If you're a high school senior, get to know these important dates. Print them out, bookmark them—maybe do both. We don’t want you to miss a single deadline in the scholarship process, especially November 1.
Timing is everything
All students who apply by the November 1 early action (non-binding) deadline for fall 2021 will receive highest scholarship consideration, regardless of whether they choose to have test scores considered as part of their application.
First day to complete and submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Many scholarship and financial aid options require you to have a FAFSA on file.
Early action (non-binding) admission and scholarship deadline. To be considered for IU Academic Scholarships and for the Selective Scholarship Application (SSA), you must submit a complete application for admission by November 1.
Deadline to submit new or updated test scores for additional scholarship consideration. Students who meet the November 1 deadline and wish to have new or updated test scores considered will have until January 15 to confirm their preference and self-report their test scores. Students could be considered for additional scholarships at IU Bloomington, including potential SSA assignment, direct admission review, and other departmental scholarships.
Deadline to submit the SSA—including recommendation letters. If you were invited to complete the SSA, February 1 is the deadline for IU to receive all your SSA materials, including letters from your two recommenders.
Priority deadline to file your FAFSA. Many scholarship and financial aid options require you to have a FAFSA on file, so we recommend completing yours as soon as possible.
Deadline to reserve your space at IU. If you are starting at IU in fall, you must declare your intent to enroll by May 1. Your non-refundable $100 deposit will be credited toward your first-semester tuition expenses.