Military & Veteran Applicants

You’ve shown your commitment to this country. Let us show our commitment to you.

If you’re thinking about enrolling at IU Bloomington, we want to help you do it.

First, you’ll want to visit the Center for Veteran and Military Students. They have some great information, including details about financial assistance, deployment options, and VA benefits.

#17U.S. News and World Report best college for veterans among public institutions

#4in the Big Ten, 2021 Military Times "Best for Vets"

Preparing to apply

When you’re ready to apply, you’ll do it through our office.

To know which application guidelines and requirements you should be looking at, visit the Adult Applicants page (even if you just graduated high school).

Based on your age and your previous college experience, you’ll be able to determine what steps to take next.

If you have any questions during the admissions process, please reach out to the Office of Admissions at or 812-855-0661.

What to send

After you review our Adult Applicants page and know which requirements to review, you’ll have a better idea of what to send. On your application, indicate that you are an active duty military or veteran applicant and you will receive a fee waiver.

No matter which requirements you’ll follow, you will need to submit your military transcript, requested through either the Joint Services Transcript (JST) portal or the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF). Please send your military transcript directly to our office:

Office of Admissions
Indiana University Bloomington
940 E. Seventh Street
Bloomington, IN 47405

Credit transfers

After we receive your military transcript, we’ll be able to determine what IU Bloomington credit you’ll be awarded.

Please note it may take four to six weeks to process the transcript once it arrives in our office!

If you are admitted, your next step will be to contact the Center for Veteran and Military Students. They’ll walk you through everything you need to do to have an amazing first semester on campus.

Go to Veterans Support Services

CLEP Exam credit

IU Bloomington awards credit for College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams to all incoming students, including students who have been or are currently serving in the U.S. armed forces or National Guard, and have earned a score of 50 or higher on one or more CLEP exams.

Learn more about CLEP Exam credit

Credit for Prior Learning

Adult learners may be awarded credit based on assessment of non-academic prior learning experiences. Policies regarding this credit are determined by individual academic units.

Learn more about Credit for Prior Learning

Campus safety and security reports

Indiana University’s annual security reports, which contain policy statements as well as crime and fire statistics for Indiana University campuses, are available online. You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at