Indiana University international freshman students enrollment
Congratulations on your admission to the incoming 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, including how to set up your IU computing accounts, reserving your seat in the class, and applying for housing.
You will need a computing account for housing and New Student Orientation—this is different from the account you created to apply to IU.
The housing application fee is $200, and it is recommended that you apply for housing as soon as possible. The housing application typically opens February 1 for students entering in the August semester (also called fall semester).
During New Student Orientation, you will register for your first semester classes.
All IU students are required by law to present proof of vaccination.
Steps to enroll at IU Bloomington
Using your Network ID, you can log into Atlas and use the Atlas checklists to guide you through important tasks you need to complete. Look under the Requests section for the Freshman Application Checklist for steps to finalize your admission and obtain your immigration document. And the Pre-Arrival Checklist to help prepare you for attending New Student Orientation and coming to the U.S.
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:
Apply for housing
Schedule New Student Orientation
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.
Your university ID
If you have ever previously been enrolled in or participated in a program at any IU campus and were given a 10-digit university ID number or IU username, you will use the same ID number or username and follow these steps to set up your IU computing account.
Read and agree to the Guidelines for Appropriate Usage, which are rules and policies for using IT accounts at IU.
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.
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.
Exit. It may take up to two hours before you can log in to some services.
If you’re an international student beginning your studies at IU in the fall, your intent to enroll form and $100 enrollment deposit is due by May 1 in order to reserve your spot. The deposit is nonrefundable and will be credited toward your first-semester expenses.
Ready to meet your classmates? When you enroll at IU Bloomington, you’ll receive an invitation to join our official, private online admitted student community. You can visit often to:
Look for a roommate
Know what’s happening on campus
Get to know other students
You can also connect with the Office of International Services on social media.
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.
Incoming freshmen international students 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 Ferguson International Center 330 N. Eagleson Avenue Bloomington, IN 47405
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.
How can I cancel my application?
If you’d like to cancel your application, you can do that on the Intent to Enroll page.