Graduate Students

Next steps for enrolling as a graduate student

Once you decide you want to attend IU, there are several steps you need to take. The ones we’ve listed on this page should help you get started, but it’s important that you work with your academic department to make sure you follow all the steps they have.

Your next steps

Each department has its own set of steps you will need to follow after you are admitted.

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 Graduate Application Checklist for steps to finalize your admission and obtain your immigration document. And the Pre-Arrival Checklist to help prepare you for 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.

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.

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.

Get more information about creating your first account

Learn more about off-campus housing. You should also work with your academic department as they may have additional information or provide further assistance in finding a place to live.

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

Let your sponsoring organization (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

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

Learn more about immunization requirements

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

If you are currently studying in the U.S. as an F-1 student, you will need to transfer your SEVIS record to Indiana University.

Learn about transferring your SEVIS record