Applicants chosen to complete Phase 2 of the application process will be emailed an invitation to participate in a 30-minute phone interview with a member of our admissions team. The interview is designed for us to learn more about you, including your professional and educational goals. The interview is one element among many that are considered as we complete the review of your application.
To apply for any Kelley Direct degree program, you must complete two distinct application forms. Once you complete the Kelley Direct Program Application Form, you will be emailed a link to complete the Indiana University Graduate School Application. This form has several elements that you will submit.
Your personal statement should be 500 words or less and address:
- Academic goals
- Professional goals
- Why you are a strong candidate for Kelley Direct admission
Provide the name and email addresses for three (3) recommenders. Your recommenders will receive an emailed link to complete a recommendation questionnaire. You are not required to submit contact information for your current supervisor. Your recommenders should have witnessed your professional accomplishments and potential for long-term career success.
$75 application fee
Waivers are available for veterans and for women involved with the Forté MBALaunch program.
Official GMAT or GRE Score
Official TOEFL or IELTS score (if applicable)
- GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)
- GRE (Graduate Record Examination)
If you are less than 30 days from your application deadline, send us your unofficial score while we wait for the official GMAT or GRE version.
We require official transcripts from any institution where you have completed a degree. Electronic transcripts are the preferred method of delivery. We cannot accept scanned/printed copies, attachments, or forwarded emails in lieu of official transcripts. Please have all official e-transcripts sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Postal mail transcript submission
If your previous institution does not offer electronic transcripts, you may submit unopened official paper copies in the original sealed envelope. Please send your official transcripts to:
Kelley Direct Online MBA & MS Programs
Kelley School of Business
1275 E. Tenth Street, Suite 2100
Bloomington, IN 47405
US citizens and permanent residents with international transcripts must send official transcripts to the Kelley Direct program office and may also be required to submit an official academic credential evaluation to verify degree and GPA requirements. The program office will contact you should a credential evaluation be required.
Official transcripts: International applicants
If you are an international applicant (not a US citizen or permanent resident), you must submit official documents (transcripts, mark sheets, degree certificates, etc.) to be evaluated by the Office of International Services (OIS) for all institutions previously attended. Please visit the OIS website for information about the credential evaluation process and what documentation you are required to submit. Your transcripts must be in the original language and English—arrange for a literal translation to be sent if needed. OIS does not accept evaluations from external academic credential evaluation agencies in lieu of original academic records. Please submit the Indiana University Graduate School application before you send your transcripts to ensure the most efficient processing of your documents. See our International Applicant FAQ for more information about document submission options. Please have your transcripts/documentation sent to:
Office of International Services
Eigenmann Hall Room 525
1900 E. Tenth Street
Bloomington, IN 47406
If your institution utilizes an official electronic transcript delivery system, please send your transcript to newtoIU@iu.edu.
English Language Proficiency Requirements
If your native language is not English, you are required to submit results from an English language proficiency exam. Accepted examinations include the Duolingo English Test, IELTS, and TOEFL, which must have been taken within the last two years. Students may petition to receive a test waiver after their admissions interview if they have completed a bachelor degree in at an institution whereby English is the primary language of instruction.
- IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
English Language Proficiency Examination Waivers
Petitions must include a 250-500 word essay outlining formal experiences reading, writing, and comprehending English in professional and academic settings. Petitions should be submitted to email@example.com.