Becoming a Student in the College

Entering the College

Most students admitted to Indiana University Bloomington first enter University Division, where they must complete a specific set of requirements if they are interested in gaining admittance to the College of Arts and Sciences. Although University Division provides advising services, students who are considering pursuing a degree from the College should also meet, early in their time at IUB, with the academic advisor from any department(s) that offers a major, minor, or certificate that the student believes he or she may want to pursue. Also, a small number of incoming students with records of academic excellence may be invited to apply for Direct Admission to the College.

For additional information on applying to Indiana University, please visit the Office of Admissions website.

Entrance requirements

With the exception of those individuals who are admitted to the College directly through the Direct Admission Program, students who wish to enter into the College must have:

  • Completed 26 credit hours of coursework that can count toward a degree in the College of Arts and Sciences;
  • A College GPA of 2.000 or higher1;
  • A GPA of 2.000 or higher in the intended major2;
  • Satisfied the CASE Foundations: English Composition requirement.

1 This requirement is waived for students who transfer from another college or university and have not yet established an IU GPA. 
2 This requirement is waived for students who transfer from another college or university and have not yet established an IU GPA. It is also waived for students who otherwise meet the Entrance Requirements but have not yet completed GPA coursework in the major.