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Follow Your Dreams at IU Bloomington

We know students are thinking about their futures and so are we. Our new Follow Your Dreams page is a great resource for anyone who wants to learn more about career preparation resources and experiences at IUB like the Career Development Center, Health Professions and Prelaw Center, and more.

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#IUsaidYes Is Making a Splash

We are very excited about the numbers of students who have been tweeting and posting the good news about their admission to IU. From August 20 to January 9, there were more than 3,533 tweets that reached 3.69 million people and 1,057 posts on Instagram. IU Admissions and #IUsaidYes have also been featured in IU's BTOWN Banter and Social Media for Colleges blogs.

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Red Carpet Days Are Coming

It's almost that time of the year when we roll out the red carpet for admitted students. Students who attend a Red Carpet Day can tour the campus, learn about academic programs, talk with IU students and faculty, and receive important information about next steps, including applying for housing and attending orientation. Sessions run from February 24 through April 28. Please encourage your admitted students (and their families!) to attend to experience life at IU Bloomington and meet other students in the Class of 2018.

Students

Assembly Hall to Be Renamed

IU Athletics has received the largest gift in school history--$40 million--and the funds will be used to renovate Assembly Hall and launch a new capital campaign for Athletics. In recognition of the gift, Assembly Hall will be renamed the Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. You can read more about this gift and other philanthropic activity at the university here.

 

 

Guidance Counselor Newsletter

Winter 2014

Greetings from the Executive Director

Sacha Thieme We hope this newsletter finds you enjoying a positive start to 2014. In this edition, we’ve included information regarding upcoming application deadlines, new academic programs, admitted student visit opportunities, and exciting campus updates. I also wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself and personally thank you for your efforts to support students in their college searches and consideration of Indiana University. As an IU alumna and first-generation student, I know exactly how transformative an IU education can be and am proud that Indiana University continues its work to ensure students have the opportunity to earn a strong education, preparing them for a positive future. I look forward to speaking with you and meeting you as well. The invitation to visit campus is always open and the Admissions team is always available to service your questions and those of your students.

Wishing you and your students the very best this new year has to offer.

Sacha Thieme
Executive Director of Admissions

Admission and Scholarship Updates

Enrollment Management annual report: The fall 2013 freshman class set new academic records, and you can get the full story online. Learn more about how the Office of Enrollment Management is "Recruiting and serving promising students who persist and graduate from IU."

February 1 deadline: Please encourage any students still planning to apply to IU to do so as soon as possible. Our next priority deadline is February 1. After this date, applications will only be considered on a space-available basis. Let us know if you have questions regarding the Admissions priority dates. If students were early applicants and applied and submitted all materials by November 1, they should have received a response no later than January 15. Students completing their applications by February 1 will receive a response by March 15.

Submission of additional test scores: All students who met the November 1 scholarship deadline were eligible to submit updated test scores for additional scholarship consideration until January 15. An additional review will be made of scholarship-eligible students and any students who qualified for a new award will be notified via a letter from the Office of Scholarships.

Scholarships update: This past summer, the Office of Scholarships launched the IU Achievement Scholarships. Indiana University is offering merit scholarships to more students than ever before. Over 8,000 scholarships have already been offered to students applying for the fall of 2014.

Affordability and student loan debt: Kiplinger's has again named IU Bloomington a "best value" in public higher education. Nonetheless, we know that attending college is expensive, so we have a new web page on Student Central that offers students some tips for gaining a better understanding of how the loan process works and how they can reduce loan debt. Check it out!

Campus News

New academic schools: Three IUB schools were in the news throughout 2013 and more change lies ahead. The newly renamed School of Public Health is continuing to serve students seeking degrees in academic fields related to health, wellness, and disease-prevention. Two new schools at IUB will soon have spaces on campus that will bring their students and faculty together. Renovations have begun in Franklin Hall, which will be the home of the new Media School. Construction is also well underway for the new School of Global and International Studies. You can see an architect's drawing of the new facility
here, which will house the majority of the school's academic departments and research centers and provide new classrooms specifically designed for students pursuing majors in this area. Both facilities are expected to be open for the 2015-2016 school year.

IU Dance Marathon: This November, IU students danced for 36 hours in one weekend and raised a record $2.6 million for Riley Hospital for Children. More than 900 students serve as committee members and more than 2,500 dance to make this even a success.

Oaken Bucket: Sorry Purdue fans--the Hoosiers beat the Boilermakers 56-36 to return the Oaken Bucket to its rightful place in Bloomington. Check out our highlight video on You Tube!

Year in review: What do you think the top news stories were this year in B-town? Check out the year in review.

As always, thank you for all that you do!
IU Office of Admissions

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