your advisor to discuss next steps? Call 317-274-4856 to make an appointment so we can discuss it.
You can change your major by going here.
You should also make an appointment with a student success advisor to discuss your new major and requirements. Call 317-274-4856 to schedule an appointment.
You’re not alone. You can work with a career consultant to do some major and career exploration. Learn more here. If you no longer want to be in the health care field, no problem. There are career consultants that specialize in different advising clusters that can help you.
A list of minors and certificates that are particularly relevant to students wanting to work in the health care world can be found here. If you don't see anything that strikes your fancy, you can see the complete list of minors and certificates that IUPUI has to offer here.
AP credit: If you've taken an advanced placement (AP) course in high school and have scored at least a 3 on the exam, you could be eligible for transfer credit at IUPUI. You can search for your credits using either the AP exam name or the IUPUI course number here. If you have taken the AP exam, you should request that your scores to be sent to IUPUI.
IB credit: If you've taken an international baccalaureate (IB) course in high school and have scored at least a 3 on the exam, you could be eligible for transfer credit at IUPUI. You can search for your credits using either the IB exam name or the IUPUI course number here. If you have taken the IB exam, you should request that your scores to be sent to IUPUI.
Dual credit: To ensure you receive college credit at IUPUI for the dual credit courses you took in high school, you will need to make sure to have the official transcript with these credits sent to IUPUI Undergraduate Admissions from the institution granting the credit. Credits are then posted to your official record within six to eight weeks after your transcript is received.
Registration and holds
Priority registration is a two-week window for current students to register for the upcoming semester. Each student is assigned a personal date and time. You can register for classes at any time after your date.
To view your registration date, go to the Student Center on One.IU.edu. Under Enrollment Dates, you will see Enrollment Appointment Date. Make sure you don't have any holds on your account that will prevent you from registering.
You can learn more about University College holds here. Make sure you know how it will impact your registration for the next term and how to release these holds.
Don’t know if you have a hold? Check your Student Center on One.IU.
To view your class permission, go to the Student Center on One.IU.edu. Click on the Enrollment tab then the Class Permissions tab on the left. You will need to check periodically to see if you have been granted permission. When you have, make sure that you enroll in the class.
If a seat becomes available, the waitlist system will attempt to place a student into that open seat. The first student on the waitlist who meets the eligibility requirements will be placed into the class. Once you place yourself on a waitlist, it is your responsibility to monitor your waitlist status in My Class Schedule. Learn more here.
You can find HLS-related student organizations, campus opportunities, and professional organizations here.
You can also search for additional organizations here.
You can order an official transcript through One.IU here.
You can view your unofficial transcript here.
The IU directory is a great tool to find contact information of IUPUI faculty and staff. You can find the IU directory here.