Current IU Students

Now that you've got a year of college experience under your belt, pursue standard admission to Kelley.

Whether you’ve known from your first day as an IU student that you wanted to earn a degree from the Kelley School, or you’ve only recently discovered your passion for business, we’re excited to have you join us.

Standard admission into Kelley gives you a powerful advantage. You’ll end your first year at IU with a strong GPA and a strong connection to the Kelley experience.


The Kelley School of Business Admissions Committee will be taking Indiana University’s COVID-19 safety precaution changes into consideration when reviewing applications. Students are encouraged to apply if they are eligible and provide as much information as possible about individual situations in the “additional comments” section on the application. Kelley Admissions representatives are available for phone appointments or virtual appointments through Zoom. Please email to set up an appointment to discuss standard admission.

We look forward to your application!

Admissions Criteria

The Kelley admission courses and requirements you must meet in order to be considered for standard admission to Kelley are:

  • Completion of a minimum of 30 hours of college coursework. For most students, this will require two semesters on the IU Bloomington campus. We include the credits from any college-level coursework on your transcript.
  • Completion of at least 12-13.5 credit hours from the following courses on the IU Bloomington campus:
    • BUS-K 201 or BUS-K 303
    • Choose one additional option from this list: ENG-W 131*, BUS-C 104, BUS-C 204, BUS-L 201, or BUS-G202 AND BUS-D270
    • Choose two additional options from this list: BUS-A 201, BUS-A 202, ECON-E 201 or ECON-B251, ECON-E 202 or ECON B252, MATH-M 118*, MATH-M 119*, ECON-E 370*, or BUS-A 100 and BUS-G 202

*Equivalent courses for these classes exist on the IU Bloomington campus. See your advisor for more information.

To be automatically admitted to the Kelley School through standard admission, you must:

  • Complete 12-13.5 credit hours (4-5 courses) of Kelley admission courses on the IU Bloomington campus (see above)
  • Have 30 credit hours of college coursework on the transcript by the end of the semester in which you apply
  • Earn grades of A's and B's, with no Ws (withdrawals), in all courses (a grade of B- does not meet this requirement)
  • Achieve a 3.5 cumulative IU GPA by the end of the semester in which you apply (GPAs will not be rounded up)
  • The admissions committee reviews grades in all courses, not just business courses. Graded courses that are taken pass/fail weaken an applicant's application; the Kelley Admissions Committee will consider any graded course that is taken pass/fail as a grade of B- or lower.
  • Demonstrate commitment to your course load. Students with no W's in coursework have stronger applications.

Applying for Kelley Admission

Should you have questions or concerns about the application process please email A Kelley Admissions representative will reach out to via email and can then set up a phone appointment or a virtual face to face appointment through ZOOM. We thank you for your patience.

Applications for admission will be accepted February 1 through April 5, 2021, for fall 2021 standard admission. If you do not receive the confirmation email within two hours of submitting your application please email Most first year students apply during the spring semester of their freshman year and receive notification about their admission in June. Admission decisions are made only after official grades are posted at the end of the application semester.

If your application does not meet automatic admission criteria, the admissions committee will review all other materials provided in your application, including but not limited to extracurricular activities, community service, and any work experience. Academic performance will weigh most heavily in the decision.

Precious Price's Path to Kelley Standard Admission and Career Success

"Don't count yourself out," says Precious Price, who worked hard to overcome challenges and earn standard admission to the Kelley School of Business. Watch the video to learn how the MS in Information Systems graduate redefined her goals and achieved success. To plan your path to admission, email or call 812-855-4474.

Current International IU Students

Some international students will test into second language studies courses (SLST) for the purpose of English language improvement. 

If this is the case, you must complete these courses before the end of the semester in which you apply. Kelley admissions is aware that course availability for SLST courses is limited. Please contact to learn more about your application timeline for Kelley.

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