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FAQ

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, 2 good websites to look into are http://kokomoapartments.com/ and www.apartmentlist.com. 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 student?

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- that you 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 and Men’s and Women’s Cross Country. 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 with 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 interviews. Visit www.iuk.edu/admin-services/career-services for more information.

What is the biggest 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 have to have the motivation to go to class as well, because some of your classes will not take attendance.

What student activities are there to get involved with on campus?

Get involved in Indiana University Kokomo's student clubs and organizations. There are many opportunities for involvement that will suit your personal interests including Student Government, Student Newspaper, Athletics and major specific clubs. Plus, these activities are a great way to meet friends and build a fantastic résumé with leadership experience. You can also find information about how to start your own club, view club constitutions, and manage a club. For more information please visit www.iuk.edu/campus-life.

What is a minor?

A minor would be your second field of study. You take fewer credits in a minor than in a major. Some majors require a student to choose a "cognate area" rather than a minor. A cognate area is an area of specialization within the major.

What's the difference between an associate, bachelor, master and doctorate degree?

The differences would be the length of time and the credit hours. Associate degrees are usually 2 years, bachelor's degrees are usually 4 years and master and doctorate degrees are post-baccalaureate programs that can be completed in graduate school.

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