Standard Admission

Standard Admission

Standard Admission to the Kelley School is selective.  To be eligible for Standard Admission, students must:

  1. Be admitted to IU Bloomington and enrolled on the Bloomington campus for at least one semester.
  2. Complete 26–70 hours of college coursework. For most students, this will require two semesters on the IU Bloomington campus. The four Kelley admission courses must be completed on the IU Bloomington campus.
  3. Maintain "B" performance across all courses. Please note that a “B-“ does not meet this requirement. The admissions committee reviews grades in all courses, not just business courses. The grade for college level coursework completed in high school or prior to matriculation at IU Bloomington will be factored into a student's application review. However, the most important grades will be those received at IU Bloomington.
  4. Demonstrate commitment to course load. Students with no withdrawals (W) have stronger applications.
  5. Submit an online application at by the required deadline. Application deadlines are April 1 for June admission and November 1 for January admission. Grades for all coursework required for admission must be recorded on the student’s IU Bloomington transcript by the end of the semester in which the student applies.

 Course requirements:

  • Complete one course on the IU Bloomington campus from each of the following areas:
    • Business Analysis (BUS-K 201, BUS-X 201, BUS-A 201, BUS-A 202, BUS-L 201, ECON-E 201, or ECON-E 202)
    • Mathematics (MATH-M 118*, MATH-M 119* or ECON-E 370*)
    • Communication (BUS-C 104, BUS-C 204 or ENG-W 131*)
    • Complete one additional course on the IU Bloomington campus in any of the areas above, for a total of four Kelley admissions courses.
    • Some international students will test into Second Language Studies courses (SLST) for the purpose of English language improvement. Students must complete these courses before their applications to Kelley will be reviewed.

Extracurricular activities, community service, and work experience are considered by the committee, but academic performance weighs most heavily in the decision.

Applications for admission are accepted in both the fall and spring semesters. Most students apply during the second semester (spring) of their freshman year and receive notification about their admission in June. Admission decisions are made only after official grades are posted at the end of the application semester.

*Equivalent courses exist for these classes. Please see your advisor for more information.

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