Just for Juniors
College is getting closer. Get ready for IU!
A year from now (or even less) you'll be deciding where to spend the next four years of your life. It's a big decision. You need to find a college or university that's the right fit and offers the best of what you are currently looking for--and great opportunities to try things that you haven't even thought of yet! Keep reading to learn more about the opportunities that await you at IU and how to prepare for admission. Then, take the next steps to learn more about the IU experience!
- Top academic programs. IU offers 150+ majors, many of which are nationally ranked such as the Kelley School or Business, the Jacobs School of Music, and the School of Education.
- Amazing campus traditions. Homecoming, the Little 500, basketball in Assembly Hall, Culture Fest, Lotus World Music and Arts Festival, and more.
- Overseas study. See the world through IU's 100+ overseas study programs.
- Campus and community involvement. Check out our 750+ student organizations. Get involved with sustainability efforts or dance 36 hours striaght to raise money for Riley Children's Hospital.
- Real world experiences. Try out careers by interning in the nation’s capitol through the Washington Leadership Program, teaching on American Indian reservations, or helping non-profit organizations with their technology needs.
- Get-to-IU-early experiences. If you want to get to campus early, enroll in an Intensive Freshman Seminar and learn about zombies, medical miracles, or free speech. Or, take part in an IUBeginnings trip and go white water rafting or do some networking in Chicago.
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Get Ready for Admission
- Make sure you know what courses are required for admission. IU, for example, requires seven semesters of math, one of which MUST be pre-calculus, trigonometry, or calculus.
- Take the PSAT or PLAN. Talk to your high school counselor about how to continue to improve your scores and prepare for future tests.
- Visit the colleges that interest you. Make sure you visit before making a final decision!
- Take the SAT and/or ACT. Plan to test early and often. IU super scores, so make sure you send us all your test scores. For the SAT, we'll consider your highest math and critical reading scores. For the ACT, we'll consider the highest scores for each sub test.
- If you are taking AP or college courses, see how these courses may translate into college credit.
- Start talking with your parents about financial aid and costs. Use the net price calculator to estimate your eligibility for financial aid.
- Attend any college fairs that take place in your area. Collect materials and ask questions.
- Get on the mailing lists for schools that interest you. At IU, you just need to sign up for a personalized Be IU VIP page.
- Know how and when to apply for admission. Make sure you know what information to send and pay attention to priority dates and deadlines.
- Maintain a list of your honors and activities.