How to Apply to IU Online

Follow the instructions below if you want to apply for a(n):

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Associate degree
  • Undergraduate certificate
  • Undergraduate (100- to 400-level) course (and you are not already an IU degree-seeking student)

Applying as an international student?

If you are an international applicant, you must apply directly to the campus offering your intended online degree program or course. We would be happy to connect you with an international student services representative for assistance with the application process.

Interested in graduate work?

To apply to a graduate degree or certificate, you can get started using the IU Online application. We will forward your information to the appropriate graduate department, and staff members in the department will contact you with next steps.

Step 1: Apply!

Complete and submit the application for admission. If you apply using the IU Online application (click Apply Now above), you do not pay an application fee. What's more, the IU Online application typically takes less than 10 minutes to complete.

Priority application dates are:

Fall SemesterMay 1
Spring SemesterNovember 1
Summer Session IMarch 15
Summer Session IIMay 1

Applications may still be considered following the priority dates.

Step 2: Submit Official Documents

After you submit your application, we will let you know about the official documents we need to make an admissions decision. We will also let you know where to submit these documents. This will be the campus offering your intended program.

You may submit official required documents electronically or via postal mail.

These documents may include:

  • Official transcripts from all previous institutions
  • Official high school transcripts (may be required of some applicants)
  • Official standardized test scores (may be required of some applicants)

Step 3: Await Notification

Applications are reviewed daily. Once all required documents are received, your application will be reviewed, and you will receive an admissions decision.

Monitoring your application status

After you apply, you will receive an email with instructions for creating your first IU computing account so that you can check the status of your application.

After You Are Admitted

IU Online provides quick and easy access to tools, tips, and IU resources to help you succeed. You'll get personalized support from our staff and faculty, as well as access to academic planning and support services, world-class research libraries, cutting-edge technology, 24/7 real-time support, and more.

As an IU Online student, you'll have hundreds of classes to choose from. Work with your academic advisor or a faculty member to identify courses that fit your interests and to stay on track to meet any program requirements. (Feel free to take a look at our class search before you apply!)

You can access your coursework 24/7 from anywhere in the world (with wifi!) by logging into Canvas, IU's learning management system.

Contact Us

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Monday - Friday
8am to 5pm

Hours may vary during holiday closures.