Congratulations! Now that you have been admitted to IU Fort Wayne, it's time to take your next steps. Read through the checklist on this page to find out what you need to do to confirm your enrollment and prepare for your first semester.
If you did not set up your computing account to check your admission status, you can also use the steps below to take care of this task. If you already have a computing account, you can follow the prompts to create your IU email account.
Search for and select “Create My First IU Account” in One.IU.
Read the Guidelines for Appropriate Usage, which are rules and policies for IT account use at IU, and agree to these policies.
Enroll in the Passphrase Self-Service Reset System. If you forget your passphrase, this tool will enable you to reset it yourself without having to visit a UITS Support Center walk-in location in person.
You will want to save or record your account information in a secure place. You will need this information each time you log in to your IU computing account.
Exit. It may take up to two hours before you can log in to some services.
What to do if you have forgotten your ID or other information
Please note that if you have ever previously been enrolled in or participated in a program at any IU campus and were given a 10-digit University ID number and username, you will use the same ID number and username to access your IU computing account (or use the steps above to set up your computing account if you have not already done so).
As an IU Fort Wayne student, you'll have the same access to campus facilities, housing, services and activitiesas Purdue Fort Wayne students. In order to take advantage of these offerings, you must create agoPFW account.
To activate your account, you will need to know your birthdate and last four digits of your social security number
Once you make your goPFW account, save your Purdue Fort Wayne ID number.
You can find your Purdue Fort Wayne student ID number on the right side of the page when you login to your goPFW account. You will need this number to apply for housing.
Your FAN shows the estimated financial aid awards available to you for your first year at IU Fort Wayne. You’ll be able to see your financial aid for each semester and a total for the whole year. Your FAN also gives you details about your financial aid eligibility, expected costs, and other important information.
If you're planning to live on campus, you can apply for housing starting in February. You will need your Purdue Fort Wayne Student ID number to apply for housing. Follow the steps above in the "Create your goPFW account" section to recieve your Purdue Fort Wayne Student ID.
You will need to include the $20 non-refundable application fee + $150 refundable security deposit with your application.
Steps to start your housing application:
Login to your goPFW account
Locate the enrollment tab
Click housing portal
If you have housing questions or need help completing the housing application, please call 260.481.4180 or email@example.com.
Writing guided self-placement exam
If you have not taken ENGL 13100 as dual credit, AP, or at another institution, you will need to take your writing self-guided placement test which can be accessed through your goPFW account in the Enrollment tab. Placement scores take 24 hours to load, then you can enroll in ENGL 13100 if placed into it.
Math placement exam
Due to COVID-19, the math placement exam is not available on-campus. With the guidelines given from the math department, advisors will place students based off of previous math grades along with SAT/ACT scores, if taken. Your advisor will discuss your math placement in your advising meeting
Please complete this self-paced online tutorial prior to meeting with your academic advisor for Advising and Registration.
For questions or problems concerning the tutorial, please contact Jake Huffman firstname.lastname@example.org.
All new students are required to meet with their academic advisor for Advising & Registration, which is when you will leave more about your program, get to know your advisor and register for first semester classes.
Before you attend your Advising & Registration appointment:
Ensure both your goPFW and IU computing accounts are created and active.
Take your writing and math placement exams.
Have all final transcripts for high school, dual credit, and AP courses sent to IU Fort Wayne.
Completed the pre-registration online tutorial.
What to bring to Advising & Registration Appointment:
Username and passwords for both IU and goPFW accounts. You will need these to register for classes.
A government-issued photo ID, you will be taking a photo for your university ID card.
Indiana state law requires IU Fort Wayne to inform all students of the risks of meningococcal disease, commonly known as meningitis, and the benefits of vaccination. While you are not required to be vaccinated against meningitis, you must complete the Immunization Compliance Form.
CrimsonCard is the official photo ID card for all Indiana University campuses, available to IU students, faculty and staff. It provides access to a variety of essential IU services. Students who have been accepted to IU Fort Wayne can submit a photo before attending orientation.
Your Mastodon Card is your offical ID for the IU Fort Wayne campus. You can use this card for Gates Fitness Center, Helmke Library, your meal plan, attending student life events and much more.
The process of getting your Mastodon Card can be completed today by submitting your photo! There are requirements your photo must meet, including:
In jpg format with a photo size of 2 MB or 2048 KB.
A current, color photo with a neutral-colored, smooth background and proper lighting.
A centered and front-view, full-face image with eyes open and visible (prescription glasses allowed).
NOTE: Do not wear hats, sunglasses or other items that obscure the face. Photos must NOT contain excessive glare or shadow, other visible people, distracting objects or inappropriate expressions. All photos are subject to approval.
You will also need your 900# and your PFW email address.
Once have your perfect picture, it’s time to submit it. To do this, visit the Mastodon Card form. You will receive and email regarding when Mastodon cards will be distributed.
New Student Orientation will take place on-campus Thursday, January 6 from 1-4 p.m.
During New Student Orientation you will:
Learn more about the opportunities, experiences and resources available to you at IU Fort Wayne
Familiarize yourself with campus
Meet your school leaders who will help you prepare for your first year on campus