Application Procedures (International)
International students apply online. All supporting materials must be sent to the Office of International Admissions, Indiana University, 300 N. Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405-7707, (812) 855-4306. Payment of an application fee is required. Questions should be directed to International Admissions via intladm [at] indiana [dot] edu (e-mail). Their Web site has additional information.
All international applicants for any SLIS degree program—master’s, specialist, or Ph.D.—must submit a recent official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test score report from the Educational Testing Service. The test must have been taken within three years of application. Scores on all three sections (verbal, quantitative, and analytical) will be considered. GRE minimum scores of 500 verbal, 500 quantitative, and 4.5 analytical are required. (Ph.D. minimum scores are 500 verbal and quantitative and 4.5 analytical.) The Educational Testing Service provides GRE information. It is the responsibility of the applicant to take the GRE test at a time that will allow scores to arrive at the SLIS Admissions Office to meet all school deadlines. GMAT scores may be submitted for GRE scores for SLIS master’s degree applicants (a minimum score of 31 in each area is required).
Students whose first language is not English must submit recent official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum TOEFL score of 100 (or 600 on the paper test), or 250 (on the earlier computer test), is required for admission to SLIS graduate programs. See the TOEFL Web site for details.
Students whose first language is not English must also take an IU English Proficiency Test during orientation. The results of this test are used to determine what, if any, remedial English courses must be successfully completed before graduate study begins (or during the first semester). International students should understand that all admissions are granted conditionally, upon verification of English language proficiency, and that enrollment in graduate course work is not permitted, or is limited, until all language deficiencies have been removed.
Additional Bloomington campus information for international applicants can be found on the International Center’s Web site.
Application Deadlines for International Citizens
The SLIS Admissions Office will not act upon applications until all required documents have been received (including transcripts, letters of recommendation, application fee, and GRE and TOEFL test scores as required). Ordinarily, applications for master’s and specialist degrees are processed within one month of being completed and received at SLIS from the Office of International Admissions. International applicants must comply with the deadline dates indicated in international application materials. International students wishing to be considered for SLIS financial aid packages must have their completed applications with the SLIS Office by January 15. Since these applications must first be processed by the Office of International Admissions, we recommend that you apply by October 1. Students may check on the status of their applications with International Admissions by intladm [at] indiana [dot] edu (e-mail).