Non-Degree or Guest Students

Guest Students

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

As a guest student you'll have the opportunity to take a class that did not fit into your previous schedule, lighten your upcoming fall and spring schedule, or graduate earlier. Start planning your schedule by reviewing our registration calendar and schedule of classes.

Here are the requirements you'll need to meet, and the materials you’ll have to supply, to become a guest student at IU South Bend:

  • 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 under the age of 21 who wish to take classes for personal enrichment, but do not plan to attend another university will need to submit official transcripts (high school transcripts/GED/high school equivalency diploma and exam scores) and ACT or SAT test scores to be evaluated for admission as a guest student.
  • Students intending to enroll in computer science, English, mathematics, or a course in the natural sciences must show evidence of required prerequisites to the corresponding department for course authorization or complete IU South Bend's placement examinations.
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Were you previously a student at Indiana University?

Students who formerly attended another IU campus and would like to study at IU South Bend should complete the Intercampus Transfer process.

Intercampus Transfer Process

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.

Graduate Level Applicants

Before applying as a non-degree graduate student, please contact the appropriate department directly to seek approval for course enrollment.

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