DEAP is open to all undergraduate IUPUI students who can benefit from intensive support along their academic journey. Students of color are strongly encouraged to participate as a means to engage, connect, affirm, and guide them toward academic success.
How to Join
Students may join DEAP through one of two different ways:
Incoming Freshman Application
Freshman students are invited to join DEAP during the summer months of orientation. Students will apply to participate in the two-week Summer Bridge experience prior to their first year at IUPUI. A scholarship award is given to scholars who complete their two-week Summer Bridge experience and successfully matriculate into DEAP by agreeing to be an active and engaged participant. Scholars who cannot do the two weeks of Summer Bridge have the option to participate in one of the themed learning communities for DEAP.Apply now
Walk-In Applications (current and transfer IUPUI students)
Students are invited or referred to the program by students, faculty, staff, or other members of the IUPUI community as walk-in applicants. All undergraduate students who agree to be an active and engaged participant are eligible.Apply now