- Review admission standards, deadlines, and English proficiency requirements
Before you begin the application process, you should check our admission standards to make sure you qualify to apply and know how to demonstrate English proficiency. It is also very important to review the application deadlines for transfer students.
You can also use our Credit Transfer Service to get an idea of how your credits might transfer before you apply to IU.
- Research majors
Before you apply, make sure you spend some time exploring our different schools and 200+ majors.
When you fill out your application, you’ll be asked to choose an intended major. If you know what you’d like to major in, select that major.
If you don’t know what you want to major in, that’s OK. IU students who have not yet chosen a major are considered exploratory students. It’s fine to spend time discovering the path that’s right for you. Indiana University promotes academic exploration above all else. It’s why most students begin their studies in University Division (UD), where they fulfill the general requirements needed to certify into a degree-granting school or college.
- Learn how transferring your credits will work
If you are admitted to IU, we will evaluate your transcript(s) to determine if your course work from another institution translates into credit at IU Bloomington. You will receive an email with information on how to check your online transfer credit report via One.IU.
Learn more about transferring credit to IU
- Submit the online application
Apply using the Coalition application. The $65 application fee is non-refundable.
Make sure you submit the 200–400 word IU-specific essay as part of your application submission.
Set your browser to allow pop-ups and third-party cookies to ensure that your application and fee payment will be submitted correctly.
- Receive your iStart login information
After you submit your online application, you will receive immediate email confirmation that it was received.
OIS will send you an email within five business days with your login information for iStart.
You will then need to log in to iStart so you can upload the additional documents you are required to submit.
- Submit your supporting documents in iStart
After you have submitted your application online, there are several documents you will need to upload to iStart.
Learn more about required supporting documents
- Submit financial documentation
As an international student at IU Bloomington, you are required to submit documents proving you have the financial means to support yourself for a full calendar year, including tuition, fees, and living expenses.
We encourage you to submit your financial documents as soon as possible.
Learn more about required financial documentation
- Make changes to your application
If you need to make any changes to your application (like email address, contact information, name, etc.), you'll need to sbumit a form.
Changing information on your application
- Receive admission letter from OIS
You will first be notified of your admission decision via email by the Office of International Services (OIS).
If you are admitted, your admission letter will be sent to you via mail after you have submitted the required financial documents and those documents have been reviewed and approved by OIS.
- How to cancel your application
If you would like to cancel your application after you have already applied, you can do that on the Intent to Enroll page.