How to Apply
The May 1 enrollment deadline for fall 2013 freshmen has passed. Please call us at 812-855-0661 if you have questions.
The online application for fall 2014 applicants will be available on August 1.
- Online application. Our online application is easy to use and secure, and it gives you immediate confirmation that we’ve received your application. You can also download and complete the Freshman Application for Admission (PDF). Students interested in the Jacobs School of Music and applying with the IU PDF application will need to contact the Jacobs Admissions Office by phone at (812) 855-7998 to receive instructions on how to submit music-specific information.
- $60 application fee. If you apply online, you must pay the fee by credit card. If you submit the paper application, you can include a check or money order made payable to Indiana University. Make sure you include your full name and date of birth on the check. Students applying for the Jacobs School of Music will need to pay a total of $140 for their application fees.
- High school transcript. We must receive a current, official transcript directly from your high school. Please make sure that you list your senior year courses when you complete the application for admission. If your high school transcript does not include your grade point average, your counselor must complete the Counselor Signature Form (PDF). We also accept the Electronic Secondary School Report (ESSR).
- SAT/ACT scores. SAT and/or ACT scores with the writing component are required for the admission process. IU Bloomington considers only official test scores sent directly from the testing agencies. We encourage students to take both tests, to test early and often, and to submit all test scores to increase their chances for admission and scholarship consideration. Our SAT code is 1324 and our ACT code is 1210.
All students are encouraged to submit a completed application for admission by the November 1 priority deadline for maximum scholarship consideration. Only eligible students who submit a completed admission application by the November deadline will be invited to apply for Selective Scholarships. Please note that the Wells Scholarship has an earlier deadline. For more information about IU scholarships, eligibility requirements, and deadlines, visit the Office of Scholarships website. If you are applying to the Jacobs School of Music, please review additional application procedures here.
We know that when you really want to go to a college, it feels like you’re waiting months for that acceptance letter instead of weeks. At IU, the wait is for a good reason: we receive thousands of applications per year, and we want to review all of them—including yours—carefully.
So please bear with us. We practice modified rolling admission, which means we’ll review your application as soon as we receive all of your supporting documents, beginning in early fall of your senior year. You can expect an admission decision by one of the dates listed on our Priority Dates page. Please note that we cannot provide admission decisions over the phone, but you can check your admission status online.