Freshman Enrollment Checklist

Your steps to becoming a Sycamore

We’re excited to help you become a Sycamore! Follow this checklist to complete your enrollment at Indiana State University. If you have questions about this process, please contact the Office of Admissions at 812-237-2121.

phone iconStep 1: Activate MyISU Portal

Activate your MyISU portal to access official university email, find important information, and complete key steps. To activate your portal, you'll need your official email in your admission decision letter.


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Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid

Apply for federal and state financial aid starting October 1. File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and enter our school code 001807. Complete your FAFSA by April 15. For more information, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at 812-237-2215.


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Step 3: Confirm Your Enrollment

   Accept our offer of admission and secure your place by confirming your enrollment.


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Step 4: Complete Your Housing Process

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


computer checklist iconStep 5: Register for State Orientation

Register for orientation by selecting your State Orientation session. 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.


pencil and grid paper iconStep 6: Meet State Immunization Requirements

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


grade in envelope iconStep 7: Take Your Assessments

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


id badge iconStep 8: 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


State Start Up Step 9: Attend State Orientation

Attend State Orientation. 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.


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 Accessibility Resource Office 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.