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Adult applicants should have graduated, from a commissioned Indiana high school, comparable out-of-state institution or an approved homeschool, successfully completing a college prep curriculum or earned a General Education Diploma.

If you graduated high school after 2010, the Indiana Core 40 Diploma is a minimum requirement for admission.  Students not achieving a Core 40 should apply to Ivy Tech Community College and complete 12 general education credit hours (100 level or higher) then apply to transfer to IU Northwest.  

  • Applying online and paying the application fee by credit or debit card. For Fall 2018, you will be able to Apply IU by completing one application and directing it to all campuses that interest you.

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    • Official copies of their high school transcript or GED test results mailed directly to the IU Northwest Office of Admissions.   If your school participates in Parchment, you are encouraged to utilize the Parchment link on your school's website or go to

    A minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale is required.

    High school transcript not required if you have more than 26 college level credits.

    • SAT and/or ACT test scores are not required if you have been out of high school for more than two years.
      • SAT – IU Northwest School Code – 1388
      • ACT - IU Northwest Code – 1218
  • If you completed dual credit classes while in high school, we will need an official transcript from the dual credit partner college/university.  Please have the official transcript sent electronically to [[admit2]] or to:

    Office of Admissions
    IU Northwest
    Hawthorn Hall 100
    Gary, IN 46408

     If the class is through IU there is no need to send transcripts.

    Official College Transcripts

    For any credits earned at any state accredited college or university. 

  • We accept the following test credits.  Please send us your test results sheet with the scores listed via e-mail [[admit2]] or to:

    Office of Admissions
    IU Northwest
    Hawthorn Hall 100
    Gary, IN 46408

    AP Test

    CLEP Policy

    IB Credit

  • Applications are reviewed daily. Once the Office of Admissions has received all required information, you will be notified with a written decision.

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