How to Apply

Freshmen Students

Deadlines for Admission

Students who complete their application materials by the early action deadline get first and maximum consideration—both for admission and for financial aid. If you submit your application after the regular decision deadline, you will only be considered if space is still available.

Fall Semester Deadlines

Date Explanation
November 1 Early action deadline and full scholarship consideration
February 1 Regular decision deadline and Global Engagement Scholarship consideration

First year (freshman) applicants who submit a complete application for admission to IU by November 1 will be evaluated for Selective Scholarship Application (SSA) eligibility. Students who meet the November 1 SSA deadline can submit updated SAT or ACT scores through January 15 for additional SSA consideration.

Additionally, qualified international students who submit a complete application for admission by February 1 will be considered for merit-based scholarships specifically for international students. These scholarships will be determined based on academic information provided in the admission application. No separate application will be required.

February 1 is also the regular decision deadline for freshman applicants for the fall term. Any applications received after this date will be considered on a space-available basis.

Other Semester Deadlines

Semester Date
Spring (January start) September 15
Summer  January 1

Because of requirements for full-time enrollment, international applicants interested in summer admission are only eligible to apply for the Summer II term and are required to take a minimum of 6 credits during this term.


Students usually receive an admission notification two to three weeks after all application requirements have been received and reviewed by our office. You can also check your admission status online.