Previous IU South Bend Campus Bulletins

Students are ordinarily subject to the curricular requirements outlined in the Bulletin in effect at the start of their current degree. See below for links to previous Bulletins (bulletins prior to 2013-2014 are in PDF format only).

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Steps to Starting Classes

Pictured :: Sarah Ratkiewicz :: Psychology/Spanish :: South Bend, Indiana (hometown)
Nathan Ratkiewicz :: Computer Science/Mathematics :: South Bend, Indiana (hometown)

Steps to Starting Classes at IU South Bend

Follow these steps to your first day of classes and a great future at IU South Bend.

  1. Submit your admission application to the Office of Admissions and be admitted to IU South Bend. Visit for details on this process.
  2. Create your OneStart account :: go to and click on “Don’t have an account?” and then “Create my first IU computing accounts and passphrase.” You will use this account to register for classes, check e-mail, pay your bill, view financial aid information, and much more. To activate your account, use your 10-digit student identficiation number from your admission certificate or the welcome letter from the Office of Student Services.
  3. Take placement examinations :: these examinations help identify the most appropriate classes for you to take in your first semester. Visit to view available examination dates. Refer to your admissions package regarding waivers for these examinations.
  4. Register for Classes :: most first-time students register prior to orientation; however, some register during or after orientation. Go to for complete registration information for first-time students. 
  5. Reserve for orientation (new student orientation or transfer student orientation) :: Orientation is required for all new students. Whether this is your first college experience or you are transferring from another college or university, orientation is designed for you to successfully navigate the university and be introduced to all its resources. There is a separate orientation for transfer students with 26 or more credit hours. Go to for orientation dates and online reservations. Students are highly encouraged to attend the earliest possible orientation.
  6. Make arrangements for your tuition payment :: contact the Office of the Bursar at (574) 520-5526 or the Bursar Campus Bulletin page to review deferment plan options. To review a list of available scholarships, go to or call (574) 520-4483.To apply for financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Call the Office of Financial Aid at (574) 520-4357 or go to if you have questions.
  7. Buy your books :: textbooks are available in the bookstore three weeks prior to the start of the semester. Call the bookstore at (574) 520-4309 for their business hours.
  8. Attend classes :: see the Schedule of Classes for start dates, final examination dates, and other important semester dates.

We look forward to seeing you at IU South Bend. If you have questions or need additional information, call the Gateway Information Center at (574) 520-5005.

Photo credit :: Peter Ringenberg

Academic Bulletins

PDF Version

Click here for the PDF version. Please be aware that the PDF is formated from the webpages; some pages may be out of order.