The steps to get started? Easier than you might think, and so worth the investment of your time.
- Make high school fun! You should be building your leadership skills, joining clubs and organizations that interest you, or volunteering in your community.
- Talk with your family about why going to college is a good idea. Know anyone who attends college or has recently attended? Ask what it’s like! Or plan to go for a visit.
- Set up a time to meet with your high school guidance counselor to plan out your course work for the next four years. Think about including challenging courses in your schedule. Your counselor can help you decide if honors or AP courses will be the right match for your abilities.
- Start looking at college websites to learn about admission requirements and get an idea of when you’ll take tests like the PSAT and/or PLAN (or even the SAT or ACT!).
- Attend a college fair in your area. Collect materials and ask questions. (See IU in Your Area to learn where we’ll be in the fall and spring!)
- Maintain a list of the honors you've received and the activities you've been involved in.
Revving up for IU
- Make sure you know what high school courses are required for admission to IU.
- Start thinking about your interests. Explore 150+ IU majors or search by career interests instead with our ahead-of-the-game IU Career Guides.
- Get on our mailing list so we can keep you updated with need-to-know information.
- Experience IU by planning a visit or checking out a precollege summer program!