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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

Are there dorms to live in or any off campus housing?
IU Kokomo does not currently have dorms on campus. If you are looking for apartment options, two good websites to look into are http://kokomoapartments.com/ and www.apartmentlist.comThe Annex of Kokomo is a great option for students as well as it is located directly across the street on Washington. It is an affordable student living facility that caters to students in a variety of living options. You can also pick up a copy of the IU Kokomo student newspaper, The Correspondent, to look for student discounts on apartments near campus.
What is the average class size?
The average class size at IU Kokomo is about 25-35 students. Some of the pre-requisite classes that the majority of freshmen are required to take may have 40-50 students in them. The science labs may have as few as 10 students in them.
What does a typical week look like for a freshman?
Every student will schedule their own classes and can make their class schedule how they would like. Therefore, there is no typical week for a student here at IU Kokomo. You have the ability to make your schedule so that it fits your needs. If you have a part time job- maybe your class schedule will only be 3 days a week so that you can still work. Or maybe you like taking evening classes- and your class schedule might be 4 days a week, but not start until 3:00 p.m.
Are there study abroad opportunities?
As an Indiana University student, you have a range of oversea study classes available to you. You may take a shorter travel experience offered through your home campus, or enroll in one of many classes offered to all students in the IU system. If you are interested in taking a class offered through IU Kokomo, review future course offerings. If you don't find something which interests you through IU Kokomo's programs, go to the IU Bloomington Office of Overseas Studies and review their listed course offerings.
How much should I anticipate studying each week?
There are not a required number of hours that you have to study each week. It is suggested that for every hour that you are in class you should study 2 hours outside of class. Your study time will depend on how many credit hours you are taking and how comfortable you feel with the course work.
What sports are available on campus?
IU Kokomo currently has teams for Men’s and Women's Basketball, Women’s Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, and Men’s and Women’s Golf. IU Kokomo has been accepted to the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC) beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year. The KIAC is an NAIA conference made up of 12 institutions. For more information on athletics at IU Kokomo please visit http://www.iukcougars.com/.
How do I get help finding jobs, internships, etc.?
The Office of Career Services at IU Kokomo can help with all of your professional needs. They offer a range of services including part time job searching, internship information, work study opportunities, resume critiques, career events and mock job interviews. Visit http://www.iuk.edu/career-services/index.php for more information.
What is the difference between high school and college?
One of the biggest differences between high school and college is that you are not in school from 8 am-3pm every day. Some days you may only be on campus to take 1 class—and other days you may not be on campus at all. In college you will have to motivate yourself to go to class and get the work done, especially when certain courses do not take attendance into account for grades. There are plenty of different resources on campus to help make the transition from high school to college as smooth as possible.
What student activities are there to get involved with on campus?
There are many great opportunities for student involvement for a wide variety of students including Student Government, Student Newspaper, Athletics and major specific clubs. These activities are a great way to meet friends and build a fantastic résumé with leadership experience as well as being a great way to get the most out of your time here at IU Kokomo. You can find information about current clubs and campus groups, information on how to start your own club, view club constitutions and more at   http://www.iuk.edu/campus-life/.
What is a minor?
A minor would be your second field of study that you add on to your major. It takes fewer credits to complete a minor than a major. Some majors require a student to choose a concentration, which is an area of specialization within the major, instead of choosing a minor. Students can have multiple minors and can have a concentration within their major as well as a minor. For example, a student can be studying as an English major with a concentration in Literature and minor in Writing.
What's the difference between and associate, bachelor, master, or doctorate?
  • An associate degree usually takes two years to complete and requires that a student complete at least 60 credits.
  • A bachelor’s degree typically takes four years to complete and requires 120 credits to complete the degree.
  • Masters and doctorate degrees are post-baccalaureate programs that can be completed in graduate school.
Last updated: 08/01/2017