Dates to Know

August 1

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

November 1

Early Action (non-binding) admission deadline. To be considered for IU Academic Scholarships and for invitation to submit the Selective Scholarship Application (SSA), you must submit a complete application for admission by November 1st.

December 31

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.


Admitted students start receiving admission packets with scholarship information. The admission packet will include a letter containing information about any IU scholarships they have received up to that point.

Following receiving this packet, awarding departments will reach out to the student with specific information on their awarded scholarship(s).

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

General Scholarship Application and SSA deadline. The deadline for all incoming students to submit their General Scholarship Application, and if they have been invited to apply, their IU Bloomington SSA application is February 1, 2024 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

*Please note that the February 1st deadline for the SSA is a hard deadline - late submissions will not be accepted. 

March 15

All scholarships and aid that do not require the FAFSA will be awarded. Students should use information and amounts reflected in their Financial Aid Summary when making enrollment decisions.

Late April

Students who have submitted a FAFSA will receive their complete Financial Aid Notification (FAN) packet in the mail, including any scholarships based on review of FAFSA information.

Please note that this timeline is pending receipt of FAFSA information from the government.

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 nonrefundable $100 deposit will be credited toward your first-semester tuition expenses.

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

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