Step Two

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Use the following information to find useful application tips, and what to do right before—and right after—you apply.

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.

Apply online

When you submit your application, you must pay a $65 nonrefundable application fee. If you apply online, you can pay the fee with a credit card at the time you submit your application.

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

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

  • Our SAT code is 6907.
  • Our ACT code is 1764.

We will only accept test scores directly from the testing agency.

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 and sent from an official service. Please provide fwcredit@iufw.edu as the recipient email account if required.

Policy on returning transcripts

All materials submitted in support of an IU Fort Wayne application become the property of Indiana University and are not returnable, forwarded, copied, or released to the student or to third parties. Students with education outside of the US are advised to bring additional copies of their official educational documents in envelopes signed, sealed and stamped by the issuing institution should they have need of their official educational documents.

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 an official transcript from the institution(s) at 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.

Transcripts should be mailed to:

IU Fort Wayne Processing Center
Cavanaugh Hall Room 147
425 University Boulevard
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.

Policy on returning transcripts

All materials submitted in support of an IU Fort Wayne application become the property of Indiana University and are not returnable, forwarded, copied, or released to the student or to third parties. Students with education outside of the US are advised to bring additional copies of their official educational documents in envelopes signed, sealed and stamped by the issuing institution should they have need of their official educational documents.

If you are a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, refugee, asylee, or undocumented immigrant who has completed secondary and/or postsecondary education outside the U.S., you will apply through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. U.S. citizens who attend American, international, or U.S. Department of Defense schools that hold U.S. accreditation also apply through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

To apply, you will follow the admission process for freshman applicants. After the Office of Undergraduate Admissions receives your application for admission, we will submit a request for Educational Credentials Evaluators (ECE) to review your credentials for any secondary and/or postsecondary education you completed outside the U.S. The Office of Undergraduate Education submits the evaluation request directly to ECE on your behalf and pays the evaluation fee—you do not have to make the request or pay the fee yourself.

You can view the required documents for your country of education on the ECE website. Use the dropdown menu in step 2 under “5 Easy Steps to Apply” to select your country of education. You do not have to complete any of the other steps in the checklist; the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will handle those for you.

We will send instructions for submitting the required documents to ECE to the email address you provided on your application for admission. All documents must be sent directly to ECE, not to IU Fort Wayne. Documents submitted to IU Fort Wayne will not be returned or forwarded to ECE. Documents must be received by ECE by the priority application deadline.

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will make an admission decision after we have received notification that ECE has evaluated your credentials. 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.

As part of IU Fort Wayne'scommitment to maintaining a safe campus community, you must disclose on your application for admission if you:

  • Have been subject to formal disciplinary action (including, but not limited to, suspension or expulsion) for academic or nonacademic reasons at any high school, postsecondary institution, college, or university.
  • Have been charged or convicted of a crime (or a foreign legal equivalent) that has not been expunged by a court.
  • Have any currently pending criminal charges (or a foreign legal equivalent) against you.
  • Have engaged in any behavior that caused injury to any person(s) or property (including, but not limited to, vandalism or behavior that led to a restraining order against you) that resulted in some form of discipline or intervention.

You will not automatically be denied admission to IU Fort Wayne if you have a previous conviction or disciplinary action, but your application must be reviewed by the Admissions Committee before an admission decision is made. It can take up to four to six weeks for the Admissions Committee to review applicants with disclosures.

Complete the Prior Conduct Information and Release form