To create your computing account, you’ll need your university ID number, which 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)
Please note: This computing account and email account are different than the account you created to apply. Creating an IU email account will allow you to receive important information from the university—it does not commit you to enrolling at IU.
Create your IU computing account and email account
If you have not set up your computing account to check your admission status, you can also use the steps below to take care of this task. If you already have a computing account, you can follow the prompts to create your IU email account.
Please note that if you have previously been enrolled in or participated in a program at any IU campus and were given a 10-digit university ID number and username, you will use the same university ID number and username to access (or set up) your IU computing account.
Reserve your space 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 tuition expenses.
In order to submit your deposit, you must first set up your IU computing account. It will take up to 24 hours for your account to be activated.
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.)
The housing contract and application form are typically available on the RPS website in February for the upcoming fall semester. Assignments will be processed by groups and not individual application dates.
If you have a preference for a specific learning community, neighborhood, roommate, or room type, you need to indicate this on the housing application.
If you would like a specific roommate, you each should request the other as roommate, list your housing preferences in identical order, and submit your housing applications during the same priority window.
The application fee
The housing application fee is $200.
Please read all contract terms and conditions carefully, especially in relation to cancellation.
Let’s celebrate your admission 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.
If you can’t make it to an in-person Red Carpet Day, we encourage you to register for a Virtual Admitted Student Event to hear more about academic programs and life at IU from current students, faculty, and staff.
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) begins 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!
Have you already told the world that #IUsaidYes? Watch for an invitation to join IU Bloomington’s official, private online admitted student community. When you join, you can:
Find the perfect roommate
Join communities based on your interests and passions
Plan meet-ups with other students
Find out what’s happening on campus
Get to know other Hoosiers
Also, check out our social media, and make sure you let your parents know that we have a Facebook page just for them.
Official tuition rates and fees are always available for you at Student Central. That includes complete billing and payment information and details on how to set up a personal deferment—or installment—plan.
To apply, you’ll need to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application will be available beginning October 1. Student Central will walk you through the process to make sure you’re covering all your bases.
Apply for IU Scholarships by completing the General Application in the IU Scholarships task in One.IU. The General Application is used to determine eligibility for many scholarships at IU, including Selective Scholarships. It includes a series of questions and two essays, which should take 60–90 minutes to complete. Sign in using your IU computing account. Then fill out the application and click “Finish and Submit."
You sent your official high school transcript when you applied to IU.
To maintain your status as an admitted student, you’ll need to:
Have your school send a final, official copy of your transcript with graduation date to the Office of Admissions as soon as it is available
Complete the high school coursework listed on your application
Maintain your high level of academic performance
If you are offered admission and have self-reported test scores in your application, you must have your official test scores sent from the testing agencies before you can enroll at IU. Your offer of admission and any awarded scholarships that referenced your self-reported scores are contingent on us receiving your official test scores before enrollment. Additionally, the scores we receive from the official testing agencies must match or be higher than the scores you self-reported during the application process. Use the codes listed below to have your official scores sent to Indiana University Bloomington.
SAT code is 1324
ACT code is 1210
IU awards college credit, advanced placement, or course exemptions for high marks on advanced placement (AP) exams. You can also receive credit for college courses you have already taken. This allows you to take electives sooner and add a major, minor, or certificate without adding extra time to your college plan.
If you have new AP credit to report since you first applied, please have the official scores sent electronically to IU Bloomington.
For college courses you have taken, make sure your official transcripts are sent directly to IU Admissions.
Student Central 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 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 resource you’ll want to keep referring back to.
If someone is helping you fund your college education, make it easy for them to do it.
Let your parents (and whomever else you choose) set up e-bill notifications, pay bills electronically, and view bursar account details. Student Central has easy instructions for you to set up an authorized payer.
Indiana state law requires all new students to submit immunization data.
Before your first day of classes, you must complete and submit the Online Immunization Compliance form, where you will be asked to provide dates and documentation of immunizations for the following diseases:
Measles/mumps/rubella (MMR)—two doses required
Meningitis—Meningococcal ACWY administered on or after the age of 16
Tdap—administered within the last 10 years
Varicella/Chickenpox—two doses required
Additionally, a COVID-19 vaccine is required for all IU students, faculty, and staff.
Religious exemptions and contraindications are accepted for all required vaccines; proof of disease history are accepted for all except COVID-19. The IU COVID-19 vaccine page has more information on exemptions and policy details.
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. They’ll meet with you during New Student Orientation to ensure that services will be in place when the academic year starts.
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. If you selected to have your SAT or ACT test scores considered as a part of your admissions review and you self-reported your scores on your application, you will need to send your official SAT or ACT scores to IU Bloomington, 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.