Tips to Earn Admission

Set yourself up for successful standard admission to Kelley

At Kelley, we’re eager to help you achieve your goals—including earning standard admission to the Kelley School of Business. 

Standard admission requirements are rigorous. The required courses are often challenging for our most talented, hardworking students. With discipline and guidance, you can earn the A’s and B’s you need to succeed. 

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You’ve got this

Earning standard admission to Kelley requires focus and determination. Watch the video for advice and encouragement from current students who achieved standard admission.

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Evan Brown, undergraduate student:
I realized really early on, especially in Kelley, college is all about finding yourself, and growing, and all different types of aspects. You're going to have ups and downs, you're going to have some days where you don't want to get out of bed to go to class, but you really just got to keep motivating yourself, because there is light at the end of the tunnel, and it will pay off in the end.

Tyler Clemons, undergraduate student:
Although Kelley can be a challenging place to navigate, I would say any student can succeed if they take advantage of the resources that are available to them, which would be extra peer tutor help, the advisors that are there to help you, and then the professors.

Alex Pistey, undergraduate student:
You definitely want to push hard as much as possible. And you want to make sure that you're keeping up to pace, because as the end of the semester comes about, all this hard work finally pays off, and you really do see it.

Diana Rath, undergraduate student:
Life is going to throw challenges at you, but you just have to learn through your experiences, be resilient, push yourself, and just have a positive attitude as much as you can.

Sharold Holmes, undergraduate student:
Finally getting them in to Kelley, I was just really excited because I'll be the first member of my family to go to college, and graduate, and also be doing it at one of the number one public business schools in the world. Being able to accomplish this goal is the first step I need to take to reach my career.

When I graduate, I want to go out and get a good job. So I knew I was going to need to really put in that extra time and extra effort outside of the classroom to succeed, so I could apply what I learned in college to whatever I go out and do in the real world.

My advice to someone who is trying to get into Kelley right now would definitely be to stay focused, make sure you remind yourself of your goals constantly, and always remember that you're competent and capable enough to achieve those goals.

Computers in Business (BUS-K201)

K-201 introduces the role of computers in business with Microsoft Excel and Access. Adam Pistey’s tips for success include utilizing resources such as Kelley Peer Tutoring.

Basic Accounting Skills (BUS-A100)

Go at your own pace to excel in this entry-level accounting class, says Sharod Holmes.

Business Presentations (BUS-C104)

Diana Rath offers advice to give you more confidence in your presentations. Don’t forget to utilize Kelley Peer Tutoring for this class, too!   

Finite Mathematics (MATH-M118)

To do your best in Finite or Calculus, follow Evan Brown’s tips and utilize student resources including IU Academic Support Centers, math tutoring, and one-on-one academic coaching.