Planning ahead is a key to success. Listed below are a few tips for high school students.
Step 1: Prepare for college academics
Step 2: Apply for admission early
Step 3: Apply for financial aid as soon as possible
Step 4: Be competitive for scholarships
Step 5: Schedule a campus visit
Step 1: Prepare for college academics.
Your first step is to make sure you're on the right academic track. Grades and test scores such as the SAT or ACT are important.
Equally important is selecting a high school program of study that matches your goals and abilities. Here are basic guidelines. If you have not already done so, check with your high school counselor to make sure you are on track.
Go to Indiana Department of Education Diploma Requirements.
Step 2: Apply for admission early.
You can apply for admission to Indiana State University any time after completion of your junior year in high school. Early application for admission is very important because it ensures enough time for your records to be reviewed, and puts you in the pipeline for University news on financial aid, scholarships, and more.
If at all possible:
Go to freshman application & instructions.
Step 3: Apply for financial aid as soon as possible.
All students who will be seeking degrees at Indiana State University are encouraged to apply for financial aid. Financial aid comes in many forms, including loans, grants, scholarships, veterans benefits, and work-study programs. Apply for financial aid as soon as possible after January 1 of your senior year and well before the March 1 deadline.
Go to financial aid.
Step 4: Be competitive for scholarships.
Indiana State University awards millions of dollars in foundation and merit-based scholarships each year. These scholarships range from $500 a year to the full costs of in-state tuition, housing, and books. Here are a few tips that will help you be more competitive for scholarships:
Deadlines: Your application for admission serves as your application for many scholarships. To receive first consideration for many scholarships, you MUST apply for admission to ISU by December 1 of your senior year in high school.
Go to ISU scholarships.
Step 5: Schedule a campus visit.
Indiana State University is located in Terre Haute, Indiana. Campus tours and special events (designed specifically for high school students) are scheduled throughout the year. In addition, you can schedule a personal campus visit anytime for a personalized session with an admissions counselor. Services include assistance with:
Go to schedule a visit.
Last updated: 8 April 2013