If you’re viewing this page, congratulations are in order for both you and your student! Getting to this point takes a tremendous amount of support and, at IU Northwest, we understand and value your role in this process. Your student will be invited to go through an extensive online New Student Orientation process this summer to ensure that he or she is prepared for the fall semester. We hope you’ll continue to support and encourage your student in each step along the way. To help you out, we’ve created a resource specifically with you in mind, letting you know and understand a bit more about each step your student will be taking.
Now that your student has received their acceptance, these are the next steps
Create the IU Technology Account
Your student should create his or her IU Technology Account as soon as possible. Indiana University is deeply committed to tech safety and security for all. So, it is important that your student create and maintain this account individually. There are options for third-party access that we’ll review a bit later.
Complete RedHawk Ready
Your student will be invited to a self-guided pre-New Student Orientation site to become familiar with IU systems and processes. We also encourage your student to sign up for one of our NSO Live dates.
Complete Placement Tests (IF NECCESARY)
Your student should review their account, found in the Student Center of One.IU to see if placement tests are required. There will also be information about who to contact to complete those, as well as contact information for your student’s academic advisor.
Advising and Registration
At this point, it is important for your student to reach out to his or her academic advisor to schedule an appointment for advising and registration. At this time, advising appointments are happening virtually.
Finances and Paying for College
We know that college is an investment and we want to assure you that IU has a team of dedicated professionals who can help with questions regarding financial aid, scholarships, and paying for college. Please do keep in mind that members of our campus community can only discuss a student’s account with the student, unless there is a third-party agreement on file.
Indiana University Northwest’s commitment to academic success extends far beyond the classroom. We are committed to your student’s success through a variety of support services and programming.
Other Helpful Info
Your student’s IU email address is an official means of communication with the University. Encourage your student to maintain this email regularly and check often!
The faculty of IU Northwest have a genuine interest in helping your student succeed and hold office hours, in addition to lectures. Students should make use of these office hours on a regular basis to get help, learn more about the field, and make connections.
Courses may require textbooks and other materials both in hard-copy and electronic. It’s important to have these items right from the start as reading assignments often begin immediately.
Being a college student requires a significant commitment of time, energy, and resources from each student. As a rule, for every hour that a student spends in the classroom, they can expect to have 2-3 hours of work to do outside of it. For example, if a student is registered for 15 credit hours, they can expect to devote about 45 hours a week to school related activities.
Even if instructors don’t take attendance, it’s important to remember that attendance is still required!
Student Privacy (FERPA)
Indiana University takes student rights and privacy very seriously and all members of our community (except clinical faculty and staff) are bound by FERPA, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. This Act affords students certain rights with respect to their education records.