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You’ll actually apply for admission through IU Bloomington’s Office of Admissions and then declare your major and certify into the School of Informatics and Computing early in your college career. If you qualify for direct admission to the school and are selected to be in the direct-admit cohort, you’ll enter IU as an Informatics and Computing student.

Learn how to apply to IU Bloomington, or check your admission status.

Application Deadlines

Fall admission (August): February 1 for all applicants

Domestic Students
  • Spring (January): November 1
  • Summer I (May): April 1
  • Summer II (June): April 15
International Students
  • Spring (January): September 15
  • Summer I (May): February 1
  • Summer II (June): March 1
Declaring Your Informatics or Computer Science Major

Unless you qualify for direct admission, you’ll begin your college career in University Division. UD is the “academic home” for most IU freshmen while they begin to complete their degree requirements. You can still join our student groups and take informatics and computer science courses beginning your first semester.

Undergraduates who wish to be admitted to the School of Informatics and Computing must first satisfy the following requirements:

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in informatics must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Complete 26 credit hours of course work that can count toward a bachelor of science degree in informatics with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5.
  • Complete the English composition requirement (ENG-W 131 or equivalent) with a minimum grade of C.
  • Complete INFO-I 101, Introduction to Informatics, with a minimum grade of C.
  • Complete the fundamental math skills requirement (MATH-M 118, or equivalent) with a minimum grade of C.

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Complete 26 credit hours of course work that can count toward a bachelor of science degree in computer science with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  • Complete the English composition requirement (ENG-W 131 or equivalent) with a minimum grade of C.

When you meet these requirements, you will certify into the School of Informatics and Computing. Students are certified in January, May, and September. You will receive an official letter welcoming you to the school.

If you’re in an academic unit other than UD—for example, if you’re switching from another major—you need to complete an application form in order to be admitted to the School of Informatics and Computing. Contact us to request this form.

Interested in the B.A. in Computer Science?

If you want to pursue the B.A. in Computer Science, you actually need to meet the requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences, not the School of Informatics and Computing, to declare your major. The B.A. is offered through the College, but all of your computer science course work will be in Informatics and Computing.