Ready IU

Get help preparing for college with Ready IU

College is an important step—that’s why we want to make sure you know what you need to succeed. With Ready IU, an online series created to help you prepare for college, choose where to apply, and learn what colleges are looking for in an application, you’ll discover how to make the most of your journey.

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Learn what you need to know about the college search and application process with four online modules you can complete at your own pace. If you complete all four modules by January 31, you'll receive some IU swag!

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How to Get the Most out of Your Dream School "Visit"
Learn how to contact your schools of interest and schedule an in-person or virtual visit—and, once you're on a visit, find out how to make the most of it.

The Application and the Essay: What You Need to Know
Get a step-by-step guide to completing your application to Indiana University so you'll know exactly what to expect.

Prep for the Test
Find out all about the ACT and SAT, from the components of each test to the learning styles that each test targets, as well as great ways to practice.

Where Do I Go From Here? Meeting with Your Guidance Counselor
Learn how your guidance counselor can help with your college plans, find out what questions to ask, and discover tricks to beat the deadlines.

Guest access

Once you register, we’ll email you more information and a link to access the Ready IU online modules.

If you don’t already have a Canvas guest account, sign up by using the instructions below.

  1. Go to the Canvas website.
  2. Click on the link after “Need an IU Guest account”: “Create one now.”
  3. Select “Sign up with email.”
  4. On the “Provide Your Information” screen, fill out all fields:
    1. Provide a non-IU email that belongs to you that you can access later.
    2. Choose a password you can remember so you can log in later.
  5. You’ll then see a “Verify Your Email—Email Sent” screen. Check your email for a verification email “SUBJ: Verify Your IU Guest Email.”
  6. Click the link in the message to finish setting up your Guest Account.
  7. You should see a success screen.
  8. Now that you’ve created an account, go to the Ready IU Canvas course linked in your confirmation email.