Whether you are just stating college or looking to advance your education or career, IU Northwest offers the opportunity to earn an esteemed Indiana University degree that is respected throughout Indiana, the nation and the world.
We feature a faculty of leading experts and award- winning educators. Our faculty have contributed to some of the world’s top academic journals, exhibited their art in internationally acclaimed galleries, and been awarded Fulbright grants, other prestigious research, and teaching awards.
IU Northwest offers you the advantages of attending a large university combined with the atmosphere of a small college. While the majority of our faculty hold the highest degree attainable in their field, you will benefit from small class sizes and personal attention.
IU Northwest is consistently recognized as one of Indiana University’s safest campuses. In fact, we are ranked as the 40th Safest College in America
To be successful in a diverse world, you will need the skills and experiences a diverse campus can provide. IU Northwest understands that our campus community thrives because of our differences, and this campus experience will prepare you for a successful life and career
IU Northwest is located in Gary, Indiana. Our campus is about an hour drive from downtown Chicago, Illinois. We are conveniently located just a few blocks off Interstate-94. Students from Chicago and the surrounding area have the option of public transportation via riding the South Shore Line to the Gary Metro Center then catching the Broadway Metro Service to the IU Northwest campus.
We do not provide housing or living accommodations. As a commuter campus, our students drive or ride to campus each day. If you choose to attend here you will be responsible for securing your own living housing or living accommodations.
On our vibrant campus and you’ll find more than 70 degree programs, flexible learning options, top-notch faculty and a diverse community to call your own
You have completed or will complete primary/secondary college preparation curriculum in the country where you studied and have been awarded a diploma/certificate of completion.
You are a Transfer Student if:
You have attended a university or postsecondary institution after graduating from high school and you have not received a bachelor's degree.
Graduate Applicants should contact their program of interest for application and admission requirements.
The $65 application fee is required of all applicants and is non-refundable. You may make payment at the time you submit your electronic application by using your credit card.
After your submitting your application, you will receive and email within 5 business days with instructions to create an iStart account where you can upload documents and check on the status of your application. You may upload copies of your official transcripts, diplomas, and certificates for admission consideration; however, you will be required to provide the actual paper documents upon arrival to campus.
Credential evaluations completed by Educational Credentials Evaluators, Inc. (ECE), or other evaluation agencies are not an official transcripts or diploma. Evaluation service transcripts will not be accepted as a substitute to the original official academic record.
Official Transcripts may be mailed to:
Office of International Services Poplars 221, 400 E. Seventh Street Bloomington, Indiana 47405 USA
Application Priority Dates:
Summer Session I
Summer Session II
If you miss a priority date your admission to IU Northwest may be delayed until the following semester.
If English is not your native language, you must demonstrate proficiency in English prior to admission. Exceptions to the following language proficiency standards may be made on a case-by-case basis.
Students who will or have graduated from a high school in the United States or have completed the equivalent of ENG-W 131 are exempt the English proficiency documentation requirement for admission and all further English placement testing.
Students who have graduated from a high school, successfully completed university level course work or are citizens of a country in which English is considered the native language are exempt from the English proficiency documentation requirement.
In addition to meeting the English language proficiency requirement for admission, all first-time international undergraduate students and transfer students must take placement exams in English and Mathematics upon arrival, unless otherwise exempt.
Successful completion of the English as a Second Language (ESL) program at a regionally accredited institution in the United States
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 71 or higher Internet Based Test 530 or higher Paper Based Test International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 or higher SAT 1 Critical Reading 480 or higher ACT English 21 GED 630 JitsuyōEigo GinōKentei (Test in Practical English Proficiency) "EIKEN" Pre-1 or higher Pearson Test of English, Academic 48 or higher WAEC's Senior Secondary Certificate of Examinations A or B (SSCE) Ordinary Level Certificate A or B Cambridge International O Levels C or higher Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) A or B
Grand Cayman Islands
Saint Kits & Nevis
St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Turks & Caicos Islands
Non-U.S. residents: Submit a photocopy of your passport page showing your name and date of birth. If you are currently in the U.S., submit a photocopy of your I-94 Arrival/Departure Record and visa stamp.
International students are required to submit documentation that shows sufficient funds are available to cover the estimated cost for education, living and miscellaneous expenses for one year.
Tuition & fees
Living & miscellaneous expenses
Total Estimated Cost
Information about your source of funding: When gathering your financial documentation, please keep the following items in mind:
You should include bank statements if at all possible.
You must submit only legible financial documentation.
You may be asked to submit original documents at Indiana University’s discretion.
You must provide the specific amount and currency of available funds, though funds on bank statements, etc., do not need to be shown in U.S. dollars.
You must submit documentation from the 12 months preceding the time you intend to enroll.
If the available sponsored funds do not completely cover your incurred costs, you will be responsible for all additional expenses associated with your stay in the United States.
Information about personal or family funding: If full or partial funding is coming from personal sources (for example, family or friends), each person who will provide your financial support must:
Attach an official bank statement(s). The name on the declaration must match the account holder on the bank statement(s).
Bank statements must be in English. Each bank statement submitted must include the following details:
The name of your financial supporter. The translated name must be on the original document (not handwritten in).
The date. Documents must be dated no more than one year (12 months) prior to the date classes begin for the desired term of enrollment.
The amount of available funds and the type of currency.
The name of the bank. The name of the bank must be officially indicated on the bank statement.
Information about financial support from a sponsoring agency, government, or non-IU scholarship:
If you will be receiving support from a scholarship agency, you must attach an official scholarship letter which explains the terms and the amounts of the award. Companies should provide a statement indicating that they have the amount currently available. Proof of funds usually includes bank statements and/or scholarship letters. Organizations and/or companies providing scholarships or paid study leave for you should provide an award letter outlining the details of the award in U.S. dollar amounts. The letter must contain:
The name of the student being given the award
The amount of money available for each year of study including the terms of support (i.e., a breakdown of what the award is intended to cover: tuition, fees, living expenses, dependents, etc.)
The duration of the award (including beginning and ending dates)
The degree and major field of study for which the award is available
Confirmation that the award is applicable for study at Indiana University
All documentation should be dated less than 12 months before the time you intend to enroll.
Bank statements indicating required currency amount
Investment statements indicating liquid assets
Lines of credit
The following documentation will not be accepted:
Chartered accountant statements
Payroll reports/expected income
Bank statements lacking currency amounts
Other statements of non-liquid assets
Contact Kathy Spicer at [[kmspicer]] if you have questions and would like to have an admission counselor contact you about applying to IU Northwest.