Freshman Enrollment Checklist

Blue Preferred Freshman Enrollment Checklist

We’re excited to help you become a Sycamore! Follow this checklist to complete your enrollment at State. If you have questions about this process, please contact the Office of Admissions toll-free at 800-GO-TO-ISU. 

phone iconStep 1: Activate MyISU Portal

Activate your MyISU portal to access official university email, find important information, and complete key steps. With information provided in your admissions letter, activate your portal using a desktop computer. Click “Activate Your Sycamore Login.” You’ll use your University username and ID number from your letter, birth date, and last four digits of your Social Security Number.


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Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid

Apply for federal and state financial aid starting October 1, 2019. File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and enter our federal school code 001807. Complete your FAFSA by April 15, 2020. For more information, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at 800-841-4744.


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Step 3: Confirm your Enrollment

Accept our offer of admission by May 1 and secure your place in the Class of 2024 by confirming your enrollment.


computer checklist iconStep 4a: Register for State Start-Up

Register for orientation by selecting a one-day State Start-Up. You’ll sign up for classes with an academic advisor, speak with a financial aid representative, and discover what to expect when you return to campus for State Engage (part two of orientation in August). Please note that you must pay your enrollment deposit before registering for State Start-Up.


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Step 4b: Complete Your Housing Process

Indicate your intention to live on campus by submitting your housing contract or exemption form. The preferred housing deadline is June 2020. Please note that you must first activate your MyISU portal and pay your enrollment deposit before you can start your housing process.


pencil and grid paper iconStep 5: Meet State Immunization Requirements

Submit health and immunization documents before you attend State Start-Up (required by the State of Indiana Department of Health). For more information, contact the Office of Registration and Records at (812) 237-2020.


grade in envelope iconStep 6: Take Your Assessments

Take the required math and optional non-native language placement tests before attending State Start-Up.


id badge iconStep 7: Provide Final Materials

Submit the following materials as they become available:

  • Final official high school transcript (upon graduation)
  • Final college transcript(s) (including any dual credit)
  • Official AP score report


Optional Steps:

dog tag iconInvestigate Veterans Benefits

Explore veterans’ benefits and eligibility.


book iconArrange Accommodations for Disabilities

 If you require accommodations for documented disabilities, contact the Center for Student Success for academic needs or contact Residential Life for housing needs.



Conditions of Admission

You must maintain an acceptable record through the completion of your current studies. Your admission is subject to cancellation: 1) if your official transcript indicates a significant difference from your self-reported grade point average, or 2) if your final transcript indicates a significant decline in your academic achievement from your initial transcript. You are required to notify the Indiana State University Office of Admissions if you have registered, enrolled, or attended any other institution not listed on your admission application.