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.

Kelley Standard Admission: Application Deadlines

Most IU students apply for standard admissions during the spring semester of their freshman year and receive notification about their admission decision in June. If you do not receive a confirmation email within two hours of submitting your application, please email bschool@indiana.edu.

Spring semester start

September 1

Application opens

November 1

Application closes

Fall semester start

February 1

Application opens

April 1

Application closes

COVID-19 UPDATES

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 bschool@indiana.edu to set up an appointment to discuss standard admission.

We look forward to your application!

Admissions Criteria

Criteria for standard admission to the Kelley School will change with the entering class of Fall 2021. For an application to be eligible for review, students must complete:

  1. Application for admission to Kelley.
  2. Minimum of 30 hours of college coursework by the time the application is reviewed. 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: SLST coursework credit hours, AP, IB, test credit, dual credit, and ACP.
  3. Full-time enrollment at IUB (12 credit hours) in the semester in which you apply.
  4. Integrated Core pre-requisite courses (20.5 hours in total, may include coursework transferred in):
    • English Composition: ENG-W 131* (3 credits)
    • Business Presentations: BUS-C 104/106 (3 credits)
    • Compass I: BUS-T 175 (1.5 credits)
    • Finite Math: MATH-M 118* (3 credits)
    • Calculus: MATH-M 119* (3 to 4 credits)
    • The Computer in Business: BUS-K 201/204 (3 credits)
    • Basic Accounting: BUS-A 100 (1 credit)
    • Fundamentals of Economics for Business I: ECON-B 251 (3 credits)

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

If you are an intercampus transfer bringing in BUS courses, we recommend you continue on with the next set of I-Core prerequisites. The admissions committee will only be looking to see if the first-year curriculum is complete at time of review.

To be automatically admitted to the Kelley School through standard admission, students must achieve Bs and above in all IU Bloomington courses. Withdrawals (Ws) will not count against your application, nor will pass/fail grades received when the course is only offered pass/fail. Students whose records indicate one or more grades below a B will have their applications comprehensively reviewed. The admissions committee reviews grades in all courses, not just business courses.

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 bschool@indiana.edu or call 812-855-4474.

Description of the video:

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- Back when I was a freshman,

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navigating the collegiate experience

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was a bit hard for me.

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I'm a first generation college student,

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so when I first got here
there was a lot of pressure

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to succeed being that I'm the first one,

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but also that pressure as a standard admit

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to gain admission into the
Kelley School of Business.

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During my freshman year,

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I found that a lot of the courses

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were challenging and rigorous.

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However, I utilized a
lot of my resources here,

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specifically going to my office
hours with my professors,

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so it sort of helped me
through that process.

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Brittani Wilson in the Office
of Diversity Initiatives

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worked constantly to encourage me,

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and she served not only as my advisor,

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but as my mentor all
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and even my graduate
career here in Kelley.

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Currently, I'm in the Masters of Science

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and Information Systems program

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where I'm concentrating in
enterprise risk management.

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What motivates me now is the fact

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that I've lived up to so many
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so I'm constantly looking
and redefining my goals

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every single day.

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I'm feeling like this is
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to my career following graduation,

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which is serving as a consultant

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with Accenture in the Atlanta office.

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You'll encounter a number of challenges

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going through your journey of
gaining admission into Kelley,

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but the primary thing
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is you shouldn't count yourself out.

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When I finally gained admission

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and I entered Hodge Hall
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as a Kelley student,

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that had given me that confidence to say,

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I am doing business.

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I will graduate with this degree,

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and I'm going to be a business woman.

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(gentle music)

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 bschool@indiana.edu to learn more about your application timeline for Kelley.