Admissions & Aid

Apply to IU Fort Wayne

We’re glad you’re thinking about applying to IU Fort Wayne, and we want to make the admission process as smooth as possible for you. Read the information on this page carefully to learn what you need to do to apply.

Start by researching our academic programs. IU Fort Wayne’s focus on the health sciences makes it an excellent place to study dentistry, nursing, medical imaging and radiologic sciences, medicine, or social work. When you fill out your application, you’ll be asked to choose your area of interest.

After you’ve submitted all of your application materials, you can expect to find out within four to six weeks whether you’ve been admitted to IU Fort Wayne.

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When you’re ready to apply, complete the application for undergraduate admission.

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Learn about IU Fort Wayne admission requirements

Requirements vary depending on the type of student you are. Choose from this list to learn more.

Incoming freshman

Before you apply

Before you begin the application process, there are a few things you should do to prepare yourself.

  • Review admission standards

    To be eligible to apply for admission to IU Fort Wayne, you must either earn a diploma from an accredited high school OR pass a high school equivalency exam such as the GED test, the TASC test, or the HiSet exam.

    If you are homeschooled or attend an alternative school, you must provide credentials that show equivalent levels of achievement and ability.

    Decision-making factors

    When we review your application, we look at:

    • Your high school courses and the grades you received in them. If you attend high school in Indiana, you are expected to earn a Core 40 diploma and are encouraged to earn a Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma. If you attend high school in another state, you are expected to complete a high school curriculum equivalent to Indiana’s Core 40.
    • Your SAT and/or ACT score(s). You are required to take the SAT or the ACT to apply for admission to IU Fort Wayne.
  • Take the SAT or ACT exam

    To be considered for admission to IU Fort Wayne, you must take either the SAT or ACT. These standardized tests evaluate your readiness for college.

  • Find out what materials you need to submit

    You must submit these materials to apply to IU Fort Wayne:

    • The undergraduate admissions application.
    • A nonrefundable application fee. You can pay the $65 fee with a credit card or eCheck when you submit your application. Fee waivers are available for applicants who demonstrate financial need.
    • Your SAT and/or ACT scores. We will accept your SAT and/or ACT scores from your high school transcript, or you may have them sent directly from the testing agency.
    • Your official high school transcript. You must ask your high school to send your transcript directly to IU Fort Wayne.
    • Official transcripts from any dual-credit or college courses you’re taking in high school. You must ask the institution(s) offering those courses to send your transcript directly to IU Fort Wayne.
    Homeschooled applicants

    If you’re a homeschooled student, you can have a transcript service send an official transcript, or you can have your educator provide one. Transcripts provided by homeschool educators must:

    • Itemize each course with the grade earned by academic year. If a course’s title does not clearly identify the subject content, please include a brief description of the course
    • Include a grade point average
    • Indicate when the student will complete all required courses
    Applicants with international education

    Follow the admission process for freshman applicants if you are:

    • A U.S. citizen, permanent resident, refugee, asylee, or undocumented immigrant who has completed secondary and/or postsecondary education outside of the United States
    • A U.S. citizen who attended Department of Defense schools or American or international schools that hold U.S. accreditation

    You may be asked to submit credentials for secondary and postsecondary work completed outside of the United States directly to Educational Credentials Evaluators (ECE), an organization that will review your credentials to determine your U.S. educational equivalency. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will contact you to let you know whether you need to submit materials to ECE.

    The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will make an admission decision after we have received notification that ECE has evaluated all of your required documentation. We use ECE’s evaluation to determine your level of prior education and whether you qualify as a freshman or transfer student. We will accept only an evaluation that we request directly from ECE.

When you apply

There are several steps you’ll take to complete your application for admission. We can’t process your application until we’ve received all your application materials, so be sure to submit everything as soon as possible. If your application is incomplete, it will delay the review process.

  • Submit your application

    The first step in the application process is to complete the undergraduate admission application. You’ll need to create a guest computing account that you’ll use solely to submit your application.

    Start your application
  • Pay the application fee or request a fee waiver

    When you submit your application, you must pay a $65 nonrefundable application fee.

    We will waive the application fee for students who demonstrate financial need. You can request a fee waiver by:

    • Submitting an ACT, College Board, or NACAC fee waiver request form through your high school counselor
    • Having your high school counselor submit a request on school letterhead or from their official school email account

    If you request a fee waiver, the form must arrive by the date you designate on your application.

  • Have your test scores sent to IU Fort Wayne

    When you take the SAT or the ACT, you’ll be asked to choose the universities to which you want your scores sent. Use IU Fort Wayne’s codes to have your scores sent to IU Fort Wayne directly from the testing agency:

    • SAT code: 6907
    • ACT code: 1764

    We also will accept your test scores from your official high school transcript.

  • Have your official transcript(s) sent to IU Fort Wayne
    Your high school transcript

    Ask your high school to send your official transcript to IU Fort Wayne. Transcripts can be mailed to:

    IU Fort Wayne Processing Center
    Cavanaugh Hall Room 147
    425 University Blvd.
    Indianapolis, IN 46202

    IU Fort Wayne also accepts official transcripts that are sent electronically. However, we do not accept PDFs of transcripts; your transcript must be electronically generated from an official system. Please use fwcredit@iufw.edu as the recipient email account.

