Most incoming freshmen admitted to Indiana University 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 freshman application materials. These materials and additional information are available from the Office of Admissions at 300 N. Jordan, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, by e-mail requests to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone requests to (812) 855-0661.
International students should request the International Application for Admission from the Office of International Admissions at 300 N. Jordan, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, by e-mail requests to email@example.com or by phone requests to (812) 855-4306.
Students wishing to major in journalism may declare themselves journalism majors in the University Division during their first year at IU and may take J 110 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:
Students meeting these requirements with a cumulative grade point average of 2.2 (Extended-X grades will not be used in this calculation) 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.
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 the Office of Admissions, 300 N. Jordan, Bloomington, IN 47405.
Transfers from other Colleges and Universities
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 associate dean for undergraduate studies. 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
Transfers from the School of Journalism to other Indiana University Campuses