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:
Declare your intent to enroll
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.
Declare your intent to enroll so we know you’ll be attending IU.
If you are beginning your studies in spring 2022, please declare your intent to enroll by December 1, 2021.
If you are beginning your studies in fall 2022, you must indicate your intent to enroll by July 15, 2022.
In order to declare your intent to enroll, you must first set up your IU computing account. It will take up to 24 hours for your account to be activated.
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 declared their intent to enroll for the fall semester. Students who have been admitted to IU for the spring semester will receive an invitation in November.
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, 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.
If you have work in progress, we need an official transcript.
To maintain your status as an admitted student, you’ll need to:
Have your school send us a final, official transcript. If you have coursework in progress, send your transcript 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 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:
You can defer your entry for up to one semester; after one semester has passed, you'll need to reapply for the term you plan to attend.
If you choose to defer your admission and then take courses at another postsecondary institution, you are required to submit new transcripts and your application may be reviewed again based on any new academic information.