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Freshman Application

The Freshman Indiana State University application is for a U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have graduated high school (or soon will be) and have not attended another college since graduating from high school.  Current high school students may apply to Indiana State University any time after the completion of their junior year in high school. 

Students who have completed Indiana’s High School Equivalency (HSE) or GED and have not enrolled in college prior will also apply using the Freshman application.

For application types other than Freshman, please see this page.


Submit application materials to the Office of Admissions (at right). Applicants normally receive a response within two weeks of receipt of all application materials, including:

  1. Application to be completed online.
  2. Official High School Transcripts. To be official, transcripts must be sent directly from the high school to Indiana State University electronically or through postal mail. A final high school transcript will be required upon graduation and completion of all high school course work. 
  3. Standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) are not required for undergraduate applicants.  The SAT or ACT will be required for certain merit based scholarships.  Students wishing to be considered are advised to send official scores to the Office of Admission. Exceptions: official HSE and GED scores may be substituted for high school transcripts.
  4. Military credit.   To receive credit for military service, applicants must submit a DD214 and a Joint Services Transcript (if security message appears when visiting this link, follow the instructions to continue to the Web site). 
  5. Dual Credit and AP Test Credit. To receive credit for dual credit college courses taken during high school, send official transcripts from the awarding institution. To receive credit for AP tests taken, send official College Board test results.
  6. Copy of alien registration card (green card) if applicable. 
  7. $25.00 application fee (nonrefundable). Payable by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or check or money order payable to Indiana State University (include SSN or student ID)

EXCEPTIONS: SAT/ACT scores not required if the applicant is 21 (or more) years of age. Official GED scores may be substituted for high school transcripts.


To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received before the following dates. Early application is encouraged for scholarship considerations.

Fall semester.................... June 1 
Spring semester............... December 1 
Summer session............... May 1 

Applications received after these deadlines will be accepted and every attempt made to ensure consideration for the desired semester or term.


To qualify for admission, applicants normally must satisfy the following:

  1. Freshmen candidates applying directly from high school are expected to complete a rigorous college preparatory curriculum (Core 40 curriculum for Indiana residents) and maintain a cumulative grade point of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  2. Additional consideration for a conditional admission is given based upon evidence of potential to succeed.

EXCEPTIONS: Indiana Core 40 (or equivalent) not required if high school diploma was awarded prior to 1998. ISTEP not required if high school diploma was awarded prior to 2002. Acceptable GED scores may be submitted to satisfy admission requirements listed above.

Note: Candidates who do not achieve the levels (listed above) will be reviewed individually, with consideration given to: standardized test scores; the difficulty of the student's high school curriculum; grades earned in academic subjects; and other evidence that the applicant has the potential for success in university studies.
The admission of applicants older than the traditional college age will be determined individually, with special attention given to employment experience and motivation. 
A limited number of students may be admitted conditionally if they agree to follow a prescribed course of study and advisement.