Future Freshmen

Begin your moment at Indiana University Bloomington as a directly admitted Kelley business student.

As a Bloomington Kelley Direct Admit, you will bypass the admissions requirements current IU students must meet to be accepted into the program. This means you will start working with Kelley academic and career advisors from the first day you arrive. Direct admission is only offered to first-year students who are entering in the fall semester. Students who matriculate in the spring semester, transfer students, and students not intending to major in a Kelley business degree are not eligible for direct admission.

Here's what you need to do to be directly admitted to the Kelley Undergraduate Program:


November 1 is a very important date. If you complete the IU admission application, submit all application materials by November 1, and meet the rigorous Kelley direct admission criteria, then you will secure your spot in the fall 2021 Direct Admit class.


Meet GPA and test score criteria by November 1 for automatic direct admission.


Once you've decided to join Kelley, pay your $100 enrollment deposit.

Admissions Criteria

If you are admitted to IU, you will become a Direct Admit to the Bloomington Kelley School of Business for fall 2022 if you met all criteria below and have a completed IU application (with all application materials submitted) by November 1:

  • Indicated one of Kelley’s business majors as your intended major.
  • Earned the required test score*:
    • a composite ACT score of 30, or
    • an SAT score of 1370 (Evidence-Based Reading & Writing and Math).
  • Earned a cumulative GPA of 3.8 on a 4.0 scale in high school. We will use the highest GPA that is sent to IU Admissions from your official high school transcript. In most cases this is the weighted GPA. 

If your record does not meet the criteria above, you will may need to petition through our website to be considered for direct admission. See below for more information.

If you plan to apply to IU Bloomington for the 2022-2023 academic year without ACT/SAT scores under the test-optional guidelines, you may need to petition to be considered for direct admission. More information will be posted here on August 1, 2021. Petitions for Kelley Direct Admission will open September 7, 2021.

Petition Timeline

The petition application will open September 1. Petition outcomes will be sent to both the IU and personal email accounts.

Apply to IU

Applications open August 1. Your complete IU admission application must be submitted by November 1 for maximum scholarship consideration.



We proudly offer more than 130 scholarship opportunities to Kelley students and students interested in business. 

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High School Students

Experience life as a business student through our pre-college programs.


Opportunity is waiting for you at Kelley.