High School & Home School Students
In general, full-time applicants should complete a college preparatory curriculum (such as a Core 40 or Academic Honors in Indiana) and satisfactorily complete 15 to 20 units from the following subject areas. A unit is defined as one year of work in a subject.
- English and literature (not including speech)
- Foreign language
- Mathematics (algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, or other similar college preparatory courses)
- Laboratory science (biology, advanced biology, chemistry, advanced chemistry, anatomy and physiology, etc.)
- Social studies (sociology, psychology, economics, and government)
Admission into selected programs may require taking specific academic courses. Students should carefully read the departmental brochure or website outlining the specific requirements for admission to each department or school.
Other factors considered for full-time admission include but are not limited to:
- High school class rank
- College preparatory grade point average
- Standardized test scores
The University requires either SAT or ACT test scores for full-time admission. Writing samples are recommended but not required for admission. Writing scores from the new SAT test or ACT test sent to the University may be used for placement or advising.
Admission decisions are made after the candidate has completed his application file. A tentative admission decision is made for a high school senior based upon an official transcript that includes completion of at least the sixth semester of high school; a final decision is made based on the student’s obtaining a high school diploma and on receipt of an official final high school transcript showing completion of all graduation requirements. A student who is not a high school graduate also may be considered for admission upon satisfactory completion of the General Education Development (GED) Tests.
Home School Student?
Transcripts & Grading Scale
In addition to an assessment of academic performance, transcripts for home-schooled students should be organized and completed by academic year and should contain descriptions of content covered in each course. An explanation of any applicable grading scale should accompany the transcript.
When to Apply
The University calendar is arranged so that students may enter in August, January, May, or June. Candidates are urged to file an application at least one month before the expected date of enrollment. Those who are interested in full-time day enrollment, in housing, or in financial assistance should apply much earlier, especially for fall enrollment.
Students are invited to visit the campus and talk with an admissions counselor. Appointments are encouraged and may be made by corresponding with or calling the Office of Admissions.
The Office of Admissions practices a rolling admission policy. Applications are closed when no space is available.
Confirmation of intent to enroll, in the form of an advance tuition deposit, is required of all candidates offered Day Division admission for the term beginning in the fall. Requests for deposits are mailed to admitted students in February. The deposit is due March 1, or 15 days after the offer of admission, whichever is later. The deposit is 100 percent refundable upon written request until May 1. It is then 50 percent refundable upon written request until July 1. The deposit is nonrefundable thereafter. Any request for a tuition deposit waiver/deferral should be made in writing to the director of Admissions. No tuition deposit is required for extended programs enrollment or for January Day Division enrollment.
Housing Application and Deposit Requirements
In February, requests for housing deposits are mailed to admitted students. Housing deposits for Semester I are due March 1, or 15 days after the offer of admission, whichever is later. Deposits for the semester beginning in January are due Dec. 1, or immediately upon notification of admission, whichever is later. Deposits for the fall are 100 percent refundable upon written request until May 1, 50 percent refundable upon written request from that date until July 1, and nonrefundable thereafter. Any request for a housing deposit waiver/deferral should be made in writing to the director of Admissions. Deposits for the term beginning in January are nonrefundable.
Housing contracts will be provided to each student who submits the $50 housing deposit. Residence hall and roommate preferences are honored whenever possible with consideration given to the order in which deposits and contracts are received. Campus housing normally is available only to full-time students, although requests from day students taking as few as nine hours may be considered on an individual basis when space is available. Students dropping below prescribed course load limits for resident students may be allowed to continue residence hall living depending upon their academic and social conduct records.
Questions regarding residence facilities, including those for the physically challenged, may be directed to the Office of Residence Life. Married students who wish accommodations in University-owned apartments should request an Application for Married Student Housing from the Office of Residence Life. The University reserves the right to make all final decisions regarding residence hall assignments and to determine who may live in University-owned housing.
All new full-time undergraduate students (students enrolled in 12 hours or more) and full-time or part-time clinical students (physical therapist assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or nursing programs) must submit a completed Student Health Record before enrolling in classes. The forms are distributed to undergraduate students through the Admissions Office and to graduate students through their academic units.
Admission to Specific Programs
Students seeking admission to certain programs or majors (e.g., undergraduate nursing, health sciences, music, education, physical therapist assistant, athletic training, and graduate occupational therapy and physical therapy) may be required to complete designated prerequisites to secure admission approval from the school or department offering the program, in addition to meeting general University requirements. For additional specific information regarding school or departmental admission requirements, students should contact the school or department offering the program in which they are interested.