Freshman Students

Next steps for freshman enrollment

Congratulations on your admission to the upcoming freshman class at Indiana University! Your next step is to let us know that you plan to attend IU.

This page has your to-do list outlining the steps you’ll need to take to prepare for your first year at IU.

Make it official

Submit your intent to enroll

Don’t forget—to officially reserve your spot as an IU student, submit your intent to enroll form and $100 deposit by May 1.

Reserve your spot

1. Complete your checklist items

Your Atlas checklist will guide you through important tasks you need to do.


2. Set up your IU computing accounts

To create your computing account, you’ll need your university ID number. We’ll send you an email with your university ID within two weeks of submitting your application.

You’ll need to set up your computing account before you can:

The computing account and email account you’ll create in this step are different than the account you created to apply to IU. You must create an IU computing account and an IU email account.

Setting up your IU computing account

  1. Go to the Access Management System Starter Kit.
  2. Read and agree to the Guidelines for Appropriate Usage, which are rules and policies for using IT accounts at IU.
  3. Enroll in the Passphrase Self-Service Reset System. If you forget your passphrase, this tool will enable you to reset it yourself without having to visit a UITS Support Center walk-in location in person.
  4. Save or record your account information in a secure place. You will need this information each time you log in to your IU computing account.
  5. Exit. It may take up to two hours before you can log in to some services.

Note: Some countries may block Gmail. If you experience problems accessing Gmail, you should forward your Gmail at IU email to another email account.

Get more information about creating your first account

3. Reserve your seat in the class

If you are beginning your studies at IU in the fall, your intent to enroll form and $100 enrollment deposit is due by May 1. The deposit is nonrefundable and will be credited toward your first-semester expenses.

Submit your intent to enroll

4. Connect with other Hoosiers

Ready to meet your classmates? Watch for an invitation to join IU Bloomington’s official, private online admitted student community. Visit often to:

  • Look for a roommate
  • Join communities
  • Plan meet-ups
  • Know what’s happening on campus
  • Get to know other students

Also, check out our social icons at the bottom right corner of this website, and make sure you let your parents know that we have a Facebook page just for them.

5. Apply for housing

Most undergraduates are required to live on campus their first year. Living on campus is the best way to find a community of people and start making friends.

We recommend that you apply for housing as soon as the housing contract and application form are available on the Residential Programs and Services website—this is typically in February for the upcoming fall semester. Your housing preferences will be given priority based on the date your application is received.

Apply for housing

6. Sign up for New Student Orientation

All new students are required to attend orientation, which is where you will register for your first semester classes.

After you submit your Intent to Enroll, you will receive an email invitation from FYE to reserve your specific orientation dates.

Learn more about NSO

7. Grant third-party payer access to parents or guardians

If someone is helping you fund your college education, make it easy for them.

Let your parents (and whomever else you choose) set up e-bill notifications, pay bills electronically, and view bursar account details.

Learn how to set up third-party payer access

8. Submit your immunization records

All students who attend IU Bloomington are required by Indiana state law to present proof of vaccination.

Learn more about immunization requirements

9. Make travel arrangements

You’ll need to know how to navigate customs and get from the Indianapolis International Airport to Bloomington, which is about an hour away.

Learn about traveling to Bloomington

10. Have your final academic records sent to OIS

Incoming freshmen need to provide the official academic records they provided to complete their application and final secondary school transcripts no later than four weeks after the beginning of their first semester. The transcript must include a seal or stamp indicating it came from the issuing body (we need to be able to verify the documents are official). All documents must be official and original—no photocopies or notarized copies.

If your secondary school is in the U.S. or Canada, the school must send the records directly to our office.

If you are in doubt, you can provide a sealed envelope from the issuing body or have the issuing body send the transcript directly to our office. If your final academic records were sent to you in a sealed envelope, you will need to keep them in the envelope for OIS to consider them official.

English translations must be provided for all non-English language documents.

Office of International Services
Indiana University
Eigenmann Hall Room 525
1900 E. Tenth Street
Bloomington, IN 47406
  • Phone: 812-855-9086
  • Fax: 812-855-4418
  • Email:
See country-specific secondary school requirements

How to establish your eligibility for disability services at IU

If you have a disability, it’s important that you contact IU’s Disability Services for Students office so you can find out about accommodations available to you to help you perform at your best.

Learn about disability services at IU

How to cancel your application

If you’d like to cancel your application, you can do that on the Intent to Enroll page.

Cancel your application

How to defer your acceptance

Here are our policies for deferring your acceptance:

  • If you choose to defer your acceptance, you must still send us your final official high school transcript. You will also need to send any updated SAT and/or ACT scores, which should be sent directly from the testing agencies. Your application may be re-reviewed based on any new academic information.
  • You can defer your entry for up to one year; after one year has passed, you’ll need to reapply.
  • If you take 12 or more credit hours at another institution during your year of deferment, you must reapply to IU Bloomington.

To defer, fill out the online deferral form in Atlas at least two weeks before the start of the term for which you originally applied.

Defer your acceptance

Make it official

Submit your intent to enroll

Don’t forget—to officially reserve your spot as an IU student, submit your intent to enroll form and $100 deposit by May 1.

Reserve your spot