Undergraduate

How to Apply for a Bachelor of Science in Intelligent Systems Engineering

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 (Freshman Students)

    Direct admission application eligibility

    You may be eligible for direct admission to the Intelligent Systems Engineering Program is you meet the following criteria:

    • Have a minimum SAT score of 1250 (critical reading and math only, 600 minimum match score) or minimum ACT score of 28 (26 minimum math score).
    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale.
    1. Apply through the IU Bloomington Office of Admissions for domestic admissions, and the Office of International Services for International applicants. When you apply to IU, list your intended major as the B.S. in Intelligent Systems Engineering.
    2. In the "Major of Interest" drop down on the application, find the School of Informatics and Computing to select the above majors.
    3. Make sure your completed application is on file with the IU Bloomington Office of Admissions by February 1 application priority date.
    4. Upon acceptance to IU, if you meet or fall slightly below the direct admission criteria, you will receive the SoIC internal application.
    5. Contact Nancy Lemons () for more information.
  • 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.

    Freshman, transfer, and intercampus students, learn more about priority dates and deadlines.

    If you are an international student, you'll find your priority dates and deadlines at the Office of International Services.

  • Certifying Into SoIC

    Students who meet the following criteria may be eligible to complete and submit an SoIC internal application to be considered for the Bachelor of Science in Intelligent Systems Engineering program.

    • Completion of IU's Math M211 and M212.
    • Completion of IU's Phys P221.
    • GPA greater than or equal to a 3.3
    • Completion of 30 hours of College-level Coursework that can count Toward a Bachelor of Science Degree in Intelligent System Engineering.
    • A consistent B or better performance across all courses.
    • A demonstrated commitment to course load.
    • Students with no W's in course work have stronger applications.


    If you meet the above criteria, please contact soicugrd+recruiting@indiana.edu to request an application to be considered for the intelligent systems engineering program. Please contact Nancy Lemons (nlemons@indiana.edu), if you have any questions.

  • Incoming Student Scholarships

    Informatics and Computing Scholarships

    Sure, IU offers a lot of scholarships, but we wanted to offer more just for informatics and computer science students. Below are examples of scholarship opportunities available to our incoming freshman. Students who are invited to complete the selective scholarship application will be considered for the following scholarships. If you need to submit any supporting materials, send them to Nancy Lemons (nlemons@indiana.edu).

    All of the scholarships below are available to both informatics and computer science students, unless otherwise noted.

    Cecil (Corky) Richmond Scholarship

    Worth up to $5,000 per year, this scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman and is renewable up to four years if the recipient remains in good standing. Preference is given to Indiana residents. Learn more about Corky Richmond.

    Direct Admit Scholarship

    These $500 - $2000 awards are made to incoming freshmen who exhibit high promise for achieving academic success based on standardized test scores and an application essay. The scholarship is renewable if the recipients remain in good standing.

    Crowe-Horwath Scholarship (2 available)

    $1,000 award. Recipients are eligible to re-apply for this scholarship and receive it again if they remain in good standing.

    Dow AgroSciences Scholarship (4 available)

    $1,000 award. Recipients are eligible to re-apply for this scholarship and receive it again if they remain in good standing.

    Gibbs Scholarship

    Worth $2,500 per year, this scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman and is renewable up to four years if the recipient remains in good standing. Preference is given to Indiana residents. Preference is given to Indiana residents who have demonstrated or expressed an interest in innovation and entrepreneurship.

    School of Informatics and Computing Hudson and Holland Matching Scholarship

    Up to $2,000 award. This scholarship is made to an informatics or computer science student who is also supported by IU’s Hudson and Holland Scholars Program for high-achieving underrepresented students. This scholarship is renewable if the recipient remains in good standing in the Hudson and Holland Scholars Program.

    Telamon Scholarship

    This $2,500 scholarship is awarded for use beginning in a student’s freshman year. This scholarship is renewable if the recipient remains in good standing. The Telamon Corporation, led by Albert Chen, is the donor.


    * All scholarships are subject to change and availability.