Courses at Other Universities

Get credit for courses you take somewhere else

IUPUI is a member of two programs that give you the opportunity to study at another institution: the Consortium for Urban Education (CUE) and the National Student Exchange.

Study in Indianapolis at CUE member institutions

With CUE, you can enroll in undergraduate courses at certain other Indianapolis universities if those courses aren’t available at your home institution. This cross-registration enables you to enhance your undergraduate degree program by receiving credit for courses you successfully complete at your host institution.

CUE member institutions

Academic calendars for each CUE institution vary. This list of member institutions includes links to each institution’s academic calendar.

CUE enrollment deadlines

IUPUI students

  • Fall: Obtain forms beginning August 1, to be completed and returned by August 10.
  • Spring: Obtain forms beginning December 1, to be completed and returned by December 10.

Students from other CUE institutions

  • Fall: Submit completed forms to IUPUI from August 1 through August 14.
  • Spring: Submit completed forms to IUPUI from December 1 through December 15.

How to cross-register at a CUE institution as an IUPUI student

First, ask the cross-registration officer (CRO) for a CUE cross-registration application by emailing or calling 317-274-1519.

Next, talk with your advisor about your course selection. You’ll need to get signatures from your advisor and dean on the cross-registration application. Submit your completed application to the IUPUI Office of the Registrar.

The CRO will determine your eligibility to enroll through CUE and will contact the CRO at the host institution to find out if there’s space in the course you want to enroll in. If so, IUPUI will send your application to the host institution’s CRO. IUPUI’s CRO will then complete arrangements for you and secure your place in the desired class.

You’ll need to contact the host’s CRO for information about their institutional policies, such as parking regulations, student ID cards, and other information if the host CRO doesn’t provide this information to you in advance. You’ll also need to pay any laboratory or special fees to the host institution as appropriate.

After you’ve taken the course, the host CRO will send your official, final grade to IUPUI’s CRO. The course and grade will be processed and will appear on your IUPUI transcript as having been taken while you were a student at IUPUI. The grade will be included in your IUPUI GPA.


  • You may enroll in a maximum of one undergraduate CUE course per semester, not to exceed a total of four courses throughout your undergraduate program.
  • You may register for credit courses offered by other CUE institutions in the same term on a space-available basis.
  • CUE is not available during summer sessions.
  • If you enroll in an IUPUI course as a CUE student, you cannot enroll in any other courses at IUPUI under another admission status for the same term.
  • You may use the cross-registration system to register for ROTC course at IUPUI without negating the possibility of cross-registration in one other course during the same semester (in addition to ROTC courses).


  • You must be enrolled in at least three credit hours at your home institution.
  • You must be either degree-seeking or else nondegree and seeking certification for teaching.
  • Your desired course is not currently available at your home institution or is filled.
  • Space must be available in your desired course at the host institution.
  • You must have satisfied all course prerequisites and/or met the admission standards of the host institution.
  • You must have satisfied all IUPUI immunization requirements.
  • Application does not automatically assure admission to the course.
  • Tuition, where required, is paid to the home campus.
  • You’re responsible for payment of any additional course fees, lab fees, materials, etc., to the host institution as appropriate.
  • In cases of differing academic regulations, those of the host institution will apply.

Courses that aren’t included in cross-registration

  • Some courses that include field experience (e.g., methods courses, student teaching)
  • Applied music courses, including private lesson courses
  • Indpendent study courses
  • Capstone/senior seminars
  • Tourism, Conventions, and Event Management (TCEM) courses at IUPUI
  • IU Kelley School of Business courses at IUPUI
  • Overseas study courses
  • Marian Adult Program (MAP) at Marian University
  • The online nursing program at Marian University