Dates to Know

Important dates

August 1

First day to apply for admission and scholarships. Freshman applicants may use one of the following platforms: Apply IU, the Common Application, or the Coalition 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 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.

December 1

Deadline to submit updated test scores for SSA consideration. If you met the November 1 IU application deadline, December 1 is the last day to submit updated test scores (directly from the testing agency) to be considered for the SSA.

January 15

Deadline to submit updated test scores for IU Academic Scholarships. If you met the November 1 IU application deadline, January 15 is the last day to submit updated test scores (directly from the testing agency) to be considered for IU Academic Scholarships.

January 15

Deadline to submit the SSA—including recommendation letters. If you were invited to complete the SSA, January 15 is the deadline for IU to receive all your SSA materials, including letters from your two recommenders.

April 15

Deadline to file your FAFSA. Many scholarship and financial aid options require you to have a FAFSA on file, and April 15 is IU’s priority deadline to complete yours each year.

May 1

Deadline to reserve your seat 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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