    Dual-credit or college course transcripts

    If you’ve taken any dual-credit or college courses while you’re in high school, you may be able to get credit for them at IU Fort Wayne. To get credit for those courses, you must submit to the address above an official transcript from the institution(s) offering the courses in which you were enrolled. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will review your coursework and issue a Transfer Credit Report that shows any credit you will receive for the courses.

Transfer student

If you plan to transfer to IU Fort Wayne from a four-year college or university or a community college, including another Indiana University campus, this information will guide you through the admission process.

Before you apply

Before you begin the application process, there are a few things you should do to prepare yourself.

  • Review admission standards

    The admission standards you must meet to transfer to IU Fort Wayne depend on how many transferable credit hours you’ve earned at your current college or other colleges you’ve attended. These are the minimum requirements; most admitted students exceed these standards.

    If you have at least 26 transferable credit hours

    If you have completed at least 26 transferable credit hours at another college or university, you must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale and be eligible to return to your previous college in order to transfer to IU Fort Wayne. If you don’t meet these standards, you must sit out for one semester (not including summer sessions) before you can transfer to IU Fort Wayne.

    If you have fewer than 26 transferable credit hours

    If you’ve completed fewer than 26 transferable credit hours at another college or university, the admission standards you must meet depend on whether you would have qualified for admission to IU Fort Wayne as an incoming freshman.

    • If you would not have qualified for admission as an incoming freshman, you must complete 26 transferable credit hours of coursework with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 at your current college before you can transfer to IU Fort Wayne. (The 26 transferable credit hours cannot include any dual-credit courses or college courses completed while you were in high school.) You must also complete any remedial coursework required by your current college.
    • If you would have qualified for admission as an incoming freshman, you must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale and be eligible to return to your previous college in order to transfer to IU Fort Wayne. If you don’t meet these standards, you must sit out for one semester (not including summer sessions) before you can transfer to IU Fort Wayne.
  • Learn about transfer credit

    IU Fort Wayne awards transfer credit for coursework completed at an institution outside of the Indiana University system. As part of the application process, we’ll review your coursework from other institutions and decide whether you’ll get credit for it at IU Fort Wayne.

  • Find out what materials you need to submit
    If you have at least 26 transferable credit hours

    If you have earned at least 26 transferable credit hours at another college or university, you must submit these materials to apply for admission:

    • The undergraduate admission application.
    • A nonrefundable application fee. You can pay the fee with a credit card or eCheck when you submit your application.
    • An official transcript from each college or university that you’ve attended. You must ask your current and/or previous schools to send your transcript directly to IU Fort Wayne.
    If you have fewer than 26 transferable credit hours

    If you earned fewer than 26 transferable credit hours at another college or university, you must submit all of the items in the previous list and your official high school transcript. You must ask your high school to send your transcript directly to IU Fort Wayne.

When you apply

There are several steps you’ll take to complete your application for admission. We can’t process your application until we’ve received all your application materials, so be sure to submit everything as soon as possible. If your application is incomplete, it will delay the review process.

  • Submit your application

    The first step in the application process is to complete the undergraduate admission application. You’ll need to create a guest computing account that you’ll use solely to submit your application.

    Start your application
  • Pay the application fee

    When you submit your application, you must pay a $65 nonrefundable application fee.

    You do not have to pay the application fee if:

    • You are transferring to IU Fort Wayne from an IU campus
    • You have earned an associate degree from Ivy Tech Community College or Vincennes University
    • You are currently enrolled at Ivy Tech Community College or Vincennes University and have completed at least 45 credit hours
  • Request your official transcripts

    As part of the application process, you must provide an official transcript from each college or university you’ve attended. This includes:

    • Transcripts from any college or university at which you were enrolled but did not complete any classes
    • Transcripts from any dual-credit courses or college courses completed while you were in high school

    If you have fewer than 26 hours of transferable credit, you must also provide your official high school transcript.

    Requesting transcripts

    You must contact each school and ask for your official transcript to be sent directly to IU Fort Wayne. Transcripts can be mailed to:

    IU Fort Wayne Processing Center
    Cavanaugh Hall Room 147
    425 University Blvd.
    Indianapolis, IN 46202

    IU Fort Wayne also accepts official transcripts that are sent electronically. However, we do not accept PDFs of transcripts; your transcript must be electronically generated from an official system. Please use fwcredit@iufw.edu as the recipient email account.

Returning adult student

No matter how long it’s been since you were in a college classroom, it’s never too late to go back to school. If you’re thinking of finishing your undergraduate degree at IU Fort Wayne, follow the admission process for transfer students.

Note that admission to IU Fort Wayne is not automatic and does not guarantee you will be accepted to your most current department or major.

Learn what to do after you apply

After you apply

While you’re waiting to find out whether you’ve been admitted, there are several things you can do.

  • Create your IU Fort Wayne computing account

    Approximately two weeks after we receive your application, you’ll get an email with your university ID number. You’ll use this ID number to create your IU Fort Wayne computing account, which you’ll use to check the status of your application.

    Please note that your IU Fort Wayne computing account is different than the guest computing account you created when you applied online. The guest computing account was solely for the purpose of submitting your application online.

    Create your first account
  • Check your application status

    After you’ve created your IU Fort Wayne computing account, you’ll be able to check the status of your application. Log in using your IU Fort Wayne username and passphrase (not your guest account information).

    Check your application status