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.
Fall admission (August): February 1 for all applicants
- Spring (January): November 1
- Summer I (May): April 1
- Summer II (June): April 15
- 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.
To be admitted to the School of Informatics and Computing, you must:
- Complete 26 credit hours of course work that can count toward the B.S. in Computer Science or B.S. in Informatics with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (a C average).
- Complete the English composition requirement (ENG W131 or equivalent) with a minimum grade of C.
- Meet with your UD advisor to formally declare your major as the B.S. in Computer Science or B.S. in Informatics.
- Students pursuing B.S. in Informatics must also complete INFO I101 Introduction to Informatics and the fundamental math skills requirement (MATH M118 or equivalent), both 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.