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Indiana University's Commitment to You
Indiana University is committed to the goals of quality and diversity in its admissions policies. The Office of Admissions strives to enroll a student body whose members are well-qualified to succeed in University programs and who represent the full range of diversity within our state, nation, and the world.
Admission decisions will be based on the academic quality of the applicants; no one will be denied admission on grounds of sex, age, race, religion, ethnic origin, veteran status, disability, and/or sexual orientation. Indiana University supports and complies with Affirmative Action regulations. All admissions decisions are made at the discretion of the University.
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Before you can live on our beautiful campus, study in one (or more) of our hundreds of degree programs, and experience our exciting campus culture—from Big Ten sports to world-class arts—you need to apply to IU.
Admission to IU is selective. Below are a few other important facts about our admission process:
- We review each application for its individual merits and qualities. We look at everything from your high school curriculum to your grades and SAT/ACT test scores.
- Our application isn't complicated. We don’t require letters of recommendation or essays from undergraduate applicants in the initial review process, although both may be required if you are invited to apply for Selective Scholarships and/or Scholar Programs. Our required personal statement for freshmen is short and has a 300-word limit.
- We practice modified rolling admission. Submit your completed application by one of our two priority dates, and we'll tell you the date by which you will receive a decision. You may even receive a decision sooner. If you miss our priority dates, we’ll still review your application on a space-available basis. However, you may not receive full consideration for financial aid and scholarships.
Application procedures and admissions standards vary for different types of students, so explore the navigation to the left to learn more about how you can apply.
Please note that the deadline for completing the application for the Jacobs School of Music is November 1. Please contact the Jacobs School of Music Admissions Office at (812) 855-7998 for more information. Jacobs School of Music freshman applicants will not be considered for IU merit scholarships administered by the Office of Scholarships. The Jacobs School of Music will administer these scholarships, taking into consideration the combination of academic achievement and talent as it is demonstrated in the audition.
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