Direct Freshman Admission

As a Bloomington Kelley Direct Admit, you will bypass the admissions requirements current IU students must meet to be accepted into the program. This means you will start working with Kelley academic and career advisors from the first day you arrive. Direct admission is only offered to first-year students who are entering in the fall semester. Students who matriculate in the spring semester, transfer students, and students not intending to major in a Kelley business degree are not eligible for direct admission.

Each year, qualified high school seniors are offered the opportunity to enter the Kelley School as freshmen.  To be eligible for Freshman Direct Admission, students must:

  1. Be admitted, as a freshman, to IU Bloomington for the Fall semester.
  2. List any business major as the intended major on the IU Bloomington application.
  3. Have a minimum composite ACT score of 30 or an SAT score of 1390* (Evidence-Based Reading & Writing and Math)* Additional information about admission to IU can be found here.
  4. Earned a cumulative GPA of 3.8 on a 4.0 scale in high school. We will use the highest GPA that is sent to IU Admissions from your official high school transcript. In most cases this is the weighted GPA.  
  5. All applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency (see the Kelley Undergraduate Admission website for details).

*Based on 2017 examination.

Direct Admission offers are sent to students who meet the above criteria approximately one month following admission to IU Bloomington.

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