Office of Admissions Nomination Process


Students with an outstanding record of accomplishment who are home schooled or who attend a high school that is not eligible to nominate candidates for the Wells Scholarship may be considered for nomination by the IU Bloomington Office of Admissions. (The Office of Admissions is not able to nominate students who attend, or have graduated from, high schools that are eligible to nominate candidates.)

High school seniors seeking freshman admission to IU Bloomington for Fall 2016 who are academically outstanding (eligible for admission to the Hutton Honors College) and who wish to be considered for nomination for the Wells Scholarship by the Office of Admissions should submit the following materials directly to the Office of Admissions.   All items must be received by the Office of Admissions on or before Thursday, October 15, 2015.

NOTE:  We are transitioning to an online nomination system for admissions nominees.  Details on process and required materials to be posted soon.

For IU Bloomington freshman admission application materials, visit

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: International students who wish to be considered for the Wells Scholarship should submit their admission application materials through the process detailed by the Office of International Services, but all other materials for the Wells Scholarship application process should be submitted to Cindy Wise in the Office of Admissions as noted above in Item 2.

Calendar for Office of Admissions Nomination Process

October 15: Deadline for application for admission to IU Bloomington and submission of additional required materials as described above.

Mid-November: Approximately 50 finalists are selected for interviews; all nominees are notified of their status.

First weekend in December: Required interviews of finalists at IU Bloomington. 

Late December: Notification of status mailed to each finalist. Eighteen to 22 Wells Scholars will be selected from the finalist group. 

Mid-April: Deadline for accepting Wells Scholarship.

June: New student advising and registration at IU Bloomington.

Late August: Welcome reception for new Wells Scholars; IU Welcome Week.