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School of
Journalism
2000-2002
Academic Bulletin

School of Journalism
Ernie Pyle Hall 
940 E. 7th St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-7108
Local (812) 855-92476166
ax (812) 855-0901
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School of Journalism
Information and Communications Complex(IT)
535 W. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 278-5320
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Admissions

Admission to Indiana University
Admission to the School of Journalism
Transfer Students

Admission to Indiana University

All incoming freshmen admitted to Indiana University (except freshmen formally admitted to the School of Music) first enter the University Division, which provides them with academic advising. Because freshmen are not admitted directly into the School of Journalism, they are expected to meet the admission standards outlined in the freshmen application materials. These materials and additional information are available from: Office of Admissions, 300 N. Jordan, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, tel. (812) 855-0661.

International students should request the International Application for Admission from: International Admissions, 300 N. Jordan, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, tel. (812) 855-4306.

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Admission to the School of Journalism

Students wishing to major in journalism may declare themselves journalism majors in the University Division during their first year at IU and may take J110, Foundations of Journalism and Mass Communications. Before seeking admission as a major in the School of Journalism, students must complete a minimum of 26 credit hours of undergraduate course work, including the following:

  • J110, Foundations of Journalism and Mass Communications with a grade of C- or better
  • English Composition with a grade of C- or better or exemption
  • One semester of a foreign language
  • One fundamental skills mathematics course or exemption. See page 14. Recommended: Math M118, A118 or D116-D117.
Students wishing to become journalism majors are expected to have computer literacy, but there is no course or competency exam required for admission. Those who cannot demonstrate competency with word processing may be required to take a jump-start course before advancing in Jour J200 or J210.

Students meeting these requirements with a cumulative grade point average of 2.20 (FX and WF will be calculated as F) will be considered for admission to the School of Journalism. Each year the school will admit students, based on their grade point average, as the school's physical space, instructional equipment and faculty/staff resources permit.

Applicants will be permitted to register conditionally for the next required core course if they submit a completed application. Conditional registrations in journalism courses may be canceled if those applicants are denied admission to the School of Journalism.

Application Deadlines
The School of Journalism will consider applications three times a year: May 15, August 20, and December 15. Application forms are available in Ernie Pyle 200.

All summer transfer course work must be entered on the student's transcript by August 20. Transcripts from other colleges and universities should be sent to Office of Admissions, 300 N. Jordan, Bloomington, IN 47405.

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Transfer Students

Transfers from other Colleges and Universities
Students who wish to transfer to Bloomington should contact the Office of Admissions, 300 N. Jordan, Bloomington, IN 47405, tel. (812) 855-0661 for an application.

Transfer students are first admitted to the University Division at Bloomington. They may then apply to the School of Journalism when they have completed the application requirements. Because transfer courses are not calculated in the cumulative grade point average for Indiana University students, transfer students must complete a minimum of one semester at Indiana University before they can be considered for admission to the school.

Acceptance of credit from other institutions will be determined by the Office of Admissions, and the applicability of credit toward degree requirements in the School of Journalism will be determined by the dean. No more than 12 transfer credit hours of mass communications courses may be counted in the journalism major. Only credits earned at Indiana University will count toward a student's grade point average. Courses from other colleges and universities transfer as credit only.

Transfers from other Indiana University Campuses
All inter-campus transfers to Bloomington are first handled by the Office of Admissions, 300 N. Jordan, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, tel. (812) 855-0661. Students should first contact this office to begin the transfer process. Students are also welcome to contact the School of Journalism to discuss admission requirements and registration, (812) 855-9247. Students from other campuses must have completed the admission requirements to be directly admitted to the School of Journalism.

Transfers from the School of Journalism to other Indiana University Campuses
Students enrolled in the School of Journalism at Bloomington should contact the school's office, Ernie Pyle Hall 200, for information on procedures and offices to contact on the other campus they are transferring to.

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