SPEA Bloomington requires application to its undergraduate programs before a student reaches 75 credit hours. It is a competitive admission process. Students are required to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3 and to complete at least one of the courses listed below with a minimum grade of C.
- SPEA-E 162 Environment and People (3 cr.)
- SPEA-E 272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3 cr.)
- SPEA-V 160 National and International Policy (3 cr.)
- SPEA-V 161 Urban Problems and Solutions (3 cr.)
The minimum cumulative GPA requirement for admission may be subject to change. Students should apply for admission when they are enrolled in the preadmission course. Admission decisions are based on the grade in the above required course, the SPEA GPA, the cumulative GPA, and grade trends. A minimum cumulative GPA requirement for admission is established each semester.
Applications for the Bloomington programs are available on the Web at www.indiana.edu/~spea/prospective_students/undergrad/admissions/index.shtml/
Application deadlines are May 1 for fall admission and December 1 for spring admission.
Arts Management Admission Requirements
SPEA requires students applying to its undergraduate programs to have completed 26 credit hours and a maximum of 75 credit hours. Students are required to complete the introductory course SPEA-A 163 and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B). Students should apply for admission when they are enrolled in the preadmissions course SPEA-A 163.
It is a competitive admission process. Admission decisions are based on the cumulative GPA, grade trends, and application statement. Application deadlines are May 1 for fall admission and December 1 for spring admission. Applications for this program are available on the Web at www.indiana.edu/~spea/prospective_students/undergrad/admissions/index.shtml/
Direct Admission to SPEA Bloomington
Students directly admitted into SPEA out of high school have the advantages of not having to apply for admission to SPEA in their sophomore year (a competitive process); they work directly with SPEA advisors, faculty, and upperclassmen during their freshman year; and they get a jumpstart on planning their academic and post-baccalaureate careers. Directly admitted students may also receive priority attention if they apply for SPEA’s prestigious Washington Leadership Program. To be eligible for direct admission to SPEA, a student must indicate on their IU admission application that they are interested in being admitted directly to SPEA. They must also be accepted to Indiana University. Direct admit students must rank within the top 15% of their high school class and score a minimum of 1250 on the SAT or score a minimum of 28 on the ACT.