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Indiana University Bloomington

Undergraduate Program

International Exchange Students

Now that you’ve been nominated to study at Kelley, find out what you need to do to get here.

Congratulations on your nomination! Your time at Kelley will offer an adventurous and enriching business experience—one that you’ll recall again and again as you move through your career as a business professional.

Read through the following information to discover what you need to do to start your semester-long journey as a Kelley student.

Apply to Indiana University 

Apply to Indiana University Bloomington as soon as you’ve been nominated. You cannot be accepted into the Exchange Program without officially applying to IU first.

  • The application deadline for spring admission is September 15. 
  • The application deadline for fall admission is April 5.

As an exchange student, you will need to indicate on your application that you are a non-degree seeking business applicant.

When you apply, you will be charged a $65 application fee that will be credited to your bursar account once you are in Bloomington.

  • Once you’ve applied,  forward your application confirmation email to Sarah Boeving—she manages the Exchange Program, and will be your contact throughout this process. Once she knows you’ve applied, she’ll be able to help guide you through the rest of the process.


Submit your English proficiency scores

All incoming exchange students must submit English proficiency scores as part of the application to IU. These scores must be reported directly to IU; photocopies are not acceptable. Here are the scores you’ll need to be accepted into our program:

English Proficiency Test Required Score
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)  
           Internet-Based Test 79
           Paper-Based Test 550
International English Language Test System (IELTS) 6.5
Michigan English Language Assessment Batter (MELAB) 79

Send your test results to Sarah Boeving.

Find out if your country is exempt from this English requirement>>  

Academic records and financial Support Documentation

When you apply to IU, you’ll be asked to create an iStart account. You can upload your academic records and financial support documentation into iStart.

If you’d like to mail paper copies, please send them directly to:

  • Sarah Boeving
    Kelley School of Business
    1309 E. 10th St., BU224
    Bloomington, IN 47405


Please remember that any delays in sending these materials will delay your official acceptance into our program, and could cause you to lose your place in courses you want to take.

Send your course requests

 Next, fill out the attached course selection sheet and email it to Sarah Boeving.

  • If you’re coming in the spring semester, you’ll need to do this by October 1. 
  • If you’re coming in the fall semester, you’ll need to this by June 1.

We’ll do our best to get you into the courses you desire, but courses in high demand fill up quickly, so provide plenty of alternatives.You cannot take more than 17 credit hours in a semester.  

Review the general education courses available to you >>

After you’re accepted

Your acceptance packet from the Office of Admissions will arrive approximately 8 to 10 weeks after you have applied.In this packet you’ll find information on housing at Indiana University, and more.

The Office of International Services is responsible for issuing your DS-2019 for your visa. They will also run your orientation program.

You should not buy your plane ticket until the dates of the semester have been confirmed and you have heard from the Office of International Services about the date of arrival for orientation. 

Orientation for International Students happens the week before classes begin, and is mandatory—plan to arrive a week before classes begin.

Look at our academic calendar to find out about exam dates, holiday breaks, and more.

For questions about your visa or orientation, contact the Office of International Services

Housing information

If you plan to live on campus, you will reserve your housing through Residential Programs and Services (RPS).

The Kelley School of Business is located on the corner of 10th Street and Fee Lane, and the Foster International, McNutt, Wright, and Teter residence halls are within walking distance. These are all found in the Northwest or Central Neighborhoods. Take a look at a map of all our residencies.

If you are planning to live off campus, you can find advertisements in the classifieds for single semester rentals through OneStart.

OneStart is the portal you will be using to access your personal records while at Indiana University and you will not be able to access the rental ads until you are accepted and have created a OneStart account.

Send your housing questions to the Housing Office.