If you're never visited IU before, we recommend doing a general campus visit through the IU Bloomington Office of Admissions, and then coming to SPEA to learn more about the school. Contact the IU Office of Admissions at (812) 855-0661and select SPEA to sign up. Separately, contact SPEA to let us know that you're coming. We're happy to meet with you one-on-one, or to arrange a time for you to talk with students and faculty, tour the Civic Leaders Living-Learning Center, tour the environmental science labs, or sit in on a class.
Your first step is to apply to Indiana University-Bloomington, indicating your interest in a SPEA major. The majority of admitted IU freshman become University Division students, applying to their chosen school after meeting its requirements.
Direct AdmissionSelect students qualify for direct admission to SPEA. Our Direct Admission Students will get a head-start at a potential career in government, business or the nonprofit sector, where they can apply the analytical and management skills they learn at SPEA to make the world a better place.
Students with the following criteria will be selected for direct admission to SPEA and are eligible for distinct scholarships:
- Ranking within the top 15% of your class, and
- Scoring a minimum of 1250 on the SAT combined math and critical reading scores, or a minimum score of 28 on the ACT.
Joining SPEA from University DivisionUniversity Division is the “academic home” for most IU freshmen while they begin to complete their degree requirements. You can still join our student groups and take a variety of interesting and valuable gateway courses beginning your first semester.
To be admitted to SPEA, you must:
- complete 26 credit hours and a maximum of 75 credit hours with a minimum 2.30 (C+) cumulative grade point average.
- complete (with a C grade or better) any of the following SPEA introductory courses:
- V160: National & International Policy (V170 from a regional campus)
- V161: Urban Problems and Solutions (V264 from a regional campus)
- E162: Environment and People
- E272: Introduction to Environmental Science
- complete 26 credit hours and a maximum of 75 credit hours with a minimum 2.7 (B-) cumulative grade point average.
- complete (with a grade C or better) the following SPEA introductory course:
- A163 Art World: Management, Markets, and Policy
Office of Undergraduate Recruitment
School of Public & Environmental Affairs
1315 E. 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405