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)
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.
Creating your IU computing account
If you did 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.
Search for and select “Create My First IU Account” in One.IU.
Read the Guidelines for Appropriate Usage, which are rules and policies for IT account use at IU, and agree to these policies.
Enroll in the Passphrase Self-Service 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.
You will want to save or record your account information in a secure place. You will need this information each time you log in to your IU computing account.
Exit. It may take up to 24 hours before you can log in to some services.
What to do if you have forgotten your ID or other information
Forgot your 10-digit university ID number? If you are an ACP student, use the Information Recovery Form. All other students should first try the Student Self-Service University Lookup Form. If you still need assistance, please email the Office of Admissions at email@example.com. (In order to help you, we will request additional information.)
Please note that if you have ever 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 ID number and username to access your IU computing account (or use the steps above to set up your computing account if you have not already done so).
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 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. Your housing preferences will be given priority based on the date your application is received.
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 $200.
Please read all contract terms and conditions carefully, especially in relation to cancellation.
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 Schools App 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
Tdap—administered on or after age seven
Meningitis—both Meningococcal ACWY and Meningococcal B
Varicella/Chickenpox—two doses required
Religious exemptions, contraindication, or proof of disease history are accepted.
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. 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.