Undergraduate

How to Apply

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 and Transfer Students)

    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.
  • 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
  • Certifying Into SoIC

    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 30 credit hours of course work that can count toward a bachelor of science degree in informatics with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
    • 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 30 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 (EDUC, COLL, SPH...), and are switching from another major—you need to make an appointment with Tiana Williams or Anna Bednarski.

  • 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.