Application Process for Freshman Students
IU Northwest supports the State of Indiana Core 40 curriculum. Indiana residents who graduate from high school in 2011 or thereafter must complete Core 40 to be sure that they satisfy the minimum course requirements for regular admission to most programs. An academic honors diploma is encouraged.
Indiana University has adopted the following admissions policies to insure that undergraduate students are prepared for university work. Applicants for admission to Indiana University will be expected to meet the following criteria.
Persons applying for admissions to baccalaureate programs should have graduated from a state-accredited high school and completed, before they matriculate, at least 30 (34 beginning with the 2011 high school graduating class) courses/credits of college-preparatory courses, advanced placement courses, and/or college courses where the phrase "one course/credit" means a typical, one-semester course, such as a one semester course in high school, a three credit-hour college course, or a four credit-hour college quarter course. The course/credit should include:
- Eight credits of English, of which one credit may be speech and one credit may be journalism
- Four credits of social studies (six credits required beginning with 2011 high school graduating class)
- Six credits of math including four credits of algebra and two credits of geometry or an equivalent six credits of integrated algebra and geometry
- Four credits of laboratory science (six credits required beginning with 2011 high school graduating class)
- Eight credits in some combination of additional mathematics, laboratory science, social science, and other courses of a college-preporatory nature
- Strongly recommended are four credits of foreign language and courses that develop writing skills
If a student's high school does not offer the courses needed to meet one or more of these course requirements, then alternative college-preporatory courses may be substituted for those courses that are not available.
If the requirements of a student's high school diploma preclude satisfying these course requirements, then alternate college-preporatory may be substituted where necessary, but the student should satisfy as many of these requirements as possible.
Indiana residents should complete a Core 40 high school diploma or a Core 40 Academic Honors high school diploma. Core 40 diploma is required beginning with the 2011 high school graduating class.
Students who are deficient in some of the standards listed above may be admitted on a probationary status after further consideration of academic abilities, motivation, and maturity.
Students without a high school diploma may submit a GED certificate showing an average score of at least 50 (before January 1, 2003) or 500 (after January 1, 2003).
Each freshman applicant must submit the following:
- The completed undergraduate admission application (online application preferred)
- An official high school transcript
- An application fee (or fee waiver if applicable)