Experience life as a business student, while still in high school

It’s never too early to start thinking about your future.

In fact, if you’re a hardworking sophomore or junior high school student who’s already putting serious thought into what you want to do in life after college, odds are, you’d make an ideal Kelley candidate.

Watch Life as a Kelley Business Student webinars

What's it like to be a student in the Kelley School's top-ranked undergraduate program? These real-time conversations between students, faculty, and staff are packed with insightful tips to help you make the college decision that's right for you. Each month of the academic year you can join a webinar to:

  • Discover exciting career opportunities in business
  • Find out how Kelley is committed to student success
  • Learn how Kelley can help you uncover your strengths and passions
  • Ask questions that are important to you and your interests

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If you are interested in studying business in college, consider participating in one of our highly selective weeklong summer programs:

Young Women's Institute

The Young Women’s Institute is open to women who are finishing their junior year in high school.

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MEET Kelley

The MEET Kelley program is open to high school students from underrepresented groups who are finishing their junior year in high school.

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The Kelley Up-Next Business Academy is open to high school freshmen through seniors from underrepresented populations.

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Pre-college program requirements

Each program has its own application requirements, including a minimum GPA. Review the requirements carefully before submitting your application and supplemental materials. Each week is designed to give you a true taste of college life and a solid introduction to the field of business.

If you're selected for one of the programs, you will:

  • Attend workshops led by top-notch faculty
  • Prepare a business project
  • Meet with current students
  • Have experienced graduate students serve as your chaperones
  • Build strong social bonds through team-building activities and social events
  • Tour the beautiful IU campus

These institutes are fully funded

As an institute attendee, you'll only be responsible for the cost of transportation and any personal expenses. Talk to your parents and/or your guidance counselor if you think you'd make an ideal institute attendee.

Discover precollege opportunities waiting for you

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