Admission Requirements

Admissions Requirements

  • First Year Students

    For Full Admission, students must have all of the following admission requirements:

    • At least a B average
    • Core 40 or Academic Honors Diploma (or an out-of-state equivalent)
    • SAT scores or ACT composite scores at or above the Indiana State average. Students who are 21 years of age or older are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores unless they are admission requirements to a specific program
    • GED score of 620/TASC score of 669 (high school equivalency exam)
    • Application for Admission with $35 non-refundable application fee

    Standard (Conditional) Admission Requirements:

    • Students who do not qualify for full admission may be reviewed for conditional admission.
    • Students are offered conditional admission on a case-by-case basis. A conditional admission factors include GPA, diploma type, SAT/ACT scores. To be considered, all students much have a 2.0 GPA or higher on a Core 40/college prep diploma or GED score of 530/TASC score of 573.
  • Transfer Students
    • Official high school transcript
    • Official college or university transcripts from all previously attended institutions
    • Average or above-average achievement at the previous college (at least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale).
    • Application for Admission with $35 non-refundable application fee
    • Intercampus Transfer Request Form, if transferring from another IU campus
  • Intercampus Transfer Students

    Students who have completed course work on another Indiana University campus and have not earned a bachelors degree may apply for a permanent or temporary (guest) transfer. Please visit Intercampus Transfer site for additional information.

  • Second Undergraduate Degree Students
    • Official college or university transcripts from all previously attended institutions (do not submit transcripts from Indiana University)
    • Application for Admission with $35 non-refundable application fee (fee waived for previous graduates of IU South Bend)
  • Guest Students

    Guest students are students enrolling for a semester or summer session as visitors from another institution.

    • Official college or university transcript indicating good academic standing. Other acceptable documents are a letter of good standing or the most recent grade report from the home institution.
    • Average or above-average achievement at the home institution (at least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale)
    • Students between their senior year in high school and their freshman year in college must submit a letter of acceptance from their home institution.
    • Students intending to enroll in computer science, English, mathematics, or a course in the natural sciences must show evidence of required prerequisites or complete IU South Bend's placement examinations.
    • Application for Admission with $35 non-refundable application fee
  • Non-Degree Students

    Applicants who are over 21 years old and have earned a high school diploma or GED/high school equivalency exam results can apply as non-degree students and remain as such for up to 12 credit hours of course work. To apply as a non-degree student, please submit the following:

    • Application for Admission
    • $35 non-refundable application fee
    • Copy of your high school or college transcript(s) and/or GED/high school equivalency score.

    Post-baccalaureate Non-Degree Students

    Students who hold a bachelor’s degree may choose to apply for non-degree work at the undergraduate or graduate level.

    For Undergraduate Level

    • Post-baccalaureate application
    • $35 non-refundable application fee

    For Graduate Level (500-600)

    For students who wish to take graduate level courses (500-600) you will need to apply for Graduate Non-Degree status with the department that houses the courses you wish to take. Before applying please contact the department directly to ensure they will approve you for the class. A list of the graduate programs can be found here.

    If have you applied to IU South Bend previously or are a returning student, please contact the Admissions Office at 574-520-4839 before you continue. You may not be required to do a new application or pay the $35 non-refundable application fee.

  • High School Students


    To learn more about how you can receive college-level instruction and college credit for course work offered at your high school, please consult with your high school guidance counselor. There is a special process for enrolling in ACP classes which is separate from the Dual Enrollment application process.

    For more information about IU's ACP programs, please see the following link: ACP Indiana University.


    Current high school students who have completed their sophomore year can apply to enroll in university courses that are offered on campus. Talk to your high school guidance counselor to find out how university courses fit into your high school schedule and college planning. To consider you for admission as a high school student, we will need:

    • Official high school transcript showing at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • IU South Bend Placement Exam Results
    • Application for Admission with $35 non-refundable application fee
    • IU South Bend Placement Exams or SAT scores may be required for placement in certain classes.
  • Programs with Special Admission Requirements

    If you are interested in applying to one of the following programs, separate and/or additional information may be required:

    • Dental Hygiene
      Contact Dental Education at (574) 520-4158 or visit for additional admission requirements.
    • Music
      Prospective music majors must pass an audition with the School of the Arts. The audition may serve as a scholarship hearing for Music Talent Scholarships. For more information, contact the School of the Arts at (574) 520-4134 or visit
    • Nursing
      Admission into the School of Nursing is very competitive. Please contact the School of Nursing at (574) 520-4571 or visit for additional admission requirements.
    • Radiography
      Contact the Radiography Program at (574) 520-4134 or visit for additional admission requirements.