- Set up your IU computing account and email account
To create your computing account you’ll need your University ID number.
Your University ID number was included in your letter of admission.
You must set up your computing account to:
- Pay your enrollment deposit
- Apply for housing
- Schedule New Student Orientation (where you’ll also schedule your first semester of classes)
The computing account and email account are different than the account you created to apply. And, if you already created your IU computing account to check your application status, you still need to set up your IU email account.
If you have lost or forgotten your University ID number, contact the Office of the Registrar at (812) 855-0121.
Creating your account
If you did not set up your IU computing account to check your admission status, follow all the steps listed below. If you just need to set up your email account, follow steps 1, 2, and 5.
- Go to the Account Management Service (AMS).
- Select Create my first IU Computing Account. (You must do this even if you just need to set up email.)
- Enter your last name, date of birth, and University ID number in the fields provided. Then click Continue.
- Read the Guidelines for Appropriate Usage, which are rules and policies for IT account use at IU. After you have read the guidelines, enter Yes to agree to these policies. Then click Continue.
- Choose where you want to receive your IU email. An Imail account is similar to Microsoft Live.com/Hotmail. A Umail account is similar to Google Gmail. Click Continue.
If you have already set up your IU computing account, you will be directed to a screen that says Done. It will show you the security questions that you selected when you previously completed steps 6–10.
- Enter the passphrase you want to use in both fields. For information on selecting a valid and secure passphrase, see passwords and passphrases.
- Enroll in the Self-Service Passphrase Reset system. If you forget your passphrase, this tool will enable you to reset it yourself without having to visit a UITS Support Center walk-in location in person.
- Once you have entered at least three questions and answers, select Done to complete your enrollment in the Self-Service Passphrase Reset system.
- You will want to save this information. You will need your account information each time you log in to your IU computing account. You can save as a PDF, or choose to select Page Print if you want to print a copy of your account information.
- Select Exit. It may take up to two hours before you can log in to some services.
If you have lost or forgotten your University ID number, you’ll need to contact the Office of the Registrar at (812) 855-0121. If you have forgotten your IU username, contact the UITS Support Center.
- Reserve your seat in the class
Reserve your seat in the class so we know you'll be attending IU.
If you are beginning your studies in the fall, your $100 enrollment deposit is due by May 1. Please note that the deposit is nonrefundable and will be credited toward your first-semester expenses.
In order to submit your deposit, you must first set up your IU computing account. It will take up to two hours for your account to be activated.
Pay your enrollment deposit now »
- Apply for housing
Most undergraduates are required to live on campus their first year, which is good news because it’s the best way to plug into a community of people and start making friends.
There are some exceptions to this requirement.
Learn more about the residency requirement »
We recommend that all new students apply for housing as soon as the housing contract and application form are available on the RPS website—this is typically in February for the upcoming fall semester. Your housing preferences will be given priority based on the date your application is received.
About choosing residence halls and roommates
If you have a preference for a specific learning community, neighborhood, roommate, or room type, you need to indicate this on the housing contract and application form.
If you would like a specific roommate, you each should request the other as roommate and list your housing preferences in identical order.
If your roommate request is not identical to that of your requested roommate’s, or if the applications are submitted on different dates, the Division of Residential Programs and Services honors the date of the first housing form received when making housing assignments.
The application fee
The housing application fee is $300.
If you decide to turn down your offer to attend IU Bloomington, you can receive a $200 refund by notifying RPS at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 1.
Apply for housing at Residential Programs & Services (RPS) »
- Sign up for New Student Orientation
All new students are required to attend orientation, which is where you will register for your first semester classes. Starting in mid-March, the Office of First Year Experience Programs (FYE) will begin sending out invitations to New Student Orientation (NSO) to students who have paid the $100 enrollment deposit.
Make your reservation as soon as you receive your official invitation!
Learn more about New Student Orientation »
- Connect with other Hoosiers
Have you already told the world that #IUSaidYes?
Ready to meet your classmates? Start by joining the official, private Facebook community for IU Bloomington students and new admits. Visit often to:
- Look for a roommate
- Join communities
- Plan meet-ups
- Know what’s happening on campus
- Get to know other students
Also, check out our social icons at the top right corner of this website, and make sure you let your parents know that we have a Facebook page just for them.
