Dates to Know

Timing is everything

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 the November 1st Early Action deadline.

All students who apply by the November 1 early action (non-binding) deadline for fall 2024 will receive the highest scholarship consideration, regardless of whether or not they choose to have test scores considered as part of their application.

Important dates

August 1

First day to apply for admission and scholarships. Incoming first-year applicants may use the Apply IU Application or the Common Application.

October 1

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.

November 1

Early action (non-binding) admission 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.

January 15

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. 

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February 1

Deadline to submit the SSA. 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 if you are a Hutton Honors College applicant.


IU Academic Scholarship notifications begin. Recipients of IU Academic Scholarships will be notified via email in mid-February, followed by a letter in the mail.

April 15

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.

May 1

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.

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