How to Apply

Freshmen Students

You should apply for freshman status if you are a beginning student who has never attended college or university before.

Congratulations on your decision to apply to IU for admission! Before you start the application process, you should check our admissions standards and deadlines for admission to ensure you qualify.

Once you are ready to apply, the first step in the application process is to complete the online application.

How to Complete the Online Application

When you arrive at the application portal, you will be asked a few general questions to determine what kind of application you will be completing. Once the system correctly identifies your admission status as a Beginning International Student, you will be guided through a series of forms. These forms will ask for:

  • Application Information
    This form asks general questions about the type of schooling you have received up until this point, the type of schooling your family has received, and your plans for study at IU.
  • Personal Information
    This form asks for your full name, gender, and date of birth, as well as current visa status, citizenship, and ethnicity.
  • Address Information
    This form asks for your permanent and mailing addresses, your email address, and your current phone number.
  • Education Information
    This form asks for the type of school you are currently enrolled in, your graduation date, and the names and addresses of all secondary schools you have attended.
  • Activities and Other Information
    This form gives you the opportunity to tell the IU admissions staff what kinds of extracurricular activities you have participated in. In addition, please tell us what you have been doing (i.e. studying, traveling, working, etc.) since high school completion.
  • Residency Information
    This form asks you about your current place of residence.
  • Affirmation Statement
    This form requires you to certify that you have told the truth in your application.
  • Submit and Pay Fee
    At this point, you submit your application and pay the $65 application fee. You must pay with a Visa, MasterCard, or American Express credit card.

Learn more about the additional documents you must upload to complete your application.

What Happens After You Complete the Online Application

After you submit your application, you will receive immediate confirmation by email that it was received. OIS will send you an email within five business days with your log-on information for iStart so you can upload the supporting documents that you are required to submit.