- Attend a Red Carpet Day!
Let’s celebrate your acceptance in style. We’ll be rolling out the red carpet, and you and your family are invited!
Red Carpet Days are your chance to explore the campus, learn about your academic program of interest, and talk with IU students and faculty.
You’ll receive your invitation to Red Carpet Days in January.
- Review costs and fees
Official tuition rates and fees are always available for you at the Office of the Bursar. That includes complete billing and payment information and details on how to set up a personal deferment—or installment—plan.
- Apply for financial aid by March 10
To apply, you’ll need to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Student Central on Union (SCU) will walk you through the process to make sure you’re covering all your bases.
Learn more at SCU »
- Submit final transcripts and test scores
You sent your official high school transcript when you applied to IU.
To maintain your status as an admitted student, you’ll need to:
- Double check that your school has sent a final, official copy of your transcript to the Office of Admissions as soon as it is available
- Complete the high school course work listed on your application
- Maintain your high level of academic performance
If you have taken any college courses, make sure you also have your official transcript(s) sent directly to IU Admissions.
If you have new AP credit to report since you first applied, or updated SAT and/or ACT scores, please have the official scores sent electronically to IU Bloomington.
- Familiarize yourself with Student Central on Union (SCU)
SCU exists to make registering for classes and applying for financial aid easy.
Although you’ll register for your first semester of classes during New Student Orientation, you’ll use Student Central on Union for the rest of your college career. It’s your resource for staying on top of important class registration and financial aid deadlines.
It will show you how to do things like:
- Register for class
- Submit work-study documents
- Manage your financial aid
- Update personal information such as your name, address, and residency status
We suggest bookmarking the home page—it’s a calendar you’ll want to keep referring back to.
Learn more about SCU »
- Grant third-party payer access to parents or guardians
If someone is helping you fund your college education, make it easy for him or her to do it.
Let your parents (and whomever else you choose) set up e-bill notifications, pay bills electronically, and view bursar account details. The Office of the Bursar has easy instructions for you to set up an authorized payer.
Learn more about third-party payer access »
- Set up your MyHealth Patient Portal
Gain access to a number of online IU Health Center services.
Once you set up your MyHealth Portal, you can also complete your required Health History Questionnaire, which will save you about 15 minutes of paperwork at your first IU Health Center visit.
Set up your MyHealth Patient Portal »
- Submit your immunization form
Indiana state law requires all new students to submit immunization information. Before your first day of classes, you must complete and submit the Online Immunization Compliance form. It will ask that you provide dates of immunizations for the following diseases:
- Rubella/German measles
- Mumps, tetanus
Religious exemptions and proof of disease history (rubella/German measles and mumps only) are accepted.
Find form and instructions at the Office of the Registrar »
- Register with Disability Services
Let us know if you need special accommodations to help you perform at your best. Register with the Office of Disability Services for Students (DSS) as soon as you’ve been accepted at IU Bloomington.
Whether your condition is physical, medical, learning related, psychiatric, or a temporary disability, DSS will help you achieve your academic goals. Note that services do not automatically transfer from your previous school; you must apply for services at IU. Approval for accommodations on placement tests does not automatically qualify you for services during the academic year.
Contact DSS at your earliest convenience. We’ll meet with you during New Student Orientation to ensure that services will be in place when the academic year starts.
Learn more about DSS »
- Defer your acceptance
Here are our policies for deferring your acceptance:
- If you choose to defer your acceptance, you must still send us your final official high school transcript. You will also need to send any updated SAT and/or ACT scores, which should be sent directly from the testing agencies. Your application may be re-reviewed based on any new academic information.
- You can defer your entry for up to one year; after one year has passed, you’ll need to reapply.
- If you take 12 or more credit hours at another institution during your year of deferment, you must reapply to IU Bloomington.
To defer, fill out the online deferral form for domestic freshman and transfer students at least two weeks before the start of the term for which you originally applied.
- Cancel your application
If you’d like to cancel your application, you can do that on the Intent to Enroll page.
Cancel your application »