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STARS Eligibility

Students need to submit the following materials for consideration into the STARS Program:

  • A letter of recommendation (from a non-family member such as a teacher, employer, clergy, etc.) is required.
  • Submit your answers using 12-point font, with each response containing at least 100 words, to the following questions:
    1. Describe your motivations for earning a college degree and explain why Indiana State University is the best place to achieve this goal.
    2. How do you define academic success? Considering that definition, what skills do you possess that will ensure your success at Indiana State University?
    3. Indiana State University has a strong commitment to community service. How would you contribute positively to the STARS and campus community?
    4. If accepted into the STARS Initiative how would you use the support and resources available to STARS students to ensure you have a successful first year at Indiana State University?

All materials should be submitted to the Office of Admissions, no later than June 1, by one of the following methods:

1. Submit materials to the Office of Admissions via email to
2. Log into your application and upload them via the Upload & Attach Documents link (click here to upload)
3. Send via postal mail to the address below:

Office of Admission
John W. Moore Welcome Center
Indiana State University
318 N. Sixth Street
Terre Haute, IN 47809