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Determine which of these four situations applies to you and follow the steps outlined, below.


it has been LESS than a calendar year since you last attended IU Northwest, and you have NOT attended another college or university: You are eligible to contact your former academic school to seek re-entry. 


If it has been LESS than a calendar year since you last attended IU Northwest, and you HAVE attended another college or university you must submit an official college or university transcript to the Office of Admissions.

If you are unsure of your last academic school, please contact the Office of Admissions at (219)980-6991


If it has been MORE than a calendar year since you last attended IU Northwest, regardless of if you have attended another college or university:  We need to get some updated information from you – please download the re-admission form here, fill out both pages, and mail or fax it to Office of Admissions, IU Northwest, 3400 Broadway, Gary, IN 46408; fax 219-981-4219. Please include a legible copy of your driver's license.

You will also need to supply an official transcript from each college or university you have attended since enrolling at IU Northwest, if applicable.  Transcripts can be sent electronically to [[admit2]] or mailed to the address above.


If you were enrolled at another IU campus within the last two years fill out an application for intercampus transfer here.

NOTE: If you are using any browser other than Internet Explorer you’ll need to print the completed form and send it to:

Office of Admissions
IU Northwest
3400 Broadway
Gary, IN 46408.

Important Notes

If you were dismissed due to a low GPA you will need to petition the academic division for reinstatement. The deadlines to apply for reinstatement are as follows:

Fall semester -- August 1 
Spring semester -- December 1 
First summer session -- April 1
Second summer session -- May 1

If you need help paying for college, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) here, The FAFSA must be completed and submitted by March 10th of each academic year to be eligible for Indiana state grants and 21st Century Scholarships. However, if the deadline has passed, it is not too late to complete the FAFSA in order to assess your eligibility for federal grants and loans.

The IU Northwest school code is 001815.