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Selection FAQ

Q: Are December 2016 graduates eligible for the 2017 Top 100?
A: No. Undergraduates must be enrolled during the Spring 2017 semester to be eligible. December 2016 graduates would have been eligible and recognized during the 2016 Top 100 program.

Q: What constitutes a "complete nomination"?
A: Students had until January 19, 2017 to accept their nomination and complete the application

Q: Who is eligible for the IUPUI Top 100?
A: Currently enrolled juniors and seniors who are in good standing with the university and are seeking their first bachelor degree from the IUPUI campus, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 who have completed a minimum of 5 semesters (at any University) and 56 credit hours applicable to her/his degree program; 25 or more of those hours must have been completed at the Indianapolis campus as of the Fall 16 semester.

Q: How are the nominations judged?
A: Points were awarded to nominees on the basis of their experience and/or performance in three categories: scholastic achievement, collegiate and co-curricular activities, and civic/community service. Each complete application was reviewed by at least 3 judges.

Q: Is there an appeal process if I was not selected for the Top 100?
A: No, selections for the Top 100 are final. However, if you feel there was an error regarding your eligibility for the award (GPA, IUPUI credit hours, etc?) Please contact the IUPUI Office of Alumni Relations.

Q: I was not selected for the Top 100, is there a way for me to get feedback regarding my application?
A: Yes, please submit your questions using the IUPUI Top 100 Inquiry form and someone will get in touch with you within 2 business days.

Q: When will the 2017 Top 100 students be announced?
A: We expect to announce the names of the recipients by February 27, 2017.

Q: When is the 2016 Top 100 Recognition Dinner?
A: March 31, 2017

Q: Are reservations required to attend the dinner?
A: Yes, please register by visiting:

Nomination FAQ

Q: As a nominator, what information do I need to have ready before I begin the online nomination process?
A: Just the student's userid (the first part of their IUPUI e-mail address) Please note that students can only be nominated once.

Q: What was the nomination deadline?
Applications were due on January 18, 2017.

Q: As a student, what if I don’t want to wait to get nominated?  Can I submit my own name for consideration?
A: Yes!  It does not matter who nominates you.  You are the only one who can see who nominated you so don’t want to have someone you think will impress the judges nominate you.  Judges don’t see that information.

Q: Can I nominate graduate students?
A: No, this program is for undergraduates only.

Q: How is the student notified that they have been nominated?
A: The student will receive an e-mail letting them know that they have been nominated for the Top 100. They will have to "accept" the nomination and fill out the nomination form.

Q: Do I need to submit a letter of recommendation along with my nomination?
A: No, students should seek letters of recommendation on their own. The student is not required to ask the person who nominated them to write the letter of recommendation.

Q: How many letters of recommendation are allowed?
A: One letter of recommendation per student.

Q: Can letters of recommendation be submitted after January 18, 2017?
A: No, the student's nomination will not advance if letters of recommendation are not received by January 18, 2017. The Top 100 process

Q: What if I don’t have contact information for some of the activities I list on the application? Can I still include them?
A: No, if the information you put on your application cannot be verified it will not be awarded any points.  Applications can be disqualified for listing activities that cannot be verified.

Q: Can I just list myself as the person to contact to verify activities?
A: No, listing yourself is just like leaving it blank. All activities listed on the application MUST include the name and contact information of someone who can verify your entry (for Scholastic Achievement and Collegiate and Co-Curricular categories this person must be an IUPUI faculty or staff member; for Service Learning categories this person should be affiliated with the organization you list.)  Entries that cannot be verified will not receive points.  IUPUI UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS CANNOT VERIFY ACTIVITIES. 

Q: If I list a contact on my application and the email is not valid, will you attempt to contact someone to verify my activity?
A:  No, an automatically generated email will be sent to everyone you list on the application once you submit your application.  If an email bounces back, that activity will not be considered for scoring. Do your homework and make sure you are providing accurate information.

If you have a question that you don't see the answer to here, please contact Kimberly Merritt in the Office of Alumni Relations at