After You Apply

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Congratulations! By completing the online application, you have taken the first step toward becoming a student at IU. However, that is only the first step in the admissions process. After you have submitted your application, there are a number of documents that you must upload to iStart. All documents submitted for admission consideration become the property of Indiana University.

OIS will email you your iStart log-in information within five days of receiving your completed electronic application.

Supporting Documents Necessary to Complete Your Application

The documents you are required to submit will depend on your desired admissions status. Find your application type below and upload the relevant documents to iStart. 

  • Supporting Documents for Freshmen Students
    Secondary school academic records 

    Academic records should include an official stamp or seal. If the records are in a language other than English, please provide a certified, literal translation with the records. Learn more about about country-specific requirements. You may upload records in iStart.

    SAT/ACT scores 

    If you submit more than one set of scores, we will consider the highest critical reading and math component scores for the SAT or the highest ACT composite.

    Test School Code
    SAT 1324
    ACT 1210
    Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 1324
    Demonstration of English Proficiency

    Indiana University Bloomington requires all non-native English-speaking international undergraduate applicants to demonstrate English proficiency. Learn more about the ways in which you can meet the requirement.

  • Supporting Documents for Transfer Students
    Secondary school academic records 

    Secondary school records are required if you have completed less than one full year of studies or fewer than 26 semester hours (or 39 quarter hours) of transferable college course work. Please ask your secondary school to send your official academic record directly to IU. If the original is not in English, also include a literal translation certified by the academic institution as being complete and correct. In all cases, the record must be an official copy bearing an original stamp or seal. Learn more about country-specific requirements within our information for international freshman applicants.

    Official transcript(s) from each college or university you have attended 

    U.S. and Canadian transcripts should be sent directly from the registrar of your school to International Admissions at IU. If you are studying in another country, please submit official copies of your academic record. If the original is not in English, also include a certified, literal translation. In all cases, the record must be an official copy bearing an original stamp or seal.

    Request for review of undistributed credit 

    Be sure to access the Credit Transfer Service to find out what courses will transfer from your current university. For any courses that are not listed on the Credit Transfer Service, complete the Request for Review of Undistributed Credit form and submit it along with your transcripts and the required supporting documents.

    SAT/ACT scores 

    If you have achieved less than 26 credits at the time of application (or 39 quarter credits), you must also complete either the SAT I or the ACT, and must submit the results from the SAT or ACT writing component along with the other standard sections of either test. When you register for either test, make sure to have your scores sent to IU Bloomington.

    Test School Code
    SAT 1324
    ACT 1210
    Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 1324
    Demonstration of English Proficiency

    Indiana University Bloomington requires all non-native English-speaking international undergraduate applicants to demonstrate English proficiency. Learn more about the ways in which you can meet the requirement.

  • Supporting Documents for Graduate Students
    Official academic records 

    Submit your official academic records in the original language from every postsecondary school you have attended, whether or not you obtained a degree. If the original is not in English, also include a certified, literal translation. Records must be issued by the registrar or record-keeping official from the institution at which the work was completed.

    Notarized copies of academic records are not acceptable. If you studied in the United States or Canada, have official transcripts sent directly to International Admissions from the issuing institution's records office. Learn more about country-specific requirements.

    Official test scores 

    Visit the website of your intended department to find out which test scores are required. You must submit scores from any required tests before an admission decision can be made. Have testing agencies send official score reports to IU.

    Additional documents required by the department to which you are applying 

    These documents may include letters of recommendation or essays, and they may be sent either to International Admissions with your academic records or directly to the department.

    International Student Financial Documentation form and supporting financial documentation 

    We strongly recommend that you submit your evidence of financial support to International Admissions with your initial application documents. Your evidence of financial support will not be part of your academic admission decision.

    Demonstration of English proficiency 

    Every department requires proof of English proficiency.

What You Need to Know About the International Student Financial Documentation Form

Financial documents are not required at the time of application for freshman and transfer students. However, if you are an admitted graduate student you must submit this information before your admission can be finalized and before we can issue any visa documentation to you. Your financial documents are not related to your admission decision, but they complete your application. We encourage you to submit your financial documents as soon as possible. We will be able to finalize your application and process your necessary immigration documents sooner. You will be able to upload this information using iStart. Federal regulations require you to demonstrate that you have the financial resources to support yourself and any dependents during your first year of study in the United States.

Learn more about the required financial documentation »