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Direct admission for beginning freshmen

Some of our schools and programs offer direct admission. Explore the possibilities available to you.

Direct admission to a major

After you’re admitted to IU Indianapolis, the committee will determine if you are directly admitted to your selected major or if you’ll start your college experience in University College. No matter where you begin, you’ll be on the best path to earning your degree.

Haven’t chosen your area of study? We’ve got you. Consider starting as an exploratory student to gain access to dedicated support for choosing a major and career that’s best for you.

Herron School of Art and Design 

Graduate from the Herron School of Art and Design with the skills and experience to succeed in the fine arts world. Submit your portfolio after you apply for admission to IU Indianapolis. (Tips on submitting your portfolio).

Kelley School of Business

Learn how to get business done right at the Kelley School of Business with a mix of real-world skills and theoretical principles.

School of Education 

Become an educator who inspires a new generation with your knowledge and wisdom. The School of Education direct admits all students so you can hit the ground running.

School of Health and Human Sciences 

Join an academic program that propels you to success in sports, events, fitness, health, and more. This school offers two direct admission paths: with test scores or without.

Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering 

Explore new frontiers of technology, entertainment, and communication to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Anyone with a 3.0 or above GPA will be directly admitted.

School of Liberal Arts

Make your mark on the humanities or social sciences. The School of Liberal Arts directly admits all students.

School of Medicine

You'll find your future in medicine and the health sciences with a prestigious bachelor’s degree offered by the nation’s largest medical school. Most students are not directly admitted here.

School of Nursing 

Combine your passion for patient care with skills from a world-class nursing program. Secure your undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree in nursing through direct nursing admission.

Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Your bold approach to philanthropy matters here. Blend practical knowledge with theory to act and benefit humanity. Direct admission is possible depending on testing and GPA.

Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs 

Make a local and global impact on government, business, nonprofits, and more. Don’t accept anything less than changing the world. Direct admission is based on GPA with or without test scores.

Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health

Ready to build a healthier world? This is the beating heart of healthcare education in administration, public health, and more. Request direct admission with or without test scores.

School of Science 

Delve into a diverse array of scientific fields, from chemistry and psychology to mathematics and medicine. You’ll cultivate the knowledge and expertise to become a leader equipped to address the challenges of tomorrow. Please review the comprehensive direct admission requirements.

School of Social Work

Promote social and economic justice at every level. Build healthier communities and shape tomorrow’s social policies. You’ll need to complete prerequisites before being considered for direct admission.

IU Indianapolis

Office of Admissions

Campus Center, Room 255
420 University Blvd

Indianapolis, IN 46202