You can view more details about the general application here.
Since you’ve already applied and submitted your high school transcript to IU Indianapolis, we'll work with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to obtain it, as well as any other transcripts you may have sent to them, i.e. college/university coursework.
In order for our selection committee to get to know you more personally, please make sure you have completed the IU Indianapolis General Application sections listed below as thoroughly as possible. You are welcome to go back into the General Application and revise any of the sections below as long as you do so before the application deadline. Within the Volunteer and Community Service Experience, Leadership Experience and Extra-Curricular Activity Experience sections, you will see an option titled, If Other Type Selected Please Describe, we ask that you use that space to expand upon your experiences by including the italicized below.
- Volunteer and Community Service Experience (add dates and description of service experiences)
- Leadership Experience (add dates and more information regarding positions held)
- Extra-Curricular Activity Experience (add dates and more information regarding activities)
- Honors and Awards
- Work Experience
All applicants must provide a sample of academic work. Our review committee is looking for evidence of your potential for success in an honors curriculum.
Your submission may be from any discipline, regardless of your intended major, as long as it is your original, individual academic work. A research paper from an AP English course would be an example of an appropriate choice, though we anticipate many students will wish to submit an academic artifact that is not a traditional writing sample. Examples may include, but are not limited to, a science project or lab report; an electronic portfolio; a class, forensics, or science fair presentation; and a capstone, research, or seminar project.
Applicants are encouraged to select an artifact that best represents their academic ability. If the submission includes a grade, the review committee will not factor that grade into their decision. For that reason, we recommend that you select a sample of your work that has been edited and revised over time. Examples of unacceptable submissions would be a quiz, test, or group project; we want to see something that is your individual work that took some time and effort outside of a single class period to produce.
You'll also submit a paragraph explaining why your chosen artifact is a strong example of your academic ability and potential for success in the IU Indianapolis Honors College. In conducting our review of your application, this paragraph is crucial to help us understand the learning represented in your academic artifact. In this paragraph, be sure to reflect on the artifact and the learning process you went through to create it—what did you accomplish in your chosen artifact and what did you learn about the subject, yourself, your educational growth, and your potential for success as an Honors College student?
Finally you will be asked to provide a name and email address of a teacher or other academic professional who can verify that the artifact is your original work.
When applying for admission to the Honors College, you'll be required to submit one reference form from your school counselor.* We'll ask you to provide their name and email address, and we'll contact them with the required form. Please make sure that you give them adequate notice so we can receive their response by the application deadline.
*If you are a homeschooled student and do not have a traditional school counselor, an appropriate substitute would be the coordinator of your home school program. Please note that we cannot accept recommendations from a family member.
Please respond to the following prompt, which will be used for selection for both admission to the Honors College and the Chancellor’s Scholarship. You must type or copy and paste your essay directly into the online application.
Reflecting on your experience as a highly motivated student, in a 400–600 word essay, choose one example from your high school coursework and/or activities and explain how it demonstrates why you are a strong candidate for the IU Indianapolis Honors College. In addition, aside from the financial resources, discuss what appeals to you about our Honors College community.