Apply IU - FAQ

Apply IU FAQ

Applicants are now able to complete one application and direct it to all campuses that interest you. This makes is easier, faster, and more affordable to apply to any Indiana University campus!

There are two paths to access the Apply IU application.

  • The application is accessible from each of the IU campus admissions websites
  • Or, by navigating to:

Apply IU is designed to function on all major internet browsers, including:

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Safari
  • Internet Explorer is not a supported browser for Apply IU.

Yes, Apply IU is accessible from both tablets and smartphones, including iOS and Android.

Domestic first-time freshmen or transfer students can apply to IU by submitting:

  • One application which can be directed to any campus
  • One application fee (each term you apply)
  • One copy of your transcript(s) and official test scores
  • One essay (if you’re applying to IU Bloomington or IUPUI)
  • Note: No essay is required for IUPUI transfer applicants

International students can apply by submitting:

  • One application to one IU campus, which you can then resubmit separately to each of the other campuses.
  • One application fee per campus (each term you apply)
  • One copy of your transcript(s) and official test scores
  • One essay (if you’re applying to IU Bloomington or IUPUI)
  • Note: No essay is required for IUPUI international applicants

Former ACP students wishing to apply to IU as an incoming college freshman, however, can use Apply IU.

Deadlines vary among IU campuses. The determination of a deadline is based on several factors, including:

  • the desired semester/term of entry
  • the desired IU campus
  • whether or not the applicant has had international education

Please check the deadline information provided by your chosen IU campus for information about specific deadline dates.

The application fee for Apply IU typically ranges from $35 to $65, depending on the campus and program you choose. A fee is not required if you have previously applied (within the same Term) for undergraduate admission at any Indiana University campus. If you have applied at one campus and then apply to another campus which has a greater application fee, you will be charged a prorated amount.

A breakdown of the application fee structure can be found below:


Fee Amount

Tier 1: If one or more of the below campuses are chosen:

  • IU Bloomington
  • IUPUI (Indianapolis)
  • IUPUC (Columbus)
  • IU Ft. Wayne


Tier 2:

  • IU East (Richmond)
  • IU Kokomo
  • IU Northwest (Gary)
  • IU South Bend
  • IU Southeast


International applications for all campuses

Note: International applicants are limited to one campus per application


Special additional fees

  • IU Bloomington - when Jacobs School of Music is chosen as a program


Application fees can be paid by credit card or eCheck.

Application fees paid by credit card are processed through PayPal. It is not necessary to create a PayPal account to pay your application fee with a credit card. Visit How PayPal Works to learn more.

To pay by eCheck, you will have to enter a valid Account Holder’s name, Routing Number, and Account Number.

The Routing Number is usually nine (9) digits long, and the number on the physical check is enclosed by this symbol:

The Account Number is 4-17 digits long, and on the physical check it is enclosed by this symbol:  

Please do not include a Check Number (found in the top right corner of your check) as part of the Account Number.

No, the application fee for an Apply IU submission is non-refundable. For this reason, it is imperative that all applicants click the Submit button only once when processing their application payment.

Indiana University accepts fee waiver forms for all applicants except international applicants at IUPUI.

Indiana University accepts fee waiver forms from the College Board or National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), as long as the necessary information is provided by your guidance counselor.

IU also accepts completed fee waivers provided by the ACT or SAT that have been verified by your high school counselor.

If you are a 21st Century Scholar, the application fee will be waived if you indicate that you participated in this program during the completion of your application.


SAT Code

ACT Code

IU Bloomington



IUPU Columbus






IU East



IU Fort Wayne



IU Kokomo



IU Northwest



IU South Bend



IU Southeast



The display and availability of a campus is based on the desired term selected at the top of the Academic Goals page. If a campus’s deadline has passed for a term selected, the campus will appear “greyed out” (unavailable).

If your Date of Birth (DOB) is entered incorrectly, issues will arise in creating and maintaining your Indiana University account—including all documents related to your education. In creating your user account, please take care to enter your correct DOB.

We recommend that you upload your documents using the following file formats: .doc/.docx, .pdf or .txt. At present, Google Documents (.gdoc) have proven difficult for Indiana University to retrieve. If you upload your application Essay or Behavioral Disclosure Statement in Google Doc format, please understand that there is a risk of your application showing up as incomplete. To avoid this risk, consider uploading your document in one of the supported file formats.

Once the application has been completed and submitted to campus(s), you cannot update the application online. Contact the campus admissions office for assistance on how to update a previously submitted application.  

You can submit a new application to an additional campus and use previously submitted information.

To submit an application for an additional campus, log in using the account information that you initially created to submit the application. Then follow the steps below:

  • Click the Create New Application button.
  • When the systems prompts you to use a copy of your responses from your previously submitted application, click the Yes, Copy Responses button.
  • Go to the Academic Goals tab and select the additional campus. Note that if you have already submitted an application to a particular campus, you will not be able to select that campus again.

The Copy Responses feature populates the application fields with your most recent responses from the previous application regardless of whether the application has been submitted or is still in progress.  

No, IU Bloomington will accept any of the three, but students should submit just one application.  

The system will share application materials with the Admissions office(s) of each IU campus which the student selected on their application. The Admissions office on each campus will evaluate the application materials based on individual campus admission policy and standards. Upon review of submitted materials, individual campuses may request that additional information be submitted to their office as part of this evaluation. Each campus will independently communicate its admission decision directly with the student.

If you have forgotten your IU Passphrase and need to reset it, please visit the IU Knowledge Base article, How do I reset my IU passphrase.

If you are having issues with Apply IU’s functionality, we recommend that you upgrade your internet browser to the most recent version. Also, be sure to allow pop-ups and enable third-party cookies when using Apply IU.

If trouble persists, please contact IU Technical Support. Visit the IU Knowledge Base article, How do I contact each campus Support Center for IT help.

Each campus will independently communicate its admission decision directly with the student.

Indiana University is committed to maintaining a safe learning environment. As part of that commitment, the University requires applicants to disclose if they:

  • have been subject to formal disciplinary action (including for example, but not limited to, suspension or expulsion for academic or non-academic reasons at any high school, post-secondary institution, college or university);
  • have been charged with or convicted of a crime (or a foreign legal equivalent) that has not been expunged by a court;
  • and/or have engaged in behavior that caused injury to person(s) or personal property (including for example, but not limited to, vandalism or behavior that led to a restraining order against you) which resulted in some form of discipline or intervention.

A previous disciplinary action, charge, conviction, or conduct of the sort identified here does not automatically disqualify applicants from admission to IU, but they do require review by the campus admissions committee.

PLEASE NOTE: By submitting your application to Indiana University, you acknowledge and agree that you have a continuing obligation to inform the University of any formal disciplinary action

  • for academic or non-academic reasons at any educational institution;
  • any legal charges and/or convictions (or foreign legal equivalents) that have not been expunged by a court;
  • and/or any behavior that causes injury to person(s) or property which results in some form of discipline or intervention that occurs from now until your enrollment at IU.

You must provide updated information to the campus admissions committee prior to class registration or class attendance, whichever is applicable. At that time, the campus admissions committee will review the information provided and may consider whether to delay or rescind your admission to IU.