High School Student

Apply As a High School Student

Leaving behind the halls of your high school can be intimidating. Deciding where to go to college, figuring out what to major in, wondering how to make friends and get involved – it can be a lot to process! If you’re a current high school student and you’ve been wondering about Indiana University Kokomo as an option for your college choice, we think you’re going to like it here.

We have over 60 degrees and programs for you to choose from. Our class sizes are around 20, which means you’ll get to know your peers and your professors. In fact, you’ll be known on a first-name basis and receive personalized attention and mentorship. We have a thriving student life where you’ll form relationships that last forever. Interested in getting out and experiencing the world? We believe each and every student that steps foot on our campus deserves the chance to explore and learn outside the classroom, too.

All this for $7,700 a year which means you’ll graduate with an IU degree and minimal student loan debt. Take a look around and see for yourself.

High School Curriculum: Recent high school graduates are expected to earn an Indiana Academic Honors or CORE 40 diploma; Students graduating prior to 2011, from out-of-state high schools or from home schooling must have comparable credits to those outlined below.

  • 4 years of English/Language Arts
  • 3 years of Mathematics (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)
  • 3 years of Lab Science (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics)
  • 3 years of Social Studies (History, Government, Econ, Psychology, or Sociology)
  • 4 years of additional college prep courses which include additional Math, Lab Science, Social Science, Computer Science, Foreign Language, or other college-prep courses
  • Class Rank: Students should rank in the upper-half of their class.

IU Kokomo takes a holistic approach to reviewing student applications. We look at each student application individually a considering diploma type, test scores, GPA, and class rank to make an admission decision.

Alternative Scores: Students may submit GED or TASC / ECA test scores in place of high school requirements. (GED = 570 or 57, depending on year was taken and scoring scale used)

If you do not meet the above criteria, you may be eligible for conditional admission. Please contact the Office of Admission at 765-455-9217 for more information.

Apply early in your senior year to be eligible for early decision and maximum academic scholarships.

Apply Online

The easiest way to apply is to complete our online application. Instructions are provided to guide you through the application process.

Application Fee: A $35 non-refundable application fee will apply prior to submitting your application online. The application fee is waived for Twenty-First Century Scholars and for economic hardship with verification from your high school guidance office.

Apply by Mail

Paper applications can be obtained in the following three ways:

  1. Request an application be mailed to your home by completing the online materials request form.
  2. Call our Office of Admissions at 765-455-9217 or toll-free 877-875-4IUK to request an application.

Application Fee: A $35 non-refundable application fee will need to be included with your application. The application fee is waived for Twenty-First Century Scholars and for economic hardship with verification from your high school guidance office.

Now that you have completed the IU Kokomo application whether online or by mail, your next step is to gather together your required documents and materials. This step is very important because only when we have all of the proper documentation can we provide you with an admission decision. Be sure to submit your documents through the proper channels to avoid any delays in the process.

Here is a checklist of the documents and items that you will need to submit. We recommend printing a copy for your records.

  1. An official high school transcript (this must be mailed in a sealed envelope from the high school or submitted electronically via your high school guidance office)
  2. SAT or ACT scores (If you have been out of school three years or more, SAT/ACT scores are not required.) These scores will need to either be listed on your high school transcript or submitted directly from the testing entity, for example, College Board.
  3. If you are a Twenty-First Century Scholar or requested your application fee to be waived, please submit the waiver with the rest of your materials.
  4. If you earned college credit while in high school, submit an official transcript from each college or university (not necessary if you earned IU college credit).

Mailing Address:

Indiana University Kokomo
Office of Admissions
Kelley Student Center, RM 230
2300 S. Washington Street
Kokomo, IN 46904

Students who have been out of high school less than three years are required to submit SAT or ACT scores. The residual ACT offered on campus is valid only at IU Kokomo and will not be accepted by other universities, including other IU Campuses.

UPCOMING DATES:

  • Tuesday: 12/3/2019
  • Tuesday: 4/21/2020
  • Thursday: 5/28/2020
  • Thursday: 7/30/2020
  • Tuesday: 8/18/2020

More information:

  • To register for the test email admissions at iuadmis@iuk.edu
  • All residual ACT test takers must have applied to IU Kokomo by test date and must have paid the ACT test fee.
  • Make check or money order payable to Indiana University for $43.
    • If mailing, include a note stating that the fee is for the ACT Test and forward it to IU Kokomo, Office of Admissions, 2300 S. Washington St., P.O. Box 9003, Kokomo, IN 46904-9003.
    • Call toll-free 1-888-875-4485 or 765-455-9217.
  • Test takers will be notified via mail were to report to, directions, test info, rules, etc.
  • Once testing begins no one will be allowed to enter.
  • The student must bring a picture ID.
  • Allow approximately four hours for testing.
  • The student may use a calculator for the mathematics portion of the test.

Apply As a Special High School Student

A special high school student is any student who has completed their junior year of high school and wishes to enroll in a course at IU Kokomo. By coordinating with your high school guidance office, these courses may help fulfill high school requirements as you earn college credits! This unique opportunity allows you to experience the college setting and begin earning coursework towards your Indiana University degree! Credits earned will also transfer to most public, four-year institutions.

Special high school students must provide their high school with an official Indiana University transcript upon completion of their coursework. Please be advised, credit is accepted per your high school’s dual credit policy. Students are advised to coordinate with their high school guidance counselor before enrolling in coursework at IU Kokomo. 

You will need to supply the following information for consideration:

  • Official high school transcript showing coursework
  • A copy of your PSAT, SAT, or ACT scores
  • Letter of recommendation from your guidance counselor 

  • Rank in the upper-half of your class
  • Earn at least 1030 on the SAT or a 20 on the ACT
  • To complete the application, you may apply online. A paper application can be obtained in the following three ways:
  • Request an application be mailed to your home by completing the online materials request form.
  • Call our Office of Admissions at 765-455-9217 or toll-free at 877-875-4IUK to request an application.

You may submit all required documents in person or via mail sent to the address below:

Indiana University Kokomo
Office of Admissions
Kelley Student Center, RM 230
2300 S. Washington Street
Kokomo, IN  46904

 

  • To register for the ACT, email admissions at iuadmis@iuk.edu.
    • All residual ACT test takers must have applied to IU Kokomo by test date and must have paid the ACT test fee.
  • Make check or money order payable to Indiana University for $43.
  • If mailing, include a note stating that the fee is for the ACT Test and forward it to IU Kokomo, Office of Admissions, 2300 S. Washington St., P.O. Box 9003, Kokomo, IN 46904-9003.
  • Call toll-free 1-888-875-4485 or 765-455-9217 with any questions.
  • Test takers will be notified via mail where to report to, directions, test info, rules, etc.
  • Once testing begins no one will be allowed to enter.
  • The student must bring a picture ID.
  • Allow approximately four hours for testing.
  • The student may use a calculator for the mathematics portion of the test.

We can’t wait to meet you!

If you’ve decided IU Kokomo is the place for you, we think you’ve made a really good decision. We can’t wait to meet you and show you around our campus. If you have any questions about the application process as a high school student or a special high school student, please don’t hesitate to reach out! There are no silly questions and it’s our job to help you through the process. Our friendly staff are here and looking forward to talking to you.

Thinking about applying but still unsure? Schedule a visit and we’ll show you around!