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School of
Journalism
2007-2010
Academic Bulletin

School of Journalism
Ernie Pyle Hall 
940 E. 7th St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-7108
Local (812) 855-92476166
Fax (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
Direct Admission
Journalism Honors Program
Transfer Students

Admission to Indiana University

Most incoming freshmen admitted to Indiana University first enter the University Division, which provides them with academic advising. Some freshmen may, however, be directly admitted to the School of Journalism through the Direct Admit and Journalism Honors programs. All students 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 iuadmit@indiana.edu; by phone requests to (812) 855-0661; or on the Office of Admissions Web site: www.indiana.edu/~iuadmit.

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 intladm@indiana.edu; by phone requests to (812) 855-4306; or on the Office of Admissions Web site: www.indiana.edu/~iuadmit.

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Admission to the School of Journalism

Students who want to major in journalism may declare themselves journalism majors in the University Division during their first year at IU and may take several 100- and 200-level journalism courses. 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:

• one of these three journalism courses with a grade of C or higher
    J 110 Foundations of Journalism and Mass Communications
    J 200 Reporting, Writing and Editing I
    J 210 Visual Communication
• English composition with a grade of C or higher (or exemption)
• one semester of a foreign language
• one fundamental skills mathematics course with a grade of C–     or higher (or exemption). See Fundamental Skills.     Recommended: MATH-M 118, A 118, or D 116-D 117.

Students meeting these requirements with a cumulative IU grade point average of 2.2 (Extended-X grades will not be used in this calculation; FX will be calculated as F, DX as D, etc.) 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.

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 the Office of Admissions, 300 N. Jordan, Bloomington, IN 47405.

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Direct Admission

High school students who have a strong interest in journalism may apply to the associate dean for undergraduate studies for direct admission into the major. Students must meet one of the following requirements for direct admission:

  • SAT score (verbal and math) of 1270 or higher or an ACT score of 29 or higher.
  • Graduate in the top 10 percent of your high school class.
  • Have a strong record of involvement in a high school journalism program.

To apply submit a letter expressing your desire for early admission, together with a recommendation letter from a high school journalism adviser. Direct admission to the major is conditional on eventual fulfillment of the usual requirements for admission to the School of Journalism.

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Journalism Honors Program

Eighteen students from each incoming freshman class will be admitted to an exciting honors program and directly admitted to the School of Journalism. The program includes a rich array of small honors classes and fully paid media trips around the country as part of the academic program. Honors students, named the Ernie Pyle Scholars, can also study abroad in London between their sophomore and junior years.

Details of the honors program and application forms can be found online at the School of Journalism website using the Admissions link: www.journalism.indiana.edu. Students can participate in both the university Hutton Honors College and the School of Journalism Honors Program, but separate applications must be made to each.

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Transfer Students

Transfers from Other Colleges and Universities
Students who want to transfer to Bloomington should contact the Office of Admissions for an application at 300 N. Jordan, Bloomington, IN 47405; by e-mail at iuadmit@indiana.edu; by phone at (812) 855-0661; or on the Office of Admissions Web site: www.indiana.edu/~iuadmit/.

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
Students who wish to do intercampus transfers to Bloomington should begin the transfer process by submitting an application at www.iupui.edu/~moveiu/. Students are also welcome to contact the School of Journalism to discuss admission requirements and registration by calling (812) 855-9247. Students from other campuses must have completed the admission requirements to be directly admitted to the School of Journalism. See above.

Transfers from the School of Journalism to other Indiana University Campuses
Students enrolled in the School of Journalism at Bloomington who wish to do intercampus transfers to other IU campuses should submit an application online at www.iupui.edu/~moveiu.

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