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

How to Apply

What to do
  1. Apply through the IU Bloomington Office of Admissions for domestic admissions, and the Office of International Services for International applicants.
  2. When you apply to IU, list your intended major as either the B.S. in Computer Science or the B.S. in Informatics on the application.
  3. In the "Major of Interest" drop down on the application, find the School of Informatics and Computing to select the above majors.
  4. Make sure your completed application is on file with the IU Bloomington Office of Admissions by November 1 application priority date.

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. At the time of application, you will need to indicate your interest the computer science B.S. or informatics B.S. on the application to be eligible for direct admission.

Application Priority Dates

Students who have completed their applications for admissions to Indiana University by November 1 will be eligible for maximum scholarship consideration. Eligible students will receive a Selective Scholarship Application, which will allow them to apply for the School of Informatics and Computing Direct admit program.

Domestic Freshman Applicants
  • Fall admission (August): November 1
  • Spring admission (January): November 1 
Domestic Transfer Applicants
  • Fall admission (August): May 1
  • Spring admission (January): November 1
  • Summer admission (June): April 1 
International Applicants
  • Fall admission (August): November 1 for freshmen
  • Fall admission (August): April 1 for transfers
  • Spring (January): September 15
  • Summer (June): January 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.