You’ll be applying before you know it

First things first! Application season is right around the corner. Junior year is the time to get ready because the sooner you apply, the sooner you’ll hear from us!

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Test-optional admissions

Decide how best to tell your academic story. Learn about IU’s new test-optional admissions policy.

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Top seven tips for juniors

  1. Make a list of your “must haves” for a college—think major, size, etc. Then, use websites like Cappex to find schools that have what you want.
  2. Develop your short list. Visit college websites, collect materials at college fairs, and check out social media.
  3. Join the mailing list for any school that interests you. It’s a great way to keep up with deadlines and campus news.
  4. Take a virtual tour. Visit any time you want—day or night.
  5. Take the SAT and/or ACT (if applicable*).
  6. Know the cost. Start researching costs and learn how to apply for financial aid (the FAFSA is available October 1 of your senior year).

*Admission to IU is now test-optional. To find out if this is the right path for you, learn more about our test-optional admissions policy.

The most important part of my campus visits was hearing the perspective of current students. Having a student presenter during my information session and seeing students interact around campus were great ways to help me picture myself at the school.

Jeric Tumang, IU student