All new students are required to attend orientation, which is where you will register for your first semester classes. You will receive information from the Office of First Year Experience Programs (FYE) about New Student Orientation, so make your reservation as soon as you receive an invitation.
If you took classes outside of an IU campus, we need an official transcript.
To maintain your status as an admitted student, you’ll need to:
Have your college send us a final, official transcript if you have coursework in progress, as soon as it is available.
Maintain your high level of academic performance.
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 and address
We suggest bookmarking the homepage. It’s a resource you’ll want to keep referring back to.
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.
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 insure that services will be in place when the academic year starts.