Arrive at Indiana University Bloomington as a directly admitted Kelley business student.
If you’re a high school student who works hard, earns good grades, and is committed to sustaining academic excellence through your college career, then you’re well on your way to becoming a direct admit Kelley student.
As a direct admit, you’ll bypass the admissions requirements current IU students must meet to be accepted into the program. This means you’ll start working with your Kelley academic and career advisors from the first day you arrive.
Here’s what you need to do to be directly admitted to the Kelley Undergraduate Program:
Apply to Indiana University during the fall of your senior year of high school. This will ensure that you’re considered for direct admit scholarship opportunities. The scholarship consideration process begins the February before your first fall semester.
Make sure that you mark “business” as your intended major on the application. If you do not mark your interest in business on the application, you will not be considered for direct admission. But, if you put finance or marketing or management as your intended major instead of business, you will still be considered, as those are business majors.
If you did not mark “business” on your application, you may change your major. Email the IU Office of Admissions. This change may take several weeks to process. If you are an international student, you should email bschool [at] indiana [dot] edu, as you may not be able to change your major until you arrive on campus.
- For fall 2013, you will automatically be offered direct admission to Kelley if you have:
- Been admitted to IU Bloomington and indicated business as your intended major.
- Earned a composite ACT score of 29 or SAT total score of 1270, including only the math and critical reading sections. The best available scores from multiple test dates will be considered.
- Maintained a GPA of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale during your high school career. Note: If the weighted GPA is provided on the high school transcript, the weighted GPA will be used.
You will only be offered direct admission if you’ve met all of these requirements. Direct admission is offered solely on these stated criteria.
- Once you are admitted to IU, you will receive notification of your direct admission within two to four weeks. If it has been longer than four weeks since your admission to IU and you have not received an email or letter about direct admission, email us.
Students will not be notified if they have not been offered direct admission.
If you do not meet these criteria, you will start in University Division as a pre-business student and then apply once you have completed all the admissions requirements for Kelley.
If you don’t qualify for direct freshman admission, you will not be behind.
All students take the same foundation courses during their first two years. This allows every student to have an understanding of the basic principles of business that stretch across all business fields, including courses in accounting, business law, mathematics, economics, technology, career planning, composition, and communication.
Direct admit international students
If you are a direct admit international student, you should complete the required Indiana English Proficiency Exam (IEPE) once you arrive in Bloomington. The results will determine which English improvement courses (if any) you need to take. The six topics of the English improvement courses are all numbered SLST-T 101. Each semester, the six topics will have differing class numbers. You should complete the required SLST-T 101 courses in your first year at IU Bloomington and must complete them prior to applying for I-Core.
Petition for direct admission
If you’ve been admitted to IU, but were not offered direct admission, you are eligible to petition for direct admission. To petition, you must be admitted to IU Bloomington and should have met one of the other two criteria. The criterion you did not meet should only be slightly below the requirement. The criteria you did meet should be exceptional.
A personal statement and a current high school transcript are required. You can submit your personal statement through the online petition form. You must also submit your high school transcripts.
Incomplete or late petitions will not be reviewed. Due to the highly competitive nature of Kelley freshmen scholarships, students who do not meet all direct admission criteria are not considered for freshmen funding.
Only incoming freshmen who matriculate at Indiana University Bloomington in the fall semester are eligible for direct admission. Students who matriculate in the spring semester and transfer students are not eligible.